Characters: Justified Crowe Family
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Crowe Family & Associates
Them Florida Crowes are bad news.
Daryl: I know what you thinking.
Boyd: Well I wager you a crisp Ben Franklin you do not.
Daryl: You wondering 'can I trust these dusty-ass Crowe boys?'
Boyd: I owe you a hundred dollars.
A sprawling family of criminal rednecks, with branches in Kentucky and Florida, the Crowes are a loose knit collection of smugglers, poachers, and general ne'er-do-wells, most of whom have done some time in prison. Initially represented by bumbling, would-be badass
Dewey Crowe, the family's image takes a turn for the darker when Daryl Crowe Jr. and the rest of the Florida branch arrive in Kentucky, looking to make their fortunes.
- Animal Motifs: Crows, which have been used to represent the family throughout the advertising campaign for Season 5. In "Over the Mountain", crows symbolically flock around Wade Messer's corpse after Daryl bullies Dewey into killing him.
- Badass Family: Daryl, Danny, Wendy, and Kendal all have their moments.
- Big Brother Bully: Daryl and Danny.
- The Clan: The Crowes are a large family all of whom have been involved in criminal enterprises at one point or another, and who tend to stick together and operate as a unit.
- Corruption of a Minor: The Crowes are happy to let young Kendal tend bar at a brothel.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: They do seem to care for each other, even if they squabble.
- Evil Poacher: Alligator poaching is a big part of the family business.
- Expy: They come off as a collective expy of the Bennetts.
- The Family That Slays Together: They're all criminals, even Wendy and Kendal. Even Dewey's father, and his late uncles (one of whom would be Daryl, Danny, Dilly, and Wendy's father) are all career criminals.
- Hands-Off Parenting: The adult Crowes raise Kendal in a corrupting environment and make no effort to hide their criminal ways from him. They even involve the boy in the day-to-day operations of Audreys.
- Laughably Evil: Between Dewey, Danny, and Dilly's stupidity, Kendal and Wendy's snark, and Daryl's twisted sense of humor, they're pretty amusing.
- The Load: The Crowe men become increasingly burdensome to Boyd and Duffy as Season 5 progresses. Daryl and Danny kill Johnny's henchmen during a delicate heroin smuggling operation, creating additional problems for Boyd. Later, Dewey flees with half of the drug shipment while Danny is distracted. In "Weight", Picker warns Duffy that Boyd and the Crowes are more trouble than they're worth.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: The Crowes look like a bunch of idiot hillbillies, and the fact that Dewey is the first one we meet doesn't help, but they are a dangerous bunch.
- Misogyny: The Crowes operate Audrey's brothel and have no qualms about exploiting women to make money. In "Raw Deal", Danny brags about a sexual encounter he and Daryl had with a Mexican woman, making it clear that they had little respect for her. In "Weight", Daryl taunts Danny by joking that Chelsea has shacked up with a mastiff and is "taking it" like a "bitch". It seems that Crowe patriarchs have a history of keeping the Crowe women browbeaten into submission.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: How varies, but they all trend in this direction.
- Stupid Crooks: Excepting Wendy, the Crowes are uneducated, and represent the worst of backwoods Southern culture (though Daryl, at least, is much smarter than he looks).
A dim-witted Neo-Nazi and drug addict who initially appears as a henchman of Boyd, but continues to crop up throughout the series usually with a new allegiance or poorly thought-out plan. In Season 5 life finally seems to be giving him a break when he purchases "Audrey's" from Boyd, only for his cousins from Florida to roll in and take it from him.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Dewey was always a Minion with an F in Evil, and his death is extremely upsetting. He launches into a tearful, nostalgic rant about how he wishes things were still the way they were back when he was running with Crowder's Commandos. He despairs of how his life has taken so many violent turns and how weary he is of life as a petty criminal. He confesses all this to his "friend" Boyd, and it becomes clear that Dewey has no friends, no prospects, no good end in sight and he's only getting older. Then this poor, emotionally stunted and intellectually subpar human being is coldly executed by the man who he called a friend not a few minutes prior.
- Ascended Extra: He was a minor character whose popularity caused him to have an increasing number of appearances across the the show. This culminates in Season 5 when his cousins become one of the season's major threats, and he all but joins the main cast.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Dewey might be an idiot, but he creates endless problems for Boyd's heroin operation throughout Season 5. He steals half of Boyd's heroin shipment, then interrupts Boyd's meeting with Daryl, in which Boyd hoped to implicate Daryl in crimes while wearing a wire.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Dewey occasionally has aspirations to being a criminal in the same vein as Boyd, but he's too dumb, unlucky and short-sighted to get anywhere far.
- Book Ends: Dewey's first and last appearance ends with Raylan giving him advice and Dewey responding "Man, I don't understand you." Until he reappears he Season 6, but the final Season 5 exchange was pretty much the end of Raylan and Dewey's crazy little journey together.
- Boom, Headshot: Boyd coldly executes Dewey with a shot to the head in Season 6.
