“Justified” Season 2 Episode 6 “Blaze of Glory” is centered around a bank robbery, a certain ill considered act that preceded it, and the consequences of what follows. It shows that some people will be foolish where lack of money is concerned.
But first Boyd and Ava have to deal with the aftermath of the coal mine robbery. There is no use denying that Boyd had anything to do with it, as the ATF knows that the explosives were his handiwork. But he and Ava try to keep their story of poor Boyd first to work with a team of desperadoes. Frustrated, the ATF interrogator tries to bait Boyd into doing or saying something that would allow him to be arrested. Boyd comes very close to obliging.
Meanwhile, Winona is in a little trouble. It seems that her soon to be ex-husband has decided on one last throw to get them out of the financial hole they are in. Since this seems to consist of a thoroughbred horse, she is somewhat skeptical. Then, when she finds a bag of money in an evidence lock box that she believes no one remembers. She takes a hundred dollar bill with the intention of having it checked by a bank teller. She thinks better of it and is about the leave the bank when three robbers, led by an old guy with an oxygen tank, appear to loot the place.
One of the robbers, a young guy, slaps Winona around and takes the hundred dollar bill.
Worse, it transpires that the office enters the serial numbers of every piece of money entered into evidence. That means that when the robbers get caught, the hundred dollar bill will be found to have already been in evidence and one thing will lead to another with Winona being in jail.
Oh, Raylan, help me. I am in trouble so deep.
The old guy, by the way, is dying of emphysema and was released recently from prison after a 30-year stretch. He is not inclined to slip quietly into that good night so he intends to keep pulling bank jobs until, like John Wayne at the end of “The Shootist,” he goes out in a blaze of glory.
But that fate is denied him as Art, who had chased him before, catches him this time. Meanwhile Raylan takes down the other two with a fake suicide bomb, as folks from Harlan County know the difference between dynamite and road flares. Raylan thinks he has intercepted the hundred dollar bill and he and Winona tumbled into bed for a celebratory tumble.
Alas, the preview from the next episode suggests that Winona is not done suffering the consequences of her actions.
Source: Justified, Blaze of Glory, TV.Rage