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Breaking Down The 'Justified' Series Finale: Who Lived And Who Died?

4/15/2015 8:22am EDT
'Justified' Series Finale Recap And Review: 'The Promise' - Who
After six seasons, one of television's best series came to an end on Tuesday. Justified wrapped up its near-perfect run with "The Promise," which delivered the bloody showdowns we've come to expect from this series while also taking near its entire fourth act to spend some final time with these unique, beloved characters and remind us that they're the reason we kept coming back to Harlan for years on end. It was everything that it should've been and then some.

Picking up exactly where last week's episode left off, Raylan is in the process of being detained thanks to the BOLO that AUSA Vasq...

'Justified' Recap: Trust

3/25/2015 10:37am EDT
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Trust' - As In, You Shouldn't Tru
We're now into the final four episodes of Justified, and so naturally it's time for some bullets and betrayals. This week's installment, "Trust," is all about people who should not have trusted other people, and paying the price for that faith. You certainly didn't expect everyone to stay on the same sides forever, did you?

Katherine is ranting to Duffy about last time's explosion, although she still doesn't think that highly of him. He reminds her that they're still on the same side, except for that they're not, and tells her to find out if Markham is going to move his money out of the va...

'Justified' Gets Back On Track

3/11/2015 10:02am EDT
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Dark As A Dungeon' - Of Deaths An
After stumbling for the first time last week, Justified gets back on track with "Dark As A Dungeon," which wraps up the loose end that is Ty Walker while also continuing along its subtle track of making parallels all the way back to season one.

Raylan is doing some housecleaning over at his father's place, because one should properly store one's shotgun and flush any pills before selling said house, when he finds his dad's footlocker full of various keepsakes. Raylan being Raylan, he takes it out into the front yard and lights it on fire. The only thing spared is a key that he elects to ho...

'Justified' Recap: 'Shot All To Hell'

2/5/2014 8:35am EST
'Justified' Recap: 'Shot All To Hell'
When the showrunner tells you this is one of the most important episodes in the series, you come into it with seriously high expectations. But seriously, when has Justified not delivered? Bodies fall, hearts get broken, and Raylan's credibility takes a hit in this week's top-shelf episode.

An "anonymous tip" has led our resident Sheriff Jackass to find the dead bodies that Boyd uncovered at the end of last week's festivities, and he calls Paxton in the middle of the night because the tipster also stated that Paxton "made a deal with the local criminal element." Yes, Mr. Paxton, Boyd Crowde...

'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Over The Mountain'

1/29/2014 8:34am EST
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Over The Mountain'
Justified knows how to turn the screws. This week, everybody dislikes everybody, and we still end up winning.

Things are still not that great for Dewey Crowe (Damon Herriman), who's wandering around in the woods in the middle of the night looking for money he buried a long time ago so that he can use it to get away from his crazy relatives. Or at least that's the story he told Wade, who he shoots for stealing money from the whorehouse on Boyd's orders. When the bullet doesn't do the job, Dewey beats Wade with his own shovel. Now he's got to hide the body, butwhen he gets back, there's no W...

'Justified' Recap: Bad Things Happen When 'Guy Walks Into A Bar'

3/21/2012 2:04am EDT
Justified keeps going strong this week, as Raylan and Quarles have another confrontation that makes up one of the best scenes in the show's history. If Timothy Olyphant or Neal McDonough don't win an Emmy, I will be shocked.

Nothing good ever happens past nightfall in Kentucky, at least on this show. There are two sheriff's deputies planting drugs in Shelby's truck, for one. He stops them with his shotgun, but it's clear they're playing dirty in Harlan County. Shelby then talks to Boyd, who decides he doesn't want his friend going anywhere alone from that point on. He goes to vis...

'Justified' Recap: Tying Up 'Loose Ends'

3/14/2012 2:03am EDT
Even the best Justified villain has to fall. And with only five episodes left in the show's third season, this is the beginning of what should be a fantastic end.

We start at the end of another long day for Raylan (does he even have short days?), as he contemplates what to do with the gun that killed his ex-wife's second husband. He stashes it in his apartment and then decides to inspect the ceiling.

The next morning, he's summoned into Art's office. Art wants to know what Raylan has on Quarles "right now that you can prove." After the resulting silence, he tells Raylan that until Quarl...

Neal McDonough Takes 'Justified' To Another Level

3/13/2012 2:00pm EDT
Neal McDonough
It was a tall order to follow up Margo Martindale's award-winning villainy on Justified. Yet veteran actor Neal McDonough has done just that and more.