- Butt Monkey: Nothing good ever happens to Dewey. Ever. If the man won the lottery, he'd somehow lose it all to Boyd.
- Character Death: Boyd shoots him in the head in "Fate's Right Hand".
- Comically Missing the Point: With frequency, due to Dewey's general idiocy.
- Corrupt the Cutie: Dewey was never a good man, but his crimes were amusing and relatively low-level during the first four seasons. Daryl's influence is leading him down a morally darker path. For example, Daryl pressured Dewey into killing Wade Messer.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: The reason he got kicked out of Boyd's church, which forbids onanism.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Thick As Mud" focuses on Dewey's escape from prison, his entanglement with an organ trafficker and his subsequent panic-fuelled crime spree.
- Despair Event Horizon: Dewey plunges into despair in "Shot All To Hell" after losing his brothel to the Florida Crowes and committing his first murder. The act propels him into an existential crisis, in which he no longer knows who he is. He gives his prized possessions, including his signature alligator tooth necklace, to his two favorite prostitutes.
- The Ditz: Dewey is dumb as they come. Perhaps his dumbest moment is believing he had four kidneys.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: One of his prized possessions is a "turtle dog" carving that his grandfather gave him. He also tells an old woman that she reminds him of his grandmother. Dewey also cares deeply for Teena and Meena, two prostitutes he favours (the affection is felt back, but not returned as deeply).
- Extreme Doormat: Raylan, Boyd and Daryl manipulate him with ease.
- A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted: Season 5 begins with Dewey winning a $300,000 settlement from the Marshals office and using it to purchase Audrey's brothel. Within a few episodes, the Florida Crowes take over Audrey's, and Dewey is broke again. In "Kill the Messenger", he tries unsuccessfully to sell his swimming pool for much-needed cash.
- Grew a Spine: In "Starvation", Dewey pummels a john who is wearing his gator tooth necklace, then takes Daryl and Boyd's heroin away at gunpoint.
- Iconic Item: His alligator tooth necklace and his "turtle dog" (a turtle-shaped wood carving). When he gives the items away to Tina and Mina in Season 5, it signifies that Dewey has passed the despair event horizon. When he reclaims his necklace from a customer at Audrey's, it indicates that Dewey has found himself again. In Season 6, Dewey finds the turtle dog among the garbage at Audrey's, which he interprets as a sign.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He's an ex-Neo-Nazi crook, but he's just so stupid you can't not have sympathy for the idiot.
- Harmless Villain: Up until Season 5.
- He Knows Too Much: Boyd decides he just can't trust Dewey, especially since Dewey is a witness to his impulsive murder of Johnny Crowder in Mexico. He kills him in his office before coldly telling Carl to get rid of the body.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In "Starvation", he seizes a batch of heroin bricks from Daryl and Boyd at gunpoint, bragging about his murder of Wade Messer. Unbeknowst to Dewey, Boyd was wearing a wire. After getting Dewey's murder confession on tape, the Marshals quicky arrest him.
- Hookers and Blow: When he robs two thugs of their ill-gotten Oxycontin stash, his first stop is the local brothel where he is very generous with the pills. Later, when he wins a $300,000 settlement from the Marshall's office, he purchases Audrey's brothel and spends much of his time frolicking with prostitutes. He later refers to it as his 'dream'. Dream big, Dewey.
- Ironic Echo: Raylan told him to give up the "Nazi bullshit and go back to poaching gators" in the first episode. He (inappropriately) uses the line on some gangsters when he impersonates Raylan to rob them, and it ends up getting him caught for it.
- Kick the Dog: After buying Audrey's brothel from Boyd, he fires Christie for no other reason than being a "fattie".
- Malaproper: In "Starvation", he means to say "onus", but instead says "anus".
- Man Child: His maturity level, mannerisms, and dress are those of a teenage boy. He plays with Dickie Bennett in prison like children on a playground. Finally, Season 5 reveals that his life's dream is to own a swimming pool and frolic with loose women. In a 2015 interview with TV Guide, Damon Herriman describes Dewey as a childlike man.
Damon Herriman: There's a little boy inside of Dewey. The little boy would be playing Cowboys and Indians or cops and robbers. Dewey's kind of doing that, but it happens to be in the real world. But he's not really any more adept or capable of making his way through than a little kid would be.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: He pummels a muscular john twice his size in "Starvation".
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Ask Wade Messer about that. Danny also learns this the hard way in "Wrong Roads". When Danny steps out of the tow truck and confronts Miller, Dewey hops in the drivers seat and runs them both over.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: It can be easy to forget how he got his start in crime, until you see the big Nazi chest tattoo. He's contemptuous of "fatties" and worked at Disney World but left due to there being too many 'negroes and homosexuals'.
- Prayer Is a Last Resort / Prayer of Malice: In "Over the Mountain", an injured and lost Dewey is desperate to locate Wade Messer so that he can murder him. Dewey prays a ridiculous prayer to God, begging the Almighty to help him locate and murder Wade.
