Raylan is forced to track down Dickie Bennett (Jeremy Davies), who was sprung from prison to wrangle his late mother’s fortune from new baddie Ellstin Limehouse (Mykelti Williamson) in ‘Justified’ season 3 episode 4: ‘The Devil You Know.’
Season 3 of Justified has subtly lingered on the demise of Mags Bennett, allowing the second season finale to slowly influence the events currently unfolding in the series. The result of a Mags-less Harlan has been the oft-mentioned vacuum of power, which has had the nasty side effect of making nearly every criminal far more ambitious than they have the smarts for.
This, of course, is in reference to Devil (Kevin Rankin), whose impatience with Boyd’s plodding machinations has him considering selling Crowder out to the increasingly larger-than-life Quarles (Neal McDonough) in ‘The Devil You Know.’
While the bumbling misadventures of Murphy, Dickie and Devil may have felt like a meandering episode, the failures we witnessed will better highlight what’s to come when more competent lawbreakers like Boyd, Quarles and Limehouse begin to put their plans for Harlan into motion in this show. No doubt those plans are right around the corner.