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After the four-year time jump, Raylan faces one more spiritual test, one But given the complexities of Boyd and Raylan's relationship, I have to. In the final showdown between Boyd and friend/nemesis Raylan Givens It took the sudden (yet perfect) blossoming of a relationship with his. Dewey Crowe has not been portrayed as being in a relationship, although he was Later on, Dewey Crowe and another one of Boyd's men follow Raylan around into quarantine by jail guards after Raylan concocts a fake positive TB test to.
You're an executive producer on "Justified," and I feel like it varies from show to show in terms of how much input actors who are also executive producers actually have. Can you talk a little about your experience in that capacity?
They make me feel like I have a lot -- whether I do or not is probably up for debate.
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A couple of months before we started shooting, Graham and I started talking immediately after the last season, as we always have done. It seems like a very collaborative process and obviously, you have a very different perspective as an actor than the writers in terms of how a scene might work in practice and how you can add depth in unexpected ways.
This show has afforded me that experience. I ask a lot of questions. We can do it. Well, it starts with a very basic idea for me which is, "How do I still enjoy going to work?
I am laughing so hard right now. And Sandford said once that he though Lucas might be a sociopath.
Raylan is a true alpha male, similar to what you find in romance novels. So I think that has some appeal. Plus Timothy Olyphant could read the phone book and make it sexy and charming.
If you like bad boys in serious need of redemption, then Boyd is your man. A modern day western. Curtis has always done everything backwards. Her latest book is Echoes. Yes, you can leave it alive. As long as you leave something behind. After the four-year time jump, Raylan faces one more spiritual test, one that allows him to finally break the Harlan cycle and afford Ava's son a chance he never had. As he walks through the California ranch, Raylan is finally the one making the choice, rather than outrunning choices made by Arlo, made for him.
He can take Ava in, of course, be the devoted lawman we know him to be.
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But the Raylan we see in the series' closing moments is mellowed, unguarded. He's been cowed, slightly, by this life.
He knows the cost of it. He knows what lies ahead for Ava's boy if he takes his mother in. This child will end up in a foster system. He'll only know his parents through glass windows. That same rage that choked Raylan for years, that likely cost him Winona, will choke him.
Hell, he could even end up with Boyd again, back in Harlan. Raylan's not letting this happen.
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So in a series sometimes defined by Raylan's ability to slap leather and his need to carry his Marshal's star, Givens saves the day in the calmest way possible.
He walks away, calls it a day.
- 'Justified' series finale review: 'We dug coal together'
It hummed along, leaving me not entirely certain when it was going to end. There are no goodbyes for characters you don't care about, no sendoffs for characters about whom there's nothing more to say. No customary wave to the cast. Wynn Duffy, as much as we loved him, is barely even mentioned. What else is there to say after that trailer scene from "Fugitive Number One"?
Even Markham, a villain who earned his place in Harlan's criminal hierarchy, is dispatched quickly by Boyd because, well, we had other things to accomplish this week. This episode belonged to Raylan, Boyd and Ava.
Raylan was ready to murder Boyd last week, and he goes so far as to hand Boyd a loaded gun here, hoping to have their last showdown. Raylan ultimately saves himself, refusing to shoot an unarmed man.