He is the man behind Detroit mobster Robert Quarles, the latest adversary to cross paths with the infamous Raylan Givens, as played perfectly by Timothy Olyphant. When playing against an actor of Olyphant's caliber, one must be at a certain higher level already. But what makes McDonough a fantastic choice, the choice that I can't believe it took this long to think of, is that he doesn't just hold his own; watching him, one gets the sense tha...

'Justified' Recap: 'The Man Behind The Curtain' (3.07)

2/29/2012 2:07am EST
This week's Justified is a slow episode by comparison, but leave it to one of TV's top writing staffs to have something worthwhile in even the quieter hours.

Still dealing with Winona's departure, Raylan is getting blitzed at a different place, which happens to be the bar below his new apartment. Imagine his surprise when Quarles shows up at the bar beside him. "You're a bouncer in a dive bar," he says, and is not impressed. Raylan retorts with details of Quarles' propensity for roughing up male escorts that I didn't need. The next day, determined to take Quarles down, he needles...

Q&A: How 'Justified' Star Timothy Olyphant Conquers TV

2/22/2012 1:48pm EST
If there's one film actor who came into television and blew the doors off the medium, it was Justified star Timothy Olyphant.

In three seasons as quick-witted, quick-drawing Kentucky marshal Raylan Givens, the Live Free or Die Hard actor hasn't given a bad performance. In fact, he hasn't given less than a great one. Whether it's his leveling stare or just the way he points his words, Olyphant carries himself with a natural intensity that makes Raylan the infamous character we've been told he is. Simply put, in someone else's hands, this role just wouldn't work.

Off-screen, he's incredib...

'Justified' Recap: 'When The Guns Come Out' (3.06)

2/22/2012 2:16am EST
By the title of this episode of Justified, you should be able to guess that there's more shooting than usual. Yet as is also usual, this show is a lot more than just its body count.

While Raylan is trying to figure out where Winona ran off to after she left him last week, lots of people are being shot (which is kind of typical for Kentucky). He's advised not to keep going after her, but we all know Raylan is too stubborn to listen. Instead, he goes looking for the money from the bank robbery she swiped last season, and when he finds it missing, he knows what's up. He asks Art for ...

'Justified' Recap: 'Thick As Mud' (3.05)

2/15/2012 2:03am EST
There's a lot going on in this week's Justified, and quite a few familiar faces. If "Thick As Mud" has a particular pop to it, it's because Elmore Leonard has a co-story credit for this ride.

While Limehouse is determined to keep Dickie (and anyone else) away from what remains of Mags' money, Boyd and Arlo are burying Devil's body after his bloody end, and Raylan's relationship with Winona is as rocky as it's always been...and oh crap, Dewey Crowe is missing some internal organs. That last part is courtesy of that creepy prison nurse Lance (Clayne Crawford), who just will not go awa...

'Justified' Recap: 'The Devil You Know' (3.04)

2/8/2012 2:20am EST
Justified: just when you think you've got it figured out, it keeps unraveling and then it punches you in the stomach. And it's worth all the pain, because it's the best series on TV.

This week, Devil's a little restless, but that's because he's got a meeting with Quarles. What the heck is going on? One of those instances where someone thinks they're bigger than they are, that's what. After his conversation with Boyd last week, Devil is twitchy, and Quarles does his best to make him feel important. "This is an opportunity that only happens once," he teases, and Devil is listening.


'Justified' Recap: 'Harlan Roulette' (3.03)

2/1/2012 2:12am EST
If you want to see just how far Justified has come, "Harlan Roulette" is the episode to look at. Colorful, intriguing and at a few points unsettling, it's the complete package.

Ellstin Limehouse is having words with Ava. He says she looks good, and she replies "better than the last time we saw each other," which is just one heck of a loaded sentence. She wants him to meet Boyd. And so, on a bridge in the middle of the night, with plenty of glowering from various minions on both sides, the two converse. "It has come to my attention that you are in possession of something that belo...

'Justified' Recap: 'Cut Ties' (3.02)

1/25/2012 2:10am EST
Episode two of Justified's second season is a solid standalone that also continues to hand us pieces of a masterful bigger picture.

Last week's episode ("The Gunfighter") started Justified's third season off strong. "Cut Ties" keeps up the standard, but in a different way.

Raylan wakes up in Winona and Gary's house, quickly mistaken for Gary by the realtor who's showing people around. Have a joke about Winona cheating on him with a realtor again. Once Raylan wakes up and pulls himself together, he visits Boyd in prison and actually asks him for relationship advice. Boyd points out that ...

