27 February 2013


So I always watch Justified on DVR-delay because 10:00 is past my bedtime.  Well, overnight, my Twitter feed blew up (OK, so it was really just my brother-in-law) with how awesome the episode was.  Damn, it's about time.  So I avoided the internet all day and I remain unspoiled.  Other than knowing there's lots of death coming.  Let's do this!  I want my show back!

Raylan goes to see Hunter, the old Sheriff who tried to have him killed and then went on to be the dad on The Killing.  Looking for Drew Thompson.  Again.  Some more.

Hunter tries to kill Arlo, but Arlo is a tough old dude and beats him up, beats a guard (to death?), and then is stabbed in the heart by Hunter.  Now at first I thought Hunter was killing him so he can get his deal instead?  But Raylan had offered it to Hunter.... so was he killing him to keep his mouth shut in general?  Let's hope they dumb it down and spell it out for me. 

So Boyd's being forced to kill that guy for those Rich Old Dudes.  Instead, he meets with Targeted Guy and tells him the deal, hoping the guy will pay him to not-kill him.  He doesn't. 

Wynn Duffy pops by to see Boyd to apply more pressure about finding Drew Thompson.  Boyd says he has 2 possibilities - why doesn't Theo Tonin just kill them both? 

Meanwhile, Ellen May's talking to Sheriff Shelby, coming close to telling him she's seen Ava kill Delroy.  And Ellen May - or, more likely, someone pretending to be her (*cough*Johnny*cough*)- is texting Boyd's War Buddy, blackmailing him for $20,000.  Which he steals from the drug dealer he's been seeing, after killing him.  Tim's Recovering War Buddy is in the drug dealer's house at the time, so of course he ends up with a bullet to the head too.

Arlo's not quite dead yet, but is expected to be soon.  Raylan eventually goes to visit him, still asking about Drew Thompson.  Arlo's last words to Raylan are, "Kiss my ass."  Jesus he really is a son of a bitch.  Was.

A cop (really a fake cop hired by Wynn Duffy) kills the Targeted Guy and one of the rich old kinky dudes.  Boyd made him do his dirty work -- nice.  When Wynn Duffy figures that out, with some help from Asshole Johnny, he's pissed.  The cop comes for Boyd, "arresting him" when Raylan comes by the bar.  Raylan's suspicious because he's been with Shelby and Shelby knew he'd be there and Shelby didn't say anything to him about arresting Boyd.  The cop threatens to shoot Raylan and draws - NICE TRY, ASSHOLE.  Another one bites the dust. 

Boyd's War Buddy leaves the $20,000 where the Texting Blackmailer tells him to put it.  And yeah, it's Johnny.

Theo Tonin's #1 guy calls Boyd and Boyd smooth-talks him. Then Boyd meets with his Rich Old Dudes to celebrate the death of the Targeted Guy, and then to let them know that he knocked off another of their friends too.  And that Boyd got Tonin to tell all the judges and cop buddies not to deal with the Rich Old Dudes anymore.  "I am the outlaw," proclaims Boyd.  Boyd wants $300,000 and a Dairy Queen franchise.  No shit.

Art makes Raylan take a week off because Arlo died, but he doesn't want to get kicked off the Drew Thompson case.  Raylan whittles him down to 2 days.

OK, so 56 people died.  But you can't placate me with that, show.  Keep up the good (better) work!

20 February 2013


Remember that black dude (Jodi) that Raylan caught earlier this season?  Like the first episode?  Well, he got away after Raylan turned him over to his bounty hunter GF.  Shot and killed her too.  Oops.  The guy helping Jodi is from Mad Men, right?  Hard to tell because he looks so different.  But yeah, it's him.  The cool funny guy.  You know the one.

Jodi hella toys with Raylan.  Like, it's ultra-random (like most stuff this season) -- his Mad Men friend is a filmmaker and has Raylan watch a movie where he threatens him.  It's weird.  So Raylan heads to his bar/house and Jodi's there waiting.  Tries to pull on Raylan.  Nice try, dummy.  Raylan shoots him dead.  Duh.

Swinger's Party Time!!  Or as Ava calls it, Rich People Sex Party time!  Boyd immediately develops a fan club and holds court with a couple of the old rich guys.  The guys want Boyd to kill a guy who is screwing them over in a land deal.

