Category Archives: Justified

‘Justified’: This season’s ‘You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive’

The Justified tradition has been to end each season with Darrell Scott’s You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive. The version hasn’t always been the same — Brad Paisley, Dave Alvin — and there are a lot of options. But this year, the honor of taking … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ season finale recap

Through five seasons of Justified, there is one man who has somewhat serendipitously floated through a long trail of mayhem, avoiding his own catastrophes through everything from a deft hand with explosives to the right words to the right allegiances to … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ recap: ‘Starvation’

Darryl Crowe Jr. (Michael Rapaport) is about to find how how tight family ties are, and which ones are strongest. Most of the penultimate (a word we’re sure Dewey Crowe would not understand) episode of Season 5 of Justified focused on … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ recap: ‘The Toll’

Things got really messy — literally, in some cases — on Justified this week. It started with the shooting of Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullen (Nick Searcy) as he was taking Alison (Amy Smart) into protection, Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) being concerned … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ recap: ‘Weight’

Everybody is getting a little frustrated as Season 5 of Justified winds down. Things aren’t going too well for any of our criminals — Boyd (Walton Goggins), Ava (Joelle Carter) and Daryl (Michael Rapaport) — and lead lawman Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ recap: ‘Wrong Roads’

The meeting at the brothel was just what Season 5 of Justified needed. Seated around the table were Boyd (Walton Goggins), Wyn Duffy (Jere Burns), Picker (John Kapelos) and Daryl (Michael Rapaport). Their percentage negotiations for their new heroin partnership are interrupted when … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ recap: ‘Whistle Past the Graveyard’

Tuesday night’s episode of Justified, Whistle Past the Graveyard, seems to have moved this season forward, though it is not clear how. Boyd (Walton Goggins) and the Crowes spend the episode down in Mexico, where there planned ambush of Johnny’s men has … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ recap: ‘Raw Deal’

Justified came back from its Olympic break with something of a split episode. Basically, the serial story of the lives of the bad guys went on as normal with both the Crowders, Boyd (Walton Goggins) and Cousin Johnny (David Meunier), trying … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ recap: ‘Kill the Messenger’

Tuesday night’s episode of Justified was titled Kill the Messenger, though it also could have been called Koyaanisqatsi. Hopi people and late 20th century film fans will recognize the word as meaning life out of balance or unbalanced life, which is what both of our … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ recap: ‘Shot All to Hell’

Tuesday’s episode of Justified was titled Shot All to Hell, and it wasted no time getting down to its title. In the opening scene, Lee Paxton (Sam Anderson) was awakened by a phonecall from Sheriff Mooney (William Gregory Lee) saying the bodies of murdered … Continue reading

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