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‘I Hope You Enjoyed Your Stay!!’ Herc’s Seen JUSTIFIED 3.10!!

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Justified 3.10 FAQ

What’s it called?
“Guy Walks Into A Bar.”

Who’s responsible?
Tonight’s teleplay is the first ever credited to one VJ Boyd.

What says FX?
“Raylan struggles to keep Dickie Bennett in prison while contending with an increasingly violent and unpredictable Quarles. Boyd's Harlan election comes to a head.”

Is Dickie still in the company of Dewey?
Not this week.

How does it start?
With Shelby’s pickup truck.

The big news?
Dickie Bennett does not appear until very late in the episode.

What else is FX not telling us?
The results of the election of sheriff come in just a bit before the episode’s halfway mark. The scene in the promo arrives late in the episode. Raylan tries to enlist the help of Judge Mike “The Hammer” Reardon and AUSA David Vasquez in his quest to keep Dickie in stir. Wynn Duffy’s back. The character of Hannah Napier is introduced.

What of Winona and Ava?
Ava’s new career as whoremistress is in full swing. Winona has no place in this week’s installment.

What’s great?
Timothy Olyphant. Walton Goggins. Neal McDonough. Mykelti Williamson. Granny. “Yes, that’s clear.” “It’s never gone well.” “I hope you enjoyed your stay.” The photo from Dickie’s Seattle days. Dickie’s haircut. The tale of Quarles’ father.

What’s not so great?
I didn’t much buy the idea that Raylan does not consider himself a strong public speaker.

How does “Guy Walks Into A Bar” end, spoiler boy?
Quarles gets naked.

10 p.m. Tuesday. FX.

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  • March 20, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Thank you for the lines

    by jupiterjim

    it is our new game at work to listen for the lines you provide.....and I don't care that I was first

  • March 20, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Granny? Is the creepy old broad from last season making a return?

    by D Baldwin

  • March 20, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Dickie's been away too long

    by alan_poon

    Glad Ava's getting something to do though.

  • March 20, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Am I

    by Johnboy40

    The only person, just out of interest, that thinks Quarles will meet his end because his fancy wrist holster doodah jams on him?

  • March 20, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    I hope not Johnboy

    by alan_poon

    I'd rather Raylan was just quicker on the draw than him. If it does indeed go down like that of course.

  • March 20, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    The old man who died last week; the bomb maker..was he

    by jupiterjim

    a character from "Freaky Deaky"?

  • March 20, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Herc... about your invisotext (SPOILERS?)...

    by American Mythos

    I hope that doesn't mean Quarles ends up naked on an autopsy table. I was hoping he made it to the end. ANother thing -- I like Limehouse, I really do, but he's kind of played a little cartoonish. He makes a great supporting villian, but wouldn't interest me as the series heavy.

  • March 20, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    @johnboy40: re: the gun thing

    by Spaderific

    All season long people have dropped in comments about the reliability of the quickdraw device. I think if it does jam, thatd be too formulaic. It's better that it works no matter what but that someone else gets the drop on him. Alternatively, best fate for the device (and him) is that he either forgets it or doesn't even have a chance to use it as a critical moment. Cue scene, RAYLAN (after shooting QUARLES dead, looks down, sees something sticking out his shirtsleeve) Why, what's that on your arm?

  • March 20, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST


    by jsfithaca

    really enjoyed these last cuple epsiodes

  • March 20, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST

    9 PM cannot get here fast enough.

    by Leto III

    Best goddamn show on TV right now.

  • March 20, 2012, 7:53 p.m. CST


    by Jeremy Sollie

    The Dish Network blurb about next week's episode mentions something about Quarles and Boyd confronting, so he doesn't die this week. Maybe he really, REALLY goes nuts this week.

  • March 20, 2012, 8:26 p.m. CST

    McDonough is simply the scariest bastard on the best show on TV

    by 2for2true

    God-fucking-damn do I love this show.

  • March 20, 2012, 11 p.m. CST

    2for2true - right on about McDonough

    by TresEquis

    I had always kind of disliked him in the past. Not sure why - maybe it was because, to me, he suddenly just started appearing in all of this big productions (Band of Brothers, Minority Report, etc). But man, this season of Justified has won me over on him. His performance tonight was absolutely terrifying. I am not sure I have seen a more frightening performance on television before. Seriously, that was some Hannibal Lector ish.

  • March 20, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST

    wasn't dickie in the wind when we last saw him?

    by Uncle Pooky

  • March 20, 2012, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Kinda regret

    by Gidney

    that they foreshadowed with such a heavy hand what would happen in the bar and with the speech--especially since they did such a great job with the election and Quarles.

