It's unclear at this stage how, if ever, the two new major shady characters will cross paths, but for now, both Neal McDonough and Mykelti Williamson are doing fabulous jobs embodying them.
Despite the so far rather limited screen time, Limehouse manages to become more fleshed out and interesting in each instalment. There is such a rich background not just for his character but also the community he's staying with at Noble's Holler.
The scene where Raylan recalls to Boyd the story of what happened a couple of decades ago when his mother sought shelter there from an aggressive Arlo was particularly evoking. A 10-year-old boy at the time, he watched Limehouse beat the living crap out of his father.
Limehouse's involvement in this episode, titled 'The Devil You Know', is tied to the Bennett money hinted at in the previous instalment. Greedy and corrupt guard Ash (Todd Stashwick) and prison doctor Lance (Clayne Crawford) break Dickie out (and hilariously, Dewey) to force him to retrieve the money from Limehouse.
Dickie (Jeremy Davies) doesn't have much choice as they mean business. Ash shoots a driver in the head to cover his tracks, but naturally Raylan - after visits to Limehouse and Boyd - susses out what's going on and confronts the guard outside the motel where he and everyone else are holed up.
A neat black comedy moment follows when Ash pulls out his gun. Instead of doing it the Raylan way and out-drawing him, the marshal finds it more convenient to hit him with his car. Twice, actually - that persistent guard.
Raylan's uncharacteristically barely fired a shot at anyone this season and while I'm itching to see him in more gun-toting action, the writers still manage to find ways to maintain his badass persona. Let's not forget the synchronised takedown with Carla Gugino and his threatening of Duffy last week.
It was also a great moment when Raylan realises he may have to save Dickie of all people. Some guys are more evil than others.
Not that Dickie needed saving, mind you. A couple of Ash's men took him to Mags's now-derelict store (one was particularly licking his lips at the prospect of killing Dickie due to his mother's Blackpike deal - a wonderful season two reference), but Limehouse and one of his henchman killed them.
The Bennett fortune is now only a tiny fraction of the $3 million Dickie expected. Dickie is peeved, believing that Limehouse is not telling the full story (apparently, Mags used the bulk of it), and intriguingly chooses not to accept what's left.
Dickie knows that if he takes it, his and Limehouse's business will conclude. So he tells him to hang on to the money and proceeds to turn himself in to Raylan, taking credit for the dead bodies, to head back to prison. I'm glad Dickie's going to be around for a bit longer - who knows what he's planning.
I'm also hoping Dewey (Damon Herriman) will stick around, but the predicament he finds himself in doesn't look promising. Evil doc Lance puts him under to perform surgery on him...
Then there was the Boyd B-plot, which saw the downfall of Devil (Kevin Rankin). Devil betrays Boyd and tries to recruit Johnny (David Meunier) to his side, but Johnny double-crosses him and Boyd shoots him in the chest. With Devil lying there in pain, Boyd chooses to end his misery.
I like Kevin Rankin and he does a good job playing Devil. I've never really grown attached to the character, though, so his loss - while expected given his casting in CBS's Unforgettable - doesn't affect me too much.
But there were a few good touches in his final moments. His whimpering as Boyd delivered the final blow did make me sympathise with him, while Boyd shows his villainous side is definitely still there (even though he doesn't take much pleasure in ending his former friend's life).
• Loretta! It was awesome to see Kaitlyn Dever again. Glad she's doing okay.
• I like that more of Rachel's back-story was revealed this week and that it was Limehouse who asked about her. Does that mean we can look forward to some Tim-centric scenes later on?
• Ash: "Hey moron, how much did you hear?" Dewey: "About y'all breaking out? ...Nothing."
• Which, by the way - awww. Sort of sweet that Dewey would jump into a brutal fight to stand up for Dickie.
• We're introduced to Quarles's "talent scout" Tanner (Brendan McCarthy). I imagine we'll be seeing him around.
• No Winona makes me happy.