Justified News


Home > Television > J > Justified > News


Justified news RSS feedSubscribe to Justified RSS news feed!

'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Alive Day' - In Which People End Up Dead

February 25th, 2015 9:03am EST
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Alive Day' - In Which People End
For an episode called "Alive Day," this week's Justified deals an awful lot with death. As in, several people meet theirs by the time the credits roll. This is how it always starts on this show: first the small fish start to be bumped off, then the next thing you know we're climbing the food chain until there's a whole collection of bodies. But who's really deserving of their demise?

Naturally, this episode picks up near where last week left off, because that ending was too intriguing not to do something with. Boyd is understandably suspicious to find Raylan's car out in front of Ava's hou...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap: 'Sounding' - Ava's Gone Missing?!

February 18th, 2015 7:15am EST
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Sounding' - Ava's Gone Missing?!
The last time we saw Ava Crowder, she was in a panic, so it's no surprise that this week's episode of Justified starts with her and is heavily about our favorite former criminal. In "Sounding," Ava's still convinced that Katherine Hale knows she's a mole, and so makes a drastic choice to protect herself. One that Raylan, who has probably never had a moment of panic in his life, does not like.

Ava is biting her nails while Boyd goes on again about their potential future; she expresses her skepticism about his plans. As they roll through a state police checkpoint, the troopers notice that sh...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap And Review: 'The Trash And The Snake' - Many Unhappy Returns

February 11th, 2015 9:04am EST
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'The Trash And The Snake' - Many U
In the fourth installment of its last season, Justified drops some massive hints about what's to come in its massive criminal slugfest, then treats us to the returns of two former characters and one person who literally explodes. We're not kidding. This is a big episode, as if you expected anything less.

The morning after last week's episode, Boyd and Ava appear to have kissed and made up, but as soon as he leaves their hotel room she's on her phone and then out the door to meet with Raylan. He reminds her that he's not asking her to sleep with Boyd, which she uses to take a dig at him abo...
READ MORE

Erica Tazel And Jacob Pitts Talk Saying Goodbye To 'Justified'

February 10th, 2015 12:08pm EST
Erica Tazel And Jacob Pitts Talk Saying Goodbye To 'Justified'
On Justified, Raylan Givens is deservedly front and center. But Raylan's world would be nowhere near as entertaining without the presence of his fellow US Marshals, newly anointed Chief Deputy Rachel Brooks and the constantly deadpan Tim Gutterson. They've been two bright spots on the show for its entire run, and we always welcome seeing more of them.

We sat down with Erica Tazel and Jacob Pitts, who bring Rachel and Tim so perfectly to life, at FX's recent Television Critics Association to get their thoughts on wrapping up their characters now that Justified is in the midst of its swan so...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap: 'Noblesse Oblige' - A Kidnapping And A Fatherhood Lesson

February 4th, 2015 8:47am EST
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Noblesse Oblige' - A Kidnapping A
So now that we know the major players in the final season of Justified, and they know who they all are, just what the heck are they all going to do? That's the general thrust of "Noblesse Oblige," in which everyone pokes at everyone, someone winds up in a barn, and Raylan does damage to somebody else's reproductive ability.

Where does one start? Well, first things first, it's been six hours since last week's episode and Boyd and Ava are now drunk on the bar. Literally on the bar. But Boyd's attempt at getting some action is derailed by Ava getting a text message - she tells him she's got t...
READ MORE

Garret Dillahunt Talks 'Justified' Role: 'He's Not Afraid Of Anybody'

February 3rd, 2015 12:01pm EST
Garret Dillahunt Talks 'Justified' Role: 'He's Not Afraid Of Any
Garret Dillahunt is That Guy. When he turns up in a project, you sit up and take notice, because you know that it's going to get even better. Such is the case with FX's Justified, which recruited Garret to play incoming antagonist Ty Walker, raising the tension and adding even more talent in its sixth and last season.

After our chat about his award-nominated comedy work on FOX's Raising Hope, we couldn't help but ask him about returning to the proverbial dark side. Here's what Garret had to tell us Friday about finally joining Justified, and what else this game-raising actor has been up to...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Cash Game' - The Bad Get Worse

January 28th, 2015 9:05am EST
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Cash Game' - The Bad Get Worse
After we returned to Kentucky with a bang last week, Justified keeps the tension up with "Cash Game," the second episode of its final season. It gives important information to both the characters and the audience, as plots and people's identities start to come into focus, including some more fantastic guest stars plus another scene-stealin performance from Jacob Pitts that's the cherry on top.

