'Justified's' Joelle Carter: Ava's got a gun


On Wednesday (May 4), FX's Southern crime drama "Justified," based on a character created by novelist Elmore Leonard, ends its sophomore season with "Bloody Harlan," which may give viewers a clue what's waiting in the wings.And if they can't guess, Joelle Carter, who plays widow (by virtue of manslaughter) Ava Crowder, says that last week's explosive episode will pale in comparison."It's even more epic than episode 12," she says of the finale, "so I'd really put those seat belts on and get ready for the ride."Ava is a former Harlan County, Ken., cheerleader, and a longtime acquaintance of prodigal-son U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant). But she didn't wind up with him -- he married, divorced and has apparently reconciled with the lovely court reporter Winona (Natalie Zea) -- and instead wed Bowman Crowder.He was the son of a local crime boss and brother to explosives-loving robber Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), who also has a...



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