Justified

Season 4 Episode 12

Peace of Mind

12
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Mar 26, 2013 on FX
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  • THE HUNT FOR ELLEN MAY

    Justified "Peace of Mind" Review: Truth and Consequences

    After last week’s barnburner and ahead of next week’s season finale, “Peace of Mind” downshifted a bit to let recent developments breathe and move a few game pieces into place.

  • Episode Summary

    Much to the frustration of the Raylan and the Sheriff's office, Drew continues to keep schtum until Ellen May is safely in custody. With Ellen May temporarily under Limehouse's protection and Boyd gunning for her, capturing her could be tricky.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Peace of Mind

      7.5
      Colt was a great character, and sad to see him go down, but his death was handled well here.



      It was another strong episode of the show ahead of what could be a good finale, or a disappointing one, depending on the level of violence and gunfire.



      Not sure if focusing on the baby too much is the right idea though for the next show.
    • Peace of Mind

      8.5
      Justified slowed things down this week in light of the last two fast paced tense episodes. Raylan's musing about getting a promotion after getting the option to go to Washington by closing the Thompson case ring well for him and Winona. His response of not knowing anything about girls when Winona tells him they're going to have a daughter was really awesome because she's well aware of the fact. Art decides to hand Raylan his suspension from the whole Hunter Mosley fiasco and his general insubordination. But Drew complicates things when he says he won't talk unless Ellen May is rescued from Noble's Holler. The Marshals and the AUSA who shows up very frequently on this show also just threaten to throw him in jail and let Tonin's guys kill him for all he's good for without talking. Tonin apparently has gone to ground and Augustine reaches out to Boyd to apologize and work together to get Ellen May to keep Drew silent. Augustine and Tonin apparently have many people in the Federal system in general so their knowing this isn't all that surprising. Johnny going to Augustine was a pretty stupid move and Augustine offers him as a predictable pot sweetener for their deal of working together again. Augustine gives Boyd the 300,000 dollars Limehouse previously waned for Ellen May's safe return but Ava decides to take it with how much Limehouse hates white people. Limehouse lets Ellen May go because he doesn't want to see her suffer and it shows how complex Limehouse is and it's sad that his community has to sell land that they've had for over a hundred and fifty years over to keep afloat. The Marshals visit before Ava does and Raylan, Tim, and Rachel call in State Troopers to search the entirety of Noble's Holler to potentially find Ellen May. Tim stays behind for backup and Raylan and Rachel (who got bullied a lot by Limehouse for a black woman representing the "man") while they pursue the fact that Limehouse told them that other parties were interested in finding Ellen May. When Ava arrives Limehouse tells her that she has forsaken Jesus and that all that she's currently involved in is rotting her soul, a theme that comes up later in the episode as well. Boyd, Picker, and Augustine visit a known client of Ellen May who is a little bit When they arrive they get an assault rifle point in their faces and since the guy is wearing full body armor Boyd shoots him in the one vulnerable place, the foot. He tells them where Ellen May is, and that's at the church. Again Cassie is returned for no other purpose than to hear Ellen May's confession of killing Delroy. Colt arrives on the scene as Ava hears Ellen May confess to her part in the murder of Delroy. Ava calls Boyd and tells him that she can't go through with killing Ellen May and Colt doesn't believe she can either. Boyd tells her to "do what she's gotta Colt then immediately gets a call to kill Ellen May and just as he's about to take her away Tim shows up and holds a gun on him asking if he killed his friend who was at the drug dealer's house when Colt needed the money to keep his failure to kill Ellen May covered up. Colt admits that he did and calmly and slowly lights a cigarette in a firing squad-esque parallel. I figured once he did that that Tim would have to put him down. Colt's saying, "Maybe I'll quit today" then getting gunned down was anticlimactic to what his character was becoming as I was really intrigued by his post-war state of mind and demeanor in general. Even when talking about going to Noble's Holler he wanted to assault it head on without knowing anything about it. He was clearly not from around Kentucky. Raylan admitting to the State Trooper that he wasn't involved in the shooting was a first and I think he seemed relieved to have a little levity and hope for his future and possibly moving to another District in the next season which would be a different experience than we've seen on the show. But the Marshals get their hands on Ellen May and deliver her to the office and her and Drew share an embrace. Now he can talk and Raylan can get some sleep with a job well done, it would seem. Augustine, Boyd, and everyone else have failed Tonin and they will likely suffer consequences from on high. We may perhaps see Boyd face trouble or possible employment of Tonin. Next week, indicated by his scene with Ava is that next week they will find Delroy's body so that there is no evidence. But I don't know where this leaves Cassie, who at this point just seems like a throwaway tertiary character. But all of this supposed relief for Raylan led to the biggest surprise of the episode which is when Winona gets an anonymous gift of a chair to help with her back problems. It's revealed that Picker was the one who delivered it and I expected it to explode but I guess Tonin's guys, because they're so cruel and driven, will use Winona as leverage to get Raylan to do what they want in an old "Jack Bauer-esque" fashion. I really hope that nothing happens to Winona and their child. But it looks like we will get a hell of a thrill ride out of next week with everything on the line for Raylan and Boyd who are in parallel peril and possibly facing losing everything on next week's events.



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    Timothy Olyphant

    Timothy Olyphant

    U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens

    Nick Searcy

    Nick Searcy

    Chief Deputy Art Mullen

    Joelle Carter

    Joelle Carter

    Ava Crowder

    Jacob Pitts

    Jacob Pitts

    Deputy Marshal Tim Gutterson

    Erica Tazel

    Erica Tazel

    Deputy Marshal Rachel Brooks

    Walton Goggins

    Walton Goggins

    Boyd Crowder

    Daniel Buran

    Daniel Buran

    Nicky Cush

    Guest Star

    Mel Fair

    Mel Fair

    Nelson Dunlop

    Guest Star

    Natalie Zea

    Natalie Zea

    Winona Hawkins

    Recurring Role

    Jim Beaver

    Jim Beaver

    Shelby Parlow

    Recurring Role

    Ron Eldard

    Ron Eldard

    Colton Rhodes

    Recurring Role

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