Justified (2010–2015)
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Bloody Harlan 

The bad blood between the Bennetts and the Crowders reaches its boiling point and results in bloodshed, and Loretta returns from Lexington to avenge her father's death.



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The quest for a missing person forces Raylan to wade into a war that has erupted in Harlan between Boyd and the Bennetts. Written by FX Publicity

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4 May 2011 (USA)  »

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James Le Gros had previously played Raylan Givens in the 1997 movie version of Elmore Leonard's book Pronto (1997). In this episode of Justified, he shares screen time with Timothy Olyphant's version of Raylan. See more »


Raylan is shot in the left side during the exchange of gunfire at the Bennett's. When we see him on the ground a second later, the wound is on his right side. When he stands up, the wound is on the left again. See more »


Raylan Givens: Okay, the police are gone. I saw you talkin' to the officer, duckin' his eyes. Whatever you felt like you couldn't say in their presence, now you can.
Glen Percy: Sorry, I don't know what you're talking about.
Raylan Givens: Stop. Glen, I don't want you to speak anymore. 'Cause once you start lyin' to me, there's going to be a river between us with no bridge to cross. Do you understand what I'm sayin'? Nod if you do.
Glen Percy: [nods]
Raylan Givens: Okay, good. Start again.
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You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
Performed by Brad Paisley
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Bloody fantastic
30 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's an unmistakable sense of finality with the opening of 'Bloody Harlan', primarily with regard to the Bennetts. But not in the way you might expect. Raylan feels an obligation to protect Loretta (who's since run off back to Harlan to avenge her father) especially with the news that he'll soon be a father himself. This, as Winona pleads with him not to return to that war zone. It's what elevates this finale above just your "there will be blood" hook. Loretta's the most heartbreaking character so far, and her life in the balance is more than enough to ratchet the stakes. Honest to god, I can't think of a better way to end the season. Bullets fly and losses are suffered, but the episode's best moments center on a 14 year-old.

This is a "Justified" highlight; brilliant, taut and I'll be damned if I'm not sorry to see Mags go.

Margo Martindale, for the win.


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