A sheriff goes up against a cartel assassin when a local garage employee is discovered to have smuggled bullets across the border.
- An Arm and a Leg: Wallace loses a hand when Atticus cuts it off with a machete.
- By-the-Book Cop: Wallace initially follows police procedure in a methodical fashion. Once he realizes what he is up against, he becomes considerably more ruthless.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Atticus appears to have genuine affection for Lilly.
- Rabid Cop: Kilbaught has a reputation for using excessive force against suspects, and is introduced shooting a suspect who attacked him.
- Psycho for Hire: Atticus is a psychotic assassin in the employ of the cartel.
- "Reason You Suck" Speech: Wallace tells Kenny off for endangering Marla by stealing money from the cartel.
- The Spook: Atticus, the assassin hired by the cartel is an enigmatic figure whose origins are unknown.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Marla calls Wallace out for failing to save Ken's life. She later calls him out for his excessive methods when he is searching for Ken's killer.