I'm not sure what the hell Ava was thinking sending Jimmy away
I believe she was thinking she didn't want Jimmy to become Ellen May part II.
That's pretty much what Graham Yost says
in the EW Post-Mortem. Apparently, they had to cut some lines, but basically Ava didn't want to risk another Ellie May situation.
Great ending to a great season. Loved that the showdown at the house ended up being a misdirect, and it ended in the first ten minutes, at the hands (or guns) of Raylan AND Winona! Damn, she might be annoying, but when it comes down to it, she can throw-down if need be. I'm still not sure if Raylan/Winona can ever work, but it was nice seeing Timothy Olyphant and Natalia Zea play off each other again. Oh, Zea. You are much better here then as that dumbass, annoying Claire on The Following.
As for Timothy Olyphant, after being passed over S3, I really hope he gets another Emmy nomination this year. A win would still be tough, but I think he just killed it this season and this episode. Raylan's rage was a sight to behold, and even unsettling at times. I liked him on Deadwood a lot, but he really has gone to another level on this show.
Farewell, Nicky, you big dick. I figured Raylan wouldn't kill him with his own hands, but making a deal with Sammy was a decent twist. And Duffy is back! I don't care how big of a creep he his; I want him to be one of those characters that keeps surviving by the skin of his teeth. Jere Burns is just amazing in the role. Really hope we get plenty of Duffy/Boyd scenes next season.
And that leads to Boyd and Ava. Wow, did things blow up in their face. Ava is now in jail, and Boyd got his ass kicked, and couldn't do anything to stop it. As much as I love them (well, as much as I can love bad guys like them), they brought a lot of this on themselves. The way they handled the Ellie May situation, they way they handled Billy and Cassie, taking on Lee Manners, etc. It just all came back to bite them in their asses. That said, I think Lee is really going to regret not letting the police take Boyd as well or even finding a way to make him have an "accident." Now, he's got a pissed-off Boyd, who probably feels like he has nothing to lose. I can't wait to see where Boyd goes from here.
Art continue to be the king of one-liners, but I also enjoyed his serious moment with Raylan.
Favorite moments were Raylan and Boyd in the car and the final scene of Raylan with the other version of "You Never Leave Harlan Alive."
Only minor complaints I have was the lack of Tim and Rachel (but they made the most of their one or two lines), and no explanation of Johnny's fate. I'm assuming he's still alive, but I would liked to have heard something.
I already want it to be January again.
Edited by thuganomics85, Apr 3, 2013 @ 12:55 PM.