Justified: Season 4 (2013)


Season 4

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Bolstered by witty, efficient dialogue and confident storytelling, Justified makes a strong case for consideration among cable television's top dramas.



Critic Ratings: 25


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User Ratings: 223

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Air date: Jan 8, 2013

After a botched robbery, Raylan stumbles on a mysterious bag in the wall of his father's house. Meanwhile, an old friend pays a visit to Boyd, whose crime business is being threatened by a new church.

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Air date: Jan 15, 2013

The marshals try to solve the mystery behind Waldo Truth's identity, Boyd gets an opportunity to confront his two biggest competitors, and Raylan makes an intimidating new enemy.

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Air date: Jan 22, 2013

Boyd steps up his battle with the new preacher in Harlan, the marshals run into trouble trying to interview fugitive Drew Thompson's "widow," and Raylan confronts Lindsey's ex husband and tells him to leave town.

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Air date: Jan 29, 2013

Raylan tries to track down Randall, Lindsey, and his stolen money. Meanwhile, Ava has to figure out how to tie up loose ends with Ellen Mae.

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Air date: Feb 5, 2013

While Raylan heads to the hills to find Drew Thompson, he discovers that Boyd is searching for him too on behalf of Wynn Duffy. Meanwhile, Colt tries to tracks down Ellen Mae after she runs away.

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Air date: Feb 12, 2013

Raylan and Boyd take different paths as they continue their search for Drew Thompson, but a third group thinks they have already found him. Meanwhile, the fallout from the Ellen Mae situation weighs heavily on Ava and Colt.

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Air date: Feb 19, 2013

While Raylan has to track down a fugitive for a second time, Boyd and Ava go to an exclusive party hoping to track down Drew Thompson.

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Air date: Feb 26, 2013

Will Arlo reveal the identity of Drew Thompson to Raylan, or will he take the secret to his grave? Meanwhile, Boyd tricks the local mob and Wynn Duffy, and Colt is blackmailed over not killing Ellen May.

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Air date: Mar 5, 2013

While transferring Arlo's killer, former sheriff Mosley, to another prison, Raylan stumbles upon the identity of Drew Thompson. Meanwhile, Boyd and Ava discover that Colt did not kill Ellen Mae, and that sheriff Parlow is protecting her.

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Air date: Mar 12, 2013

Drew Thompson slips through the fingers of Raylan, Boyd, and the Detroit mob, and sets off a breakneck race to find him.

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Justified: Season 4 Photos

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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
Walton Goggins
as Boyd Crowder
Jere Burns
as Wynn Duffy
Ron Eldard
as Colton Rhodes
David Meunier
as Johnny Crowder
Abbey Miller
as Ellen May
Joseph Mazzello
as Preacher Billy
Jenn Lyon
as Lindsey Salazar
Sam Anderson
as Lee Paxton
Robert Baker
as Randall Kusik
Patton Oswalt
as Constable Bob Sweeny
Ned Bellamy
as Gerald Johns
Mike O'Malley
as Nick Augustine
Natalie Zea
as Winona Hawkins
Chris Chalk
as Jody Adair
Gerald McRaney
as Josiah Cairn
Romy Rosemont
as Sonya Gable
Brent Sexton
as Hunter Mosley
David Andrews
as Tillman Napier
Daniel Buran
as Nicky Cush
Michael Graziadei
as Mason Goines
Mel Fair
as Nelson Dunlop
Dave Florek
as Harold Shawn
Rick Gomez
as David Vasquez
Beth Grant
as Mother Truth
Michael Gladis
as Kenneth Blanks
Shelley Hennig
as Jackie Nevada
Mykelti Williamson
as Ellstin Limehouse
Paul Rae
as Patterson Gaines
Robin Riker
as Deborah Jane
Don C. Harvey
as Patrick Massett
Aja Evans
as Sharon Edmunds
Don Harvey
as Patrick Massett
Josh Stamberg
as Alex Barnes
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Jeremy Barkley
David Ury
as Hiram Pugh
Tom Proctor
as Cope Entiss
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Critic Reviews for Justified Season 4

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (12)

It's still a case study in economical dialogue with an oft-sardonic bite.

