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Thick as Mud 

After the plan to steal Mags' money fails, Dewey finds him himself in a life or death situation in a last-ditch attempt to make money. Meanwhile, after Devil's attempted betrayal, Boyd decides to retaliate on his enemies.



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Raylan races to save Dewey Crowe from a gang of vicious organ harvesters. Boyd faces off with a new adversary. Written by FX Publicity

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14 February 2012 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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When Dewey's kidneys were harvested, the nurse said that he was going to sell the pair of kidneys to a buyer. In a transplant, they only give the recipient one kidney. No one would pay for two kidneys when you only need one.

Also, the stripper commented on the fact her aunt had the same incisions as Dewey did after she had a transplant. Again, there would only be one incision since they only transplant one kidney. Finally, the scar wouldn't be in the same location as where the kidneys were removed. A transplanted kidney is placed in the pelvis because the native kidneys are not removed unless absolutely necessary. See more »


Raylan Givens: Honey, if I started arresting people for committing adultery, I'd never make it home for supper.
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References Turistas (2006) See more »


Float Like A Feather
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Performed by Dawn Mitschele
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The guest star comes this close to stealing the whole episode
9 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A curious continuation of the prison scam, 'Thick As Mud' works beautifully as a stand-alone, while still maintaining the various plot threads. This time, it's Dewey's turn for suffering in a race against time to save his kidneys ("These are the end times for Dewey Crowe!"). This is a fun case, not only because of the dimwit's antics, but for Raylan giving chase and putting the bizarre pieces together. That, and bringing him in contact with a diabolical nurse (Maggie Lawson), which is my favorite part of this. The actress perfectly fits Raylan's description ("Cuter than a pailful of kittens") and wields a delightful charm. Honestly, the bad news is that this is it for her. It really says something when you stroll onto a show like this for a one-off and leave a lasting impression.

But it's not entirely episodic, what with Devil's betrayal finally bringing Boyd and Quarles at odds. That final scene is a tremendous mix of short-lived pleasantries and thinly-veiled threats. Electricity at its finest!


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