Here's to you Elmore Leonard. Pass the apple pie.
The surprising and delightful finale of Justified.
“You are the world-conquering emperor of lies."
A wrenching hour that killed off major characters and set the remaining major players on rails leading to some horrendous final showdown.
Justified is damn close to having a perfect track record during this final stretch.
This was one of the great Justified episodes.
Past, present, and future.
For long stretches, this episode feels like a very cinematic adaptation of a stage play.
Choo-Choo decides he's had enough of bloodshed.
Ava's brief escape would have felt like the writers were spinning their wheels if it weren't for how much great plot fodder actually results from it.
Will any of these characters make it out of this season alive?
Is Ava sleeping with Boyd again to throw him off her CI trail, or is it because she's still in love with him? With Justified, it always seems like it's a little bit of both.
The question of whom to trust hasn't gotten any easier.
The premiere of Justified's sixth season is proof of how the awareness of death can focus the mind.
The fifth season of Justified is the first one that we'd rather hadn't happened.
Raylan Givens seems, for the first time in season five, like a ruthlessly effective cop again.
Consider “The Toll,” one of the season’s stronger episodes but still not anywhere near cracking the Justified best-of pantheon.
This was a great episode, well worth muddling through several not-so-great episodes to get to.
We don't miss any of the new characters Justified has introduced and/or brought back and then killed off this year.
"Whistle Past the Graveyard" was the weakest episode of Justified's fifth season to date.
If there were an Olympics for burning through plot, Justified would be a front-runner for the gold.
Is there a contest in the Justified writers' room to see who can pack the most plot into an episode?
That was an action-packed episode of Justified, even by Justified's standards.
We're entering that typically busy middle period of a season. The subplots have begun to intertwine.
This week's episode included what might be Justified's sexiest scene yet.
There's less laid-back, Elmore Leonard–ian talking and scheming in Justified's first two episodes than we're used to.
The fifth-season premiere was vintage Justified, full of mayhem and brittle humor.
Justified marched quite confidently through this finale without any major-character fatalities.
Ava's soul was at stake in last night's penultimate episode.
The setup at the end of last week's episode made some big promises for this week's.
Everyone's looking for Drew.
Apparently all you readers figured out who Drew Thompson was long before we did.
Had there been complaints that the season hadn't been bloody enough?
This episode felt more like outtakes from Out of Sight than an actual Justified episode.
There was something elemental about this episode, something that worked on a most basic, atomic level.
Apparently 30 Rock's Kenneth was right. There are Hill People.
The Bonnie and Clyde of American cockfighting.
How about that snake attack, right?
In which we learn more about the man that fell out of the sky.
Raylan's eager to mix it up in the season-four premiere.
In the season-three finale, a severed limb goes aflyin'.
Everybody knows what everybody else is doing at all times.
"We just shot the guy that's tryin' to kill the guy that you're just dyin' to see dead."
Quarles gets a backstory, and a breakdown.
Things are getting delightfully messy building up to the final stretch.
"Did you touch it?" "What am I, an asshole?"
"The Power of You: Turning Your Personality Into Profit."
Not-So-Happy Valentine's Day, Raylan.
Are we getting enough Raylan?
There's a power vacuum at the top of Harlan's criminal food chain.
Carla Gugino shows up.
Season three begins.
"I couldn’t hold it together that last day."
The show has every right to be full of itself, but it never is.
"[Writers] felt like if they wrote 'Sugar' and 'Honey' at the end of every sentence, that would make it southern."
"I’m expecting to be amongst the dead before it’s over."
The final season kicks off tonight.
"We absolutely don’t know how this is going to end yet."
Downton needs a prequel. Bad.