If you are a fan of Westerns then this television series might be of interest to you. It might pique the interest of fans of crime novels that the series is based on a character created in a short story by Elmore Leonard. Timothy Olyphant, who is perfect in the role, plays Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens, a man sent back to his hometown of Harlan County, Kentucky after he shoots a man while working in Miami. Despite the fact that Raylan did warn the man before shooting him and that the man was a hit man for the drug cartel did not seem to matter much. He is not back home long when people he used to spend time with begin to seek him out. Especially those he wishes wouldn’t.
Episode 1: Fire in the Hole: Back in his hometown, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens finds himself facing off against one of his oldest friends, Boyd Crowder (played by Walton Goggins).
Episode 2: Riverbrook: Raylan is on the trail of an escaped prisoner (played by Chris Ellis) who wants to reunite with his ex-wife and the money he hid before he went to jail.
Episode 3: Fixer: Being the rookie, Raylan is put in charge of the informant named Pinter (played by David Eigenberg).
Episode 4: Long in the Tooth: A fugitive (played by Alan Ruck) is fleeing to the Mexican border and has Raylan and the mob on his tail.
Episode 5: The Lord of War and Thunder: Raylan does not know what side to be on when his father (played by Raymond J. Barry) goes to war with a drug runner.
Episode 6: The Collection: After the apparent suicide of a wealthy man, Raylan has to stay out of the clutches of his widow while trying to locate the man’s missing art.
Episode 7: Blind Spot: Raylan demonstrates that he will go to any length to find out who is trying to kill Ava (played by Joelle Carter).
Episode 8: Blowback: An inmate (played by W. Earl Brown) being transferred takes his guards as hostages and Raylan has to figure out a way to diffuse the situation.
Episode 9: Hatless: Raylan is suspended from the Marshals service and does not know what to do with himself.
Episode 10: Hammer: Raylan is assigned to protect a judge (played by Stephen Root), who is eccentric to say the least, but leaves that job in order to track down an old lead.
Episode 11: Veterans: Boyd Crowder and his followers turn to vigilantism, so it is up to Raylan to stop them.
Episode 12: Fathers and Sons: Raylan has to get his father to help him bring down Boyd Crowder.
Episode 13: Bulletville: A showdown occurs between Rayland, Boyd and his father Bo Crowder (played by M.C. Gainey).
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