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This review is from: Justified Season 3 (Amazon Instant Video)
Season 2 of Justified was brilliant television and I believe it will come to be remembered as the classic season of Justified. Season 3 works to find its feet after the juggernaut of Season 2.
In this episode, we open with Trooper Bergen dead, Quarrels on the run, Limehouse pulling the strings while he makes barbeque, Arlo going crazy, Boyd betrayed by an intimate and on the hook for Devil's murder and Raylan trying to piece it all together and get the bad guys behind bars. Quarrel's wants to go home and escape the mess he made in Kentucky. In pursuit of that goal he has car-jacked a mother and her two sons. Chasing Quarrels while trying to keep the boys alive provides the main action to the episode. The sub-plot involves Boyd and the discovery of Devil's body, information that could only have come from his crew. Who betrayed Boyd?
By the end of the episode, Justice has been served to those who deserve it most and our main characters are free to entertain us next season, what happens in between is classic Justified drama, though it all feels just the tiniest bit flat. After the brilliance that was Mags Bennett and the flavor of Appalachia any new villain and plot would fall a bit flat. That said, Justified is still the best set crime show on television and always worth a watch. Most long-term arcs are now tied up so the writers are free to go in an entirely new direction next season and it will be interesting to see where they take this interesting show.