Ava's having another inebriated morning, interrupted only by the realization that there is someone in her backyard barn. She grabs her revolver and heads that way; not pleased to find Boyd there, she...
READ MORE

'Justified' Premiere Recap And Review: 'Fate's Right Hand' - In With A Bang

January 21st, 2015 9:11am EST
'Justified' Premiere Recap And Review: 'Fate's Right Hand' - In
So, here we are: the beginning of the end of Justified. There's sadness that comes with that, obviously, given that this has been one of television's consistently excellent shows from the day it went on the air a little less than five years ago. But there's also a sense of excitement, because "Fate's Right Hand" proves that this show is not screwing around, and is going to finish things off as strong as it's ever been.

Winona is still raising Raylan's daughter Willa, and wondering why he's not there considering that he was supposed to be headed their way. But the reason why is obvious: it'...
READ MORE

'Justified' Season 6: What Does Jere Burns Say About Wynn Duffy's Longevity?

January 20th, 2015 12:04pm EST
'Justified' Season 6: Jere Burns Talks Wynn Duffy's Longevity
Wynn Duffy keeps finding a way to not die. The charismatic lieutenant of the Dixie Mafia has been working his criminal ways for the entirety of Justified's tenure, whether it's on his own or by allying himself with the person most likely to keep him alive.

And that's actually a very good thing, because Duffy is played by the charming and talented TV veteran Jere Burns. Because he's such a joy to watch, you almost don't mind that Duffy never quite seems to get what he deserves.

We sat down with Jere on Sunday at FX's Television Critics Association presentation to discuss Duffy's surprising...
READ MORE

'Justified's' Cathy Baron On Season 5 And Dares For Charity

June 1st, 2014 4:01pm EDT
Cathy Baron
On Justified, Cathy Baron is playing a woman of ill repute. Yet off-screen, she's tirelessly working on behalf of a number of good causes. Last year, Cathy partnered with LifeKraze to promote healthy eating, and now she's on Darelicious raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She rejoined BFTV to talk about her latest venture - which involves a gangster rap video (?!) - and her return to Justified this past season.

Darelicious is a different kind of fundraising platform; instead of offering rewards for contributions, those raising money are, as the title suggests, dared to do ...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap: 'Restitution'

April 9th, 2014 9:08am EDT
'Justified' Recap: 'Restitution'
It's that time again: the time in which Justified wraps up another violent, complex and witty season. This time around, it's tempered slightly by the knowledge that next season will be the show's last, and some of the pieces for the ultimate end are already in play. With that in the back of our minds, let's say goodbye to Season 5 and look forward to what this tells us about Season 6.

Daryl Crowe is already mouthing off within the first thirty seconds (and unwisely getting into a staredown with Tim Gutterson; we would not want to cross Jacob Pitts). No one at the Marshals Office is amused ...
READ MORE

Graham Yost On 'Justified's' Season (And Series!) Ending

April 8th, 2014 2:08pm EDT
Graham Yost On 'Justified's' Season (And Series!) Ending
Graham Yost is one of our favorite showrunners of all time, because he's a genius and because he's always willing to explain said genius. Previously, Graham let us pick his brain about The Americans, which he executive produces. But we know him best as the showrunner of Justified, which ends its penultimate season tonight. Here's what Graham had to say about the conclusion of Season 5, the end of the entire series next spring, and the one show on broadcast television that he loves (hint: so do we!)

"You’ll see a big shift in the finale," he said of tonight's episode. "You’ll see what happe...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap: 'Starvation'

April 2nd, 2014 8:26am EDT
'Justified' Recap: 'Starvation'
Justified is quickly coming to an end; there's one more episode left in Season 5 after tonight, and then just one more season for one of the best TV series in recent memory. Knowing that, and with what happened last week still on our minds, we're looking for the saga of the Florida Crowes to wrap up in a big way starting now. And we are not disappointed by this next-to-last episode.

Wynn Duffy is telling his colleagues that both Picker and Boyd are dead, but we know this is a lie, and the drug cartel guy he's trying to convince doesn't believe it either. Duffy is willing to say anything to...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap: 'The Toll'

March 26th, 2014 8:25am EDT
'Justified' Recap: 'The Toll'
There are only two episodes of Justified's fifth season left after tonight, so it's no surprise that things have been getting real for awhile now. The death of a Crowe last week is just the beginning of the usual mayhem that leads up to a Justified season finale. Part two is - after foreshadowing it with several episodes of his being limited to ominous cameo appearances - putting Art Mullen in the line of fire.

