Justified (2010–2015)
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Ava tries to find a way to escape from everything, Boyd decides to stay in Harlan and compete with Avery Markham, and Katherine Hale and Wynn Duffy come up with a plan to see if Ava is an informant.


Jon Avnet


Graham Yost (developed for television by), Dave Andron | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Olyphant ... Raylan Givens
Nick Searcy ... Art Mullen (credit only)
Jere Burns ... Wynn Duffy
Joelle Carter ... Ava Crowder
Jacob Pitts ... Tim Gutterson
Erica Tazel ... Rachel Brooks
Walton Goggins ... Boyd Crowder
Mary Steenburgen ... Katherine Hale
Garret Dillahunt ... Ty Walker
Patton Oswalt ... Constable Bob Sweeney
Justin Welborn ... Carl
Jeff Fahey ... Zachariah
Scott Grimes ... Seabass
Demetrius Grosse ... Errol
Brad Leland ... Calhoun Schreier


Ava tries to find a way to escape from everything, Boyd decides to stay in Harlan and compete with Avery Markham, and Katherine Hale and Wynn Duffy come up with a plan to see if Ava is an informant.

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Did You Know?


Three characters have played U.S. Marshals. Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens in "Justified" and Seth Bullock in Deadwood (2004) and Deadwood: The Movie (2019); Sam Elliott as Virgil Earp in Tombstone (1993); and Jeff Fahey as the title character Winston MacBride in The Marshal (1995). See more »


Constable Bob Sweeney: Errol's a big guy. What if he don't listen to me?
Raylan Givens: Well, you got a badge and a set of balls, don't you? There you go... use those.
Constable Bob Sweeney: Hell yeah, I got a badge. And I got balls like Death Stars. Let's do this!
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


If You're Gonna Cheat Me
Performed by Cree Rider Family Band
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26 February 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Good news -- we finally get to see Joelle Carter's acting chops. Her take on a squeezed in the middle good-old-gal informant who would rather be anywhere else but where she is ... is solid.

Bad news -- the limelight for Carter comes at the expense of screen time for our hero, now our executive producer, the ever charismatic Mr. Olyphant, who is now playing a part so low-key (compared to the way he EXPLODED onto the screen in Season 1) that he may as well phone it in. I cannot remember any series remaining successful when its star decided to become a backseat driver...?

Good news -- took over 6 and a half seasons but your intrepid reviewer finally and belatedly figured out what is so startling about Goggins' portrayal of Boyd. He is doing Burt Lancaster. Seriously. Hear me out. The smile, the speech patterns, the deliberate tilt of the head, the physicality... it is all there. Whether Goggins admits it or not, he owes a large part of his success to incorporating Lancaster into his acting. Took me so long (apologies, Dominus) because he has a small frame and one could not easily imagine doing Burt without the size. But here we are ...

Bad news -- Goggins and Carter are not enough. I know the fans will punish this review but I always say what I see. This series is fading. As the competition in TV drama heats up -- POI, BLACKLIST, the incredible BANSHEE, and even the sly pacing of LONGMIRE -- this series is slowly losing its edge, like a tire with a slow leak.

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17 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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