Dewey: God, I ain't prayed in a while, I ain't fixin' to die out here in the woods like some animal, you hear me? That's bullshit. Jesus, if you help me find him, once I kill him, I swear, I'll straighten up, I'll go to church, Sunday school, whatever you want, but goddamnit, I gotta get this thing done, you understand? I ain't never asked you for shit, least you could do.
- Refuge in Audacity: His attempt to impersonate Raylan in order to rob some thieves of their Oxycontin. When Raylan confronts him about it, he claims that he was going to hand the drugs over to him, and that he was working on Raylan's behalf, given that Raylan had deputized him in the previous season on a completely unrelated matter.
- Running Gag: Getting out of cars without engaging the parking brake, being warned that "there won't be a third time" when he repeats something insulting, and being shot at by otherwise kindly old people.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: When Boyd shoots Dewey in the head in "Fate's Right Hand", it takes the show in a darker direction.
- A Simple Plan: In "Over the Mountain", Dewey was supposed to take Wade Messer to a secluded location in the woods and have him dig a hole, under the pretense that Dewey hid money in the ground. After Wade dug a deep hole, Dewey was to shoot him dead and bury the body in the hole. Naturally, Dewey screws it up. Wade's tiny shovel was insufficient for the task, Dewey shot him prematurely, a struggle ensued that resulted in Dewey getting lost and injured, and Wade wandered off before dying out in the open where law enforcement found his body.
- Sixth Ranger: To his Florida cousins.
- Spanner in the Works: To Raylan, Boyd, and Daryl at various points in Season 5.
- Surprisingly Sudden Death: Boyd easily catches on to Raylan's attempt to get Dewey to turn on him, and elects to take him out just to be safe in the Season 6 premiere. Though he does let Dewey's last thoughts be of hope for the future.
- Tattooed Crook: Easily recognized by his Neo-Nazi tattoos.
- Third-Person Person: He has a tendency to do this.
Dewey: This it then, Raylan? No final words, put Dewey Crowe in his place?
Raylan: My advice? Stop talking about yourself in the third person. Makes you sound like a fool.
- Those Wacky Neo-Nazis: He started the show as one, but while he still has the tattoos, Dewey doesn't seem to be keeping up-to-date on the Nazi scene. He was really just a pawn of Boyd when he was tricking racists into committing crimes for him by making them part of 'Crowder's Commandos'.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After 4 seasons of being everyone's doormat, season 5 opens with him getting a 300 Grand court settlement. Subverted when the Florida Crowes turn up and mess up his life.
- Too Dumb to Live: And yet he still manages to.
- Took a Level in Badass: It's a minor one compared to some, but as of Season 5 Dewey seems to be developing into a more threatening adversary, pushed along by Daryl and Danny.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In Season 5 after Daryl forces him to kill Messer Dewey becomes a lot more willing to threaten and use force. However, he does this in a pretty empty way.
- Villainous Friendship: With Dickie Bennett. The two became fast friends in prison, and when they briefly reunite in "Weight", their joy is palpable.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: In "Weight", Tina and Mina tell Raylan that Dewey never raised a hand to the prostitutes at Audrey's.
Daryl Crowe Jr.
Played By: Michael Rapaport
"Well, this feels like one of those "time will tell" deals which, as a free man, I have plenty of. Question is: how much time you got?"
more dangerous and competent cousin from Florida. He heads the family following the death of his father in a boating accident fourteen years ago, and arrives in Harlan after deciding Florida is tapped out. Having once been imprisoned for alligator poaching by Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens, Daryl emerged from Stark Penitentiary a smarter, more sophisticated criminal who always keeps his eye on the main chance.
- Apologetic Attacker: Tries to apologize to Wendy after he hits her the first time.
- Avenging the Villain: His goal after Episode 10 is to avenge Danny's death, which he blames on Raylan.
- Badass: Thoroughly proven when he teams up with Boyd and beats the shit out of Gunner Swift, and later pulverises Mike in a fistfight.
- Big Bad: He's one of several players angling to be Season 5's. Following the shooting of Art Mullen and the loss of Boyd's heroin shipment, Daryl takes centre stage, with Raylan, Boyd, Wynn Duffy, and the Mexican cartel all looking to take him out.
- Big Brother Bully: He alternates between this and Big Brother Mentor. Danny, Dilly, and Kendal are all visibly terrified of him, and even Wendy is leery around him.
- Big Brother Mentor: Subverted. Daryl acts as the mentor to his brothers, but he's also more than willing to bully them, and eventually has Dilly killed.
- Character Death: Daryl is shot in the groin and neck by Wendy, when he tries to grab his recorded confession from her. He bleeds out on the floor of Audrey's, pathetically trying to stop the blood flow as Raylan stands menacingly over him, not lifting a finger to help.
- The Charmer: Surprisingly, yes. Daryl can turn on the charm when he needs to, practically batting his eyes at Wynn Duffy in "Wrong Roads".
