Joelle Carter opens up to TVLine about Ava and Boyd

In a recent interview with the lovely Joelle Carter who plays Ava Crowder on Justified opened up a little more on how Ava see’s Boyd and more!

TVLINE | What does Ava see in Boyd that she’s giving him the benefit of a doubt and now is letting him stay with her?
I think she knows that Boyd had a good heart, and she’s been involved with his family, the Crowders, for so long, that it’s familiar for her. It’s kind of like, “The grass is always greener, but once you get there sometimes it’s dead.” When she left Harlan to go to Lexington, the big town wasn’t really for her. She got a little lost, and the idea that maybe Raylan would show her the way got blown up, so… she’s gone back to what’s familiar, and Boyd is the only kin she really has around. They’ve always cared about each other to an extent. Like she said in the first season, people can change. I think she truly believes that.

TVLINE | Ava tells Boyd she will have a “zero tolerance” policy when it comes to his shady dealings. As they grow closer, do you think she might “waver” on that point?
Ava is an “act on the seat of her pants” kind of gal, and she wears her heart on her sleeve, so she tends to get in trouble. So she might open up to a few “exceptions.” But she will try hard to keep him to his word!

TVLINE | Will we see her away from her front porch, dragging on cigarettes, anytime soon?
The best thing about Ava this season is it’s a slow burn, and it’s leading up to something pretty spectacular that I think the fans are really going to like. They’re going to like Ava’s journey “home,” in a sense of her finding herself and what she’s capable of. She goes back to her true character and embraces it. And I think that I can say that, yes, Ava finds true love.


Justified: 2×04 ‘For Blood or Money’ captures added!

I’ve added 200 HD logoless captures from this weeks newest episode of Justified.

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Justified Review: 2×04 ‘For Blood or Money’ #2

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This is not to overlook the continually great work of Walton Goggins and Joelle Carter, who are slowly but steadily forming a very interesting relationship between their characters. Goggins is always good no matter what’s thrown at him, and the Ava Crowder character has grown on me in season two, principally because Carter has seized on the opportunity to make Ava more than a stubborn damsel in distress. She’s not constantly in trouble this season, and she’s exerting some serious authority this season; the two of them together are intriguing to watch, holding their own even as their characters are not directly involved in the major plotlines. While I can guess at what Boyd will do, it’s a testament to Walton Goggins that I know what I want him to do, and I honestly am torn about it.

It’s a testament to the quality of Justified. Even the characters not at center stage are still compelling, even if they’re only with us for a few minutes. Episodes that might be plot-advancing filler on any other show are so much more here. I never feel like I haven’t gotten something out of my forty-odd minutes. And that’s the kind of show that keeps me coming back, because I know that I’m always going to get something back in return.

Justified Review: 2×04 ‘For Blood or Money’

Be sure to check out the entire review of 2×04 ‘For Blood or Money’ here at

Outside the main plot, the most interesting scenes involved, not surprisingly, Boyd. He remains a wildcard – it’s hard to say whether he’s actually considering the robbery scheme, or if he’s just trying to keep things calm for now – and Walton Goggins is such a compelling presence that I would just as happily watch an episode that was largely composed of Boyd and Ava chatting on the porch about hairdressing and “Of Human Bondage.” (An episode featuring just that and the drunken office scene would be a pretty huge stylistic departure, I know.) Goggins works as well with Joelle Carter as he does everybody else he’s paired with, and I’m wondering where to set the over-under on the episode in which he tries to make them be something more than just roommates.

E!Online: Will Boyd cross the line of good and bad?

Yes, yes we definitely do love us some Boyd Crowder y’all! icon wink E!Online: Will Boyd cross the line of good and bad?

Jessica: I love Justified. Boyd scoop please!
It’s no secret that we love us some Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), even when he’s straddling the line of bad, he’s oh so good. In an upcoming episode Boyd’s going to be taking a big step over that good-bad line and we are dying to know how it’s going to affect Ava’s (Joelle Carter) one rule for living in her house: no criminal activity.


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Justified Review: 2×03 ‘The I of the Storm’

justified the i of the storm article story main 150x150 Justified Review: 2x03 The I of the StormFor a guy who’s supposedly changed, you sound a lot like you always did.” -Dewey

One of the inherent advantages that a TV drama supposedly has over a movie is that characters can grow and change far more over many seasons than they can over the course of a two hour film. But what often fascinates me are the TV shows that choose, for one reason or another, to not let their characters change much, if at all. Sometimes it’s about preserving the status quo (“Dexter” for many years), sometimes about the show espousing a belief that people – real or fictional – aren’t capable of great change (“The Sopranos”), sometimes a combination of the two (the middle seasons of “House”).

With “Justified,” Raylan mainly is who he is. He might be capable of incremental change – being a mite slower to draw his gun just to avoid the paperwork, occasionally telling Winona how his day was – but he is who he is and his code is his code.

Boyd Crowder, on the other hand? He seems to change by the minute. But the key part of that sentence is “seems to.” As Raylan told us in the series pilot, Boyd has a history of trying on new identities as part of his usual pursuit of thrills. And because of that, there’s always this doubt – certainly for the other characters on the show, and to a lesser extent for those of us at home who get to see Boyd in his most private moments when he has no reason to role-play – of just how sincere his latest change is.

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Justified: 2×03 ‘The I of the Storm’ captures added!

I’ve added 337 HD logoless captures from this past Wednesday’s newest episode of Justified.

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Ask Ausiello: Boyd and Ava will begin to grow closer…

I can’t wait to see how their story develops.

Question: Any scoop on Justified? —Brandon
Now that they’re living under the same roof together, Boyd and Ava will begin to grow closer. “I think that they end up really getting to know who each other is,” says Ava’s portrayer, Joelle Carter, “and respecting that, and being there for each other.” Annnnd…? “Annnnd…. I’m not sure what happens after that!” she hedges. (No worries. Walton Goggins recently painted a pretty graphic picture for us!)?

The New York Post’s early review of ‘The I of the Storm’

Tiffany Wendeln Connors of The New York Post had this to say about ‘Justified’ and it’s newest episode which airs this Wednesday at 10pm on FX.

“Justified” (Wednesday, 10 p.m., FX) In the first two episodes of the season, we didn’t get to see much of TV’s most interesting villain, Walton Goggins’ Boyd Crowder. But this week, he makes his triumphant return when our hero Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) pursues Boyd as the likely culprit in a drug-related murder investigation. The carefully crafted story is funny, dark and sharp, demonstrating why this is the best police drama on the air.


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