Season finale review: 'Justified' - 'Bloody Harlan'

Season finale review: 'Justified' - 'Bloody Harlan'

A review of the "Justified" season finale coming up just as soon as there's a river between us with no bridge to cross... "Are you asking me or are you telling me?" -Boyd
"Makes you feel better, you can tell people I asked." -Raylan

"Marshal and me, we made our choices. Now we're paying for 'em, but you still got a chance." -Mags
Early in "Bloody Harlan" -  a suitably fantastic ending to what's been an incredible season of "Justified" - Raylan tells the newly-pregnant Winona he's willing to quit his job and do something else for the sake of their relationship and unborn child. So what if he doesn't have any other skills, Raylan reasons - he can always sell ice cream. But we know Raylan's not going to quit, and not just because I doubt FX would want to pay for a third season of "Justified" in which Raylan dispenses ominous but cleverly-written warnings about the proper etiquette for ordering a rocket pop.(*)(*) Come to think of it, Tim Olyphant's so funny, I'd probably watch at least a couple of episodes of that. No, Raylan can't quit because he - like Mags and Boyd and Dickie and so many of the other characters from in and around Harlan - set out on a bloody path a long time ago. And once you get on that path, the only easy way to get off it is to choose the very final detour that Mags takes when she drinks from one of her own poisoned glasses. Raylan already changed his destiny a fair amount simply by leaving Harlan and becoming a Marshal, but the innate attraction to violence hasn't gone away. He might be able to limit the number of times he has to pull his weapon and invoke his code - note that he makes it through this entire episode without killing anybody - but Raylan Givens is who he is. Winona can't change that, Ava couldn't, and even the prospect of fatherhood doesn't seem liable to do much beyond giving him another reason to feel guilty about who and what he is.  Read More...


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