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Justified Season 4 Finale Review: One Coin, Two Sides
TV.com ^ | April 3, 2013 | Tim Surette

Posted on 04/05/2013 7:13:11 AM PDT by Bratch

Having previously wrapped up the mystery of Drew Thompson, the hunt for Ellen May, and the dangerous situation with Limehouse in an outstanding five-episode arc to conclude the major events of Season 4, there was little for Justified to do in its season finale other than get poetic and set up Season 5. While last week's episode, "Peace of Mind," was a thorough showcase for the series' secondary characters, the finale shifted focus to Justified's two leading men, Boyd Crowder and Raylan Givens, and how they're two sides of the same rusty old nickel. 

More so than previous seasons, Season 4 really played up Boyd and Raylan's history with each other and Harlan, and how early choices in their lives steered them to where they are today. Give or take a few cosmic nudges somewhere along the line, and it's easy to see how Raylan could have been Harlan's public enemy number one, and Boyd its shining star. Those two are more alike than they'd care to admit, thanks to being the two smartest crackers in the county. One just happens to work for the law, and the other just happens to work against it (though Raylan isn't afraid to re-draw the line when it suits him).

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: fx; harlancounty; justified
I l-o-o-v-e this show. The article is excerpted to avoid revealing spoilers.
1 posted on 04/05/2013 7:13:11 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch
Patty Loveless - You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
2 posted on 04/05/2013 7:14:37 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Bust show on TV. But asking which season was the best is like asking a father which of his kids he loves the most.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 7:28:05 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: 0.E.O

Bust = Best


4 posted on 04/05/2013 7:28:24 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Bratch

Ah! There is a Justified thread! Yeah, yeah, season ender. The old two sides of same coin (yawn).

There were some great plot twists, moments, and lines earlier in the season (Raylan’s wondering inflection in “My goodness!” when he sees the foot, and “Is that an engagement ring, Ava?” in the midst of escalating hostilities). I really enjoy the acting, the “small” moments and looks.


5 posted on 04/05/2013 7:29:43 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Bratch

Excellent show. Raylan and Boyd will do what is necessary.

The scene where Winona got loose was awesome.


6 posted on 04/05/2013 7:29:53 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Bratch
One of my favorite shows. Great cast, I especially like Nick Searcy who plays Art. Steals every scene he's in.


7 posted on 04/05/2013 7:44:54 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: 0.E.O; Bratch

Definitely a great show! I couldn’t believe we had missed not watching it during the first few seasons but we are fully caught up now. The show definitely has some interesting twists to it that catches me off guard at times.


8 posted on 04/05/2013 7:46:38 AM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: Bratch
The only thing I don't like about Justified is that it's obviously shot in Kalefornia and not in Appalachia
9 posted on 04/05/2013 7:56:50 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: stuartcr

We watched that several times, picking out how it happened after she’d picked up the loose gun. Sharp scene!


10 posted on 04/05/2013 8:05:03 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: Bratch

“People underestimate Bob at their own peril.”


11 posted on 04/05/2013 8:05:29 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Bratch

One of the better shows on cable right now. I DVR every episode in case I miss one.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 8:07:04 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Bratch
I still miss one of the most original characters ever to appear on tv..............


13 posted on 04/05/2013 8:13:07 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: fella

As someone who grew up in the Appalachians, I agree. I hate the California look in most of the outdoor scenes. It’s still a great TV show.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 8:17:03 AM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: MtBaldy
Our DirecTV DVR loves the show so much that it records every episode a second time!
15 posted on 04/05/2013 8:18:00 AM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: Mr Fuji
The show definitely has some interesting twists to it that catches me off guard at times.

One of the best scenes was a couple of seasons ago when Winona was explaining to Raylan why she ended up taking all that cash she found in the basement police property room.

The strained expression on Raylan's face was priceless.

