This episode is the finale for Season 5 of Justified. That means it’s time to pay the piper, folks, and there’s a lot of people holding overdue bills.
Convinced that Daryl Crowe is behind the shooting that put Art in the hospital fighting for his life, Raylan is employing the “scorched earth” method of flushing him out. Things start ugly and end uglier.
“I may not know a lot about a lot of things, but I do know how to blow shit up!” Oh, Boyd. Never change.
Every season of Justified has a cycle. It begins with a few episodes where shit happens, which runs until about halfway when there is always one special episode where All The Shit Happens. That is invariably followed by a couple of weeks of wondering why nothing is happening until the last part of the season […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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’m pretty sure the only reason this episode wasn’t called “Shit Gets Real” is that FX isn’t HBO and there are some things they can’t do. But make no mistake, folks – shit did indeed get real.
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!