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"Justified" review by Suzanne
Premieres January 20
on FX 10pm
I just love this show. It's so multi-layered. It has fun,
quirky characters, many of whom are crazy or dangerous. The
lead hero Raylan is so gorgeous and sexy, and he's kind of
like the old-fashioned lawman I grew up watching in the
60's, like Marshal Dillon. Normally I don't like shows that
have cops breaking the rules or mis-using their power, but
this show is not at all realistic. It's more like "Batman",
in a way, than "Gunsmoke". Raylan sometimes shoots
people or does other things he shouldn't in his pursuit of
justice. At least he does get in trouble for it most of the
Boyd Crowder is his nemesis, his Joker or Lex Luthor. He
wears the black hat and does a great job with it. He's smart
and well-spoken, yet he's never quite able to get what he
wants. He and Raylan are just wonderful to watch when
they cross paths, like a great comedy duo. In this last
season, Raylan is helping to put Boyd away for good, so he
can retire and go to Florida, settle down with his
girlfriend Winona and their daughter. I sure hope he's able
to do that, yet part of me also pulls for Boyd to be able to
finally get his fortune and settle down with Ava. I'm not
really sure either man is capable of settling down the way
they want to, though. They might have to end the season with
both of them going out shooting, like Butch and Sundance. It
wouldn't be the first time that they've teamed up, either.
Additions to the cast this year include Sam Elliot and
Jeff Fahey, as well as Scott Grimes and Garret Dillahunt.
All are wonderful, of course. We also see the return
of our favorites, including Mary Steenburgen and Jere Burns,
and all the rest of the Marshalls and some of the bad guys
(the ones that weren't all slaughtered last season).
Every episode is a big shock or thrill. In the first
episode, "Fate's Right Hand", someone is murdered. At the
end of the second episode, "Cash Game" something shocking
happens to Boyd and Ava. A lot of other stuff happens in the
third episode "Noblesse Oblige" as Boyd decides to go up
against some really big guys again. I can't wait to see what
happens next! I don't know what I'll do when this show is
over. It's kind of heart-breaking.
I don't know if it's just me, but Raylan seems even more
bad-ass than usual. He does a lot of violent and
questionable things, but at least he only does them against
the bad guys. Make sure you watch!
Description: Truths will be revealed. Fates will be
sealed. The final season of Justified premieres 1/20 on FX.
Justified Flashbacks: Boyd
Description: “I am the outlaw … and this is my world.” Be
reminded why no one should underestimate Boyd Crowder.
Justified Flashbacks: The Limo
Description: Raylan Givens doesn’t take kindly to
threats. Relive this moment from Season Four, and recall how
he was one step ahead of Nicky Augustine.
– Hat Trick
Description: For Raylan and Boyd, there's just one final
thing. The ultimate standoff begins this January.
- Three on a Match
Description: Harlan is about to go up
in flames. See who adds fuel to the fire this January on FX
- The Job
Description: It's all coming to an end.
The final bullets fly this January on FX.
Flashbacks: The Beginning
Description: Remember the first guy to
stare down the barrel of Raylan’s gun? Relive the opening
scene from the premiere episode.
Flashbacks: Introducing Boyd
Description: "Fire in the hole!" Relive
Boyd Crowder's explosive first moment from
Justified's premiere episode.
Flashbacks: A Sign From Above
Description: A quick conversation led
to a prayer with the congregation. Relive this classic Boyd/Raylan
moment from Season One.
Description: Mags. That “apple pie”.
Relive the moment Raylan was reacquainted with the matriarch
of the Bennett Crime Family.
Flashbacks: King Boyd
Description: Crowders. Crime is in
their blood. Relive the moment Boyd stepped up to take his
Based on Elmore Leonard’s novella “Fire in the Hole,”
developed by Graham Yost and stars Timothy Olyphant as
‘Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens’, a lawman who finds
himself drawn back to his home state of Kentucky. This
January, in Justified’s
final season, the long brimming conflict between
Raylan and Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) will finally come
to a head.
The series co-stars Walton Goggins as ‘Boyd Crowder;’
Nick Searcy as ‘Chief Deputy Art Mullen;’ Jacob Pitts as
‘Deputy Marshal Tim Gutterson;’ Erica Tazel as ‘Deputy
Marshal Rachel Brooks;’ Joelle Carter as ‘Ava Crowder;’ and
Jere Burns as ‘Wynn Duffy.’ Yost wrote the pilot and serves
as Executive Producer/Writer on the series. Executive
Producers on the series include Carl Beverly, Sarah
Timberman, Michael Dinner, Fred Golan, Dave Andron, Don
Kurt, Taylor Elmore, Timothy Olyphant, and the late Elmore
is produced by Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.
Episode 1 "Fates Right Hand" (Airs January 20, 10pm E/P)
- In the final season premiere, Raylan guides Ava through
the process of informing on Boyd and tries to turn Boyd's
old ally Dewey Crowe against him as well, all while Boyd
works to pull off a daring heist right under Raylan's nose.
Written by Michael Dinner, Fred Golan & Chris Provenzano;
directed by Michael Dinner.
Episode 2 "Cash Game" (Airs January 27, 10pm E/P) -
Raylan's investigation brings him into conflict with a
paramilitary outfit, while Boyd and his partners try to
salvage a profit from their heist. Written by Dave
Andron & VJ Boyd; directed by Dean Parisot.
Episode 3 "Noblesse Oblige" (Airs February 3, 10pm E/P) -
Raylan follows a trial of illegal explosives in an attempt
to pin Boyd, who discovers he's run afoul of a dangerous new
player in town. Written by Taylor Elmore &
Benjamin Cavell; directed by Peter Weller.
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