Aug 26, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Raylan Givens was, and very much remains, the coolest cop on TV.

Aug 22, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Although Justified isn't always mentioned in the same breath with some of cable's most prestigious dramas, last season's twisted alliances and terrific heavies (here's to you, Neal McDonough and Mykelti Williamson) put it on par with many of them.

Aug 26, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There was no big bad in season four, and as a result Justified was freer to explore the bigness of the badness within the characters we already knew.

Aug 26, 2014 | Full Review…

The truth is, Justified works best when it embraces its procedural roots.

Aug 26, 2014 | Full Review…

It is one of the TV's smartest and, yes, funniest shows.

Aug 25, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The show is fortunately too sophisticated for a simplistic Manichean relationship to firepower. Everyone in the show has a gun, but the overwhelming feeling is that practically nobody should.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Skilful direction keeps things light while maintaining a sense of jeopardy.

Jul 22, 2018 | Full Review…

As excited as we are to have Justified back for a fourth season, it's easy to forget that the main plots can be a bit slow in coming.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Every subplot crackles with pungently funny dialogue and taut pacing.

Aug 26, 2014 | Full Review…

The show's innate ability to create fabulous characters, and tell great stories, once again made Justified one of if not THE best dramas on television this year.

Aug 26, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Season 4 will likely be remembered for its wonderfully executed (but sometimes wildly digressive) storyline that did without a typical big bad - a move that seemed risky at times, but ultimately paid off by putting the characters ahead of the plot.

Aug 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Justified: Season 4

  • Jul 21, 2020
    Another GREAT Season! This show makes me shout out in surprise and shock so many times! Its not only a good plot, but the character building is amazing. LOVE IT
  • Dec 21, 2017
    This is absolutely my favorite season as we get to see Boyd Crowder coming back, along with Wynn Duffy and of course Givens. The writing and acting are still good, nothing to complain about at all. The new story arc isn't probably the most imaginative, but the whole completed story arc between Raylan and his dad Arlo is absolutely the most gritty real feeling to it. Pros: Still great acting and writing, but I will be sad to see some of the cast not returning. Cons: Frustrated with some plot things and how people got treated, but we can't have everything we want.
  • Aug 01, 2017
    Real Good with some great new characters
  • Jan 07, 2017
    Just a superb storyline, full of surprises, narrow escapes, strong acting and characterization, efficient and witty dialog...best season so far.
  • Feb 21, 2016
    Season 4 competes as one of the best season's of Justified yet, particularly benefitting with added screentime for Jacob Pitts as Deputy Tim Gutterson, and the introduction of Ron Eldard as the cruel Colt Rhodes, who is in league with Boyd Crowder.
  • Jul 22, 2015
    Another great season, The Drew case it was unexpected and the hunt was great. The new addition to the cast was awesome, Boby from Supernatural :) Colton - Ron Eldard - and Constable Bob - Patton Oswalt - were awesome, we finally said goodbye to Arlo - I didn't like him - It is a very good season with many turns and twists :) after 4 season this is in my top 2 :p I'll give it a 9/10.
  • Apr 07, 2015
    The absence of a new, spotlighted bad guy seemed like a risky move, but the writers of Justified once again crafted a stellar season full of the gripping, twisty storylines that made the previous seasons so good, as well as exploring new dimensions of the colourful characters.
  • Nov 20, 2014
    Yet another slam-bang season of gritty story-lines, hard-boiled thrilled, sparkling dialogue, and plentiful action…just don't expect a break from formula.
  • Apr 29, 2014
    Another good season. But the unique Raylan Givens humour is drying up
  • Apr 12, 2014
    Justified gets better and better as it goes on. The creators are doing a great job writing on the show, introducing great characters, and the actors continue to do a great job on the show, especially Oliphant, who continues to bring his confident demeanor to his job, and the action sequences continue to impress.

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