Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, stop reading now. Borrowing from Elmore Leonard’s novel Raylan, the episode, “Money Trap,” was written by Chris Provenzano and directed by Don Kurt, and featured the return of bail jumper Jody Adair (Chris Chalk) and the introduction of Jackie Nevada (The Secret Circle‘s Shelley Hennig, making a nice career move). Oh, and there was the swingers party, which ended badly for Boyd — and Walton Goggins, it turns out. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
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Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, “Foot Chase,” written by Dave Andron and Ingrid Escajeda and directed by Peter Werner, stop reading now. Boyd and Ava took a major step in their relationship, Ava scored them an invitation to a swinger party to help their hunt for Drew Thompson, and Shelby and Raylan teamed up to find Josiah. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, stop reading now. Joelle Carter takes inside the moment Boyd (Walton Goggins) and Ava fans have been waiting for, and teases what’s next (swinger party!). For exec producer Graham Yost’s weekly postmortem, click here. READ FULL STORY
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Happy Tuesday, y’all! Lots of good stuff here so I won’t waste your time with foreplay — unless you like that sort of thing. Wink. Kidding. Sorry. Must be all these Valentine’s-themed episodes I’ve been watching that are making me all saucy.
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ONCE UPON A TIME: MR. GOLD’S ADVENTURE
Mr. Gold is off on an adventure into a terrifying land he’s never been before — New York. And while Henry certainly enjoys the trek to NYC in this week’s episode of Once Upon a Time, Mr. Gold’s journey to find his son definitely is not going to go smoothly, according to executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. “I would say that ‘Manhattan’ is going to be the showdown that everyone wants to [see],” says Kitsis, referring to Mr. Gold’s reunion with his son. (Also, there are some amazing flashbacks that explain at least one major burning question fans have Gold for a very long time and the ending of the last flashback will send a chill through your spine.)
Kitsis adds that Gold’s confrontation with his son won’t be the only emotional turmoil we should expect in this week’s hour. “Emma is going to be dealing with a lot of emotional baggage [in the next few episodes], I’ll say that,” Kitsis says. “There are a lot of things she needs to get through.”
In related Once news, as I told you this week, August will make a reappearance later this season, and says Horowitz, “We can’t wait for you to see the next phase of his story.” But the rest of the season won’t just be returns from favorite characters. Two words: —i- -o–.
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With Wynn Duffy planning to let Johnny kill Boyd after Boyd delivers Drew Thompson, and Ava not yet knowing that Ellen May is alive and well and with someone who wants her to share the secrets that could take Ava and Boyd down, things aren’t looking good for our favorite Justified couple. But tonight’s episode (FX, 10 p.m. ET) may offer a bit of hope. ”If people are a fan of this relationship, they don’t want to miss it,” Joelle Carter says. “You start to take this ride with Ava and Boyd, and you get a little nugget of gold in this episode, and you see that maybe they may actually make it and have this existence that they want. And then,” she continues, looking ahead with a laugh, “it all gets all bad.” READ FULL STORY
You recently had a brief chance to hang out with Nick’s dad (Dennis Farina) before he slipped out the door. Now you’re about to meet a few more members of the Miller family, including his mother, who will be played by Margo Martindale of Justified fame, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen this week’s episode of Justified, “Kin,” written by Fred Golan and VJ Boyd and directed by Peter Werner, stop reading now. Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and Boyd (Walton Goggins) came face-to-face for the first time this season in the hills while on the hunt for Drew Thompson, Theo Tonin’s associate Nick Augustine (Mike O’Malley) made his debut, and we learned that it’s Shelby (Jim Beaver) who’s hoping to use Ellen May (Abby Miller) to bring down Boyd. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT! In this week’s emotional episode of Justified, “This Bird Has Flown,” written by Taylor Elmore and directed by Bill Johnson, Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) found Lindsey (Jenn Lyon) and Randall (Robert Baker), and Colton (Ron Eldard) lost Ellen May (Abby Miller) after Ava (Joelle Carter) and Boyd (Walton Goggins) gave the order for her to be killed. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room.
