Justified - The Promise - Series Finale

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  1. Apr 15, 2015 #41 of 129
    pjenkins

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    He didn't miss, technically, as Raylan could attest by the pain in his head :)

    I guessed it would go down exactly as it did, but the execution of it was really well done, and I liked Loretta kicking the gun out of Boon's hand so he couldn't get another shot off. Although, getting shot in the heart should have been an instant death no? I assume he got him in the heart based on another nod to the pilot where Raylan shot Boyd and Art asked him how he "missed" the heart which they taught in shooting school (which IIRC, Raylan used to be an instructor at with Art?)
     
  2. Apr 15, 2015 #42 of 129
    Bierboy

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    ...and the very evident blood....
     
  3. Apr 15, 2015 #43 of 129
    john4200

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    He certainly missed what he was aiming for. Unless you think Boon was aiming for a glancing shot just grazing Raylan's head.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2015 #44 of 129
    dswallow

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    At $9.99 for a Kindle version of a 40+ year old rather short novel, I can wait. :)
     
  5. Apr 15, 2015 #45 of 129
    markz

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    Looks like there is a movie of that name too available on VUDU, Amazon, and Google Play.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2015 #46 of 129
    philw1776

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    Outstanding, informative recap by series creator Yost

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/justified-finale-graham-yost-raylan-788476

    I remembered the pilot episode where Winnona called "Rayland" the angriest man she'd ever met. Now he's grown, into the stubbornest.
    Glad to see them stick with the concept of Justified shootings, not shooting Boyd and yes shooting Boon.
    Great series. Nice wrap-up.
    As an Elmore Leonard fan I was confident that being true to his books, the writers would not suddenly kill our hero and that a woman in distressful circumstances Ava would have a shot at freedom. Couldn't figure out how she'd do it though.
    When you end a series well with characters still being congruent with themselves and you have some basic clue as how to wrap it up without trying to so how clever you are, you motivate fans to watch the whole series again. Two of my favorite series of all time screwed the pooch so badly in their final episodes, killing any and all motivation to ever watch again.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2015 #47 of 129
    pjenkins

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    Wait? If it's still $9.99 after 40+ years, not sure it's going to be dropping in price :)

    I bought it today and started reading it at lunch - can definitely tell it was written in the 70s based on the language and descriptions of particular groups....
     
  8. Apr 15, 2015 #48 of 129
    MikeAndrews

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    $6.00+shipping used in Paperback.

    Methinks the demand just went through the roof.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2015 #49 of 129
    uncdrew

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    My only slight nit pick is how Wynn found Eva (and the money).

    Raylan said that his car was found with the engine still warm, and if she had been on foot she would have been caught. And it doesn't seem Eva & Wynn had a prior rendezvous planned. Furthermore, her escape in Raylan's car was serendipitous and pretty random timing.

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  10. Apr 15, 2015 #50 of 129
    SeanC

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    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh!

    Well ok then.

    :up:
     
  11. Apr 15, 2015 #51 of 129
    john4200

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    Last episode, Ava made a call on her cell phone to meet someone as she was running away from the cabin with the backpack full of a million dollars. We did not know who she called at the time, but now I suppose we can guess who it was. But it is rather surprising that she still managed to meet with him after the delay of being taken by Markham and then Raylan.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2015 #52 of 129
    dwatt

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    Didn't she make a phone call to someone that we were never informed as to who it was. Wynn wanted a mobile pet grooming vehicle with specific requirements. My guess is Ava was hidden in the "On all fours" vehicle when it was stopped by the marshals in the flashback.
     
  13. Apr 15, 2015 #53 of 129
    efilippi

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    A little more time will drive the price down? :) A bit out of character to see you fretting over a couple bucks.
     
  14. Apr 15, 2015 #54 of 129
    Bierboy

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    It's Ava...
     
  15. Apr 15, 2015 #55 of 129
    uncdrew

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    Yes, I'm with you on the last part, though that was just Raylan's imagination I suppose. :)

    Ok, so thank you both for reminding me about that phone call she made. I suppose if the rendezvous place Wynn set up with some cheap hotel room or something, it makes sense that Wynn would wait extra hours/days for her to show up. He was a free man.

    I can buy that.

    ...and it would help the story that Ava needed a bit of cash/help to escape. She may have given Wynn all the money, but he probably could have given her a few grand out of that $9 million.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2015 #56 of 129
    uncdrew

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    I've heard it both ways...


    [EDIT: Channeling Sean from Psych]
     
  17. Apr 15, 2015 #57 of 129
    Bierboy

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    You (or Sean) may have heard it both ways but it IS Ava....:D
     
  18. Apr 15, 2015 #58 of 129
    john4200

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    Although the $9 million must have been hidden near the cabin where she left Zachariah. So I would not expect that Wynn would be able to retrieve it for quite a while with all the law enforcement around that area. If he helped Ava get out of Harlan, he must have done it on the promise from Ava that the money was hidden where she claimed, and he would have to go and get it later when things had calmed down.

    Also, it would seem likely that law enforcement would have already found the $9 million before Wynn could get to it. Zachariah and Ava could not have taken it very far from the cabin to hide it. I was wondering if it might be buried underneath Grubes, but they would have had to dig him up again since they had the money out when they finished burying him and heard that Boyd had escaped.
     
  19. Apr 15, 2015 #59 of 129
    Big Deficit

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    Is it too early to ask for a "better ask Art"?
     
  20. Apr 15, 2015 #60 of 129
    MrGreg

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    I could go for a Tim spin-off. I always liked his character, although he may not be talkative enough to carry a show on his own. I'd love to see more of his sniper skills put to use.
     

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