Critic Consensus: Justified returns to form for its endgame, rebounding with crisp storytelling and colorful characters who never take themselves too seriously.
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as Raylan Givens
as Boyd Crowder
as Art Mullen
as Tim Gutterson
as Rachel Brooks
as Ava Crowder
as Wynn Duffy
as Darryl Crowe Jr.
as Wendy Crowe
as Danny Crowe
as Dewey Crowe
as Avery Markham
as Wendy Crowe
as Katherine Hale
News & Interviews for Justified: Season 6
Elmore Leonard loved this series based on his novella "Fire in the Hole," and Justified does him proud to the end.
With "Fate," as usual, the best stuff with Justified is often the little stuff: a stray word of dialogue, an Olyphant glance from under the shadow of that Stetson Marshall hat, Goggins' hair. Oh yes, the hair.
Justified's love of the wacky short-story character ... has made it funnier and less self-serious than other superficially similar antihero shows, but it has also made it dunderheaded.
Somehow, over six seasons, the show's producers have retained the style and attitude of their source material to craft a smart, engaging modern day Western that feels classic as a John Wayne shoot 'em up and modern as the next season of True Detective.
Raylan vs. Boyd begins, as the electric first hour of Justified's final season proves that the only thing deadlier than the present is getting lost in the past.
Audience Reviews for Justified: Season 6
*standing ovation* Justified not only delivered a near perfect final season but it also turned it into something legendary on its last goodbye to these brilliantly written characters. I'm inclined to say that this even surpassed the amazing season 2. Everything you could've wanted from Justified is here: the writing is the best you have on television, the characters evolve and are put on extreme situation, no more boring Ava on prison (she turns into the most interesting character early on), the new villains are the perfect blend of hilarious and dangerous, Wynn Duffy is still alive, characters die in over the top situation, the puns and jokes are glorious, Loretta is back, etc etc. Couldn't have wished for a finer finale and the last dialogue was tear-jerking and the finest bittersweet goodbye to this brilliant show.
It's a race to see who can get out of Harlan alive in the sixth and final season of Justified. In the concluding arc of the series U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens and his long-time adversary Boyd Crowder have their final showdown as Givens works to build a RICO case against Boyd, and Boyd plots one last score that will allow him and Ava to run away together; meanwhile crime boss Avery Markham moves into Harlan County and starts to secretly buy up land. The first couple of episodes are a little shaky, but by mid-season the show kicks into high-gear and ramps up the pace to an exciting conclusion. Mary Steenburgen and Sam Elliott join the cast as recurring characters and deliver some very strong performances; especially Elliott, who has a commanding screen presence. Also, the writing is quite good, keeping the focus on the characters and staying true to Elmore Leonard's style. Season 6 of Justified wraps up the series and provides a fitting end to this groundbreaking FX drama.
The final season of Justified underscores its reputation of an original crime drama, departing from the norms and taking chances. It takes a while for it to really hit its stride, but ends on a surprisingly strong note. This season is filled with strong character actors, including the amazing Sam Elliott, and takes the characters we've become accustomed to in some interesting directions, namely Boyd Crowder. It's a show that needed to end, and yet managed to do so on a note that makes it among the shows greatest seasons.
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