SPOILER ALERT! In this week’s episode of Justified, “Truth and Consequences,” written by Benjamin Cavell and directed by Jon Avnet, Raylan’s underwear drawer got robbed and Boyd’s latest visit to Preacher Billy’s Last Chance Holiness Church came to a tragic end. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room. (Read our recap here.) READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT! In this week’s episode of Justified, “Where’s Waldo?”, written by Dave Andron and directed by Bill Johnson, the bag mystery deepened as Art (Nick Searcy) suited up with Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and Tim (Jacob Pitts) to meet Waldo Truth’s family and learned they’re really looking for a pilot named Drew Thompson. And Boyd (Walton Goggins) paid Preacher Billy (Joe Mazzello) a visit and made Wynn Duffy (Jere Burns) a business proposition that he politely/violently refused. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room. Read our full recap of the episode here.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Let’s start with Art. U.S. Marshals have mandatory retirement at age 57, and Art, we learned, just turned 56.
GRAHAM YOST: It just gives us another color to play with Nick and the character. We’re trying to stay at least reality adjacent. A chief deputy can retire, and they have to retire at a certain point, but then the Marshals service can always ask them, “Hey, do you want to come back? Because we’ve got an opening in Tucson and we’d love for you to fill in for a year.” It’s not like they’re suddenly out on the street working in private security. They often stay related to the Marshals service. But anyway, in our world — I think we’ve discussed this before — we’re now in our fourth season and the whole timeline of the Justified story really has taken place over maybe six months, or at most a year. So, in other words, don’t think that we’re going to be having a retirement party for Art Mullen anytime soon, but at least it’s on the table. READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT! FX’s Justified has returned, and with it, our weekly postmortems with showrunner Graham Yost, who’ll once again take us inside the writers room. He penned the season 4 premiere, “Hole in the Wall,” which introduced a season-long mystery somehow involving Arlo (Raymond J. Barry); Patton Oswalt’s recurring character, Constable Bob Sweeney, who proved a help to Raylan (Timothy Olyphant); and a snake-handling preacher (Joe Mazzello), who’s already hurting Boyd’s (Walton Goggins) revenue. Bonus: it also included a reference to Yost’s Speed screenplay (did you catch it?).
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: We’ve talked before about you not wanting to repeat yourself by giving this season one big bad guy, which is why you opted for one big mystery instead. But what’s the inspiration for this particular mystery?
GRAHAM YOST: There is a thing nicknamed the Bluegrass Conspiracy. It did involve a guy who plummeted to his death in a streamer parachute with a lot of cocaine on him, and that was in the South. He landed in Tennessee. His name was Drew Thornton, a Lexington kid who was a lawyer and a cop and got in bad with drugs. It happened in 1985. READ FULL STORY
Justified returns (FX, 10 p.m. ET) tonight, and unlike in year’s past, when the season-long arc was Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) chasing one formidable bad guy, season 4 revolves around one formidable mystery. As the premiere opens, we flash back 30 years ago, to a man falling from the sky with a parachute and a bag of cocaine. The story behind that is something Raylan’s incarcerated father, Arlo (Raymond J. Barry), could help unravel. ”Arlo’s confronted with that and does something in the first episode that we hope is shocking,” exec producer Graham Yost says, ”and that’s part of what sets the whole mystery in motion.”
What else can you expect from season 4? Here, Yost offers more teases.
• The season is divided into three parts. Raylan and Boyd (Walton Goggins) will be too busy with their own arcs to see each other until the fifth episode. In the premiere, Raylan begins moonlighting as a bounty hunter. “He’s trying to bank a little cash in anticipation of his child being born. He’s sort of afraid that Winona might not grant him visitation if he’s living above a bar, so maybe he should grow up a little bit and get a real place,” Yost says. “But of course, the only way he can think of to make extra money is to do things that are not allowed by the Marshals service, like tracking down an out-of-state bail jumper. One of the interesting things about Kentucky is there are no bounty hunters allowed. So, into that vacuum Raylan steps in the first episode to get a guy — and without giving it away, there will be a ripple effect from that later on in the season.” That story line also intersects with the introduction of Patton Oswalt’s recurring character, Constable Bob Sweeney, who Raylan has hired to watch Arlo’s house. Oswalt filled us in on him here. READ FULL STORY
Justified returns for a fourth season on Jan. 8 (look for scoop in EW’s Winter TV preview issue on newsstands Dec. 31), and if Ken Tucker naming the FX drama one of his Top 10 shows of 2012 isn’t enough ammunition for you to convince friends and family to tune in and make this show as popular as Sons of Anarchy, perhaps the two exclusive clips below from the season 3 Blu-ray and DVD, out Dec. 31, will do the trick. In the first, executive producers Graham Yost and Fred Golan, along with a gleeful, blood-splattered Neal McDonough, talk about season 3′s big bad, Quarles — and the famous fan, Mel Brooks, who agreed the show was due for an out-of-town villain.
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