General Information

Glossary: J
First Air Date: March 16th, 2010
Last Air Date: April 14th, 2015
Created By: Graham Yost
Star Casts: Jacob Pitts, Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Walton Goggins, Erica Tazel, Joelle Carter, Natalie Zea
Aired On: FX
Episode Runtime: 60 minutes
Total Seasons: 6 Seasons
Total Episodes: 78 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: FX - Justified

Last Updated: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 10:31:28 +0000

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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.

Seasons and Episodes

Season 1 (13 Episodes)

1: Fire in the Hole - Aired: 2010-03-16

Gunslinging U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens faces off against his oldest friend in Harlan, Kentucky, a 21st Century Wild West.

2: Riverbrook - Aired: 2010-03-23

Raylan hunts an escaped prisoner who is determined to reunite with his ex-wife...and his stashed fortune.

3: Fixer - Aired: 2010-03-30

In tracking a vanished confidential informant, Raylan goes against a pair of violent ex-cons who are just dying for a showdown with "The Kentucky Cowboy."

4: Long in the Tooth - Aired: 2010-04-06

Raylan leaves to California to follow the trails of a criminal who has evaded him twice in the past, and Raylan is determined that the third time won't be the same.

5: The Lord of War and Thunder - Aired: 2010-04-13

Raylan's father is arrested in the wake of a confrontation with the tenant of a house he and Raylan's stepmother own.

6: The Collection - Aired: 2010-04-20

After an apparent suicide on an opulent Kentucky horse farm, Raylan must resist the sexy widow as he searches for the dead man's missing art.

7: Blind Spot - Aired: 2010-04-27

Raylan foils an attempt on Ava's life and vows to find out who was behind it. Later, Raylan finds out that Ava may not have been the target.

8: Blowback - Aired: 2010-05-04

When a murderous inmate takes hostages, Raylan must scramble to defuse the situation before the bullets start flying.

9: Hatless - Aired: 2010-05-11

Raylan has a few drinks and gets himself beaten up, after being suspended as a Marshall. He pulls himself together and decides to jeopardise his career further by going after the thugs who have been harassing his ex-wife's new husband.

10: The Hammer - Aired: 2010-05-18

Determined to repair the damage he's done, Raylan takes time away from his assignment bodyguarding an eccentric judge to track down an old lead.

11: Veterans - Aired: 2010-05-25

When Boyd Crowder and his crusaders become vigilantes, Raylan takes it upon himself to try to shut them down.

12: Fathers and Sons - Aired: 2010-06-01

In order to work for the Marshal's Office, Raylan's dad Arlo agrees to become a double agent and work for Bo Crowder. Meanwhile, Bo sets up a meth lab to get back in business.

13: Bulletville - Aired: 2010-06-08

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

Season 2 (13 Episodes)

1: The Moonshine War - Aired: 2011-02-09

Raylan tangles with a ruthless Harlan County crime family while hunting for a fugitive sex offender.

2: The Life Inside - Aired: 2011-02-16

Raylan chases a pregnant fugitive who has fallen into the hands of human traffickers.

3: The I of the Storm - Aired: 2011-02-23

The hijacking of a bus full of drugs ends in murder, and Raylan pursues the likely culprit: Boyd Crowder.

4: For Blood or Money - Aired: 2011-03-02

When Rachel's brother-in-law makes a violent escape from a halfway house, Raylan is forced to hunt him down. Boyd entertains a dangerous offer in Harlan.

5: Cottonmouth - Aired: 2011-03-09

Raylan's hunt for a killer puts him on a collision course with the Bennett clan, while Boyd plots a heist with treacherous new partners.

6: Blaze of Glory - Aired: 2011-03-16

When a terminally ill ex-con is linked to a bank heist, Art and Raylan must find him before he and his young henchmen can strike again. However, the manhunt is complicated when Winona worries that a hundred-dollar bill she took from an evidence room locker will be traced back to her after it is taken in the robbery.

7: Save My Love - Aired: 2011-03-23

Winona's blunder could put her behind bars, unless Raylan can weave his way through a federal courthouse locked down over death threats.

