Ava’s killing of Delroy last season was every bit a “justified” murder as anything Raylan’s ever done. But Ava doesn’t have a badge. And now she’s headed into season five in shackles.
I totally teared up as Boyd was saying goodbye to Ava through the police car window. Walton Goggins and Joelle Carter are such amazing actors.
And Gutterson took Colt’s sunglasses.
It was something that they came up with, and we left in. I was unsure about it, but if they’ve got a passion for it, let’s do it. Those sunglasses were something that Colt always wore outside. We needed him not to wear them in the church, because we needed to see his eyes in the final scene, but they were kind of identified with him. It’s something that both these veterans would understand and that goes back to WWII and long before that, which is the taking of a souvenir, a memento. — Graham Yost
Here, [Limehouse] straight-up refuses to allow Ava to ruin herself by taking Ellen May’s life. It’s a wonderful scene, leading up to a wonderful line, when he flat-out tells her, “I can’t do this. And you shouldn’t either.” I didn’t think Ellstin Limehouse and I had a whole lot in common, but neither one of us wants to see Ava lose her soul.
You know the Broome Street Bar on Broadway in Soho? I used to be the bouncer for that bar — but I never got in a fight. One guy who was giving me trouble, I looked him smack in the eye and I asked him, “Are you Puerto Rican?” And he was like, “What? Are you kidding? Are you racist?” But he was Puerto Rican. And I said, “I’m directing a Puerto Rican theater workshop, I’ll give you the info, you should come down and do it sometime. But you’re drunk and making too much noise here, so you gotta go.” So he left, and he came to the workshop. That workshop saved my ass, because that was not a good situation — eventually, you’re going to get whacked.
Made me laugh out loud.
Few things in life are more pleasurable than reliably excellent entertainment that doesn’t constantly call attention to how good it is and that knows its characters so well that it can have them surprise you without betraying their essential nature.
Tim’s regular gig is giving Raylan grief, but after he crosses paths with Boyd’s old army buddy Colt (Ron Eldard) in episode five, he’ll be spun off into his own solo arc that Yost said starts personal and winds up affecting his work. There’s more for Rachel, too, who will be having marriage problems she and Raylan will get into in episodes three and four.
Wait, Rachel is married?!?!?
I’m just glad we’ll get to see more of Tim and Rachel because I feel like they were too much on the backburner last season. And they have such wonderful chemistry with each other and with Raylan!