3. Raylan vs. Arlo Givens and their Shared Past
The shit between Raylan and his father, Arlo, is so deep, it’s impossible to even wade in, and it’s a wonder it hasn’t managed to sink one or both of the two men. There’s a lot of anger inside Raylan due to his poor bringing up by his criminal father, and there’s 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. There’s a moment where the two men share a candid moment, looking back into the past before Raylan capably disarms his father by shooting—not 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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