  • March 20, 2012, 11:45 p.m. CST

    2 episodes in a row without Winona? Hells yes!!

    by Cash907

    I guess the show writers really do read these forums.

  • March 21, 2012, 2:37 a.m. CST

    What really sucks about this show is...

    by replica

    It's only on once a week for one hour. The pacing has me always chomping at the bit for more every week. I hate forwarding the DVR through that last commercial break knowing I've only got 5 more minutes with my favorite rednecks! If TWD was as half as good as Justified, I'd be happy as a pig in shit. Can I get an Amen!!!

  • I think that's all a really good problem to have though! That is a testament to the amazing writers. I don't think any other writers are all like "Oh no, we have too many awesome moments. How do we fit them all into the show?" They need to give them a couple more episodes. They could have taken more time with a lot of things here and split them into two episodes. We didn't really get to see a lot of things... I wanted to see Wynn talking Quarles down. I kind of want to see Wynn doing a bit more overall, really liking that guy. Raylan and the bar maid could have been stretched out a bit more, good chemistry there. Way better than Winona Would have been nice to see both sides of the election. What's going on with Loretta? She was awesome. Throw her in a few episodes. Maybe Raylan can try to get the Bennett fortune going to her Tim is also awesome the way he's all snarky with Rylan. That does get a tad old, but still. But yeah damn there's just so much I like about this show that they can't possibly fit it all in. The episodes fly by super fast just because so much is going on in them.

  • March 21, 2012, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Gosh - That last McDonough scene last night was supremely messed up!

    by obijuanmartinez

  • March 21, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Another Emmy for Harlan County?

    by Satanic Accordian

    Last season Margo Martindale won an Emmy for her Mags Bennet character. I thinking McDonough could be a contender for his portrayal of Quarles. Since the beginning of the season, he has been awesome in every scene he is in. By the way, Wynn Duffy had very few lines but said more with his facial expressions in the last 15 minutes than most lead actors could convey in a whole season. Damn, I love this show.

  • March 21, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Walton Goggins and Neal McDonough, 2 of TV's best supporting actors

    by SoylentMean

    Boyd Crowder and Robert Quarles are two of television's most interesting characters. Both performers at least deserve Emmy nods for their work.<P> And Boyd Crowder should get his own spin-off show.

  • March 21, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Neal McDonough and Jeremy Davies were both great in...

    by SoylentMean

    Ravenous. God damn do I love that movie.

  • March 21, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Quarles = Warren from Buffy Season 6

    by Psk497

    Each character regularly fails in whatever they are attempting and cannot seem to gain the upper hand for even a full episode despite being the supposed main villain of the season. As a result, both become increasingly unhinged to the point that their schemes don't matter any more as they seek to only kill the main character. Warren grazes Buffy, but kills Tara in the process. The only question is: Which character does Quarles kill in the next episode or two to incur Raylan's wrath?

  • March 21, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    The back story of Quarles is soul shudderingly disturbing

    by SoylentMean

    Even more so knowing that he understands the psychology behind what he's become, yet embraces it. The final scene of this week's episode was haunting.<P> It's pretty good writing/directing when a scene can get the audience to cringe merely with implication.<P> And oh, how cringeworthy an implication.

  • March 21, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST

    According to IMDB the last episode is entitled "Slaughterhouse"

    by SoylentMean

    BBQ and bloodshed? Blood in the BBQ shed? We'll find out.

  • March 21, 2012, 10:18 a.m. CST

    This is Harlan County politics...

    by impossibledreamers

    Walter Goggins makes the most of each little moment Boyd is one screen this time around. None of his big, fire and crimson stone sermons but the little exchange in Hanna's trailer, his seeing Quarles off and making a point of "who packed your bags"... Wow. And not enough can ever be said about Neal McDonaugh this season. I was wondering why Quarles had issues with gay hookers - now it makes sense. Lastly, this makes two weeks in a row that a little old lady has told Raylan where to stick it. LOL.

  • March 21, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    I'm still here, asshole!

    by Truxton Spangler

    Don't forget Stephen Root, Speedo judge. The 'Albino deer' Quarles, Wynn 'Mr. Tennis" Duffy and so on. They must be giddy in the writers room to have such a large bunch of rich characters to play with, and fantastic actors to portray them. Even the actress who played Loretta did a good job, and probably wouldn't mind a break from the pedestrian stuff she does on her regular gig on Tim Allen's new version of Home Improvement. Quarles is surely going down somehow, but I hope Wynn sticks around, like Dickey.