8: The Spoil - Aired: 2011-03-29

Raylan is assigned to protect a local coal mine executive as she tries to buy up land for the company but faces opposition from the Bennett clan.

9: Brother's Keeper - Aired: 2011-04-06

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

10: Debts and Accounts - Aired: 2011-04-13

Raylan and Winona's idyll is shattered by violence, as Boyd and the Bennetts struggle to rise from the ashes of chaos in Harlan.

11: Full Commitment - Aired: 2011-04-20

Raylan realizes he wasn't the sole target of an attempted assassination, and confronts the unlikely culprit once and for all.

12: Reckoning - Aired: 2011-04-27

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.

13: Bloody Harlan - Aired: 2011-05-04

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

Season 3 (13 Episodes)

1: The Gunfighter - Aired: 2012-01-17

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.

2: Cut Ties - Aired: 2012-01-24

The murder of a fellow marshal throws Raylan together with a former female colleague, and Art leaves the office to track down another angle of the case. Meanwhile, Boyd engineers a showdown with Dickie Bennett, despite Raylan's effort to prevent it.

3: Harlan Roulette - Aired: 2012-01-31

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.

4: The Devil You Know - Aired: 2012-02-07

A daring prison escape puts Raylan on the trail of two old foes. Meanwhile, Boyd confronts a traitor in his inner circle.

5: Thick as Mud - Aired: 2012-02-14

Raylan races to save Dewey Crowe from a gang of vicious organ harvesters. Boyd faces off with a new adversary.

6: When the Guns Come Out - Aired: 2012-02-21

As Boyd fights for control of the Harlan oxy trade, Raylan works to keep the battle from becoming an all-out war while also battling a personal issue.

7: The Man Behind the Curtain - Aired: 2012-02-28

Raylan's tactics put him at odds with the FBI as he intensifies his efforts to take down Quarles and the Detroit mob.

8: Watching the Detectives - Aired: 2012-03-06

A shocking murder forces Raylan to face past mistakes. Meanwhile, Boyd goes up against Harlan's corrupt sheriff.

9: Loose Ends - Aired: 2012-03-13

Raylan pursues a Dixie Mafia soldier who could be the key to nabbing Quarles; Ava protects an imperiled prostitute by any means necessary.

10: Guy Walks Into a Bar - Aired: 2012-03-20

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

11: Measures - Aired: 2012-03-27

Raylan squares off with a pair of merciless Detroit hit men. The battle between Boyd and Quarles comes to a head.

12: Coalition - Aired: 2012-04-03

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.

13: Slaughterhouse - Aired: 2012-04-10

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.

Season 4 (13 Episodes)

1: Hole in the Wall - Aired: 2013-01-08

Raylan turns to affable but inexperienced Constable Bob for help securing a bail jumper from Tennessee.

2: Where's Waldo? - Aired: 2013-01-15

As Raylan tangles with a dangerous family keeping a dark secret, Boyd takes on a snake-handling preacher.

3: Truth and Consequences - Aired: 2013-01-22

Drew Thompson's widow turns up and gets Raylan in hot water with the FBI, while Boyd's strike at the snake church is met with a surprising strike back.

4: This Bird Has Flown - Aired: 2013-01-29

Raylan's hunt for his stolen money leads to a confrontation with a bareknuckle brawler; while Boyd and Ava face a decision that threatens to destroy them.

5: Kin - Aired: 2013-02-05

The search for Drew Thompson leads Raylan into the remote wilds of Kentucky hill country with unexpected and dangerous results.

6: Foot Chase - Aired: 2013-02-12

Raylan's discovery of a severed foot sets off a race against time, while Boyd and Ava work to break into Harlan high society.

7: Money Trap - Aired: 2013-02-19

Raylan finds himself caught between a foxy grifter and an old nemesis out for revenge, while Boyd and Ava come face-to-face with the decadence of Harlan's elite.

8: Outlaw - Aired: 2013-02-26

Bodies start dropping and no one is safe as the search for Drew Thompson enters its home stretch.

9: The Hatchet Tour - Aired: 2013-03-05

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

10: Get Drew - Aired: 2013-03-12

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

11: Decoy - Aired: 2013-03-19

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

12: Peace of Mind - Aired: 2013-03-26

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.

