I’m a fan of procedurals in general, so the fact that “Blaze Of Glory” will likely be inconsequential in the long run does not bother me. It’s a well put together episode, with lots of Winona and Raylan, and a solid plot to support them. Basically, the episode solidifies the two of them, as Raylan not only saves her from certain criminal charges, but we also see lots of affection between the two.
Art and Frank was the small touch that made the episode. The scene in which Art chases Frank is funny, with two old guys cobbling after each other, but it also underscores the fact that Art is not as functional as before and not feeling great about it. Both are getting up there in age and both can relate, so we do feel a degree of warmth between the two. In the end, though, the law must be followed and Art follows through.
The situation with Boyd is explored in the very beginning, with Ava keeping quiet and Boyd lying. Sadly, the two do not return later on so we’ll have to wait to see what happens to them.