History Series / Justified

17th Nov '17 12:01:04 PM Twoeyesshort
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* LiteralDisarming: A running Chekhov's Gun is that villain Robert Quarles has a secret gun rail hidden in the sleeve of his jacket. Any time he extends his arm, his opponent is in danger of being shot and killed. In the season finale, Quarles extends his arm to shoot the protagonist, Raylan Givens, only to have his arm cleaved off at the shoulder by Limehouse, the butcher Quarles had threatened earlier in the scene.
31st Aug '17 12:20:20 AM PaulA
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''Justified'' is a 2010 FX Network series which ran six seasons; a [[NewOldWest modern western]], based upon the character of [[USMarshal Deputy US Marshal]] Raylan Givens, a recurring character in the works of pulp fiction writer ElmoreLeonard.

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''Justified'' is a 2010 FX Network series which ran six seasons; a [[NewOldWest modern western]], based upon the character of [[USMarshal Deputy US Marshal]] Raylan Givens, a recurring character in the works of pulp fiction writer ElmoreLeonard.Creator/ElmoreLeonard.



** Judge Reardon is a basically a non-racist version of Judge Bob Gibbs from the Elmore Leonard novel ''MaximumBob.''

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** Judge Reardon is a basically a non-racist version of Judge Bob Gibbs from the Elmore Leonard novel ''MaximumBob.''''Literature/MaximumBob''.



* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Carla Gugino appeared in season 3 as a character who is clearly supposed to be Karen Sisco, the ElmoreLeonard character she played in a short-lived TV series -- but due to licensing issues, the name is never mentioned (she's referred to as "Assistant Deputy Goodall," which is a married name).

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Carla Gugino appeared in season 3 as a character who is clearly supposed to be Karen Sisco, the ElmoreLeonard Creator/ElmoreLeonard character she played in a short-lived TV series -- but due to licensing issues, the name is never mentioned (she's referred to as "Assistant Deputy Goodall," which is a married name).
30th Jul '17 1:16:42 AM Billlington
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* EndOfAnAge: The end of the "glory days" of crime, old family dynasties, and the prosperous coal mining industry in Harlan County is an important theme throughout the show's run. [[spoiler:By the end of the series, the Crowders, the Bennetts, and the Givens are all either dead, imprisoned, or have left Harlan county forever. Poor Dewey Crowe invokes this trope before Boyd executes him; his last thoughts were of the better days of Harlan county.]]
24th Jun '17 7:24:06 PM nombretomado
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* StupidCrooks: One of the show's biggest draws is watching a hyper-competent cop dealing with amateur, dumbass criminals that sometimes reach ''{{Fargo}}''-levels of stupidity. It contrasts greatly with people that completely avert this trope -- Limehouse, the Crowders, the Bennetts or the Dixie Mafia.

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* StupidCrooks: One of the show's biggest draws is watching a hyper-competent cop dealing with amateur, dumbass criminals that sometimes reach ''{{Fargo}}''-levels ''Film/{{Fargo}}''-levels of stupidity. It contrasts greatly with people that completely avert this trope -- Limehouse, the Crowders, the Bennetts or the Dixie Mafia.
16th Jun '17 7:16:09 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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To "reward" Raylan for stopping the arms dealer, the Marshal is reassigned to Lexington, Kentucky. Now back in his native Harlan County, the place where he grew up, Raylan must deal with his duties as Marshal (protecting witnesses, tracking fugitives, and arresting bad guys) while dealing with his ex-wife, his estranged criminal of a father, and the dysfunctional and criminal Crowder family, including former coal mining buddy [[EnsembleDarkhorse Boyd Crowder]] (played by ''Series/TheShield'' star Creator/WaltonGoggins), and Boyd's sister-in-law turned girlfriend Ava. That's without mentioning the murderous Bennett clan (headed by the charming but evil Mags Bennett), the alligator-poaching, sugar-smuggling Crowes, and the various agents of the Dixie Mafia and the Detroit Mob.

