Saturday, March 31, 2012
Justified: Season 3, Episode 11 “Measures” (B+)
Masterful lawman that he may be, Raylan doesn’t always have a way with words. I enjoyed seeing him get tongue-tied by Lindsay while trying to apologize for what occurred with Quarles the night before, before things got more serious. There seems to be an endless trail of blood and death that follows all the villains on this show as they fight turf war after turf war, and now Detroit has actually sent people to bring Quarles back, with a higher price tag for him alive because of his slippery reputation. I love how this show utilizes Neal McDonough’s stark looks, namely his blue eyes and his blond hair, to help make Quarles an utterly fascinating character, easily identifiable by a witness. Boyd’s interception of Quarles means that things are about to get much more interesting, especially since Wynn is now involved. Calling Theo, who is played by Adam Arkin, who already portrayed a terrific villain on an FX show, “Sons of Anarchy,” was a bold move, and it’s intriguing to see just how honest Wynn is, considering all of the deception regularly rampant on this show. Raylan’s pursuit of Quarles is made infinitely more entertaining by Art’s presence, and I suspect that Quarles is not going to let himself be put behind bars, no matter the charge. Dickie is being followed by just about everyone following his release from prison, and I don’t see how he manages to avoid getting himself killed since there’s not one person still alive that actually thinks fondly of him.