13: Ghosts - Aired: 2013-04-02

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

Season 5 (13 Episodes)

1: A Murder Of Crowes - Aired: 2014-01-07

Raylan travels to Florida to deal with the CROWE family; Boyd goes to Detroit in search of a missing shipment of drugs.

2: The Kids Aren't All Right - Aired: 2014-01-14

Dewey's ruthless cousin Darryl descends upon Harlan, as Raylan tries to undo a young friend's unfortunate mess, and Boyd struggles to free Ava from jail.

3: Good Intentions - Aired: 2014-01-21

Raylan is king for a day in the seized mansion of a notorious mob accountant, while Boyd tries to regain his stranglehold on the Harlan heroin market.

4: Over the Mountain - Aired: 2014-01-28

Raylan ventures into wild country on the hunt for a missing informant, while Boyd's last living relative threatens his life and livelihood.

5: Shot All to Hell - Aired: 2014-02-04

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.

6: Shoot The Messenger - Aired: 2014-02-11

An attack on Alison sends Raylan to Harlan in search of payback, while Boyd scrambles to arrange protection for Ava.

7: Raw Deal - Aired: 2014-02-18

Boyd and the Crowes fly South for a crucial drug score, while Raylan pursues a small time grifter with big time enemies.

8: Whistle Past the Graveyard - Aired: 2014-02-25

Raylan chases a missing Crowe, while Boyd and his new partners fight their way back across the border.

9: Wrong Roads - Aired: 2014-03-11

Raylan partners with a maverick DEA agent whose bad behavior feels uncomfortably familiar, while Boyd makes a hard choice to protect Ava.

10: Weight - Aired: 2014-03-18

Raylan and Boyd collide on the hunt for Dewey Crowe, while bad blood simmering in the Crowe family finally boils over.

11: The Toll - Aired: 2014-03-25

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

12: Starvation - Aired: 2014-04-01

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.

13: Restitution - Aired: 2014-04-08

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

Season 6 (13 Episodes)

1: Fate's Right Hand - Aired: 2015-01-20

Raylan guides Ava through the process of informing on Boyd and tries to turn Boyd's old ally Dewey Crowe against him as well, all while Boyd works to pull off a daring heist right under Raylan's nose.

2: Cash Game - Aired: 2015-01-27

Raylan's investigation brings him into conflict with a paramilitary outfit, while Boyd and his partners try to salvage a profit from their heist.

3: Noblesse Oblige - Aired: 2015-02-03

Raylan follows a trail of illegal explosives in an attempt to pin Boyd, who discovers he's run afoul of a dangerous new player in town.

4: The Trash and the Snake - Aired: 2015-02-10

Raylan declares war on the deadly men who are forcing Harlan's most valuable real estate to change hands, while Boyd and Duffy seek out a crackpot safecracker to help do their dirty work.

5: Sounding - Aired: 2015-02-17

When Ava makes a drastic decision, Raylan turns to an old friend for help. A suspicious Duffy looks into Ava’s release from prison.

6: Alive Day - Aired: 2015-02-24

Raylan investigates a murder that has sown discord in Markham's camp. Boyd's latest heist forces him to revisit his mining days.

7: The Hunt - Aired: 2015-03-03

A visit from his baby daughter threatens to pull Raylan away from the hunt for a dangerous fugitive. Boyd, having learned that Ava's been lying to him, takes her on a hunting trip that she may never come back from.

8: Dark as a Dungeon - Aired: 2015-03-10

Raylan extends an unexpected offer to Markham. Boyd and Ava find themselves in Walker’s dangerous company.

9: Burned - Aired: 2015-03-17

Raylan and Boyd each test Ava's loyalty, and Markham's plans to win over Harlan go awry.

10: Trust - Aired: 2015-03-24

As Raylan puts more pressure on his CIs, Boyd makes a move on Markham’s money, and Ava finds herself caught in the crossfire again.

11: Fugitive Number One - Aired: 2015-03-31

Raylan and the Marshals scramble to deal with a crisis that threatens all of their careers. Duffy, Mike, and Katherine question the meaning of loyalty.

12: Collateral - Aired: 2015-04-07

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

13: The Promise - Aired: 2015-04-14

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