In the end, Justified‘s top rivals ended up facing off against each other.
However, the last communication between deputy U.S. marshal Raylan Givens(Timothy Olyphant) and his Harlan criminal foe, Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), in Tuesday’s series finale was not a shootout, but a conversation held in a prison visitors’ room.
Despite the use of the song, You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive, all the main characters did, as future scenes that closed out the six-season FX drama detailed. Raylan, now a marshal in Florida, couldn’t work out his relationship with Winona (Natalie Zea) but is in regular contact with his young daughter; Boyd is in prison; and Ava Crowder (Joelle Carter) is hiding in California with a surprise addition, a toddler son courtesy of her relationship with Boyd. Raylan found her but keeps her secret, telling Boyd she died to keep him from searching for her or the child.