Friday, February 3, 2012

Timothy Olyphant - Justified - TV Guide: Matt's TV Week in Review Feb 3 '12

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TV GUIDE: Matt's TV Week in Review: Stunts on Grey's and Glee, and More

Feb 3, 2012 0
by Matt Roush

... GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: On FX's brilliant Justified, it's a round of "Harlan Roulette," presided over by sadistic pawn-shop owner/Dixie Mafia middleman Glenn Vogel (the unnerving Pruitt Taylor Vince) to punish one of his Oxy-addicted flunkies. One pull for one pill goes the rules, and when it turns out the gun is unloaded, but only after the patsy turns the gun on his boss, Vogel shoots the wretch anyway. The villains dominated in this busy, twisty episode, as the ice-cold Quarles (Neal McDonough) reveals the influence Taxi Driver had on him as a kid — ergo the concealed gun up his sleeve — while Boyd takes possession of a local bar after unloading the spoiled weed and demands fealty from the conflicted Devil, who wants to know which Boyd Crowder he's following these days. "I can't discard my past any more than I can these tattoos," confesses Boyd, who pledges to run Harlan's criminal underworld with no outside intervention. (Wait till he meets Quarles.) "We will be meticulous and we will be clean," Boyd promises, so chilling in his hushed menace.

Thankfully, Raylan Givens isn't going anywhere. Although as the still-healing lawman tells a fellow officer, "These boots aren't made for runnin'." To which he's told, "And yet chasing fugitives is a marshal's primary function." Raylan: "Ironic, isn't it?"

Justified season three airs Tuesday at 10/9C on FX.

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