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'Justified' recap of 'Collateral': Die a hero?
'Justified' recap of 'Collateral': Die a hero?

Well, I guess we can all stop lying to ourselves now. At first, “Collateral” struck me as an odd choice for the series’ penultimate episode, a character-focused departure from the runaway train that has been “Justified” in recent weeks. Sure, shots are fired and characters are placed in peril, but there’s never any sense that Raylan, Boyd, Ava or Markham are in any real danger this week. On a second watch, I realized how necessary this episode was. In all the chaos of the last two or three episodes, we haven’t had time to return to the central questions that drive this show. Is Raylan a lawman, or is his badge the only thing that keeps him...

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