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JUSTIFIED: The Hunt | Season 6 Episode 7 Recap

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Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) recap the latest episode of JUSTIFIED, “The Hunt.” In the episode, Boyd and Ava Crowder finally address the elephant in the room — or “the mole,” as it were — and the outcome’s not exactly cut and dry. Meanwhile, Raylan Givens deals with an elephant of his own, as Winona and baby Willa arrive in Kentucky for a quick visit, ending with some very good news for our favorite U.S. Deputy Marshal — even if it’s not necessarily going to last.

Listen in on what Josh and Antonio think of this week’s Harlan hijinks, including the tremendous misadventures of Ty Walker, and let us know what you think by hitting us up in the comments section below, through our feedback form, and @PostShowRecaps on Twitter.

And if you haven’t checked it out yet, make sure to listen to Josh and Antonio’s interview with Choo-Choo himself, actor Duke Davis Roberts!

Justified returns with the 6th and final season Jan 20th on FX.[/caption]

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  • susan appleby

    I feel Boyds driving characteristic is his obsession. Whatever he does, he does completely. I think his yo yo thinking about whether to leave harlan because he loves Harlan and his history there, but he also is desperate to leave and become more than that small town criminal. He has ambition but he’s deeply attached to the place like many people in Harlan

    I never bought Winona and Raylan together. Why she is dying to have back a guy who isn’t t even involved enough to know his daughter has a heart problem? She’s all over the place, just like Boyd. She wants him, she doesnt, she does.. I feel her only purpose in the story is to give Raylan a humanizing factor. They always feel tacked on to the story.

    • Antonio Mazzaro

      Gonna table some of this until our bar-cast next week, but I will say I am in total agreement with you, Susan, that this is NOT progress for Winona at all. I have some trepidation as I said because I don’t want to say the show is suggesting that motherhood has weakened her resolve and is putting her in a position where she can’t be trusted to make the best decisions–because I don’t like the implications of that, but it sure seems like she’s just sort of readjusted her worldview because she needs Raylan. But, I agree, if she but knew what he’d been up to as recently as right before this episode, she might be singing a different tune.

      • Brendan Fitzpatrick

        The Winona accepting Raylan for who he is, and wanting him to just come home, made me real, real uncomfortable for Raylan..I have a coworker who’s father was a police officer, and she has told me stories about how basically, you just never talk about wether or not daddy is coming home. Otherwise, it is almost like a jinx or a curse, and you can drive yourself insane worrying about it. So..I kind of feel like this shift, and Raylan espcecially in “daddy mode” this episode, just felt really forboding for him. AND, add on to that, the symbolism of the tombstones on the Givens property the first three episodes…I’ve just got a really bad feeling about this…I’m not sure he’s leaving Harlan Alive at this point.

  • susan appleby

    I went back and found your death draft picks:

    Antonio: Tim, Carl (Boyds right hand man), Mike (Wynns bodyguard.) won’t die: Rachel
    Josh: Boyd, Walker, A USA Vasquez. Won’t die: Raylan

    My picks were: Ava, Boyd , Art. won’t die: Raylan’s daughter.

    • Antonio Mazzaro

      Oh man Ava AND Boyd? Dark!

      Josh seemed very close to getting first blood with Walker but right now he’s still safe. I feel like that one will happen first out of any of ours though.

      • susan appleby

        Yes. I’m not sure I would make the same picks now. I was thinking Ava gets killed for being an informant and Boyd gets killed avenging her.Despite everything, Boyd is nothing without Ava.

        I’m pretty certain they won’t both make it. It will be bad if the baby dies from her heart problems. I did not see that coming. But I think that was added to put more pressure on Raylan to give up his cowboy ways.

    • susan appleby

      Josh scores first.

  • Emily

    Hey! First time commenting here!
    I totally agree about Winona not having any progress. As much as I actually kinda like them together, she’s going back on pretty much everything she left him for, which were valid reasons. But it’s probably because having a baby is A LOT of work and she’s going through a tough time?
    I’m glad that Boyd didn’t kill Ava this episode as well, because I don’t see how that could have worked out with so many episodes left. Although it would have made for one hell of an episode. However, I’m saying it now, this was one of the best episodes of the series, definitely in the top 5 at least.

    I’m predicting that Ty Walker will go to Boyd for help. It’s pretty out there, but I feel like it could happen. He could offer Boyd help/info on how to get to the money in exchange for something. I mean, he’s got pretty much nowhere else to go, right?
    And if the show is going for a dark finish, I don’t see this ending well for anyone on the show, especially Art.
    Final note- All of your hype has got me looking forward to your podcast next week. And absolutely loved your Wallace Shawn impression! I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me!

  • susan appleby

    Wow. The most recent episode was great television. I’m going to miss it when it’s over.
    That said, Boyd lost his charm for me today. First time after everything he has done, but now it’s just clear he’s always going to choose the dark side.
    Loved Raylan finally getting rid of his past.