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Tortures Dewey's manager in order to discover that he's been skimming money for Boyd.
- Corrupt Hick: A backwoods gator poacher with connections in a Florida law office through his sister. He's now aiming to achieve greater status in Harlan.
- The Corrupter: Towards Dewey, who he tries to turn into a genuine criminal, forcing him to commit his first onscreen murder.
- Deadpan Snarker: Daryl is probably the snarkiest of the Crowes, along with Wendy.
- Domestic Abuser: A sibling example. Daryl beats Wendy to a pulp, manipulates her for his ends, and blames her for Kendal's incarceration when it was he himself who forced Kendal to make a false confession.
- Don't Split Us Up: In "Over the Mountain", Raylan takes Kendal into protective custody, much to Daryl's horror.
- Enemy Mine: Much as he doesn't like Boyd he's willing to do mercenary work for him starting in "Kill the Messenger".
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Toyed with. Daryl is certainly obsessive about keeping the family together, and he talks a lot about the importance of family, but given his murder of Dilly, his abuse of Dewey, and his disregard for Wendy and Kendal's feelings, how much he really cares for any of them is questionable. It's eventually confirmed that he does care, when he is deeply upset about Danny's death, and tries to apologise to Wendy during their ensuing fight.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Seems to enjoy beating up the Neo-Nazi.
- Eviler Than Thou: With Boyd.
- Evil vs. Evil: It's hard not to cheer for Daryl when he beats the tar out of Neo-Nazi Gunner Swift.
- Evil Mentor: He serves as both mentor and bully when manipulating Dewey. He mentors Dewey on how to properly run a business and handle a treacherous employee.
- Evil Uncle: Towards Kendal, who he aims to make as bad as himself.
- The Family That Slays Together: Preaches this, though in practice he seems to just be using his family.
- Genius Bruiser: While uneducated and uncultured, Daryl's no dunce. He's a competent criminal, capable of playing both Raylan and Boyd as needs be. He's also a big, powerfully built man, who can lay a beatdown on anybody he cares to.
- Gold Tooth: Has one.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Daryl tends to resort to his fists as opposed to guns, and he's very effective with them, brutalizing both Gunner Swift and Mike with ease. When Mike tries to employ MMA moves against him, Daryl shrugs them off while gloating about how "Kung-Fu shit don't work on me."
- Greed: Money is Daryl's motivator. Unlike many previous villains he isn't driven by rage, or pride—he just wants what he wants, and will do anything in order to get it.
- Groin Attack: Wendy shoots him in the groin before finishing him off.
- The Heavy: He doesn't move the plot as much as say, Mags Bennett or Robert Quarles did, but as of "Raw Deal" and "Whistle Past the Graveyard" most of Boyd, Duffy, and Raylan's moves are made in response to his, and he's the focus of the final three part arc.
- Hired Guns: Hires out himself, his brother Danny, and his cousin Dewey to Boyd.
- Inadequate Inheritor: When Daryl persists in his criminal endeavors, Wendy tells him that he doesn't measure up to their father, who knew when to walk away from failing crime schemes.
- It's Personal: With Raylan after Danny's death and Art's wounding.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Daryl might be bullying his way into Dewey's brothel, but he does make legitimate observations about Dewey's poor business sense. He's also bang on when he accuses Boyd of ripping Dewey off, and when he attacks Wendy's poor parenting skills and lack of involvement with the family.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Every single time he seems to show a softer side, it turns out to be emotional manipulation or an outright lie.
- Karmic Death: Killed by his sister, who he used and abused, on behalf of his nephew who he was leaving to take the rap for his crimes.
- Kick the Dog: When Raylan warns him about what juvenile detention will do to Kendal, Daryl says that Kendal is a "pussy" and could use the experience.
- Let's Get Dangerous: We're given flashes of how dangerous Daryl is throughout the show, but it's not until the aftermath of Danny's death that he goes into psycho mode and stays there, demonstrating just how bad he can be.
- Manipulative Bastard: He has no qualms about manipulating Dewey in order to control Audrey's brothel. He later starts pulling strings to 'adjust' the deal with the Mexicans, and talks Kendal into taking the fall for his own actions.
- Never My Fault: He refuses to take responsibility for undermining Boyd's drug trade, beating Wendy, or framing Kendal.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives one to Gunner Swift, and subsequently to Wendy and Mike.
- No Sell: Informs Mike that kung fu doesn't work on him.
- Opportunistic Bastard: He's described as such by his right-hand man, Jean-Baptiste, who comments on Daryl's penchant for finding employ with someone else, and then making their business his. Daryl freely admits that he doesn't really have a plan. He first tries to take over Audrey's, then tries to make Boyd pay him the money for Audrey's, then joins up with Boyd, only to try and take control of the heroin business from him. If anything, this unpredictability, and general lack of attention to detail makes Daryl more dangerous, as nobody can really anticipate how he'll try to take advantage of the situation, only that he will.
