Justified may have only five more episodes before the end of this season but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a few surprises left to spring on us. Let’s recap! Continue reading
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Justified is back from its ain’t-going-up-against-the-Olympics hiatus with an episode that takes us from the hills of Kentucky to the deserts of Mexico. You can bet there was a lot more to worry about than just the drinking water, too.
Raylan’s trademark white cowboy hat lands on the dirty floor of a rundown bar. Ava hacks off her pretty blonde hair and tosses the shredded locks into a stained sink in a Kentucky state women’s prison. In between those two ugly events, things get even uglier.
I considered recapping this episode by posting a photo of my head exploding, with the words, “Holy shit!” written below and just letting it go at that. Because, my friends, holy shit. And, what. the. hell.
If two men go up a mountain and one of them has a camping shovel and the other has a gun, the odds are pretty good the first guy isn’t coming back. If the man with the gun happens to be Dewey Crowe, it’s also a pretty safe bet that things weren’t quite that easy.
This season of Justified is setting up to be one long twisted road to What the Hell Just Happened? In other words, shit’s getting real, y’all. Continue reading
And by “kids” we mean pretty much everyone who was ever a kid. A cloud of doom and menace hung over this episode of Justified like the proverbial Sword of Damocles and the fact that it remained, for the most part, unfulfilled (for now!), made it all the more disturbing.
Raylan is a daddy. Boyd Crowder is an uber-baddie. And then there’s the Florida Crowes — for whom I have nothing that rhymes but who cares because the important thing, mes amies, is that Justified is back!!
Nothing dulls the shine on our hopes for the future quite so much as looking at them through the ghosts of the past, a point proven with great effect by the finale of Season 4 of Justified.
With Shelby safely out of Harlan County and in custody, you might think his story would be over. As it happens, however, ol’ Shel has something else on his mind, and by something I mean someone and by someone, I mean Ellen May. Since he’s decided not to testify until she’s safe, too, it’s back to Harlan we go.
Raylan has Shelby, who is really Drew Thompson (just in case you forgot). Theo Tonin wants Shelby. Theo, via his second-in-command Nicky Augustine, has Boyd Crowder. Boyd and Raylan”¦ well, let’s just say they’ve met. See where this is going?
So the central mystery of Season 4 of Justified has been solved: Shelby is Drew Thompson. We still have three more episodes, however, so the fun isn’t over yet!
I continue to believe Justified is the best show on TV these days and episodes like “The Hatchet Tour” reinforce that belief. From start to finish, the writers draw a nice, tight circle that connects the dots of the season’s central mystery and deftly ties together threads from every storyline. Well played, Graham Yost & Co. Well played.
During this episode, Raylan spends the evening chasing – and being chased – by an old nemesis and Boyd finds a Harlan County swingers party to be revealing in more ways than one. Ready? Let’s jump in! Continue reading