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Justified Season 5
on January 16, 2014
Showrunner Graham Yost has confirmed along with FX that next season (season 6) will be the shows final season. Season 5 will most likely set up a lot for the shows swan song. There are some great additions to the cast this season, Michael Rapaport as Daryl Crowe Jr., and Alicia Witt as Wendy Crowe, Daryl’s sister. The Crowes are to be this seasons Big Bad, so expect to see a lot more of Dewey Crowe, who now has a substantial amount of his own money awarded to him by the state of Kentucky for the Marshal’s services wrong treatment of him through out the shows previous 4 seasons. Will Sasso and Dave Foley play the Canadians, who Boyd and Wynn Duffy will now be dealing with since their contacts with the Detroit mafia are all now dead. I hope we will be seeing more of Dave Foley and Will Sasso. But one of the best additions to the cast this season is David Koechner in a slightly more serious roll than he normally plays, as Deputy Greg Sutter, I really hope the comedians that round out this seasons cast get some decent screen time.
This season starts strong but does feel slightly different than previous seasons, that isn’t a good thing or bad thing, yet. I have really loved this show since the first episode, and I love that the writers and producers have an end game in mind so there will be a sense of direction and hopefully closure when all is said and done at the end of next season. So far I really like the new additions to the cast, the great balance of comedy, action and drama as the show has always had. And the show regulars Timothy Olyphant (Raylan Givens) and Walton Goggins (Boyd Crowder) excel at bringing their characters to life. I hope to see more of Nick Searcy (Chief Deputy Art Mullen) and Jacob Pitts (Tim Gutterson) and other show regulars who were a bit absent in this first episode. Anyone who is a fan of this series should be pleased with this seasons opener. I have no doubt that the rest of this season will just get better and better, just as every season before it.