Justified: Season 1, Episode 12

Fathers and Sons (1 Jun. 2010)

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The marshals are forced to turn to Arlo for help in making a case against Bo Crowder, but will he go along? Meanwhile, Bo is having problems of his own with Boyd, who continues to wage a religious war against his drug business.



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Raylan is ordered to enlist his estranged father's help against the increasing threat of Bo Crowder. Written by FX Publicity

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When Boyd fires the RPG at the truck, you can briefly see the RPG round still in the launcher, after it has been fired, revealing that the firing of it was done post-production. See more »


Lucky: Why me, why do I get to live?
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A Tale of Two Families
25 January 2015 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

This episode reflects the increasing quality from the "case of the week" formula they presented at the first episodes, this was back when Justified was only starting to become the show we quite know today.

Raylan tries to convince his criminal father, Arlo Givens to help him with the investigation of the Crowder family, while Boyd is still trying to convince his father Bo and his cousin Johnny that he walked out of prison as a changed man.

Arlo stops some soldier kid from blowing up a veteran's establishment telling some fake story from his times on Vietnam.

We're also introduced to the secondary villain of the season Gio Reyes, along with his nephew Ernesto and niece Pilar (we don't really have to care about any of them since Bo Crowder keeps stealing the show, even when Gio is helping him to rebuild his hillbilly empire).

A great episode to set things up for the season finale.



Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins)

Arlo Givens (Raymond J. Barry)

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