- Parental Substitute: To his younger siblings, and especially his nephew Kendal who, if you do the math, he has raised since infancy. During his Motive Rant to Wendy in "Restitution" he reminds her that she has no idea what Kendal wants, or where he went for his tenth birthday, because it's Daryl who has been taking care of him.
- The Patriarch: Of the Crowe family.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He claims to never trust anyone who has English as a second language, though given that he employs Jean-Baptiste, and is contemptuous of Gunner Swift and his Neo-Nazis, this may just be a line said to annoy Elvis Machado.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: In earlier episodes Dewey and Raylan made several references to Dewey having a cousin named Dale Crowe Jr., whom Raylan had put in Stark Penitentiary for alligator poaching. Come Season 5 we meet Daryl, who has the exact same backstory, but a different first name. This is due to the same complicated copyright issues that turned Karen Sisco into Karen Goodall.
- Sibling Team: With Danny, Dilly, Kendall, and Wendy (though she's less involved in the family business than the others).
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: More than a few of his outfits have exposed his arms.
- Smarter Than You Look: Daryl's a hick and both looks and sounds the part, with an accent and mannerisms that make Boyd or Bo Crowder come off like university professors in comparison. He also took a whole lot of courses in prison, including business management, accounting, real estate, and composition, and is capable of running an effective Xanatos Gambit.
- The Starscream: Wants to be this to Boyd but hasn't quite managed to pull it off.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Sees the rest of his family in this light, and is at least half-right, given that Dilly, Danny, and Dewey have fewer brain cells between them, than Daryl has on any one side of his skull.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With his family. He constantly argues with Wendy and expresses annoyance with Danny, Dewey, and Kendal.
- Took a Level in Badass: Raylan remembers Daryl as a not-very bright, low level gator poacher. Following his time in prison, he's gotten a lot smarter, moving into illegal sugar trafficking, drug smuggling, and prostitution. Throw in his newly murderous proclivities, and he can stand with the likes of Boyd Crowder and Wynn Duffy as threats.
- Verbal Tic: Take a shot every time Daryl says "man".
- Villainous Breakdown: Daryl goes through one as the fifth season goes on, resulting in him beating Wendy and tearfully forcing Kendal to share a 'blood pact' with him.
- Visual Pun: Daryl spends Season 5 waxing poetic about holding the Crowe family together. In the season finale, Wendy shoots him in the "family jewels".
- Xanatos Gambit: His play in "A Murder of Crowes". Either Elvis kills Raylan or Raylan kills Elvis; either way Daryl gets his parole reduced and the link to his family's sugar business is covered up.
- Wild Card: What Daryl will do in any given situation is sort of up in the air due to his opportunistic nature. He's very much like Boyd in this regard.
- Would Hit a Girl: Beats the tar out of Wendy, though in his defense, she started it.
- You Have Failed Me: Does it to Dilly for being a liability, and seriously considers doing the same to Dewey.
"Well, I guess we all get the family we deserve, right, Daryl?"
Played By: Alicia Witt
Raylan: Look, best case scenario, you are the civilized white sheep in a flock of killers and cons.
Wendy: That's the best case?
Daryl, Danny, and Dilly's sister, who works as a paralegal in a Miami law office, much to Daryl's annoyance. When she cares to get involved, she is very much the brains of the operation, and Daryl has a history of coercing her involvement. Like Kendal, she seems to have some doubts about the lives her brothers have chosen to lead, but is unsure how to extract herself.
- Action Girl: Wendy can handle herself, and unlike some characters (we're looking at you, Ava) is good about not getting in over her head.
- Amoral Attorney: Wendy is a paralegal who is still heavily involved in the Crowe family's criminal activities.
- Antivillain: She's the least malicious member of the Crowe clan, and is often kept in the dark about Daryl's worse actions, meaning that her main contribution to the family business is keeping her brothers out of prison.
- Badass: Despite having a gun aimed at her in a car, she escapes by swerving the car suddenly and making sure her assailant, Elvis Machado, gets hit with most of the damage. That's pretty awesome. She later shotguns a man's car in "Whistle Past the Graveyard" to prevent him from pursuing her, and manages to hurt Daryl during a fistfight.
- Car Fu: How she escapes from Elvis.
- The Consigliere: To Daryl, a role she shares with Jean-Baptiste until Danny murders him. She offers advice and openly criticizes Daryl's questionable decisions with impunity.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: In exchange for wearing a wire to extract Darryl's confession, Raylan allows her to go to Florida with Kendal, scot-free.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She cares about Kendall, her poor parenting skills notwithstanding.
- Evil Genius: She's definitely the smart one in the family, something which even Daryl acknowledges.
- Hands-Off Parenting: She's Kendal's mother, but she doesn't seem to mind that her brothers are raising Kendal in a corrupting environment. This gets better as Season 5 progresses, however. After the fiasco with Uncle Jack, we see Wendy spending more time with Kendal and assuring him they'll leave Kentucky soon.
- Hello, Attorney!: She's a paralegal, and still has a tramp stamp. Although Raylan doesn't go too far, he definitely has an attraction to her.
