Justified - The Promise - Series Finale

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  1. panictivo

    panictivo Registered Fool

    Mar 3, 2001


    No one has mentioned the high point of the episode, Wynn Duffy's van with the company name and motto:

    Down on All Fours Mobile Grooming
    "The Experts of Doggy Style"

    It is no wonder he got pulled over by the cops with a van like that.
  2. zordude

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

    Sep 23, 2003
    Nashua, NH
    He didn't get pulled over, he was passing through a roadblock
  3. stellie93

    stellie93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    I was watching Last Man Standing last night and saw not only LOretta, but also Win Duffy. :up:
  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Duffy is the only character on this show who would come up with that name on purpose.

    Although I can think of several who would do it by accident... :D
  5. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent. TCF Club

    Nov 14, 2001
    Houston, TX


    Dewey "the anus is on you?" Crowe? :)
  6. philw1776

    philw1776 Active Member

    Jan 19, 2002
    Seacoast NH
    One shudders thinking what Ava may have had to do to get Wynn to help her. :eek:

    Those jonesing for more Olyphant should watch Tim as "a man in full" in the film "A Perfect Getaway", a must see for anyone who has backpacked Kauai's Napili Coast.
  7. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

    Feb 23, 2002
    Wylie, Texas
    It was mentioned.

  8. tlc

    tlc Active Member

    May 29, 2002
    Just came out on Criterion Blu-ray. Coincidence?

  9. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    It's only been a week but I miss this show :) With all the key characters still alive maybe it can/will be resurrected at some point. I had hoped that about Deadwood too
  10. Big Deficit

    Big Deficit Happy now?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Not so sure about resurecting the series, BUT I wouldn't mind a spin off in the Better Call Saul model. There are plenty of characters to play with. I'd like to learn more about Art or Tim or Rachel. Heck, I'd watch a variety show if it was hosted by Wynn!
  11. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    No way as a standalone....

    THAT I could buy into!
  12. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    Wynn would be the only likely spinoff I could see. They could do it like Saul and go back a few years and/or keep the story going and see what happens. Either way he's a great character and Jere Burns does a great job.
  13. midas

    midas I heard that

    Jun 1, 2000
    I'd like to see them redo Oz with Boyd as the featured character.
  14. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    Boyd in Oz would be wild.
  15. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    I don't think we're in Kentucky anymore, Toto. :D
  16. Craigbob

    Craigbob Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    San Antonio
    He's give Schillinger a run for his money.
  17. May 1, 2015 #117 of 129
    Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Music City USA
    Or maybe Boyd as a cross dresser a la Sons of Anarchy. ;)
  18. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

    Nov 8, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    I don't know why, but I waited a year to watch this. Maybe I just didn't want to say good-bye and it was comforting to know I had a whole unwatched season on my DVR. I ended up waiting long enough that it was on Amazon Prime, so I watched it on that and didn't have to take the time to FF commercials.

    I thought it was a great season, and a great finale. I had some tears in my eyes as Raylan was talking to Boyd in the jail at the end. Because even though he was there for the ruse for Ava, part of me does believe that he did make a point of going there because they dug coal together. That line got me. Raylan still feels a kinship with Boyd, despite everything, and still knows he could have very easily gone down the same path as Boyd.

    The shootout with Boon was good - well placed and shot and nicely done, good payoff to see Boon finally get it, he was one of the creepiest we've had on Justified! I much preferred Raylan in his tan hat, though, the black hat doesn't suit him.

    Totally makes sense that Raylan and Winnona don't end up together - that was never going to happen, so I'm glad they gave everyone a happy ending without it having to be picture perfect. Raylan is in his daughter's life in a positive way and that's what mattered.

    Ava did a lot of bad stuff, and in the final season they really emphasized that she was put there because of Raylan and Boyd. But, if I think back to earlier seasons, she was certainly more than willing to eagerly be Boyd's accomplice. I think they let her off the hook too easily - or, they felt like they couldn't send her back to prison because they made such a big point of making prison seem impossible for her to survive in S5.

    I think Tim and Rachel were great characters that were way underused. Unfortunately when the show went from episodic to serialized during S1, and became all about Raylan against his foes in Harlan, they didn't have much to do, and you can only have so many straight men against Raylan in an episode. And it is too bad, because Rachel was a great contrast and Tim often had some of the best lines.

    At times, I do think that sprinkling in some other Marshal business would have helped the show out a lot. At times, the serialized nature made it seem like the show would spin its wheels for too many episodes, not really advancing much, just shifting the chess pieces around. Breaking it up 4-5 times per season with more standalone episode would have let the serialized story breath a little bit.

    I was really happy they brought back characters like Constable Bob, Loretta, and Dickie Bennett. I was a little annoyed with Loretta asking that kid to protect her, knowing full well he was never going to be able to do so and she was just setting him up to die.

    I saw a bunch of comments in the episode thread prior to this one being surprised at how cold-blooded Boyd was in shooting the local man who he had driving around in the truck. Of course "I'm an outlaw" was a great moment. But as much as Boyd was crazy entertaining to watch and listen to, he was a stone cold killer through and through. From the very first episode when he executed a suspected mole on the bridge (not a mole), he has been irredeemably bad. Sure, he opted not to kill Ava a few times, but having a soft spot for her does not forgive all his other sins. He was a very entertaining very bad guy.
  19. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    Now I'm getting a hankering to rewatch the whole series again
  20. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

    Sep 5, 2001
    I probably said this last year, but Boyd Crowder was the best villain since Al Swearengen.

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