FX's 'Justified' back for its fifth season

Monday, 06 January 2014 09:12 AM Written by 

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FX's "Justified" returns Tuesday at 10 for its fifth season and the show pretty much picks up where it left off. Gone are the seasons when "Justified" would slowly run up to a serialized storyline with a few stand-alone episodes -- I kind of miss those because the bad guys were so fleshed out for a TV show -- instead jumping back into established storylines and jump-starting new ones.

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The season premiere, "A Murder of Crowes," sends Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) to Florida where he investigates another branch of the Crowe family. (Who knew Dewey Crowe, a bit player in the "Justified" pilot when it filmed in Western Pennsylvania years ago, would become such a pivotal character in the series?)

Boyd (Walton Goggins) goes north to Detroit and encounters some Tim Horton Donut-loving Canadians who turn out to dislike his business practices.

"We're through with you people," A Canadian tells Boyd. "The idea behind organized crime is that it's supposed to be organized. When people start using chainsaws, that's a sign, and it's not a good sign."

It's a strong set-up episode that also touches on Raylan's issues with his baby daughter.

Next week sees the return of teen schemer Loretta, who Raylan must once again help out of a jam.

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