This is it kids. This is the final stretch; the season finale of Justified. Our dear friend Raylan has been through a lot these past few weeks.
The pieces are in place. The guns are primed. The powder keg is lit. The shit is going down on Justified. Take off your Stetson, throw your boots on a table, sit back and stay a while.
Shit is getting real. The pieces on the board are inching closer towards checkmate. Soon enough we’ll see who’s still standing … ok, to be fair we’ll see how Raylan and Boyd put everyone else down. So prop up your feet, sit back, and let’s have a look see at this past week’s Justified.
This week we open up Justified with a few deputies trying to plant some drugs inside Shelby’s pick-up. This election business is turning nasty. When one of the deputies threatens to shoot down dear ol’ Shelby, he spins a tale about having liver cancer. I suppose I’d be less willing to draw down on a man with a close expiration date. Shelby sends them packing with a scolding and heads over to Boyd’s for advice and a drink. We’re in the home stretch of season three; let’s see how the final few innings play out.
After a long day of being accused of corruption and murder, Raylan likes to kick back, have a beer, and hide the weapon used to frame him. All in a day’s work for our favorite US Marshal.
This week of Justified starts moments after last week’s episode. Sammy gets a call that is presumably faked to tip off the feds that Raylan may be dirty. We then go to what would be a forced shot of Raylan sitting in a bar listening to music, however it is interleaved with Quarles and Duffy disposing of Gary. Goddamn I love the editing of this show. Quarles shoots and kills Gary and leaves him on the front doorstep of Winona’s house. Looks like tomorrow might not be Raylan’s best day ever.
Arlo is going batshit insane. At least I think that’s the clinical term. In case you’re wondering where his crazy behavior is coming from, rewatch the first episode. Helen makes mention to how Arlo is sick and bi-polar. Well, with Helen no longer around to ensure he takes his meds, Arlo is just going to get crazier and crazier.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Two hookers try to get oxy from a crooked doctor. The doctor only wants to part with a little, so the hookers try to use his “little part” to get a bigger share. Then, out of the blue Tanner pops in a kills all but one of the hookers. I know, the joke starts out strong but falls apart during the punch line. However, this shit is Justified, where we can always go for quality stories.
Justified kicks off this week with Limehouse coming back from his deal with Dickie. Turns out, Limehouse isn’t as honest as we though he was. He’s hiding a large amount of money from Dickie and tried to sneak one by him. From what I gather about this scene, it looks like there might be issues in Limehouse’s crew. It will be interesting to see how he deals with it.
We rejoin Justified with Devil and a man named Tanner having a conversation about a meeting. Quickly its revealed that Quarles is the man Devil is here to meet. Quarles is working his way through the local thugs, so it was only a matter of time he got to Devil. Quarles offers Devil a fast track to the big time.
I’ll give Quarles his due. The man can talk. He sells Devil on the concept of killing Boyd faster than you can blink. Fathers in the greater Lexington area, watch your daughters, Quarles is in town and he’s about to charm the panties off them.