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Justified 5.6: “You got no idea what I’m capable of”

February 12, 2014 15:59:55 Posted at February 12, 2014 15:59:55
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Justified Season 5 Episode 6 recap No one’s plan is working out. The theme of this season is consequences as many long-running threads throughout Justified begin to come to a head, but all those consequences are arising because no one’s plan is working out. Not one thing can go right for anyone, best illustrated by Dewey Crowe not even being able to make a ransom demand right thanks to crap cell reception in the hills of Kentucky. Full Story

Justified 5.5: “Hello Theo”

February 5, 2014 16:02:58 Posted at February 5, 2014 16:02:58
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Justified Season 5, Episode 5 recap. I had to watch this episode twice. A LOT happened. It’s episode five, which is usually when the various threads start coming together and we progress from the “table setting” portion of the season to the “sh*t hitting the fan” part. Full Story

Justified 5.4: “So I know you’re a Crowe”

January 29, 2014 14:38:29 Posted at January 29, 2014 14:38:29
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Justified Season 5 Episode 4 recap. Four episodes in and a theme is emerging for Justified season five: Consequences. It started at the end of season four when Ava was arrested for Delroy’s murder and Raylan sanctioned Nicky Augustine’s murder, and now the consequences are just piling up for everyone. Full Story

Justified 5.3: “Who’s going to be the last man standing?”

January 22, 2014 15:42:59 Posted at January 22, 2014 15:42:59
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Justified Season 5, Episode 3 recap How are we already three episodes into Justified?! Now that we’re on such a finite schedule, it’s going too quickly. And things are moving quickly this season. It was like, episode five before season four really got into gear and the disparate threads started to come together and make sense as a larger narrative, but three episodes into season five and the connections and contentions are already becoming clear. Full Story

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Justified 5.2: “You lawmen only know one way”

January 15, 2014 15:50:13 Posted at January 15, 2014 15:50:13
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Justified Season 5, Episode 2 recap. A while back I heard that Justified was on a seven-season arc, and while I would happily have Justified forever, seven seasons seemed like a nice, healthy run. That’s 91 episodes, good by any measure. Well, you can knock 13 of those episodes off. Yesterday at the TCAs, FX chief John Landgraf confirmed Full Story

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Justified 5.1: “We’re going to Detroit”

January 8, 2014 15:23:05 Posted at January 8, 2014 15:23:05
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Justified Season 5, Episode 1 recap. Over the holidays my entire family came down with the flu, and I was the only healthy person in a house full of sickos. Quarantined for my own protection, I had six days and nothing to do, so I re-watched all four seasons of Justified, and my assessment from the end of season four stands: Mags Bennett is still the best antagonist Raylan Givens has faced, and it was the most cohesive and well-plotted of the seasons to date, but season four offered so much world-building and texture that it is the most fun season to re-watch. Full Story

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Justified 4.13: “You don’t go after a man’s family”

April 3, 2013 14:59:26 Posted at April 3, 2013 14:59:26
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Justified Season 4, Episode 13 recap. SPOILERS It’s the last Justified. As always, it’s too soon and never enough. This is my favorite season. Mags Bennett remains the best antagonist, but this season has been more fun than any other. It’s had furries, Dairy Queen, shoot outs, snakes chewing off people’s faces, dudes getting pushed out of planes, Constable Bob and his go bag, Clover Hill sex parties, hill people, severed foots and foot stabbings as two separate incidents, two different prison shankings, Limehouse, panty-stealing, two crooked FBI agents eating bullets, an unprecedented amount of that punk-ass bitch Tim Gutterson Full Story

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Justified 4.12: “Today is another opportunity to mess up some bad guy’s day”

March 27, 2013 15:10:08 Posted at March 27, 2013 15:10:08
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Justified Season 4, Episode 12 recap. Penultimate Justified. Last week’s episode was so crazy good I’m not sure how the remaining two episodes can top it. Season 4 started slow but has become the best season after season 2. While season 2 is still the most cohesive effort from Justified, with the strongest antagonist and supporting characters (although Colton Rhodes is the gift that keeps on giving), there is a lot to be said for the re-watchability of season 4. Full Story

Justified 4.11: “They circled the wagons”

March 20, 2013 14:31:09 Posted at March 20, 2013 14:31:09
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Justified Season 4 Episode 11 recap Dude. Spoilers. I’m not scanning Ambiguously Gay Gutterson, but you know who I am (re)reading that way? Wynn Duffy. After his oddly tender moment with Raylan after the revelation of Arlo’s death and then the exchange between Duffy and his bodyguard, Mute Mike (seriously—I think that was the first time the guy said more than “yes sir”) about leaving the country, plus the sleep mask and Mute Mike’s silky robe…well suddenly I’m revisiting the fact that the one time Duffy physically threatened Raylan it was with rape (“I’ll ride you down like a teaser pony”, season 3). Full Story

Justified 4.9: “I’m talking about who we are”

March 6, 2013 16:17:51 Posted at March 6, 2013 16:17:51
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Justified Season 4 Episode 9 recap SPOILER ALERT! LOOK AWAY IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED YET. I cannot believe Arlo is dead. It was inevitable, but I thought for sure he’d be there right through to the end. Then again, his relationship with Raylan had gotten so bad, where else did they have to go? Now we’re going to have to deal with the fall out of Arlo’s death, and also Colton killing Gutterson’s junkie Army buddy. Full Story

Justified 4.8: “I am the outlaw”

February 27, 2013 16:26:25 Posted at February 27, 2013 16:26:25
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Justified Season 4 episode 8 recap Hangover thoughts from last week’s episode: We definitely met Drew Thompson at that swingers’ party. My money is on Lee Paxton or Gerald Johns, the dudes who put the screws to Boyd. Speaking of, a lot of people objected to the idea that someone tells a Crowder what to do. Full Story

Justified 4.7: “I’m going to be glad when I hear the news”

February 20, 2013 15:27:19 Posted at February 20, 2013 15:27:19
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Justified Season 4 Episode 7 recap I recently re-watched seasons 1-3 and the first half of 4 and damn, I’d forgotten half the connections on the show. Like Sheriff Shelby—totally lost track of him being the security boss at the mine that Boyd saved in season 2. It’s really worth going back to view Justified from the beginning. Full Story

Justified 4.6: “You’re turning a corner you can’t walk back around”

February 13, 2013 15:40:20 Posted at February 13, 2013 15:40:20
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Justified Season 4 Episode 6 recap Somehow we never talked about Timothy Olyphant’s “appearance” on Archer, which was fantastic. If only Archer could guest star on Justified… Well maybe we can have a scene of Raylan discussing his dream B&B. You know what this season is missing? A big bad. Full Story