Some television shows suffer when they pull the focus from their leading man or woman. That's not true of FX's Justified, thanks in no small part to the endlessly watchable Walton Goggins and his backwoods kingpin Boyd Crowder.Timothy Olyphant), one of Boyd's childhood friends. Once the writers saw fit to postpone Boyd's fate, he's spent three seasons vacillating between being a reformed preacher, a faithful lover and a self-interested crime lord — all the while trading barbs with Raylan while (usually) managing to keep his dirty hands out of Raylan's cuffs.But in Season 4, the old friends and sworn enemies have yet to share a scene. (And according to executive producer Graham Yost, they won't until Episode 5.) Instead, Boyd's once again trapped in a Bible battle with snake-handling Preacher Billy (guest star Joe Mazzello), who has moved into Harlan with the intent to save the souls of Boyd's Oxycontin-addicted customers."This experience for Boyd is coming full circle, ending up back in a church," Goggins tells TVGuide.com "It's not a place that he's very comfortable at all. This time, he's filled with a lot of anxiety about it and a lot of trepidation. When he walks in, it isn't to change the hearts and minds of people, but rather to take on whatever role this preacher needs for him to be. If that's the Devil, then Boyd will be the Devil as long as this preacher continues on his journey and doesn't disrupt my business." Joelle Carter] and his love for her. He's an atheist now but the one thing he believes in is simple existential way is Ava."Ron Eldard)? "[Colt] brings a fresh, outsider experience to Harlan. He's a real fish out of water and you get an opportunity to see Boyd interact [with him] in a way that he's never done before on the show," Goggins says. "There's a real intimacy that Boyd has with Colt and a real shorthand that is based on their time in the military and their friendship. It's a really vulnerable side to Boyd. More often than not, that's only reserved for Ava."Although the audience knows that Boyd's cousin Johnny (David Meunier) betrayed him last season, it remains to be seen just how aware Boyd is. Does Colt's presence indicate that Boyd's Spidey sense is indeed tingling? "Boyd is the most observational character that I've ever been given an opportunity to play," Goggins teases. "The right hand always knows what every other person's left hand in the room is doing."
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