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Airing on the FX network, Justified is an hour-long drama that has received critical acclaim for both the strength of its acting and the power of its storytelling. Based on the short story, "Fire in the Hole," by Elmore Leonard, the show follows US Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens as he is transferred from Miami, Florida to Harlan County, Kentucky, the place of his birth. He reluctantly returns to perform his duty as a law enforcement officer battling rampant drug trafficking, child molesters and violent white supremacists. Justified takes place primarily in Harlan County, an impoverished area of Kentucky where coal mining is one of the few legitimate means of earning a living. Many of the residents have turned to less than legal means, and sawed-off shotguns and methamphetamine labs abound. Raylan Givens maintains his cool, patrolling the county with a laconic, laid-back attitude and wearing his signature cowboy hat, a throwback to an earlier era of gunslingers and frontier justice. Despite his easygoing nature, he gets caught up in many moral dilemmas, and he struggles to find his place in this new environment. He tries unsuccessfully to distance himself from his Harlan County roots, represented by his father Arlo, an unsavory character very much involved in the local crime scene himself. Coming to terms with his background, Raylan is forced to face many things that he wished to avoid and thought he had left behind him.

An ongoing conflict between Raylan and his childhood friend Boyd Crowder is a compelling source of tension throughout the show. Boyd is an active criminal and part of an established crime family in the area. Early in the series, he has an apparent change of heart, and his character's development goes through some surprising twists and turns. Boyd's magnetic personality and his complex relationship with Raylan raise questions about whether or not he can be trusted and whether he can be redeemed in the end.

Raylan also becomes involved in some tricky romantic entanglements, going back and forth between his ex-wife and a new love interest, who is herself involved with the criminal underbelly. These relationships lead to conflicts of interest, deceit and betrayal, adding another level of moral quandaries and dilemmas for the main character to resolve as the series progresses.

The ratings for Justified have been strong, and it has recently been picked up for its fourth season on FX.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on FX
6 Seasons, 79 Episodes - Ended
March 16, 2010
Crime, Drama
8.6/10
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Justified Full Episode Guide

  • Raylan, Boyd, and Ava fight one final, bloody battle to determine who leaves Harlan alive.

  • Raylan and the Marshals encounter a crisis that could ruin all of their careers. Duffy, Mike, and Katherine question the meaning of loyalty.

  • Raylan puts the pressure on his CIs. Boyd moves in on Markham's money.

  • Raylan and Boyd put Ava's loyalty to the test, and Markham's plans to win over Harlan don't go as planned.

  • Raylan makes an unexpected offer to Markham.

  • A visit from his daughter distracts Raylan from his hunt for a dangerous fugitive at large.

  • Raylan investigates a murder that is causing conflict in Markham's camp.

  • Ava makes a bold decision. Raylan turns to an old friend. Duffy investigates Ava's release.

  • Raylan seeks vengeance upon the people who are forcing Harlan's most valuable real estate to be sold.

  • Still searching for Boyd, Raylan follows a trail of explosives and runs into trouble.

  • Raylan's investigation leads to his involvement in a paramilitary outfit, while Boyd and his partners try to salvage a profit from their heist.

  • In the sixth season premiere, Boyd plans to pull off a daring heist.

  • Raylan has one final opportunity to take care of Art's would-be assassin. Meanwhile, cartel killers put Boyd in the corner.

  • Raylan puts pressure on every criminal in town to divert the attention away from arresting Darryl Crowe Jr. Meanwhile, Boyd and Duffy recruit an unlikely ally to fight off cartel killers.

  • A shooting close to home forces Raylan and Boyd to decide how far they're willing to go.

  • Raylan and Boyd run into each other on the hunt for Dewey Crowe. Meanwhile, bad blood in the Crowe family hemorrhages.

  • A maverick DEA agent teams up with Raylan, who believes that the man's behavior seems all too familiar. Meanwhile, in trying to protect Ava, Boyd is forced into a difficult decision.

  • Raylan hunts for a missing member of the Crowe family.

  • Boyd flies south with the Crowes in hopes of a drug score, as Raylan goes after a grifter with important enemies.

  • Raylan seeks revenge following Alison's attack. Meanwhile, Boyd is desperate to protect Ava.

  • A mob revenge plot could expose Raylan's past. Meanwhile, Boyd suffers a crushing blow.

  • Raylan is on the lookout for a missing informant. Meanwhile, Boyd's life is in danger.

  • Raylan is king for a day in the seized mansion of a mob accountant. Meanwhile, Boyd tries to reclaim the Harlan heroin market.

  • As Boyd's plan to prevent Ava from being tried slowly comes undone, an unexpected reunion with Loretta McCready pits Raylan against two hit men under the control of a ruthless Memphis drug lord.

  • In the fifth season premiere, Raylan journeys to Florida, where he gets involved with dangerous members of the Crowe family. Meanwhile, Boyd sets his sights on the collapsing Detroit mob.

Most Popular Justified Episodes

  • Season 6 Episode 8 Dark As a Dungeon 3/10/2015
  • Season 6 Episode 13 The Promise 4/14/2015
  • Season 1 Episode 1 Fire in the Hole 3/16/2010
  • Season 6 Episode 9 Burned 3/17/2015

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