Fresh out of prison, Boyd Crowder begins his mission to bring "religion" to the backwoods. Meanwhile Raylan starts trying to make a new case against Boyd while working as a bodyguard for a judge whose life has been threatened.

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Determined to repair the damage he's done, Raylan takes time away from his assignment bodyguarding an eccentric judge to track down an old lead. Written by FX Publicity

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When Boyd (Walton Goggings) throws a Molotov cocktail inside the caravan, he says: "Fire in the hole" these are the exact same words he said before shooting a rocket at the church in the pilot, which is also called "Fire in the hole". See more »

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Ava Crowder: Didn't the district attorney order you to stay away from Boyd?
Raylan Givens: It was more of a suggestion.
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References Tombstone (1993) See more »

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I Got A Thing For You
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Written by Jim Bianco
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Produced and Mixed by Brad Gordon
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Rivalry gets serious
25 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'The Hammer' is another in a series of outstanding episodes; not just for the incredible dialogue (particularly Raylan's addressing of Boyd's congregation in the opening) but also for the guest star. Raylan's assigned to bodyguard a notoriously draconian judge who's the target for assassination. I love that they call him The Hammer (c'mon, that name is rad but it's Stephen Root that really makes him memorable. Seriously, the character actors on this show.

Around this, Boyd's taking his born-again attitude out on the meth labs that currently plague Harlan, with Raylan bearing the weight of inadvertently getting him early prison release. The writers are toying with Boyd's sincerity; is this a genuine conversion, or is he just playing the long con? This episode ties in nicely with the overall season arc, and it's great material for both characters.

9/10


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