“The Life Inside” is largely a standalone episode about a pregnant inmate who escapes from custody. Raylan and Tim track down her and her captors, who actually want to kill her. The investigation isn’t too complex, but the figures involved with her escape have enough meat that it turns out to be fairly interesting.
Like last season, Boyd is up to something, with his bloodied face and activities in the mine, but we don’t know exactly what. Apparently, he’s befuddled Ava into letting him stay with her, which might just be Ava being needy again. Regardless of Boyd’s intentions, I’m sure viewers are very curious about him.
Mags continues to be frightening and possibly pure evil. Without proper context, she looks like a benevolent woman, but she’s a hardcore killer talking to her victim’s daughter. There’s a lot less ambiguity from our perspective compared to Boyd from last season when he was all religious.
Is Winona pregnant? That would be a good reason why Raylan is staying, and also why he’s cautious about his next move.