You can read the full review for ‘For Blood or Money’ over at TV Buzz.
Meanwhile, in the delightfully bucolic hamlet of Harlan, Boyd is (perhaps) contemplating a return to bank robbery. Walton Goggins keeps bringing layers to his performance that can seem sinister or sincere, sometimes in the same sentence. Although his relationship with Ava has turned out to be purely platonic, a tentative connection seems to be growing. Their easygoing conversation on the porch about wig styling and rock stars was truly charming. Of course, she did shoot his brother dead, so there’s that obstacle to romance.
In a recent interview with TVLine.com the lovely Joelle Carter who plays Ava Crowder on Justified opened up a little more on how Ava see’s Boyd and more!
TVLINE | What does Ava see in Boyd that she’s giving him the benefit of a doubt and now is letting him stay with her?
I think she knows that Boyd had a good heart, and she’s been involved with his family, the Crowders, for so long, that it’s familiar for her. It’s kind of like, “The grass is always greener, but once you get there sometimes it’s dead.” When she left Harlan to go to Lexington, the big town wasn’t really for her. She got a little lost, and the idea that maybe Raylan would show her the way got blown up, so… she’s gone back to what’s familiar, and Boyd is the only kin she really has around. They’ve always cared about each other to an extent. Like she said in the first season, people can change. I think she truly believes that.
TVLINE | Ava tells Boyd she will have a “zero tolerance” policy when it comes to his shady dealings. As they grow closer, do you think she might “waver” on that point?
Ava is an “act on the seat of her pants” kind of gal, and she wears her heart on her sleeve, so she tends to get in trouble. So she might open up to a few “exceptions.” But she will try hard to keep him to his word!
TVLINE | Will we see her away from her front porch, dragging on cigarettes, anytime soon?
The best thing about Ava this season is it’s a slow burn, and it’s leading up to something pretty spectacular that I think the fans are really going to like. They’re going to like Ava’s journey “home,” in a sense of her finding herself and what she’s capable of. She goes back to her true character and embraces it. And I think that I can say that, yes, Ava finds true love.
I’ve added 200 HD logoless captures from this weeks newest episode of Justified.
– Season 2 > Screen Captures > 2×04 – For Blood or Money
Be sure to check out Brittany’s full recap & review of ‘For Blood or Money’ over at StarPulse.com
This is not to overlook the continually great work of Walton Goggins and Joelle Carter, who are slowly but steadily forming a very interesting relationship between their characters. Goggins is always good no matter what’s thrown at him, and the Ava Crowder character has grown on me in season two, principally because Carter has seized on the opportunity to make Ava more than a stubborn damsel in distress. She’s not constantly in trouble this season, and she’s exerting some serious authority this season; the two of them together are intriguing to watch, holding their own even as their characters are not directly involved in the major plotlines. While I can guess at what Boyd will do, it’s a testament to Walton Goggins that I know what I want him to do, and I honestly am torn about it.
It’s a testament to the quality of Justified. Even the characters not at center stage are still compelling, even if they’re only with us for a few minutes. Episodes that might be plot-advancing filler on any other show are so much more here. I never feel like I haven’t gotten something out of my forty-odd minutes. And that’s the kind of show that keeps me coming back, because I know that I’m always going to get something back in return.
Be sure to check out the entire review of 2×04 ‘For Blood or Money’ here at HitFix.com
Outside the main plot, the most interesting scenes involved, not surprisingly, Boyd. He remains a wildcard – it’s hard to say whether he’s actually considering the robbery scheme, or if he’s just trying to keep things calm for now – and Walton Goggins is such a compelling presence that I would just as happily watch an episode that was largely composed of Boyd and Ava chatting on the porch about hairdressing and “Of Human Bondage.” (An episode featuring just that and the drunken office scene would be a pretty huge stylistic departure, I know.) Goggins works as well with Joelle Carter as he does everybody else he’s paired with, and I’m wondering where to set the over-under on the episode in which he tries to make them be something more than just roommates.
I’ve added 9 photos of Walton seen loading furniture into his car with the help of a friend from February 13th. Thank you to Jon Hamm Source for the photos.
– 2011 > 02/13/11 – Loading furniture into his car with a friend