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Speaking of Winona, played by Natalie Zea, ever notice how much trouble Natalie causes no matter what show she is in? Right now, she is giving Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) fits in The Following.
16 posted on 04/05/2013 8:32:31 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Bratch
Justified is one of a few must see TV programs. Nothing "takes me back home" quite like it.
17 posted on 04/05/2013 8:35:28 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: SampleMan

Rofl, that was great! And Bob’s just standing there being Bob.


18 posted on 04/05/2013 8:39:38 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: cyn

They got some of the toughest, and dumbest, woman in this show.


19 posted on 04/05/2013 8:50:15 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: DeFault User

Margo is on The Americans now... Another great show produced by the same people who produce Justified.


20 posted on 04/05/2013 8:50:36 AM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: Bratch

Terrific show. Nick Searcy is a friend and an investor in my little film company. I hope we’ll have him on screen, too.


21 posted on 04/05/2013 8:51:36 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: fella

???


22 posted on 04/05/2013 8:52:01 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Mr Fuji

I think season one was probably the weakest, but it sets up the characters. Season 2 was the best; Mags Bennett was by far the best bad guy followed closely by Ellstin Limehouse, though Quaryles wasn’t bad either. This season was excellent but I think it pales a bit in comparison. Still put it above season one.


23 posted on 04/05/2013 8:53:55 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: TomGuy

She must have something that appeals to them.


24 posted on 04/05/2013 8:53:55 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: HangingTuff

just can’t wait until season 5!!!


25 posted on 04/05/2013 8:58:57 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Bratch

Outstanding show, can’t believe something original came out of hollywood. The only show we DVR and wait to watch. If Art left the show I probably wouldn’t watch it. He has some of the best lines, great tag team between he and Raylan. I can’t believe I am talking about a TV show like this.


26 posted on 04/05/2013 9:32:28 AM PDT by strongbow
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To: Mr Fuji

I come from the Appalachian foot hiils by way of the Ozarks to Texas and the pilot that was shot in Pennselvania has a much better back home feel to it for me. The show is just great, refuse to buy comercials on cable so I wait for the DVDs, season 4 should be hitting Target soon.


27 posted on 04/05/2013 10:22:41 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: DeFault User

She plays a Russian spy master on the “Amercans” right now.


28 posted on 04/05/2013 11:02:12 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: strongbow
Outstanding show, can’t believe something original came out of hollywood.

There are a lot of original shows out there. Just none of them on the mainstream media outlets.

29 posted on 04/05/2013 11:05:20 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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I could go for some of her apple pie right about now. So long as I provide the glass.


30 posted on 04/05/2013 11:06:23 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Bratch

Bump for that rare thing now days - great television - acting, and writing.

We were late comers to this show, and due to our very intermittent viewing habits, never seem to catch it “in season”, but we are always expectantly awaiting the release of each new season ; }

Thank You Lord, for blessings without number.
Tatt


31 posted on 04/05/2013 11:28:48 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: 0.E.O

Ironically, a friend and I find season 2 to be our least favorite. Mags was a great character but I thought the whole Bennett clan/feud thing seemed off to me. Still, season 2 was really good.


32 posted on 04/05/2013 11:39:19 AM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: fella

The Pittsburgh area filming of the pilot and opening credits provided a good background. I’m sure the $$$ required to keep filming the series there wasn’t financially sound.


33 posted on 04/05/2013 11:42:46 AM PDT by Mr Fuji
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I don’t normally watch syndicated shows but FX appears to put out some excellent shows from what I’ve gathered from folks.


34 posted on 04/05/2013 11:47:03 AM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: DoodleDawg

Wash it down with some of that good ol’ mountain dew.


35 posted on 04/05/2013 1:03:03 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Recon Dad
we were given the first 3 seasons to start watching last year....fell in love immediately...infact, my husband had it on and watched several shows...I just sat there on my computer not really watching....all of a sudden I got into and made hims watch the first 7 shows again.....LOL...

we didn't watch last year so we had to wait till it came out on dvd and I got it for my hubby for Christmas....we've watched it and now we have season 5.....

that Raylon...that Boyd....sorry, but I find myself cheering for Boyd and Ava...

36 posted on 01/08/2014 8:29:02 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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