Here we go. Now we’re talking. After a few weeks of bird-related teasers and a brief clip of Raylan putting a dramatic end to Dewey Crowe’s game of Naked Hooker Marco Polo, we finally — FINALLY — have our first semi-extended look at the upcoming fifth season. The 60-second clip doesn’t provide a lick of information that we didn’t already know (Raylan’s gonna shoot things! He’s often in trouble! Boyd is great!), except maybe for the fact that Amy Smart’s addition to a roster of guests that already included Michael Rapaport, David Koecher, Alicia Witt, and That Big Guy With The ZZ Top Beard (You Know Who I Mean) could mean that Justified is attempting to corner the entire Hey, It’s That Guy/Girl market in 2014.
Still, even with nothing by way of new revelations, this clip has me so amped that I might start vibrating at such a rate that my body starts emitting an almost imperceptible squealing that ends up blowing out all the windows in my apartment. Setting the whole thing to “You Rascal You” by Hanni El Khatib helps, of course, but if I’m being honest, everything that happened after the shot of Boyd and Wynn Duffy walking down a dingy hallway with briefcases in their hands was just gravy.
January 7. Fifteen days.