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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

Justified 4.5: “We are not trustworthy men”

February 6, 2013 15:51:29 Posted at February 6, 2013 15:51:29
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Justified Season 4 Episode 5 reca We’ve only gotten a hint of what’s going on with Deputy Brooks, but I like how her relationship with Raylan is evolving. In the last episode especially, he stopped her from beating the chicken farmer to death and she gave him the bean bag gun, preventing him from adding to his body count. Full Story

Justified 4.4: “You say one more word about chickens, I’m going to shoot you again”

January 30, 2013 16:48:52 Posted at January 30, 2013 16:48:52
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Justified, Season 4, Episode 4 recap. It’s time to find out just how badly Hot Lindsey has f*cked up with Raylan after allegedly running off with her ex-con ex-husband, Randall, with Raylan’s moonlighting money stuffed down her bra. Deputy Brooks is assuming the worst -- that Hot Lindsey was working Raylan all along, but Raylan doesn’t want to think that. Full Story

Justified 4.3: “Something ain’t right”

January 23, 2013 17:31:05 Posted at January 23, 2013 17:31:05
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Justified, Season 4, Episode 3 recap. Timothy Olyphant went on Conan. The result was pretty spectacular -- see video below. He is the coolest person alive. So we’re skipping over the Raylan/Hot Lindsey/Hot Lindsey’s husband situation to pick up with Boyd dropping in on Preacher Billy’s sister, Cassie. Full Story

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Justified 4.2: “Speak of the devil”

January 16, 2013 15:33:25 Posted at January 16, 2013 15:33:25
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Justified Season 4 Episode 2 recap. We got a lot set up in the season premiere, including a new holy roller in town, that shady bag from Raylan’s childhood home, Arlo shanking a dude in prison, and Boyd has a new co-conspirator in the form of Rhodes, his old Army frenemy. Oh, and we met Constable Bob, who is rapidly becoming the single greatest non-Raylan/Boyd character on the show yet. Full Story