- Honest Advisor: To Daryl.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Daryl and Danny apparently did not inform her of Dilly's execution.
- Manipulative Bastard: Does her best to plant doubts in Allison's head about her relationship with Raylan, and subsequently tries to put the moves on Raylan as a way of screwing with him.
- Messy Hair: She constantly looks like she just got out of bed.
- The Mole: In the Season 5 finale, she secretly records Daryl's confession, which she later turns over to law enforcement to exonerate Kendal.
- My Rule-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: Does it with both Raylan and Allison, getting Kendal back from custody, and having Allison suspended from her job.
- Only Sane Woman: With Jean-Baptiste gone, Wendy is the only halfway rational member of the Crowe family left.
- Parents as People: She's a less than stellar mother to Kendal and is fully aware of it.
- Pet the Dog: She encourages Daryl to take better care of Kendal, such as giving him a bed to sleep in instead of a couch. Subverted when it becomes clear that she's more concerned about keeping child protective services off their collective backs than about Kendal's well-being. In "Raw Deal" Raylan observes that if she really cared about Kendal, she would have taken the boy back to Florida.
- Parental Substitute: To her younger brothers, especially Kendal. It's later revealed that she's actually Kendal's mother.
- Sexy Secretary: Daryl Jr accuses her of only being a secretary. And again, the tramp stamp.
- Ship Tease: With Raylan.
- Sibling Team: With her brothers.
- Sophisticated as Hell: She might be the most educated member of the family, and she can speak legalese when she has to, but Wendy still talks like a Crowe, right down to the hillbilly accent and the profanity.
- Sour Supporter: To Daryl. While she's loyal to her brother and offers much-needed legal assistance, she openly criticizes Daryl for his questionable decisions.
- Tattooed Crook: Downplayed. Unlike her heavily tattooed brother Danny and her cousin Dewey, Wendy has only the one visible tattoo on her lower back.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With her brothers, especially Daryl, with whom she argues constantly.
- Unkempt Beauty: Wendy is absolutely gorgeous, but has permanently messy hair, no obvious makeup, and a tramp stamp. Of course, all this could be considered as added to her allure.
- White Sheep: Invoked by Raylan when describing her, though he clearly doubts it to really be the case. Ultimately, she proves to be one of the most moral of the Crowe siblings despite being no angel, and is the only one to express a desire to improve their lot in life.
Daniel 'Danny' Crowe
Played By: AJ Buckley
Daryl's younger brother, who acts as his right-hand and bagman. Mean to the core, he makes up for his insecurities by swaggering as much as possible, a habit that frequently causes trouble for the family as a whole. He has a rocky relationship with his sister, Wendy, and regularly harasses and bullies the much younger Kendal.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Danny's actual death is idiotic, and clearly meant to be funny, but the scene right before it, where he talks about how he rescued Chelsea from a puppy mill, is genuinely sad, and humanizes him in the moments leading up to his death.
- Apologetic Attacker: To Dilly.
- Ax-Crazy: Made clear in "Shot All to Hell" when he snaps and kills Jean-Baptiste.
- Beard of Evil: A scratchy little van dyke thing.
- Big Brother Bully: He bullies his nephew Kendal, earning him Jean-Baptiste's ire.
- Boisterous Weakling: A variant. Danny can certainly back up his claims physically, but lacks the actual courage to follow through most of the time.
- Character Death: Trips in a hole and fatally stabs himself while charging Raylan.
- Cowardly Lion: Danny is a coward when things don't go his way, but we've seen no evidence so far that his fighting skills are anything less than as advertised.
- Dirty Coward: For all his bluster and boasting, Danny is a coward at heart. He's too scared to take Jean-Baptiste in a fair fight, so he kills him with a shotgun at point blank range.
- The Dragon: To his older brother, Daryl Jr.
- Dumb Muscle: Danny's not quite as thick as say, Coover Bennett or his cousin Dewey, but he's still a slow-witted, impulsive psycho.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's deeply upset when his dog dies, having a full on breakdown. In the backstory he went Knight Templar Big Brother on Jack Anderson after he impregnated and abandoned Wendy, and in the present day he actually seems to contemplate turning himself in when Raylan tells him that Wendy and Kendal will be released, only to refuse when he finds out the deal doesn't extend to Daryl. Danny's certainly a very bad man, but it would be hard to contend that he does not care about his family.
- Evil Uncle: To Kendal, who is terrified of him.
- Expy: Immature psychopathic middle child who resents everybody else for not listening to his ridiculously stupid ideas, and snaps at the drop of a hat? He's a mix of Dickie Bennett and Coover Bennett. Except he lacks the low cunning Dickie had, and the mildly sympathetic truly childlike quality Coover had, so he's the worst of both worlds.
- Fan Disservice: In "Over the Mountain", he meets Tim and Raylan outside Wade Messer's house while not wearing any pants. Or underwear.
- Fluffy Tamer: To his vicious pit bull, Chelsea.
