History Series / Justified

28th May '16 1:23:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Took long enough but Season 3 gave us Quarles, the mobster from Detroit, as a new BigBad.
20th Apr '16 8:01:46 AM AndreaTx
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* FeudingFamilies: The Bennett-Givens feud started during Prohibition when a Bennett thought a Givens had sold him out to the cops and killed him in revenge. Almost a century later there are suspiciously few Bennetts and Givens left in Harlan County. The women of the two families had kept a truce going for the last fifteen years but over the course of the second season it begins to heat up again. It ends with all but [[spoiler:Raylan, Arlo, Doyle's two young unseen children and Dickie dead]], and the latter in prison. In the second season's final five minutes, Raylan and Mags end the feud "as it should have ended years ago," by shaking hands over glasses of Mag’s home-made moonshine with Raylan unaware that [[spoiler:Mags has poisoned her own glass.]]

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* FeudingFamilies: The Bennett-Givens feud started during Prohibition when a Bennett thought a Givens had sold him out to the cops and killed him in revenge. Almost a century later later, there are suspiciously few Bennetts and Givens left in Harlan County. The women Helen Givens and Mags Bennet, the respective matriarchs of the two families families, had kept a truce going for the last fifteen years years, but over the course of the second season it begins to heat up again. It The renewed conflict ends with all but [[spoiler:Raylan, Arlo, every member of each family [[spoiler: dead except Raylan, Raylan's infant daughter, Doyle's two young unseen children children, and Dickie dead]], Dickie]], and the latter is in prison. In the second season's final five minutes, Raylan and Mags end the feud "as it should have ended years ago," by shaking hands over glasses of Mag’s home-made moonshine with Raylan unaware that [[spoiler:Mags has poisoned her own glass.]]
4th Apr '16 8:19:52 AM amaXdear
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: A US Marshal playing a very real, potentially game of Russian Roulette with a criminal? Not funny, potentially a troubling sign that he's approaching HeWhoFightsMonsters territory. A US Marshal playing Russian Roulette with a usual cool and controlled criminal who is screaming "JESUS CHRIST! YOU'RE A COP!" at the top of his lungs? Hilarious.


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* EveryCarIsAPinto: Played with. An abandoned car by the side of the road does ''not'' explode when Tim shoots the gas tank. When he throws a Molotov cocktail at the pool of gas, which leads back to the explosives loaded in the vehicle? Yeah, then it explodes.
20th Mar '16 11:08:34 AM amaXdear
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: A US Marshal playing a very real, potentially game of Russian Roulette with a criminal? Not funny, potentially a troubling sign that he's approaching HeWhoFightsMonsters territory. A US Marshal playing Russian Roulette with a usual cool and controlled criminal who is screaming "JESUS CHRIST! YOU'RE A COP!" at the top of his lungs? Hilarious.
15th Mar '16 4:30:01 AM gileadkid
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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 ex-''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 and criminal Crowder family, including former coal mining buddy [[EnsembleDarkhorse Boyd Crowder]] (played by ex-''Series/TheShield'' ''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.
2nd Mar '16 8:20:29 PM Indori
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Shelby shows Ellen May a medal of St. Christoper, who he explains is the patron saint of bachelors, travelers, sailors, and [[spoiler: pilots]].



-> [[spoiler: ''We dug coal together.'']]

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-> [[spoiler: ''We dug coal together.'']]
1st Mar '16 2:55:48 PM Indori
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* ContinuityNod: Raylan refers to the story of their capture of the fugitive Tiny when trying to talk Ava out of staying with Boyd.
** In season 4, upon seeing an FBI badge, Raylan and Tim question whether it's real, using the same line a fugitive's family used on them a few episodes prior.
25th Feb '16 8:52:55 PM missmoon
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* CastingGag: James [=LeGros=] interacting with Timothy Olyphant is a big one, why? James played the character of Raylan Givens years before Tim in a direct-for-TV adaptation of the novel ''Pronto''.
** Timothy Olyphant's former ''Deadwood'' co-stars keep finding their way onto the show as well (Ray [=McKinnon=], Creator/JimBeaver, Creator/WEarlBrown, Gerald [=McRaney=], Sean Bridgers, Pruitt Taylor Vance, Brent Sexton and Creator/StephenTobolowsky, at last count).



* WagTheDirector: Walt Goggins was able to score considerable creative control over his character Boyd, when the show's producers asked him if he would sign on for season one after filming the pilot. In particular, the character's transformation into a repentant Born-Again Christian was Walt's idea (along with the notion that Raylan would not believe that Boyd had reformed).
** Some of the wagging may have been on Timothy Olyphant's part, considering that according to Goggins, he himself initially turned-down the role. He only agreed to take it after Olyphant sweet-talked him into it and came up with some major revisions to the character.
20th Dec '15 2:58:51 PM NullaLexInk
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* AnyoneCanDie: Seriously. Although it's partially subverted in that the show has yet to kill a main cast member.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Seriously. [[spoiler: Although it's partially subverted in that the show has yet to kill never killed off a main cast member.]]
19th Dec '15 7:38:26 PM nombretomado
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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 ex-''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 and criminal Crowder family, including former coal mining buddy [[EnsembleDarkhorse Boyd Crowder]] (played by ex-''TheShield'' ex-''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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