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Raylan Versus The Villains: Justified's Five Greatest Moments
3. Raylan vs. Arlo Givens and their Shared Past
The shit between Raylan and his father, Arlo, is so deep, itís impossible to even wade in, and itís a wonder it hasnít managed to sink one or both of the two men. Thereís a lot of anger inside Raylan due to his poor bringing up by his criminal father, and thereís a lot of stubborness in Arlo, who is already set in his ways.
All of this comes to a head at the end of Season 1, when Arlo is easily talked into killing his son. Of course, Raylan is a sharp cookie, and expects betrayal from his own father, who hates Raylan for turning into the law. Thereís a moment where the two men share a candid moment, looking back into the past before Raylan capably disarms his father by shootingónot to kill, of course. At one point, the two men could have re-evaluated their relationship, but now their past has caught up with their present, and antagonism is still a prominent part of that relationship.
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