Advertisements The new hat is a tribute to Elmore Leonard who hated Raylan's hat and wanted him to wear the hat you saw in 4 years later. They bypassed lots of stock endings and some "we're just SO clever" wildcards to make a nice capstone to six years. Unlike some series that started out excellent but the writers got too cute with the wrap up or simply had no clue how to end it (See "LOST"), Justified went down smoothly like a fine cask aged beverage. Kudos to the writers, the excellent cast and of course to Elmore Leonard. Epic.