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Mags Talks About Ending the Feud Between Families on 'Justified' FInale (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 5th 2011 6:25AM
'Justified' season finale - 'Bloody Harlan'The season wrapped on 'Justified' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on FX) and, like a great novel, it brought a satisfying sense of closure, as well as taking us full circle. The pacing, tone and presentation of this show is something special on television, capturing the mood of the Old West beautifully.

Long stretches of quiet and mellowness interspersed with bursts of wild violence punctuating the malaise. This season saw the Bennetts at the center of most of the insanity, led brilliantly by Margo Martindale as family matriarch Mags.

In control from the moment we laid eyes on her, she maintained that control until the end. But not before a magnanimous -- though ultimately futile -- gesture.

Sharing some of her alcohol with Raylan, she proposed an end to the long-standing feud between their families, after finding out Dickie was her only surviving son. Then, in the same way she eliminated poor Loretta's family, Mags laced her own cup with poison, committing suicide while holding Raylan's hand.

The truce between families may not mean much, now that Dickie is the last Bennett standing, and he's in custody. Should he get out, and we'd gladly welcome a return appearance by Jeremy Davies in the role, we doubt he'd honor such an agreement. Besides, he wasn't there to even hear the order.

What did you think of how 'Justified' ended its second season?

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