Having murdered Judith in the prison chapel, Ava is cleaning up in the nearest bathroom when Penny (Danielle Panabaker) appears, and the two try to act like nothing is wrong. It's o...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap: 'Weight'

March 19th, 2014 8:57am EDT
'Justified' Recap: 'Weight'
Justified started out as more of a family drama than a law enforcement one, and that continues in Season 5 and especially in "Weight," which continues to tell the story of the Florida Crowes as their family continues their tailspin.

While Dewey Crowe seems awfully sane for a guy who hit a DEA agent last week, his family members are making up the crazy, as they're dealing with plenty of problems - including Dewey on the run, Kendal being missing (again) and Raylan investigating the accident that put Agent Miller in the hospital.

Meanwhile, Boyd once again thinks he's one step from freeing ...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap: 'Wrong Roads'

March 12th, 2014 9:10am EDT
'Justified' Recap: 'Wrong Roads'
What happens when Raylan Givens goes on vacation? A lot more than ever would happen on any of our vacations. But that's to be expected, because nobody wants to watch an hour of Justified that involves Raylan taking his daughter to Disney World or looking for a parking space at the mall.

But before we get to that, we're still dealing with the misfit brigade, who've at least managed to find their way into the United States, so they've accomplished something since we saw them last. They're still trying to move product back into the country, while Boyd and Daryl are drinking in the back office...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap: 'Whistle Past The Graveyard'

March 5th, 2014 8:58am EST
'Justified' Recap: 'Whistle Past The Graveyard'
Can you believe we're in the home stretch of Season 5 of Justified? Neither can we, but this is indeed the eighth of thirteen episodes in the penultimate season. Maybe it's also a placeholder for the final four, too, because it's lacking something outside of a strong performance by Alicia Witt.

After a whole bunch of people got shot up last week, Boyd and the Crowes are not popular with their international business partners; they get to live, but the partnership is on very unsteady ground. Our ragtag band of criminals finds themselves having to get dead bodies back across the border, along...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap: 'Raw Deal'

February 26th, 2014 9:51am EST
'Justified' Recap: 'Raw Deal'
After its Olympic hiatus, Justified is back, and it was definitely worth waiting two weeks for. While the show continues to find ways to push Alison into the plot, everyone else has plenty to deal with, whether it's Raylan being taunted by an unlikely foe or Boyd and Johnny finally having it out with each other.

Daryl and Danny Crowe are arming up for their new "business trip," which is going to send them, Dewey (Damon Herriman) and Boyd to Mexico in search of Johnny (David Meunier). Meanwhile, Ava is still sporting several reminders of being jumped in the prison yard, and Penny (Danielle ...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap: 'Kill The Messenger'

February 12th, 2014 8:25am EST
'Justified' Recap: 'Kill The Messenger'
How do you follow up a pivotal episode of Justified? Break some stuff, kidnap some guys, and make Raylan Givens angry. This is basically everything that any sane person should never do, which means damned if it isn't fun to watch.

Art's already kind of drunk when Raylan finds him, which isn't a good sign. A worse sign is Art punching Raylan, which seems to indicate that Art has put all the pieces regarding Nicky Augustine's death together. The look on Raylan's face as Art leaves him there says all we need to know. And that's our entire teaser. One scene with one word of dialogue in it. How...
READ MORE

Justified: Best And Worst Moments Of 'Shot All To Hell'

February 5th, 2014 1:46pm EST
Justified
Well, this episode certainly was all over the place, wasn’t it? It’s pretty par for the course for season 5. Every episode so far seems to overdose on storylines, without sticking around to the really compelling scenes for very long. Here are the best and worst moments from “Shot All to Hell.”

Best: The Old Boyd is Back

For the first few episodes this season, Boyd spent most of his time meandering through plotlines. He had a mission to get Ava out of prison, but it lead him on many different paths, including dealing with Detroit bad guys, Mara the Russian bride, and Mooney the corrupt cop...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap: 'Shot All To Hell'

February 5th, 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...
READ MORE

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

January 29th, 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...
READ MORE

'Justified': The Best And Worst Of 'Over the Mountain'

January 28th, 2014 2:20pm EST
Justified
Best: Everything’s Not Coming Up Dewey

Dewey is by far the funniest character on Justified. His argument over Messer’s sad, tiny shovel before trying to beat him with it was classic Dewey. Even though he tries to step up as an in-charge baddie, Dewey can’t kill Messer without screwing up as many times as possible. The shovel breaks, he loses Messer, he falls down a gigantic hill, he wanders through the muck to find Messer again, and just as he’s about to finish the job he’s “rescued” by a cute family that thinks he has sun stroke. Nothing can go right in this guy’s life and it’s fun to wat...
READ MORE

'Justified': The Best And Worst Of 'Good Intentions'

January 22nd, 2014 1:23pm EST
Justified
The Best Moments of “Good Intentions”

Timothy Olyphant was half naked within the first five minutes. God bless you, Justified.

