‘Justified’ Season 3 Unleashes Three New Teasers

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While fans have little over a month to wait for new episodes of the hit series Justified, FX has unleashed three new teasers to give an idea of where things are headed come the start of season 3.

After the events of last season’s ‘Bloody Harlan’ – which, for all intents and purposes, dispatched the nefarious Bennett clan – Harlan County is prime territory for any number of bad guys looking to expand their empire. We know that Ravenous and Captain America: The First Avenger actor Neal McDonough has been brought on to play Detroit gangster Quarles, while Forrest Gump scene-stealer Mykelti Williamson will tackle the more ambiguous role of Limehouse, a small town resident who doesn’t let a pesky thing like the law get in the way of protecting his holler.

Also new to season 3 will be Carla Gugino (Sucker Punch, Sin City), who was last seen cavorting with David Duchovny in the most recent season of Californication. This time around, however, Gugino will be playing Karen Goodall, assistant director of the U.S. Marshals, with whom Raylan shares a somewhat thorny history. Given that Raylan was mending things with his ex-wife Winona (Natalie Zea), Gugino’s Goodall may prove problematic for the Marshal’s romantic life.

With the new season just around the corner, there has been precious little to go on in terms of overall plotlines – but with the release of these three new teasers, it is now time to let the speculation begin.

Take a look at the teasers below:

For starters, we see a jar of OxyContin being obliterated by Raylan relaxing on a quintessential Kentucky porch with his trusty sidearm. Oxy (otherwise known as hillbilly heroin) reared its ugly head in season 1 of Justified, as Raylan was forced to dispatch an Oxy dealer played by Eddie Jemison (Hung), after the elder Givens, Arlo (Raymond J. Barry), tried to swindle him. Perhaps the drug is the cornerstone of Quarles’ criminal empire, which brings him to the attention of both Raylan and Limehouse.

Most interesting, though, are the two teasers featuring Walton Goggins’ enigmatic Boyd Crowder. After starting out as a run-of-the-mill villain for Raylan to battle, Boyd has become something of an anti-hero, who occasionally finds himself on the side of justice – but for entirely selfish and duplicitous reasons.

In the first teaser, we see what looks to be a shootout between Raylan and Boyd, but instead their opposing lines converge and we see them gunning for some unseen enemy. Of course this suggests that Boyd’s role will be even more in line with Raylan’s, but what does it mean for the uneasy truce that has come from such a longstanding rivalry?

Finally, and perhaps least clear, is the teaser depicting Boyd and a group of men scavenging the woods. At first glance it seems to suggest that they are hunting someone (Raylan, possibly?), until Boyd stumbles upon the Marshal’s signature hat. Given the look on Boyd’s face, there is reason to suggest that the group is not hunting Raylan, but rather searching for him. Does this mean the lawman goes missing at some point during season 3, or is it simply meant to imply the Givens-Crowder feud has been renewed once more?

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Look for Justified season 3 to premiere in January on FX.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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  1. Dynamite additions of Neal McDonough and Carla Gugino.
    I love this show and for me its time to dispense with
    Raylan’s ex-wife and Carla brings hope to that.

    I have also had quote enough of Boyd Crowder.
    He is overdue to go out in a blaze of glory.

    • My 2 cents, “Justified” benefits from a nemesis like Walt Coggins. I was impressed with his talent from “The Shield” and glad to see him again. Sometimes the writers of “Justified” play around with his character a bit too much, but that’s what keeps it fresh, you never know what’s next. I so wish they hadn’t killed off Maggs and Raylan’s Dad. I love the attention this show pays to authentic Kentucky heritage and blue grass music.

      • I’m not totally convienced that she is dead….There’s drugs that can slow down the heart enough to give the appearance of death, and she was well connected. I wouldn’t be surprised to find sometime in the future that she staged the whole thing to stay out of jail and is running things from the shadows.

      • I actually like the Boyd character
        but for me he was just over played.

  2. Walton Goggins steals every second of every scene he is in on this show. So much so that when he is not the center of an episode something feels off. If his performance in season 3 of Justified is as good as past seasons he deserves mention along with Aaron Paul and Mandy Patinkin when Emmy noms are announced.

  3. Isn’t Boyd one of the friendliest villians you ever saw? I mean it doesn’t really seem to make much of an impact that he murders and steals because he’s so polite and soft spoken when he talks that you know he’s really a good guy who just gets a bit excitible at times.

    I think the show is such a huge seller because of the gray lines all over the place. Raylan is just a good ol’ boy at heart that is constantly going up against good ol’ boy bad guys who have respect for him because he has proven he’s a bad ass himself. The show is entertaining, and although fairly simple in concept the writing is really good….Everything just works so well here.

    I have the feeling this next season might just be a bit more fast tracked….At least in the early part…There’s still past issues to deal with as well as the new ones listed in the article…

  4. Looks awesome which is par for the course on Justified, but What is the song at the end of the first two teasers?

  5. I def domt watch this show enough butmimdugnthenfirst season. Complete missed the secomd. Hope Netflix give me some streaming action.

  6. Damn iPad!!!!

    i def dont watch this show enough but i dug the first season

  7. i hope they dont change the setting and try something different ,,, its great the way it was ,, its going to different with no maggs , but i am sure dicky will make up the difference

    cant wait

  8. Carla Gugino!!!!!

  9. This is such a great show!! Intense with deep underline!! Can’t wait till January.

  10. Wish I could program my DVR now!

  11. Based on the teasers that appeared prior to season 2, these new ones may not mean much of anything other than wetting the appetites of Justified fans like me who can’t wait for the new season to begin. The season 2 teasers were great, but they never tied into anything afterward so I’m guessing the same now. As far as Boyd is concerned, no way he’s on his way out until the finale whenever the series finally bites the dust (and I hope that’s not for a long, long while). His character, played to perfection by Walton Goggins, is a dandy and I don’t think the show would have the success it’s enjoyed without him. In fact, in the first season pilot Boyd was actually killed by Raylan in the original script, but fortunately the brains behind the show knew how great the character was and they wisely changed things around so Boyd would live. Smart move!

  12. The sooner Raylan’s ex-wife leaves the picture, the better. She’s been the most annoying character from the beginning for me, and it only got worse in Season 2. Hoping for far less screen time involving Winona this next go-round.

  13. Was rather hoping to see Raylan an Ava stay together but not the ex-wife just sayin

  14. Let’s face it. Boyd was forced back into the criminal element BY Raylan. In the bigger picture, Raylan’s more sociopathic, hardened, and unforgiving than Boyd at his absolute worst. But that’s what I love about the show, isn’t it?

  15. Ready for more Mags Bennett? First recap for season 2 is up now!
    http://wp.me/p1VQBq-97

    Psyched to be up to date with all of you shortly!

    Bitchstolemyremote

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