The BEST Episodes of Justified

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Network: FX

At the explosive center of the action, Western-style, gun-slinging U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens confronts murder, drugs, bank heists, mobsters, crime families, corrupt politicians and even his own tumultuous past and never backs down. His ultimate adversary is the cunning, complex outlaw Boyd Crowder, but the real wild card is Ava Crowder, the mysterious woman torn between the two men and both sides of the law.

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The Promise

#1 - The Promise

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 14, 2015

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

star 8.76
1,428 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Benjamin Cavell, Dave Andron, Fred Golan, Graham Yost
Bloody Harlan

#2 - Bloody Harlan

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired May 4, 2011

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

star 8.32
3,130 votes
Directors: Michael Dinner
Writers: Fred Golan

#3 - Slaughterhouse

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 10, 2012

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.

star 8.28
2,457 votes
Directors: Dean Parisot
Writers: Fred Golan, Graham Yost

#4 - Decoy

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 19, 2013

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

star 8.15
2,219 votes
Writers: Chris Provenzano, Graham Yost

#5 - Restitution

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 8, 2014

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

star 8.15
1,605 votes
Writers: Chris Provenzano

#6 - Bulletville

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 8, 2010

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

star 8.14
3,012 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Fred Golan

#7 - Ghosts

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 2, 2013

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

star 8.10
2,059 votes
Directors: Bill Johnson
Writers: Benjamin Cavell, Fred Golan
The Toll

#8 - The Toll

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 25, 2014

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

star 8.06
1,648 votes
Directors: Jon Avnet
Writers: Benjamin Cavell

#9 - Collateral

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 7, 2015

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

star 8.04
1,407 votes
Writers: Chris Provenzano, IVJ Boyd
The Gunfighter

#10 - The Gunfighter

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 17, 2012

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.

star 8.04
2,798 votes
Directors: Michael Dinner
Writers: Fred Golan, Graham Yost
Harlan Roulette

#11 - Harlan Roulette

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 31, 2012

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.

star 8.03
2,666 votes
Directors: Jon Avnet
Writers: Dave Andron

#12 - Starvation

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 1, 2014

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.

star 7.99
1,638 votes
Writers: Chris Provenzano

#13 - Kin

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 5, 2013

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

star 7.99
2,043 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Fred Golan, VJ Boyd

#14 - Coalition

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 3, 2012

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.

star 7.98
2,238 votes
Directors: Bill Johnson
Writers: Taylor Elmore
Wrong Roads

#15 - Wrong Roads

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 11, 2014

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

star 7.97
1,637 votes
Directors: Michael Dinner
Writers: Dave Andron, Leonard Chang
Shot All to Hell

#16 - Shot All to Hell

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 4, 2014

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.

star 7.96
1,794 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Chris Provenzano
Raw Deal

#17 - Raw Deal

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 25, 2014

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

star 7.95
1,711 votes
Directors: Bill Johnson
Writers: VJ Boyd
Guy Walks into a Bar

#18 - Guy Walks into a Bar

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 20, 2012

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

star 7.95
2,323 votes
Directors: Tony Goldwyn
Writers: VJ Boyd
Fugitive Number One

#19 - Fugitive Number One

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 31, 2015

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.

star 7.95
1,372 votes
Directors: Jon Avnet
Writers: Keith Schreier, Taylor Elmore
A Murder of Crowes

#20 - A Murder of Crowes

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 2014

In the swamplands of Florida, Raylan tangles with a deadly branch of the Crowe Family Tree, while Boyd goes into the dark heart of the collapsing Detroit Mob.

star 7.93
1,879 votes
Directors: Michael Dinner
Writers: Fred Golan, Graham Yost
Kill the Messenger

#21 - Kill the Messenger

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 11, 2014

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

star 7.92
1,672 votes
Directors: Don Kurt
Writers: Ingrid Escajeda
Get Drew

#22 - Get Drew

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 12, 2013

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

star 7.91
2,088 votes
Directors: Billy Gierhart
Writers: Dave Andron, VJ Boyd

#23 - Outlaw

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 26, 2013

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

star 7.91
2,034 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Benjamin Cavell, Keith Schreier
Cut Ties

#24 - Cut Ties

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 24, 2012

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.

star 7.90
2,801 votes
Directors: Michael Watkins
Writers: Benjamin Cavell
Brother's Keeper

#25 - Brother's Keeper

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 6, 2011

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

star 7.89
2,939 votes
Directors: Tony Goldwyn
Writers: Taylor Elmore