Raylan goes to see Daddy in jail to find out who Drew Thompson is, but Arlo tells him to eat shit.

Johnny finds out from his No. 1 Whore GF that it was Boyd's War Buddy who hit her, and that he was looking for Ellen May.

And that's all we got.  Not enough actual swinging for me!

13 February 2013


So I guess this has just become a Justified blog now, on account of nothing else is on (or I gave up watching everything else) and I just can't abandon this blog.  Even if Twitter and Facebook are way easier.  Some day I'll bring this thing back....

Meanwhile, nothing happens on this show so what the actual hell.  It's The Drew Thompson Wild Goose Chase Hour.  There's a lot of awesome dialogue though, particularly of the Boyd Crowder variety.  Boyd and his gang are looking for that Drew Thompson guy for Wynn Duffy.  Raylan's also hunting down Drew Thompson, via that annoying teenage braceface.  Her stepdaddy's foot was cut off (on account of him having a house-arrest-ankle-bracelet) and he was taken by 2 hillbillies working for Boyd's attorney.  (Huh?)  Stepdaddy was taken because they think he's Drew Thompson, but he swears he's not.  Raylan busts in just as stepdaddy's getting cauterized.  Stepdaddy says that if anyone knows where Drew Thompson is, it'd be that dirty cop from way back in Season 1.  The one who went on to become the dad on The Killing.

Boyd's War Buddy gets high and is desperately trying to find Ellen May AND more drugs.  He's also beating up hookers and then the guys who take the fall for him beating up hookers.  He's freaking nuts.

Meanwhile, Tim's getting roped into something with a recovering addict veteran buddy of his.  Tim's brought along as security when his friend goes to see Blossom's oldest brother.  Pretty sure that was him. 

Finally, Ava thinks that the "in" to get them more info on Drew Thompson is an invite to the old Sheriff's swingers' party.  Seriously.  Poor Ava's got an attack of conscience over thinking Ellen May's dead.  Boyd confesses to her that he's been stashing away cash... for a house.  And he asks her to marry him.  I swoon. Man, I love me some Ava and Boyd!!

06 February 2013


Let's play a game called, "Is Something Going to Happen in This Episode?"

Winona's pregnant ass makes an appearance. For 4 minutes.

Arlo's brought in to the Marshal's Office to answer questions on the Drew Thompson case.  Drew Thompson being that guy they're hunting for from decades ago that I couldn't care less about and don't see the point of.  They're looking to make a deal with Arlo to find out about Drew Thompson in exchange for his freedom.  Jesus, he killed the State Trooper and gets to go free?  Raylan doesn't want that, so he decides to try to find Drew Thompson before Arlo can make that deal.

Meanwhile, Wynn Duffy is meeting with FBI Agent Ned Ryerson and a Theo Tonin guy in the Duffy-mobile.  Ned and the Tonin guy are BFFs and Ned has been protecting the Tonin guy for years.  Drew Thompson shot and stole from Tonin back in the day, so Tonin wants his ass.  Tonin's guy ends up shooting Ned in the head.  R.I.P. Needlenose Ned.

So Boyd's War Buddy lost Ellen May, but lies to Boyd and says he killed her.  Wynn Duffy visits Boyd and offers him cash to find Drew Thompson.  What's Boyd, a P.I. now?  I'd watch that show.

Raylan tracks down the little thief girl who stole the bag from Arlo's and started this whole convoluted mess.  Her stepdaddy told her to steal it, so Raylan visits him.   He tells him Drew Thompson's with the Hill People.  That sounds ominous.

Raylan walks up the mountain to find the Hill People, who greet him at gunpoint.  They throw him into a room... where Boyd awaits.  Tim and Boyd's War Buddy are both waiting for their respective guys at the bottom of the mountain.

Raylan and Boyd's lives are spared because Raylan's mother is the cousin of one of the Hill Women.  Can't kill kin.  She tells them Drew Thompson isn't there anymore, but is in Harlan.  Raylan handcuffs Boyd to a tree and goes off to find Drew.

Ellen May's hiding out in the Sheriff's office and the Sheriff wants her help in bringing down Boyd Crowder.  And Wynn Duffy is still working with Cousin Johnny to eventually take out Boyd.  I hate Cousin Johnny.

OK so still nothing has happened.  But I really liked the Hill People bit, plus Raylan and Boyd being reunited.  So there's that.