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The Best Seasons of 'Justified'

Updated April 3, 2020 1.1k votes 338 voters 20.8k views6 items

List RulesVote up the best seasons of Justified.

If you ask fans what the best season of Justified is, you'll probably get a lot of different answers. Many enjoy the first season of Justified the most, but some say it got better as it went on. This FX crime drama debuted in 2010, and had a nice six season run until it concluded in 2015. It's hard to argue that Justified isn't an amazing show, but which season is your favorite? For this poll we're ranking every season of Justified, with the help of your votes. What season of Justified really had you hooked? Whether you liked the earlier seasons or the most recent one, vote up your top Justified seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry.

Please be aware that there are spoilers below, so if you haven't seen all the Justified seasons then browse carefully.
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    Justified - Season 2

    Aired: February 9, 2011 – May 4, 2011

    The second season of Justified deals primarily with the criminal dealings of the Bennett clan, a family crime group that has a past with Raylan's.

    Unforgettable episodes include "The Life Inside," "For Blood or Money," and "Full Commitment."

    Memorable moments:

    • The history between Raylan and Dickie Bennett.
    • Raylan beats his father in a holding cell.
    • Boyd revives his criminal activities.
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    Justified - Season 4

    Aired: January 8, 2013 – April 2, 2013

    The fourth season of Justified looks at the 30-year case of a man who mysteriously fell into Harlan with a failed parachute, while carrying drugs with him. Raylan seeks to unravel the mystery about this man. 

    Unforgettable episodes include "Where's Waldo?" "This Bird Has Flown," and "The Hatchet Tour."

    Memorable moments:

    • Raylan and company discover who the parachutist really is.
    • Shelby is discovered to be Drew Thompson.
    • Raylan rescues Winona.
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    Justified - Season 6

    Aired: January 20, 2015 – April 14, 2015

    In the sixth and final season of Justified, Raylan returns to his feud with Boyd Crowder, where they decide to finish things once and for all.

    Unforgettable episodes include "The Trash and the Snake," "Alive Day," and "Dark as a Dungeon."

    Memorable moments:

    • Boyd kills Dewey and looks at Ava.
    • Boyd refuses to pick up the gun Raylan throws to him.
    • Raylan delivers a message to Boyd.
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    Justified - Season 1

    Aired: March 16, 2010 – June 8, 2010

    The first season of Justified introduces Raylan Givens, a US marshal with the style of a Wild West sheriff. He is mainly involved in a feud with the Crowder family. 

    Unforgettable episodes include "Riverbrook," "The Lord of War and Thunder," and "Fathers and Sons."

    Memorable moments:

    • Raylan shoots Boyd Crowder.
    • Boyd Crowder makes a declaration of reform.
    • Raylan and Boyd team up to take down Bo.
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