'Justified' Recap: 'The Gunfighter' (3.01)

1/18/2012 2:07am EST
Here's why I call Justified the best series on TV: because every season, I ask myself "How can this possibly get any better?" and it always does.

"The Gunfighter" starts off simply enough, but within minutes we're reminded that everything in this world is much more complex than it appears. Winona finds herself being pulled over by the state police; seems that Art has been trying to reach her. She arrives at the hospital, where Art tells her "he's going to be all right," and we don't need to be told who he's talking about. Yes, that's Raylan taking a nap in a hospital bed, where we kn...

Q&A: New Elmore Leonard Novel As 'Justified' Premieres

1/17/2012 1:10pm EST
Elmore Leonard
Fans eagerly awaiting Justified's third season tonight shouldn't miss the newest Raylan Givens novel, which hits shelves today.

Before he was played to perfection by Timothy Olyphant, the character was created by legendary novelist Elmore Leonard.

Raylan's first appearance was in the 1993 novel Pronto, which was followed by 1995's Riding The Rap and the 2001 short story Fire In The Hole. The latter has been cited as the inspiration for Justified.

Now Mr. Leonard has brought back the literary incarnation with a new work, appropriately titled Raylan. At this weekend's Television Critics As...

Blu-ray Review: 'Cowboys & Aliens' (Extended Edition)

12/7/2011 11:19am EST
Cowboys & Aliens photo
Nothing says Wild West like a firm pair of cowboy boots, hard brimmed hat and a...laser arm gun? So is the plight of Daniel Craig in Iron Man director Jon Favreau’s "Cowboys & Aliens," out this week from the folks at Universal Home Entertainment. Strap on the alien gizmo and mount the horse – review below!

Title: "Cowboys & Aliens" (Extended Edition)

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde

Director: Jon Favreau

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 135 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment


The Flick: For a...

'Justified's' Joelle Carter To Guest On 'Prime Suspect'

9/30/2011 3:21pm EDT
Justified fans can get their Ava Crowder fix when Joelle Carter appears on NBC's Prime Suspect.

Carter plays Louise Iannacone, the wife of a stockbroker who becomes Detective Jane Timoney (Maria Bello)'s first suspect when he's murdered, in the episode entitled "Great Guy, Yet: Dead." It will air Thursday, October 13 at 10 PM ET/PT on NBC, with a re-air that Saturday, October 15 at 9 PM ET/PT.

She's best known for her role on Justified, where she's spent two seasons as Ava, the former love interest of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Emmy nominee Timothy Olyphant). In season two, with Raylan...

Review: 'Cowboys & Aliens' Is A Fun Romp That Lacks Heart

7/27/2011 9:00am EDT
Cowboys & Aliens
It seemed a great recipe for success: my favorite actor (Daniel Craig), one of film's iconic names (Harrison Ford), and one of my favorite directors (Jon Favreau). And it almost was. While Cowboys & Aliens is worth the price of admission, it's lacking in places that keep it from being the truly awesome film it could have been.

The biggest plus that the flick has going for it is that it defies all the usual claptrap of a summer blockbuster. Its action sequences are definitely big and loud, but not to the point of incoherence; with the exception of the final confrontation, it's relatively ...

Olivia Wilde Almost Died On 'Cowboys & Aliens' Set

7/25/2011 9:07am EDT
Cowboys & Aliens
Olivia Wilde owes her life to her "Cowboys & Aliens" co-star Walton Goggins after he saved her from getting trampled to death in a horse stampede scene.

The star appears alongside Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in Jon Favreau's new sci-fi Western and she hit the red carpet for the movie's big premiere at Comic-Con in San Diego, California on Saturday.

But Wilde admits she is lucky to be alive - and it's only thanks to Goggins' quick-thinking that she escaped one harrowing shoot unharmed.

Speaking at the big screening, she tells E! News, "We were riding 40 horses deep, galloping into batt...

What Happened To The Emmy Nominations?!

7/14/2011 2:07pm EDT
What happened to this year's Emmy nominations? They're...actually pretty great.

I normally can't stand TV's big awards show; it seems like the same people and series get nominated all the time, with the occasional "why did that get nominated at all?" head-scratcher for variety. But the 2011 nominations were announced early Thursday morning, and while it's still a little puzzling (though let's not name names), there's a bevy of deserving names on that big list.

Here are some of my favorites:

Finally, some love for Justified: I still maintain that star Timothy Olyphant was robbed l...

'Justified' 2.13 'Bloody Harlan' Recap and Review

5/5/2011 2:12am EDT
Is anyone else having a hard time believing that we're to the end of Justified's second season already? I still vividly remember last season's finale.