Monroe’s house is a gold mine of plot. Raylan is the last person in the world who should be in a large home. He’s made for small spaces, like his motel from the early seasons and the room above the bar. Raylan needs to constantly be in spaces where he can see everything and every one. His residence in the Monroe house is only going to lead to more trouble. Awesome.

Speaking of the Monroe house, Rachel has moved in. Raylan and Rachel being roommates is the perfe...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Good Intentions'

January 22nd, 2014 8:25am EST
Justified
After last week's not so sterling episode, Justified is back to its old ways. Picking up right where things left off, Boyd is still searching for his drugs, leading him to accuse Wynn of ripping him off, at least until Wynn points out there's like a half-dozen suspects. And Raylan is busy getting laid, at least until Art ruins it. Thank you, Art.

Our boss marshal tells Raylan that Monroe (the guy he arrested last week, played by Xander Berkeley) will be out tomorrow and probably pissed that Raylan is using his house as a hotel. Raylan doesn't really care, because he's fixated on Alison (Am...
READ MORE

'Justified': The Best and Worst Of 'The Kids Aren't Alright'

January 15th, 2014 1:30pm EST
Justified
Yesterday, the depressing yet predictable news that Justified would end in its sixth season was released. Although it’ll be sad to see this amazing show, filled with some of the most redeemable, charming characters in television history, go, it’ll be interesting to watch the trajectory of this season to see where the show will be heading in its final season. Will Raylan and Boyd have a show-down that will head towards them being major adversaries next year? Is a major event going to change Raylan’s outlook on the law and his place within it?

Everything that happens this season will point t...
READ MORE

'Justified' Recap And Review: 'The Kids Aren't All Right'

January 15th, 2014 8:21am EST
Justified
If you thought last week's episode of Justified was packed full of TV goodness, then you'll love this week. Not only do we have three actors who should be immediately recognizable to any small-screen aficionado, but we've also brought back the great (and greatly underused) members of the show's own supporting cast, in telling a mostly standalone story that serves as a fantastic anti-drug PSA.

Two very not-nice dudes (played by Wood Harris of The Wire and Steve Harris of The Practice, who are actually related) are beating up a third guy for screwing up their business, and then decide to sho...
READ MORE

FX Confirms 'Justified' Set To End After Sixth Season

January 14th, 2014 10:25pm EST
Justified
Crime drama Justified is set to end after its sixth season, FX CEO John Landgraf confirmed during conference on Tuesday during the TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter Press Tour.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, star Timothy Olyphant and producer Graham Yost made the decision to bring the Emmy-winning show to an end and informed Landgraf, who wasn't wasn't thrilled about cutting a season off the seven that were originally planned.

"It was Graham Yost and Timothy Olyphant's decision. I would have liked to have had more Justified," he said. "It's one of my favorite shows."

"We ...
READ MORE

'Justified' Season 5 Premiere: The Finest Words Around

January 9th, 2014 7:13am EST
Justified
A good laconic, trash-talking, smart and sassy debut of Justified season 5 this week.  Among the high points -

Raylan electing to talk to Winona and see their baby via Skype, rather than in person, even though Raylan is not very far away in Florida.  Sort of says it all about Raylan's inability to fully relate emotionally, and come to terms with the people he loves, doesn't it?  It was a quiet, very powerful scene.

Wendy Crowe - sister of villain Darryl Crowe - catching Raylan's and everyone's eye.  A good addition to the cast and a good potential romantic interest for Raylan.

Speaking...
READ MORE

'Justified': The Best And Worst Of 'A Murder Of Crowes'

January 8th, 2014 2:42pm EST
Justified
Best: Elmore Leonard Tribute

Before the show even began, FX ran an Elmore Leonard tribute, which discussed his literary history and his simple, classic style of writing that managed to capture mood, character, and setting in the least amount of words possible. I’ve been a huge fan of Leonard’s work for a while, so I was very happy that they gave him more than just a black screen with his name. Although it was a quick tribute, having it before the show began ensured that people would watch it. If I had any complaints it is that it could have been a few minutes longer to discuss his influenc...
READ MORE




LATEST SLIDESHOW