Justified - The Promise - Series Finale

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  1. Apr 15, 2015 #21 of 129
    philw1776

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    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.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2015 #22 of 129
    Odds Bodkins

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    More than satisfactory finale to one of the all time greats. Wynn Duffy spinoff is all setup... it just takes one signature! We have lost too many great shows over the past 12 months. :(
     
  3. Apr 15, 2015 #23 of 129
    midas

    midas I heard that

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    I like that take on it.
     
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    ClutchBrake

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    That was kinda weird. Haven't seen Jason Gedrick in years so it seemed a bit of an odd part.
     
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    Bierboy

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    uncdrew

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    Ah... Boone's hat.

    I did love the line he gave Rachel about "It fit". His lines are just so badass.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2015 #27 of 129
    uncdrew

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    ...and a class act for Raylan to tell Boyd that Eva is dead.

    She ran on him three times, he doesn't owe her any favors. And you know Raylan is the type that won't even tell Eva that he did it.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2015 #28 of 129
    uncdrew

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    Elmore was wrong.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2015 #29 of 129
    pjenkins

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    MikeAndrews

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    You're correct on the hat. It bugged me that the hat had some kind of green day-glo sticker on the right side of the brim. I think that Raylan would have hung the hat with the hole on the wall and just bought another Stetson.

    Yeah, it was an Elmore ending where our hero(es) survive the final shoot out.

    Boyd had been shot on the same spot on his chest so many times the surgeons should just have installed a zipper to allow easy bullet removal.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2015 #31 of 129
    spartanstew

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    Me too, I would never have caught some of those lines otherwise.

    Enjoyed the finale and a great wrap up.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2015 #32 of 129
    pjenkins

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    Interesting tidbit I saw:

    The book that was shown was interesting. We rarely saw Raylon reading something not work related and then it was usually a newspaper. I thought it would be an Elmore Leonard book but it was The Friends of Eddie Coyle, about a small time Boston criminal/informer (reference to Boyd, maybe). According to wiki, Elmore Leonard once described the book as "the best crime novel ever written"
     
  13. Apr 15, 2015 #33 of 129
    Martha

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    Actually he did - when Gary was supposed to be developing that property for the Dixie Mafia, Wynn was in Wynonna's kitchen one day when she came home and he tried to sell her a security system. ;)

    Nitpick:
    The one thing that jumped out at me was Ava calling Boyd on Grube's phone. Who's been paying the phone bill? :D
     
  14. Apr 15, 2015 #34 of 129
    MikeAndrews

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    Oh, that's easy. The phone is free thanks to the rural telephone tax we all pay.
     
  15. Apr 15, 2015 #35 of 129
    Martha

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    But there wasn't even electricity that far up in the hills was there? When the phone started ringing, I thought it was just Boyd's cell, but when he ran into the cabin to pick up the desk phone, it totally threw me. Wait! Grubes has phone service?

    Oh well, other than that nitpicky thing, I loved the finale. Can't wait to buy this series on DVD when it comes out as a complete set.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2015 #36 of 129
    midas

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    The thing that stands out to me about this finale is there were so many great scenes.

    In no particular order;
    Both confrontations with Markham and Eva
    Markham/Boyd showdown
    Boyd/Raylan showdown
    Raylan and Art in the bar
    Boyd and Raylan at the prison
    Boyd throwing dynamite at the LEOs
    Boone/Raylan showdown

    That's a lot of great writing and acting all wrapped up into one hour. And I'm probably forgetting some.
     
  17. Apr 15, 2015 #37 of 129
    markz

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    I paused that scene and wrote down the book title so I could check it out.
     
  18. Apr 15, 2015 #38 of 129
    CraigK

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    The ringing voltage for the phone comes on the line from the telephone company central office.
     
  19. Apr 15, 2015 #39 of 129
    MikeAndrews

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    :D POTS phones don't need electricity. The power comes from the CO.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2015 #40 of 129
    MrGreg

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    I have shot IPSC matches before, and you're right. They also weren't very close to each other for that showdown. I rewatched that scene several times. Boone didn't miss by much...
     

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