While "Bloody Harlan" is no "Bulletville," it's satisfying in its own way, and I can already see the possibilities for season three playing out in my head.

We start with a familiar scene: Raylan walks into Art's office. This time, he's asking for another month off, which Art agrees is a good idea. Then Raylan adds that he wants to transfer back to Glynco and return to his former job as a firearms instructor. Art needs to think about t...

'Justified' 2.12 'Reckoning' Recap and Review

4/28/2011 6:55am EDT
If this week's Justified doesn't end up as someone's Emmy submission, I'll be surprised. So why do I feel slightly underwhelmed by it? Well, I think I was expecting a lot more than just great acting.

That great acting starts from the first moment. Raylan arrives at his father's house, which has become a crime scene. We now know for sure that Aunt Helen is dead. What a shame. Our hero sees the aftermath of her demise in slow motion and near silence. Normally, I hate slow motion scenes. Most of the time, slow motion is an annoying visual effect for a moment that's sorely overblown....

'Justified' 2.11 'Full Commitment' Recap and Review

4/21/2011 6:20am EDT
As much as last week's Justified was a filler ep, at least now we have a lot of fun things to play with. We pick up in the fallout of last week's shootout, and the Marshals Office is buzzing with activity. Raylan totally does not care what the Army CID guy has to tell him about the two shooters, who are ex-Army themselves. The Army CID guy isn't surprised that a lot of people might want to shoot Raylan. Obviously, he's a quick study.

Gary shows up and he wants to pick a fight with both Raylan and Winona. He wants to know how much she's willing to put up with, or if it will take he...

'Justified' 2.11 'Full Commitment' Advance Review

4/19/2011 5:00pm EDT
Tomorrow night's Justified feels like the most awkward family gathering ever. I mean that as high praise.

In last week's episode, we saw a lot of actual and potential developments in relationships, and "Full Commitment" shows us the side effects of all of them. Yes, serious things happen - you can add to the body count this week - but most of what makes this hour work is the awkward, often hilarious interactions as Raylan attempts to get to the bottom of last week's fracas and everyone else gets caught up in the tornado that is Raylan Givens.

There are so many fantastic moments i...

'Justified' 2.10 'Debts and Accounts' Recap and Review

4/14/2011 2:14am EDT
It's hard to believe that after tonight, we only have three new episodes of Justified left. How the cable TV season flies when you're having fun! "Debts and Accounts" is the episode that pulls together all the season's storylines in preparation for the end, and while that keeps it from being the best episode itself, it accomplishes that task with relative ease.

Raylan walks into work, is immediately met by Art, and the two start talking over the aftermath of last week's shooting of Coover Bennett. This is business as usual. We've seen it in previous episodes. But today Raylan is a lit...

'Justified' 2.09 'Brother's Keeper' Recap and Review

4/7/2011 10:23am EDT
Picking up where "The Spoil" left off, this week's Justified delivers on last week's promises, while giving us one heck of a one-shot ride at the same time. You can't ask for much more than that.

Everyone's getting ready for Mags Bennett's big get-together, including Loretta (the underrated Kaitlyn Dever), who wonders if her absent father's asked about her, and if she can talk to him next time he calls. No, that's not awkward at all. Mags deflects the questions without missing a beat, but the cute-yet-slightly-creepy moment is interrupted by Coover (who else?). He leaves as quickly...

'Justified' 2.08 'The Spoil' Recap and Review

3/31/2011 8:22am EDT
Considering it as a stand-alone episode, I'm not quite raving about this week's Justified like some of my cohorts have. Yet when I look at it as a part one, I can say that it's an intriguing first step. A first step down the road to hell paved with good intentions, and I mean that as a compliment.

We start things off with Dickie and Coover Bennett playing a late-night visit to a guy named Reggie with something live in a duffel bag. Yet Reggie isn't alone; Boyd is with him. So what's the situation? Dickie tells Reggie to tell Black Pike Mining that he's not interested, but Reggie say...

'Justified' 2.08 'The Spoil' Advanced Review

3/29/2011 6:03pm EDT
After its first less than stellar episode of season two, Justified begins to bounce back with an episode that isn't perfect, but that gives us a few answers, some more questions, and quite a few gunshots.

There's a little bit of a bad taste from last week to begin with: Raylan's out late (and drinking), presumably because of the business with Winona, because he comes back at almost 3 AM to tell her that he's certain Art knows about her theft. I was hoping that we'd leave all that behind after the previous two episodes. It does, however, give Raylan a massive hangover which makes him ...