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To "reward" Raylan for stopping the arms dealer, the Marshal is reassigned to Lexington, Kentucky. Now back in his native Harlan County, the place where he grew up, Raylan must deal with his duties as Marshal (protecting witnesses, tracking fugitives, and arresting bad guys) while dealing with his ex-wife, his estranged criminal of a father, and the dysfunctional [[DysfunctionalFamily dysfunctional]] and criminal Crowder family, including former coal mining buddy [[EnsembleDarkhorse Boyd Crowder]] (played by ''Series/TheShield'' star Creator/WaltonGoggins), and Boyd's sister-in-law turned girlfriend Ava. That's without mentioning the murderous Bennett clan (headed by the charming but evil Mags Bennett), the alligator-poaching, sugar-smuggling Crowes, and the various agents of the Dixie Mafia and the Detroit Mob.
5th Jun '17 4:43:09 PM Malady
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** This is played straight at the end of "Bloody Harlan" only to be then subverted in the following episode. After being shot, Raylan should be on his way to a hospital rather than walking and talking to people. However, three weeks later he is shown to be still in a lot of pain from the wound, restricted to desk duty and [[spoiler: unable to perform his usual QuickDraw and ImprobableAimingSkills feats.]]

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** This is played straight at the end of "Bloody Harlan" only to be then subverted in the following episode. After being shot, Raylan should be on his way to a hospital rather than walking and talking to people. However, three weeks later he is shown to be still in a lot of pain from the wound, restricted to desk duty and [[spoiler: unable [[spoiler:unable to perform his usual QuickDraw and ImprobableAimingSkills feats.]]]]
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* OutsideContextProblem: Quarles initially appears as this with his big plans and the ability to turn people like [[spoiler: Wynn Duffy and Devil]] to be his accomplices. However, both Raylan and Boyd quickly figure out what type of villian he is and invert the trope on him revealing him to be too WrongGenreSavvy to understand how they are beating him.

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* OutsideContextProblem: Quarles initially appears as this with his big plans and the ability to turn people like [[spoiler: Wynn [[spoiler:Wynn Duffy and Devil]] to be his accomplices. However, both Raylan and Boyd quickly figure out what type of villian villain he is and invert the trope on him revealing him to be too WrongGenreSavvy to understand how they are beating him.
1st Feb '17 11:09:23 AM crisisthevillain
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* ArmorPiercingResponse: Winona delivers one to Raylan at the end of the series' first episode, after Raylan tells her that he's never thought of himself as an angry man.
--->'''Winona''': You do a good job of hiding it, and suppose most folks don't see it, but honestly, you're the angriest man I've ever known.
10th Nov '16 9:21:47 PM Erivale
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You will never leave Harlan alive..."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You will [[caption-width-right:350:''"You'll never leave Harlan alive..."'']]
3rd Aug '16 9:30:01 PM PaulA
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* RevisitingTheColdCase: Mob boss Theo Tonin killed a FBI informant but the murder could not be tied to him because the only witness, drug smuggler Drew Thompson, died when he jumped out of a plane and his parachute failed. Twenty years later, the US Marshals discover that Drew faked his own death and the dead body belonged to someone Drew killed. The Marshals reopen the case and try to track down Drew. They run into major problems since they have no photos of Drew and only a vague description based on two decade old memories.
18th Jul '16 12:19:59 AM LoopyChew
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** The story of Limehouse hiding his money under the floor of the Noble's Holler church has been told and retold so many times that it reached the status of an urban legend in Harlan County. The Limehouse might actually hide money there from time to time since no one believes the story anymore.

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** The story of Limehouse hiding his money under the floor of the Noble's Holler church has been told and retold so many times that it reached the status of an urban legend in Harlan County. The Limehouse might actually hide money there from time to time since no one believes the story anymore.
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