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Justified: Season 2 (2011)




Critic Consensus: Justified finds its footing in its second season with an expanded cast of characters that enriches its seedy world.


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Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky.


Timothy Olyphant
as Raylan Givens
Nick Searcy
as Art Mullen
Jacob Pitts
as Tim Gutterson
Erica Tazel
as Rachel Brooks
Joelle Carter
as Ava Crowder
Natalie Zea
as Winona Hawkins
Walton Goggins
as Boyd Crowder
Margo Martindale
as Mags Bennett
Jeremy Davies
as Dickie Bennett
Raymond J. Barry
as Arlo Givens
Joseph Lyle Taylor
as Doyle Bennett
Kaitlyn Dever
as Loretta McCready
Brad William Henke
as Coover Bennett
Peter Murnik
as Tom Bergen
William Ragsdale
as Gary Hawkins
David Meunier
as Johnny Crowder
Michael Mosley
as Kyle Rourke
Mark Colson
as Hobart Curtis
Rebecca Creskoff
as Carol Johnson
Matt Craven
as Dan Grant
Abbey Miller
as Elllen May
Chris Mulkey
as Walt McCready
Ronnie Gene Blevins
as Carter Hayes
Chris Coy
as Bobby Green
Connie Ray
as Jenny Reasoner
Jere Burns
as Wynn Duffy
James LeGros
as Wade Messer
Scott Wilson
as Frank Reasoner
Larenz Tate
as Clinton
Jordi Caballero
as Gio Reyes
Sarah Jones
as Jamie Berglund
Steven Flynn
as Emmitt Arnett
Tara Buck
as Sally Peener
Randolph Adams
as Doc Stern
Kai Lennox
as Glenn Cosgrove
Billy Miller
as James Earl Dean
Jakobe Dempsey
as Nick Moss
Jim Beaver
as Shelby
Juanita Jennings
as Diana Brooks
Mark Atteberry
as Lexington Police Officer
Sean Donnellan
as Glen Percy
Joel McCrary
as Olander
Christie Lynn Smith
as Gayle Cosgrove
David Sullivan
as Jess Timmons
Tonja Kahlens
as Foster Mom
Savannah McReynolds
as Eldest Foster Child
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Critic Reviews for Justified: Season 2

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (11)

Olyphant's even a little better this season than last.

February 9, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Justified keeps on justifying - and demanding - our viewership.

February 9, 2011 | Full Review…

The second season truly reckoned with the consequences of the characters' actions.

August 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Raylan Givens continues to exemplify the perfect modern day cowboy; the mental state of Boyd Crowder is as beautifully ambiguous as ever before and every character swimming between their dueling existences make everything perfectly fall into place.

June 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Justified nails the tone and prickly characterizations you expect from a crime drama set in the sun-baked American countryside.

August 26, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

While Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins play their cat and mouse game with practiced skill, it's the two new women of Justified's second season that really shine.

August 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Justified: Season 2


Justified turned on season 2 as one of the best and most interesting tv shows around, thanks to incredible acting, amazing dialogue, hilarious one liners, interesting villains, Harlan county is one incredible place as everyone in it seems to have a gun, making some very unpredictable situations and so on. Not to be missed, but you really should try to endure S01 to get here. It's not the best but necessary to get to know the main characters and villains a lil' bit. Makes the ride much better.

Francisco G.

Super Reviewer

Marshall Raylan Givens gets drawn into his family's blood feud in Season 2 of Justified. While looking for a fugitive sex offender Marshall Raylan Given crosses paths with the Bennett clan, with whom his family has a longstanding feud that threatens to become an open war when Givens guns down one of the Bennetts to rescue a young girl who's been abducted; meanwhile Boyd takes up work at a mine and becomes a hired gun when the company tries to buy up property for a new mining operation. Margo Martindale and Jeremy Davies join the cast as recurring characters and deliver strong performances. Also, the writers do a good job at developing new storylines whiles also building on and tying off plot threats from the last season. One of the best character dramas on television, Justified delivers an impressive second season.


Super Reviewer

The best season so far. Margo Martindale is an amazing foil for Timothy Olyphant.


Super Reviewer

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