Boyd Crowder has come a long way.
The white supremacist-turned-born-again-Christian-turned-criminal-mastermind has shed more skins than your average snake. Then again, Boyd has never been your average snake – or your average villain for that matter.
"I don’t think he’s ever been as cornered or felt as impotent as he feels right now. That emotion for a man like Boyd is a dangerous place to be."
But, as the world didn’t look exactly rosy for Boyd at the end of Justified's fourth season, we might see yet another incarnation of Harlan County's most eloquent evildoer. And this one promises to be dangerous (not that I found the other Boyds especially harmless).
To refresh your memory:
Just when Boyd and his fiancée were this close to realizing their dream of respectability, the love of Boyd’s life, was taken into police custody, facing very serious charges indeed. Responsible were the rich and powerful of Harlan County who finally managed to show the white trash his place. That the cunning Duffy, now in charge of the heroin distribution of Harlan, showed up offering collaboration wasn’t exactly a case for cheering either.
So how will the indomitable head of the Crowder family react to this deadlock?
To TV Line, Walton Goggins offered hints:
I don’t think he’s ever been as cornered or felt as impotent as he feels right now. That emotion for a man like Boyd is a dangerous place to be.
And we won't have to wait long to accompany him to this dangerous place either:
I’ll say this: I filmed a scene [for the season premiere] until almost 1 a.m. that has permanently altered the way that I see Boyd Crowder. I’m as excited about it and scared by it as I’ve ever been, as an actor. But it’s done and that’s what it is. Boyd will have to deal with that emotion.
The fifth season of Justified will return to FX in January 2014.
What do you think will happen to Boyd in the course of season 5? Will he regain his power and get Ava out of jail? Or might the next season, also be the last season for Walton Goggins? Pray tell!