Justified airs Episode 10 of its final season Tuesday, titled “Trust,” and trust is something that don’t come easy, as Ringo would say. Actually, the episode title and theme should be lack of trust, to be more precise, and at this point the characters of Justified should know better that to trust anyone, as they’ll prove again Tuesday.
And once again, the writing team of Justified shows that their talent goes far beyond their inspiration in Elmore Leonard, by putting together an action-packed episode with a twist no Justified fan will see coming. Mild spoilers ahead based on a screener, so proceed with caution, but rest assured the twist won’t be given away. That would spoil all the fun, wouldn’t it?
With all the dealing and double-dealing this season on Justified, betrayal shouldn’t be surprising, but this episode will take it to a whole new level. In fact, only one person in one circumstance tries to do the right thing, and it doesn’t work out well, triggering a decision that takes the last three episodes of Justified in a whole new direction.
From the time that FX and the Justified creative team announced this would be the final season, Justified fans have been trying to guess how it all will end. Will Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) die or live happily ever after with Winona (Natalie Zea) and his daughter in Miami? Would Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) get away or go out in a blaze of glory? What would happen to Ava (Joelle Carter)?
To those Justified fans who have been engaging in a little armchair quarterbacking of how they would end the show, you’re all wrong. Because even with three Justified episodes to go after “Trust,” showrunner Graham Yost and his crew are about to yank the proverbial rug out from under y’all.
This one is a game changer, Justified fans.
As Yost warned in his post mortem of last week’s Justified episode on Yahoo!TV, this episode is packed with many surprises, although one thing that shouldn’t be too surprising to Justified fans is how Boyd insists on burning as many bridges as possible, as does Ava.
We also get some quality time this week with our latest resident evil henchman, Jonathan Tucker as the super-creepy Boon. Speaking of which, fans of The Walking Dead may recognize the notorious Gareth (Andrew J. West) portraying a hipster working in a diner this week. Given what was on the menu at Terminus on his previous show, Raylan is wise to go with an ice cream cone.
Justified airs Tuesday on FX at 10 p.m. ET.
‘Justified’ Spoilers: No One Left To ‘Trust’
JUSTIFIED -- "Trust" -- Episode 610 (Airs Tuesday, March 24, 10:00 pm e/p) -- Pictured: (L-R) Joelle Carter as Ava Crowder, Timothy Olyphant as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens -- CR: Prashant Gupta/FX
JUSTIFIED -- "Trust" -- Episode 610 (Airs Tuesday, March 24, 10:00 pm e/p) -- Pictured: Joelle Carter as Ava Crowder -- CR: Prashant Gupta/FX
JUSTIFIED -- "Trust" -- Episode 610 (Airs Tuesday, March 24, 10:00 pm e/p) -- Pictured: (L-R) Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder Mykelti Williamson as Ellstin Limehouse -- CR: Prashant Gupta/FX
[Photos by Prashant Gupta/FX]