Justified – Episode 2-10 Review

With three episodes left in the season, Justified is really heating up and all the pieces are coming together. The biggest turn this week was Boyd’s complete upholding of the Crowder legacy, plotting and planning to take Harlan. He gets some allies, including his cousin Johnny, and picks Dickie as his method of reintroducing himself.

Meanwhile, Mags seems to be turning away from criminality because she has a nice bundle of cash, and instead of fully blaming Raylan for Coover’s death, she actually puts it on Dickie and basically tells him to get lost. We see from this that Mags is somewhat rational in her actions, knowing that pot has its limitations, but cutting her son out at the same time would seem to be an impulsive move. The natural tendency would be to go after Raylan, though, so perhaps publicly disowning Dickie instead of trying to kill Raylan is actually a calculated move to draw less attention.

There is a lot of Raylan and Winona in the episode, mostly them expressing their doubts, but in the end, they agree to move away. But as soon as that happens, they’re ambushed and Raylan is forced to kill two guys. With Boyd on the warpath, it’s almost inconceivable to think of Raylan leaving now. But what does this mean for Winona who must have been scared out of her wits?

Score: 8.9/10

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