The Performer | Mike O’Malley
The Show | Justified
The Episode | “Decoy”
The Airdate | March 19, 2013
The Performance | It speaks volumes about the quality and daring of O’Malley’s work on Justified this season that he’s making such a (wonderful! awful!) impression as Theo Tonin’s slimebucket henchman Nicky Augustine. This is the show, after all, that gave us Margo Martindale as the fearsome Mags Bennett. Its bar for villains is set high. Real high.
Yet, in this week’s exceptional episode, O’Malley made Nicky so skin-crawlingly vile during his