Did Justified's Hero Really Get the Ending He Deserved?


The crackling neo-western pulp of Justified always wore its heft and depth as casually as Raylan Givens wore his Stetson. An image from this fine, final season, from the episode “Fugitive Number One,” summed up the stakes 

Four of Justified's five season finales (so far) ended with the song “You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive,” a reflexive statement about the show's home county. But executive producer Graham Yost has always viewed it instead as a 

The crackling neo-western pulp of Justified always wore its heft and depth as casually as Raylan Givens wore his Stetson. An image from this fine, final season, from the episode “Fugitive Number One,” summed up the stakes 

Any Justified fan could have told you what to expect going into Tuesday night's series finale. A reckoning between estranged lovers Ava (Joelle Carter) and Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), a confrontation between the outlaw Boyd and the lawman Raylan 

Police in Marana justified Rapiejko's actions. "We don't know that if (Rapiejko) lets him go for another 10 seconds, (Valencia) doesn't take somebody out in the parking lot," Rozema said. "And then we're answering some completely different questions