Monday, January 28, 2013

What I’m Watching: Justified

Justified: Season 4, Episode 3 “Truth and Consequences” (B+)

I’m still not sure at all where this season is headed, but it’s definitely as intriguing as ever. Randall threatening Raylan knowing full well his day job was bold, and Raylan seemed just as ready to throw down with him and have one of his typical standoffs. It looks like Randall may be more trouble than he’s worth, of course, since Lindsay has gone and disappeared along with Randall. The standoff with the FBI at Eva’s house was tense, and Barnes trying to get Raylan to shoot him before he gave up her location and then killed himself was one of the episode’s strongest moments. Eva’s psychic abilities were intriguing, and her conversation with Raylan and Tim was fascinating. Her subsequent kidnapping, however, was quite disturbing, and this season seems much darker than those before it. Art wryly interrogating Eva was a treat, and I’m glad to see that he’s taken an active interest in ongoing cases despite his impending retirement. Boyd has found himself a formidable enemy in Rachel, who tried to shake him down before sending her poisonous stakes after his hitmen, and I wasn’t sure if she was going to tell Billy that the snakes were in fact poisonous. The fact that he held one anyway was extremely captivating, and probably the last thing that he’ll do. Johnny coming to see Wynn for a deal to kill Boyd and Rachel telling Raylan that she left Joe were additional developments of interest which will likely have tangential roles in this season’s events.

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