Justified

Season 3 Episode 13

Slaughterhouse

7
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 10, 2012 on FX
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  • A DISARMING FINALE

    Justified: Raylan Givens, This Is Your Life

    As Raylan squabbled with his new enemies Quarles and Limehouse, it was a man from his past who delivered the killing blow.

  • Episode Summary

    After a state trooper is murderd, Raylan goes all out trying to find the killer, leading to a final bloody showdown.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • End of the Road (Spoilers Ahead)

      8.0
      With Qarles on the run and Tom (the state trooper) dead Raylan pursues Qarles at all costs. Boyd's tip from Shelby was truly alarming with the implication of Devil's body being dug up. It being revealed that Johnny gave Boyd up to Limehouse and the cops seemed strange since if he really wanted Boyd out of the way why didn't he just throw in with Devil in the first place rather than kill him with Boyd, it just seems silly. The highlights of the episode including Wynn Duffy not being too keen on the game of Harlan Roulette that Raylan is playing with him and the tension ensuing thereof and Raylan sternly saying that he is playing by Duffy's rules now. Qarles hauntingly kidnapping a family with two young boys and leaving the mother by the side of the road really said something about his preference in target since he can relate to young wayward boys for some reason. He calls up Theo Tonin and tells him he wants to come home but it'll cost him half a million dollars for which he gets one of the boys to call Raylan who after arresting Boyd for Devil's murder, goes out to Qarles alone and puts down his gun to let them live. Qarles takes him to Noble's Hollar. Earl is told to leave by dusk or else but he stays and shoots Qarles while Limehouse cuts open a pig that has hidden money in it, Limehouse dismembers Qarles's arm with a cleaver when he and Raylan duke it out and Qarles says that it was Arlo that shot Tom, not him even though Johnny said it was Qarles. Arlo admits to it and Boyd is released, also I believe Ava smells a rat since Ellen May says that she didn't talk to Arlo or Dickie about Devil and so that only leaves Johnny. Raylan going to Winona for comfort was encouraging to see that he cares enough to visit her and his soon to be child. His drinking is expected but his wondering and hurt over Arlo shooting a "man in a hat pointing a gun at Boyd" indicates that Arlo must've thought it was Raylan and was ok with having killed his own son. Arlo's slip into madness without his medication is hard to watch much as the epileptic preacher in Deadwood Season 1 is, no relation beyond Timothy Olyphant. But Earl's fate being left up to the writers since he did redeem himself in a way, Duffy now "in charge" and him free to fight it out with Boyd and Arlo locked up leaves a lot out in the open to be resolved. But the Qarles saga came to a satisfying enough close this year and he certainly chewed the scenery and made us cringe an awful lot but also proved that carpetbaggers can't run places like Harlan only the insiders can. Can't wait for Season 4 and for Natalie Zea to grace us with he marvellous presence yet again when hopefully next season Raylan will have a healthy infant to take care of and worry about raising.moreless
    • Not Good Enough

      7.0
      Love this program and I have been especially pleased with season 3. When I watched this episode, it didn't click with me that this was the season finale. I thought, "OK, that was pretty good so I wonder how they'll wrap the season up." Then I saw on this site's "What to Watch Tonight" section that this was the finale. Sorry, not good enough for that! There were so many story ends that could have led to a big showdown. I actually thought Rayland was going to find himself forced to shoot the deranged Arlo and I didn't expect Quarrels to go so quietly. I'll definitely wait on season 4 with anticipation, and to be honest I do hate it when a show is wearing out but they have a finale that is so much better than the season it followed (talking about Dexter here) that it forces you into another season. Season 3 of Justified, especially the first 1/3 was absolutely riveting so the writers definitely still have some legs left to bring me back for another round.moreless
    • Love the show but how about some POLICE WORK???

      10
      This is perhaps my favorite show on, right now. It sucks me in like a movie and I'm always shocked and sad when the episode ends.



      That said, I HATE it when cops in cop shows don't do actual police work.



      SPOILER...





      When Arlo confesses to Devil's murder they just ACCEPT it? How about a little police work. Ask Arlo, what kind of gun shot him. Where is the gun?



      How about checking his clothes for gun residue for killing Tom? Where's THAT gun? Do ballistics match?



      But, that little nit pick aside, great show. Great ending. I was really surprised to see Quarles fall so far during these last few episodes. He looked so tough and in control in the first few episodes. Great twists.



      I don't know how I'll get by waiting all these months for season 4.moreless
    • Slaughterhouse

      7.5
      The season finale of Justified was graphic, it was intense, but sadly the final few moments were a little disappointing. We knew Boyd would get off, but in that way? Not the right way to handle an off the charts season.



      Robert Quarles was great all year long and that was a wild end to his season. I liked Raylan losing his calmness tonight as well. This is what Justified is all about and it was a fitting end to a fun year.moreless
    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

    Natalie Zea

    Natalie Zea

    Winona Hawkins

    Adam Arkin

    Adam Arkin

    Theo Tonin

    Guest Star

    Cathy Cahlin Ryan

    Cathy Cahlin Ryan

    Sally Jenson

    Guest Star

    David Carpenter

    David Carpenter

    Captain Gene Reynolds

    Guest Star

    Raymond J. Barry

    Raymond J. Barry

    Arlo Givens

    Recurring Role

    Jere Burns

    Jere Burns

    Wynn Duffy

    Recurring Role

    Neal McDonough

    Neal McDonough

    Robert Quarles

    Recurring Role

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