Season Review-Justified Season 3

Overall: 9-amazing
This was perhaps the best season of Justified yet, and that's no small feat as Margo Martindale was brilliant as Mags last year. Neal McDonough, I believe, was just as brilliant. He was calm, smooth, and crazy at the same time and was no doubt a scene stealer. I loved his descent into madness, and the way he went out was brilliant. Speaking of that, Limehouse was also another great character. He brought a certain intensity to the criminal proceedings and hopefully we see more of him next season. As for Boyd, his storyline was certainly fun to watch. Raylan was as well (Timothy Olyphant really deserves more recognition-the other characters are fantastic, but he carries the show), and the dialogue, acting, and on screen chemistry was as good as ever. It was heartbreaking to see Arlo protect Boyd and take the fall for everything in the finale, but it was a fantastic end to a fantastic episode to a fantastic season of one of TV's most underrated shows.
P.S. Jere Burns also did great work as Wynn Duffy this season-I can't wait to see how everything works out with him, Limehouse, and Tonin (the always awesome Adam Arkin).
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Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: The Gunfighter (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Still recovering from his gunshot, Raylan takes himself off of desk duty when one of Wynn Duffy's associates is involved in a murder. Meanwhile, Ava takes over Boyd's business while he is back in jail. (44 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
2.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Cut Ties (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
While the marshals try to figure out who killed a witness security officer and why, Boyd finds a way to get a message to Dickie Bennett in prison. (44 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
3.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Harlan Roulette (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
While tracking down a familiar enemy, Raylan crosses paths with a pawn shop owner with connections with the Dixie Mafia, while Boyd and his new crew begin setting up shop in Harlan. (44 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
4.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: The Devil You Know (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A prison guard springs Dickie and Dewey from prison in an attempt to get his hands on Mags' secret fortune, while Robert Quarles offers Devil a shot at becoming a boss if he betrays Boyd. (44 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
5.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Thick as Mud (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
After the plan to steal Mags' money fails, Dewey finds him himself in a life or death situation in a last-ditch attempt to make money. Meanwhile, after Devil's attempted betrayal, Boyd decides to retaliate on his enemies. (44 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
6.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: When the Guns Come Out (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Raylan tries to find Winona after she leaves him, Boyd tries to find out who hit his crew's oxy clinic, and Quarles takes an interest in Raylan after he finds out that he has been asking questions about him. (44 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
7.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
As Quarles prepares to corner the oxy market in Harlan, he gets a visit from the boss' son. Meanwhile, Raylan's interest in the enterprise gets him in trouble with the FBI. (44 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
8.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Watching the Detectives (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Quarles and Duffy kill Gary Hawkins and try to frame Raylan for his death, while also getting the FBI on his tail. Meanwhile, Quarles raises the stakes in his war with Boyd Crowder, and Ellstin Limehouse tries to decide whose side he's on. (44 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
9.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Loose Ends (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Raylan tracks down Tanner Dodd, the Quarles associate who helped frame Boyd for planting a bomb in sheriff Napier's car. Meanwhile, Ava helps a prostitute who needs protection from Delroy after a robbery goes bad. (44 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
10.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Guy Walks Into a Bar (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Raylan tries to make sure that Dickie Bennett isn't released from prison, while Boyd works to fix the election and get rid of sheriff Napier and Robert Quarles for good. (44 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
11.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Measures (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Dickie Bennett sets out to find the money Ellstin Limehouse stole from him, Robert Quarles takes a shot at Boyd Crowder's protection business, and Raylan has a run-in with a couple of hitmen from Detroit after Quarles threatens him. (44 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
12.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Coalition (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Limehouse launches a plan in motion that will get rid of all his enemies once and for all, but will anyone take the bait? Meanwhile, Wynn Duffy works on getting Robert Quarles delivered back--dead or alive--to the Detroit mob. (44 mins.)
“ 9.5-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
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Justified (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Slaughterhouse (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
While Quarles winds up on the run from the marshals after killing a state trooper, Limehouse uses an inside source to get Boyd in trouble with the law. (44 mins.)
“ 10-masterpiece ” - whifferrack