The BEST episodes of Justified

Every episode of Justified ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Justified!

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.

Last Updated: 8/9/2023Network: FXStatus: Ended
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The Promise
star
8.72
1424 votes

#1 - The Promise

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/14/2015

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

Directors: Adam Arkin
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Bloody Harlan
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8.31
3180 votes

#2 - Bloody Harlan

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/4/2011

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

Directors: Michael Dinner
Writer: Fred Golan
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Slaughterhouse
star
8.27
2486 votes

#3 - Slaughterhouse

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/10/2012

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.

Directors: Dean Parisot
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Decoy
star
8.13
2221 votes

#4 - Decoy

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/19/2013

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

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Bulletville
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8.13
3079 votes

#5 - Bulletville

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/8/2010

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

Directors: Adam Arkin
Writer: Fred Golan
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Restitution
star
8.12
1596 votes

#6 - Restitution

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/8/2014

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

Directors: Michael Pressman
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Ghosts
star
8.07
2069 votes

#7 - Ghosts

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/2/2013

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

Directors: Bill Johnson
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The Gunfighter
star
8.03
2847 votes

#8 - The Gunfighter

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/17/2012

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.

Directors: Michael Dinner
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The Toll
star
8.03
1647 votes

#9 - The Toll

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/25/2014

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

Directors: Jon Avnet
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Collateral
star
8.02
1398 votes

#10 - Collateral

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/7/2015

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

Directors: Michael Pressman
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Harlan Roulette
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8.02
2710 votes

#11 - Harlan Roulette

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/31/2012

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.

Directors: Jon Avnet
Writer: Dave Andron
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Coalition
star
7.98
2282 votes

#12 - Coalition

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/3/2012

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.

Directors: Bill Johnson
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Kin
star
7.98
2069 votes

#13 - Kin

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/5/2013

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

Directors: Peter Werner
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Starvation
star
7.96
1612 votes

#14 - Starvation

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/1/2014

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.

Directors: Michael Pressman
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Wrong Roads
star
7.95
1613 votes

#15 - Wrong Roads

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/11/2014

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

Directors: Michael Dinner
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Guy Walks into a Bar
star
7.94
2370 votes

#16 - Guy Walks into a Bar

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/20/2012

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

Directors: Tony Goldwyn
Writer: VJ Boyd
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Shot All to Hell
star
7.94
1789 votes

#17 - Shot All to Hell

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/4/2014

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.

Directors: Adam Arkin
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Fugitive Number One
star
7.93
1360 votes

#18 - Fugitive Number One

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/31/2015

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.

Directors: Jon Avnet
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Raw Deal
star
7.91
1701 votes

#19 - Raw Deal

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/25/2014

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

Directors: Bill Johnson
Writer: VJ Boyd
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A Murder of Crowes
star
7.90
1849 votes

#20 - A Murder of Crowes

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/7/2014

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.

Directors: Michael Dinner
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Outlaw
star
7.90
2054 votes

#21 - Outlaw

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/26/2013

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

Directors: John Dahl
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Cut Ties
star
7.89
2846 votes

#22 - Cut Ties

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/24/2012

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.

Directors: Michael Watkins
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Get Drew
star
7.89
2103 votes

#23 - Get Drew

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/12/2013

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

Directors: Billy Gierhart
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Kill the Messenger
star
7.89
1675 votes

#24 - Kill the Messenger

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/11/2014

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

Directors: Don Kurt
Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
Brother's Keeper
star
7.89
2986 votes

#25 - Brother's Keeper

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/6/2011

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

Directors: Tony Goldwyn
Watch Now:AmazonApple TV

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