Originally Posted by archiguy
And I'm still having a hard time seeing Burt Hummel, the world's greatest dad to a gay kid, as a potty-mouthed, foul-tempered, homicidal mob enforcer. Mike O'Malley has been downright scary-awesome in his role on this show.
Wow, a lot of people here really didn't watch My Own Worst Enemy!
I really like O'Malley and it's good to see him succeed. He seems like a nice guy, a Buffalo Tom fan and he proved in MYOE (way before Glee) that he could really act against type. O'Malley was the saving grace of My Own Worst Enemy and a certified spy bad ass. When thugs steal his wife's ring, he takes them out using dual pistols with ruthless (and cool) efficiency. The show was nonsensical but if you want to see him kick ass check it out on Hulu or somewhere. You can FF through Christian Slater's scenes.
While I don't see Mike O'Malley as "that guy from Yes Dear" anymore, I still see Ron Eldard as the guy from "Bakersfield PD". Even after the great performance he put in and the other roles he's done!
I don't like letting Justified collect on my DVR because it puts me behind in this thread, but it is by far my most favorite show to view in uninterrupted chunks so the the story flows directly into the next episode. Overall this has been another ingenious, verbose, tense and amusing season. Filled with Western allusions, instant death, multi-crosses and engaging new characters. And another priceless Jere Burns expression, back when Stephen Tobolowsky was removed. Wynn really needs to keep more sane company! Great to see Limehouse return too. I had given up on seeing him again when he didn't appear in the early episodes.
The one thing that was a letdown was the identity of Drew Thompson. Like The Walking Dead (but not as blatant) the sudden omnipresence of the previously peripheral Jim Beaver, clued me in on his real identity pretty early on. If the show had kept him out of the main investigation (especially the numerous partnership scenes with Raylan) and just dealing with Ellen May it would have hidden his identity a lot longer.
Hopefully some people will be left standing next week. The recurring cast is getting much lighter with each season.