  • Seriously, how sick was that last shot of Quarles walking nude in the bathroom to another handcuffed teenager? McDonough's baby blues bring the crazy, week after week. This is the best season so far, in a series that continues to top itself every year. Yeah, last week's episode may have been the weakest of the lot, but last night's show had so much going on so fast I found myself pausing and re-watching certain scenes just to take it all in. Mr. Yost, I stand in awe of this amazing show. Best drama since The Sopranos.

  • Nasty.

  • March 21, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    another great episode.

    by rakesh patel

    the bar scene was epic, and yeah as other have pointed out McDonough has been ruling this season. nice to see limehouse out and about. god damm that man cuts a lot of meat. and raylan gets it on with the bartender.. guess Winona is definitely out of the picture... didn't take raylan long to get over that. Ava took to being a madam pretty darn quickly. love this show. l

  • March 21, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    slow down, 2for2true

    by Uncle Pooky

    McDonough is excellent, and the rest of the season may bump him... but Martindale was perfection.

  • March 21, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST


    by JaredP

    Quarles is gay and a serial killer of young men! YO!!! wasn't expecting any of that

  • March 21, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Martindale WAS perfection, but McDonough is spellbinding

    by American Mythos

    Whenever McDonough would pop up in TV or movies in the past, I'd always sigh and think, What a bland motherfucker. But, in Justified, the possessed twinkle in his eyes is like Edward Norton's from American History X. Nothing will ever compare to Breaking Bad's Gus Fring, but Quarles is still entertaining as hell.

  • March 21, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST

    @ American Mythos

    by JFilm101

    Totally agree about your comments re: Quarles and Fring. Robert Quarles is a mean motherf*cker and mesmerizing in his psychotic tendencies. As played by McDonough, you see just beneath his pseudo civility to just how unhinged he truly is. In comparison, Gus Fring had an almost unknowable evil to him, more of a sadistic and ruthless chess master. Constantly reading the board and manipulating the pieces in play accordingly. IMHO a character such as Fring is much more frightening as they are patient and very methodical when taking action.

  • Great cast, decent writing, occasionally brilliant cinematography, and despite all the stereotypes, a certain affection for its subjects. Realism isnt one of its strong suits (the residents of Harlan seem to have a preternatural resistance to bullets and extended incarcerations), but its close enough to keep from descending into farce. Justified sprinkles enough ugly truth around to earn a little artistic license.

  • March 21, 2012, 5:50 p.m. CST

    If mr. VJ Boyd is still reading these talkbacks...

    by Thomas

    Well done, sir. JESUS, that was disturbing, and at the same time completely exhilarating. Kudos to you. And kudos again.

  • March 21, 2012, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Give me Justified over Sopranos any day of the week

    by Uncle Pooky

    Sopranos had several weak spots as far as characters go (and no, Gandolfini's performance did not cancel them out). Justified's weakest link is Winona, and on her worst day she's 10x stronger a character than AJ Soprano.

  • March 21, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    thanks godsunclebob!

    by VJ

    see subject line...

  • March 21, 2012, 9:53 p.m. CST

    def like sopranos way better

    by jsfithaca

    but god damn that was a crazy fuckin episode! wasnt sure for awhile if i liked this season better than two. now i am sure. quarles was absolutely terrifying in this episode. i would say this is definently more fun to watch than the sopranos, but justified never really makes me think, and the sopranos made me think critically after every episode. the season finales called slaughterhouse? shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!

  • March 22, 2012, 8:48 a.m. CST

    The scene in the trailer.

    by alan_poon

    Some of the best acting of the series not just by McDonough but from Burns too reacting to what was happening in front of him. By the way wasn't that the kid from True Blood whose brother owns the bar?

  • March 22, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Winona and AJ Soprano

    by gumbyandpokey

    That's a great comparison. The weakest characters (and actors) in their respective shows just grind the proceedings to a screeching halt when they appear. I had forgotten just how depressing it was when a Sopranos episode was going to have a lot of the AJ storyline.

  • March 22, 2012, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Slow ass episode - This season drags at times

    by FrodoFraggins

    I was hoping Ma Bennett wasn't going to mark the series high point but I figured it would. The show improved so much from Season 1 to Season 2 that I didn't see how Season 3 wouldn't be disappointing.

  • March 22, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Justified is solid but not in the same league as the Sopranos

    by FrodoFraggins

    The Wire or Rome.