- Fluffy the Terrible: His pet pit bull, Chelsea, who is savage with intruders but friendly as a puppy with his owner. He apparently used to own a mastiff named Mitsy who almost took Raylan's leg off in Florida.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Danny tries to kill Raylan using his much-boasted-about '21-foot rule', rushing at him with a knife. He falls in the hole Kendal had dug for his dead dog Chelsea, and stabs himself through the mouth.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: For all his bragging and bullying, Danny's pretty insecure at the core.
- Jerkass: Danny is immature, argumentative, randomly violent, insecure to the core, unpredictable, even somewhat racist, and a complete psychopathic bully to boot.
- Knife Nut: Favors the knife, wearing one in a hip holster at all times. He brags about how if he's within twenty-one feet he can use a knife to take down a man with a gun, though he hesitates to actually try it against Jean-Baptiste.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: Believe it or not, yes. Danny apparently threatened to cut off Jack Anderson's genitalia due to his treatment of Wendy. Jack is still terrified of him.
- Malaproper: When explaining how he avoided arrest by the Marshals, Danny tells his siblings that he and Carl told the Marshals that they were doing "consexual" sex stuff.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: According to Daryl he advocates this in most situations.
- Pet the Dog: In a very literal way. Danny has a history of owning dogs, and values their lives more than humans. He also seems to enjoy Dewey's company, being the only Florida Crowe to treat him with anything approaching sincere kindness.
- Psychopathic Man Child: He's immature, he bullies his much younger nephew Kendal, and he's reluctant to complete even simple chores, such as buying groceries. He also loves killing.
- Psycho for Hire: Danny's very enthusiastic about the idea of killing Raylan, Messer, and anybody else who gets in his and Daryl's way.
- Right-Hand Attack Dog: Chelsea the pit bull again.
- Sibling Team: With Daryl, Dilly, Kendall, and Wendy.
- Tattooed Crook: Has several prominent tattoos on his arms.
- Those Two Bad Guys: He and Dewey play this role in "Kill the Messenger", with Danny as the threatening one and Dewey as the idiot.
- Too Dumb to Live: Charges Raylan with a knife in the dark. He trips and ends up stabbing himself in the jaw.
- Villainous Rescue: By Carl, indirectly. Danny beats up Carl, kidnaps him, and ties him to a chair, but when the Marshals discover them, neither man wants to be arrested. Carl claims that they were indulging in consensual BDSM, saving Danny from a kidnapping arrest.
- Would Hit a Girl: Runs Allison off the road, and shows no qualms about the idea of knifing Rachel.
Dillon 'Dilly' Crowe
Played By: Jason Gray-Stanford
The third and dumbest of the Florida Crowe brothers, Dilly has a gambling problem, a speech impediment, and no common sense. He has a history of wasting the family's money, and his impulsivity eventually destroys their operations in Florida.
- Berserk Button: Making fun of his stutter is a good way to get yourself killed.
- Character Death: Danny stabs Dilly to death on Daryl's orders, since he was too much of a loose cannon to keep around.
- Dumb Muscle: Incredibly stupid, and of use only as a (half-assed) enforcer.
- Five Stages of Grief: Averted. After Dilly's death, no one in his family mourns for him or even seems to miss him.
- Lethally Stupid: His stupidity and temper cost the family a lot of money and ruined their smuggling business. It cost Elvis his life and Daryl and Wendy have to cut a deal with the Marshall so that everyone involved does not end up in federal prison.
- The Load: Dilly's an imbecile, and his stupidity has repeatedly cost his family money and left them all in danger of arrest. And while you might say the same things about Danny, Dilly doesn't even bring Danny's fighting ability to the table.
- Man Child: He's immature and not terribly bright.
- The Millstone: Singlehandedly brings down the Crowe's sugar smuggling operation.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He believes that Indian casinos are rigged against the white man.
- The Resenter: He resents the ridicule and condescension he endures from his family and criminal partners.
- Sibling Team: With Daryl, Danny, Kendall, and Wendy.
- Speech Impediment: He stutters.
- Too Dumb to Live: Dilly is beyond stupid, even for a Crowe. The man makes Dewey Crowe look like Stephen Hawking. Gambling away his family's criminal profits on dog-racing and a casino which HE CLAIMS IS RIGGED AGAINST HIM.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed by Daryl and Danny at the end of his first appearance.
- You Have Failed Me: Daryl regretfully arranges for Danny to kill him because his irresponsible antics are endangering the family.
Daryl: Kendal? Man, that boy done seen shit you and I can't imagine.
The youngest member of the Crowe family, Kendal is a fourteen year-old boy who is visibly traumatized by his uncles' activities. Despite this, he's internalized a lot of their attitudes, displaying little respect for legality or law enforcement.
- The Bartender: He tends bar at Audrey's.
- Batter Up: Arms himself with a bat when Raylan and Tim come through the door.
