The BEST Episodes of Justified

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2019

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.

The Promise

#1 - The Promise

Season 6 - Episode 13

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

star 8.77
1,022 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Graham Yost, Fred Golan, Dave Andron, Benjamin Cavell

#2 - Slaughterhouse

Season 3 - Episode 13

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 8.47
793 votes
Directors: Dean Parisot
Writers: Fred Golan, Graham Yost
Bloody Harlan

#3 - Bloody Harlan

Season 2 - Episode 13

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

star 8.41
790 votes
Directors: Michael Dinner
Writers: Fred Golan

#4 - Ghosts

Season 4 - Episode 13

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

star 8.35
882 votes
Directors: Bill Johnson
Writers: Fred Golan, Benjamin Cavell

#5 - Bulletville

Season 1 - Episode 13

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

star 8.25
841 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Fred Golan

#6 - Coalition

Season 3 - Episode 12

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 8.20
712 votes
Directors: Bill Johnson
Writers: Taylor Elmore
Peace of Mind

#7 - Peace of Mind

Season 4 - Episode 12

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.

star 8.17
869 votes
Writers: Taylor Elmore, Leonard Chang
Harlan Roulette

#8 - Harlan Roulette

Season 3 - Episode 3

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 8.14
788 votes
Directors: Jon Avnet
Writers: Dave Andron
The Toll

#9 - The Toll

Season 5 - Episode 11

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

star 8.12
915 votes
Directors: Jon Avnet
Writers: Benjamin Cavell
Shot All to Hell

#10 - Shot All to Hell

Season 5 - Episode 5

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 8.12
952 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Chris Provenzano

#11 - Reckoning

Season 2 - Episode 12

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.

star 8.11
748 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Dave Andron
Brother's Keeper

#12 - Brother's Keeper

Season 2 - Episode 9

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

star 8.11
780 votes
Directors: Tony Goldwyn
Writers: Taylor Elmore
Get Drew

#13 - Get Drew

Season 4 - Episode 10

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

star 8.10
790 votes
Directors: Bill Gierhart
Writers: Dave Andron, VJ Boyd
Watching the Detectives

#14 - Watching the Detectives

Season 3 - Episode 8

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

star 8.10
751 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Graham Yost
Guy Walks into a Bar

#15 - Guy Walks into a Bar

Season 3 - Episode 10

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

star 8.10
719 votes
Directors: Tony Goldwyn
Writers: VJ Boyd

#16 - Outlaw

Season 4 - Episode 8

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

star 8.09
760 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Benjamin Cavell, Keith Schreier
Loose Ends

#17 - Loose Ends

Season 3 - Episode 9

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

star 8.09
716 votes
Writers: Ingrid Escajeda
The Devil You Know

#18 - The Devil You Know

Season 3 - Episode 4

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

star 8.05
742 votes
Directors: Dean Parisot
Writers: Taylor Elmore

#19 - Kin

Season 4 - Episode 5

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

star 8.03
764 votes
Directors: Peter Werner
Writers: Fred Golan, VJ Boyd
Raw Deal

#20 - Raw Deal

Season 5 - Episode 7

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

star 8.03
957 votes
Directors: Bill Johnson
Writers: VJ Boyd
Fugitive Number One

#21 - Fugitive Number One

Season 6 - Episode 11

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 8.02
943 votes
Directors: Jon Avnet
Writers: Taylor Elmore, Keith Schreier
When the Guns Come Out

#22 - When the Guns Come Out

Season 3 - Episode 6

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.

star 8.02
737 votes
Directors: Don Kurt
Writers: Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Dave Andron
Hole in the Wall

#23 - Hole in the Wall

Season 4 - Episode 1

Raylan turns to affable but inexperienced Constable Bob for help securing a bail jumper from Tennessee, and finds evidence his family is at the center of a legendary unsolved mystery.

star 8.01
809 votes
Directors: Michael Dinner
Writers: Graham Yost
The Moonshine War

#24 - The Moonshine War

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 8.01
852 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Garaham Yost
The Gunfighter

#25 - The Gunfighter

Season 3 - Episode 1

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 8.00
68 votes
Directors: Michael Dinner
Writers: Graham Yost, Fred Golan