10 Best Episodes of Justified

A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of Kentucky, a quiet but strong-willed official of the law. The tale covers his high-stakes job, as well as his strained relationships with his ex-wife and father.

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Justified - S6E13

#1 - The Promise (Season 6 - Episode 13)

Raylan, Boyd, and Ava fight one last, bloody battle to find out who leaves Harlan alive.

The episode was rated 8.76 from 1059 votes.

Justified - S3E13

#2 - Slaughterhouse (Season 3 - Episode 13)


After the murder of his friend, Raylan is a man on fire as he goes after any- and everyone he holds responsible on the way to a bloody final showdown.

The episode was rated 8.46 from 790 votes.

Justified - S2E13

#3 - Bloody Harlan (Season 2 - Episode 13)

The Crowder and the Bennett clans go to war over control of Harlan, a move that leaves dead and dying on both sides.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 766 votes.

Justified - S4E11

#4 - Decoy (Season 4 - Episode 11)


Boyd and the gang from Detroit Mob use dirty tricks to keep Raylan and Drew Thompson alive.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 869 votes.

Justified - S4E13

#5 - Ghosts (Season 4 - Episode 13)

Raylan has a last, lethal showdown with the Detroit mob, while Boyd and Ava try to keep an incriminating secret dead and buried.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 890 votes.

Justified - S5E13

#6 - Restitution (Season 5 - Episode 13)


Raylan has one last shot at taking down Art's would-be assassin, while cartel killers have Boyd's back against the wall.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 962 votes.

Justified - S1E13

#7 - Bulletville (Season 1 - Episode 13)

In the season finale, things come to a head in Harlan when the worlds of Raylan, Boyd and Bo Crowder collide.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 831 votes.

Justified - S3E12

#8 - Coalition (Season 3 - Episode 12)


While Raylan closes in on an ever-more-unpredictable Quarles, Boyd enters into an unlikely alliance with Dickie Bennett in a last-ditch attempt to recover Mags's fortune.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 715 votes.

Justified - S4E12

#9 - Peace of Mind (Season 4 - Episode 12)

The Drew Thompson case becomes a fiasco that Raylan can fix only by besting Boyd in a hunt for the unwitting woman caught in the middle.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 870 votes.

Justified - S3E1

#10 - The Gunfighter (Season 3 - Episode 1)


The arrival of a Detroit mobster in Lexington puts Raylan on a collision course with a sadistic Dixie Mafia hit man. Raylan also has another altercation with Boyd.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 819 votes.

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    Justified - S5E12

    #11 - Starvation (Season 5 - Episode 12)

    Raylan puts pressure on every criminal in town as a ploy to arrest Darryl Crowe Jr., while Boyd and Duffy enlist an unlikely ally to fight off cartel killers.

    The episode was rated 8.14 from 966 votes.

    Justified - S2E9

    #12 - Brother's Keeper (Season 2 - Episode 9)


    Just as the bad blood between the Bennetts and the coal company threatens to boil over, Raylan must thwart one of Mags' sons.

    The episode was rated 8.13 from 764 votes.

    Justified - S3E3

    #13 - Harlan Roulette (Season 3 - Episode 3)

    Raylan faces off with a tyrannical Oxy dealer, putting him on a collision course with the new head of the Dixie Mafia. Meanwhile, Boyd fights to regain part of his family's empire, but his methods could rip his crew apart.

    The episode was rated 8.13 from 778 votes.

    Justified - S5E11

    #14 - The Toll (Season 5 - Episode 11)


    A shooting close to home forces Raylan and Boyd to decide which lines they're willing to cross.

    The episode was rated 8.12 from 942 votes.

    Justified - S4E9

    #15 - The Hatchet Tour (Season 4 - Episode 9)

    Boyd discovers he still has an Ellen-May problem, while Raylan goes off-book to do some dynamite-fishing with unexpected results.

    The episode was rated 8.12 from 777 votes.

    Justified - S2E12

    #16 - Reckoning (Season 2 - Episode 12)


    A deadly home invasion hits Raylan personally, placing him in a race with Boyd and Arlo to find the killer. Mags is forced to make decisions about her involvement in the Bennett family's criminal activities and the fate of Dickie, who has a deadly plan to absolve himself of responsibility.

    The episode was rated 8.12 from 730 votes.

    Justified - S5E5

    #17 - Shot All to Hell (Season 5 - Episode 5)

    Raylan's secrets are at stake when a mob revenge plot descends upon Kentucky, and Boyd's recent successes are tempered by a crushing defeat.

    The episode was rated 8.11 from 976 votes.

    Justified - S4E10

    #18 - Get Drew (Season 4 - Episode 10)


    Drew Thompson slips through the fingers of Raylan, Boyd, and the Detroit mob, and sets off a breakneck race to find him.

    The episode was rated 8.11 from 791 votes.

    Justified - S6E12

    #19 - Collateral (Season 6 - Episode 12)

    Raylan and Boyd’s paths cross as they search for Ava in the mountains. Markham recruits an unlikely ally to his cause.

    The episode was rated 8.10 from 1005 votes.

    Justified - S3E10

    #20 - Guy Walks into a Bar (Season 3 - Episode 10)


    Raylan struggles to keep Dickie Bennett in prison while contending with an increasingly violent and unpredictable Quarles.

    The episode was rated 8.09 from 717 votes.


    Last updated: feb 04, 2023

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