- Corruption of a Minor: In "Good Intentions", Daryl tells Dewey that Kendal is in one of the brothel's trailers. No one bats an eyelash at the idea of a middle school-aged boy with a prostitute. In "Over the Mountain", Kendal tends the bar at Audrey's. And now he's witnessing murders.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has a knack for snarky comments.
Kendal: [On tending bar at Audrey's] Looking at half-naked ladies all day? Yeah, I was miserable.
Kendal: [After tasting vending machine cocoa] Jesus, is this machine hooked up to the septic?
- Don't Split Us Up: He's shocked when Raylan takes him into protective custody. He reluctantly goes with Raylan to avert a deadly showdown between Raylan and his uncles.
- Dull Surprise: Kendal reacts very flatly to most things. Daryl claims it's because he's seen things the likes of which Daryl and Raylan never have. Considering the environment he grew up in, this is no surprise.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In "Raw Deal" he contacts his biological father while his uncles are away in Mexico, presumably to escape from Danny. He tries this again in "Weight".
- Sibling Team: With Wendy, Daryl, and Danny.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: He consorts with prostitutes, tends bar at a brothel, and insults two federal marshals. He also seems pretty comfortable with Daryl and Danny's murderous proclivities.
"I prefer sticks and stones. Because I like to break bones."
A Haitian alligator poacher who acts as Daryl Crowe's advisor, and takes care of the bodies.
- Affably Evil: In addition to being the most rational member of Daryl's inner circle, he's also the most polite and well-mannered.
- Badass: Implied, given Danny's fear of confronting him head on.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Implied. He's the calmest and most reasonable of Daryl's associates, but when Wade Messer is killed he's at the top of Raylan's list of suspects alongside Danny.
- Blown Across the Room: Turned into "Haitian Hamburger" by a shotgun blast from Danny.
- Character Death: A scared and humiliated Danny kills him suddenly with a shotgun.
- Clean Up Crew: Daryl orders Dilly and Elvis to take the body of the man they killed to the Hatian, so that he can get rid of it.
- The Consigliere: To Daryl Jr., providing a counterbalance to the Hot-Blooded Crowe brothers.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: His death comes out of nowhere and with very little build up.
- Eat the Evidence: Feeds the bodies of Daryl's victims to the alligators.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Threatens Danny for refusing to get groceries and for bullying Kendall.
- Evil Poacher: Aside from disposing of Daryl's victims, he poaches alligators.
- Machete Mayhem: Always has a machete strapped to his hip.
- Nice Hat: Always wears a broadbrimmed straw hat.
- Only Sane Man: He's the voice of reason in Daryl's crew, especially when compared to Danny.
- Pet the Dog: The entire impetus for his death is him defending Kendal when Danny bullies him.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Despite the character having some pretty good reception from fans, Jean-Baptiste is killed early on by Danny. The reason was that Edi Gathegi wasn't enjoying his time with the show and wasn't bound to any contract, so the decision was made to make him leave earlier then intended.
- The Stoic: Remains very calm and even-tempered, and betrays little emotion on his face.
Elvis Manuel Machado
Played By: Amaury Nolasco
A Cuban smuggler, career criminal, and close associate of Dilly's. Set up by Daryl as the fall guy in their sugar smuggling ring.
- Bald of Evil: Beneath that shiny head is the brain of a killer.
- Character Death: Machado is killed by Raylan and Greg Sutter when he tries to pull a gun on them.
- Cool Shades: Often sports a pair of them.
- The Stoic: Doesn't change his expression much, remaining cold as ice.
- Stupid Crooks: Right up there with Dewey and Dilly in this department.
- Too Dumb to Live: At first, he seems like the smarter of the two when he's working with Dilly. That's just because Dilly makes everyone seem smart by comparison. Elvis tries to flee to Cuba on a ridiculous little boat he can barely start, and then advertises the fact that he's going to pull a gun on Raylan and Sutter when they already have their guns drawn. However, due to the hopelessness of the situation, this can be easily seen as suicide by cop.
"Let's not get bogged down in the past. Focus on the plan."
Played By: Kyle Bornheimer
A grifter, gambler, and inveterate loser, whom Kendal considers an Honorary Uncle
- The Charmer: In his younger days, but Wendy isn't falling for his cheesy lines anymore.
- Con Man: Jack makes his living ripping people off at gambling.
- Cool Car: He drives a black mustang that he adores.
- Cool Uncle: To Kendal.
- Dirty Coward: Jack is repeatedly called a 'pussy' by other characters, and it's hard to disagree considering he abandoned his son to save his own skin.
- Disappeared Dad: He's really Kendal's father, and abandoned the boy when Wendy was still pregnant. He now pretends to be Kendal's uncle, but still doesn't see the boy much.
- Honorary Uncle: Subverted. This seems to be the case at first, but we eventually find out he's really Kendal's dad.
- Pet the Dog: He tries to send Kendal home when he realises the man who wants to hurt him has followed him to Kentucky. Later, despite his fear of Wendy's brothers, he begs her to call one of them so that they can save Kendal from a kidnapping.