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The return of “Justified” comes complete with a reference to “Yellowstone”

The return of “Justified” comes complete with a reference to “Yellowstone”

Timothy Olyphant as Rylan Givens Justification: Primal City and Kevin Costner as John Dutton Yellowstone. (photo: FX via YouTube, Everett Collection)

Warning: This post contains some spoilers for Justification: Primal City.

FX hit series justification made a triumphant return to the airwaves Tuesday via the miniseries, Justification: Primal CityAnd the first episode made an unusual nod to another series from the New West, Yellowstone.

the original justification The series ran for six successful seasons on FX and is now returning eight years later with this limited series, once again featuring Timothy Olyphant as U.S. Marshal Rylan Givens.

While Givens finds himself working the streets of Detroit in this return, he’d usually fight crime in the trappers of eastern Kentucky in the original series and rock a cowboy hat while doing it. And only she some One of the reasons this show is often compared to Yellowstonewhich is about a Montana ranching family led by Kevin Costner, who has to play a little bit in order to protect their land.

At the premiere episode of Justification: Primal City, Raylan and his daughter Willa—played by Olyphant’s real-life daughter, Vivian Olyphant—have dinner together at a restaurant. Across the room are a defense attorney named Caroline (Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor) and her friend Diane (Regina Taylor). When Diane notices Rylan looking at Caroline, she drops this line: “There’s a guy across the room staring at you. Have you ever seen Yellowstone? I’d like out of Kevin Costner. “

Raylan He was He wears his cowboy hat, similar to the one worn by Costner’s John Dutton, but I might have felt that reference seemed a little out of place to some, especially given the latest drama Yellowstone And her leading man.

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Of course, if viewers are reading between the lines at all regarding Raylan and Caroline during the episode, it seems like there may be some kind of connection between the two. So the line could have just been a prelude to an eventual romantic relationship.

But this isn’t the first pop culture reference justification, which is actually not Costner’s first reference. Some die-hard fans may remember an exchange in Season 2, Episode 11 between Raylan and fellow Marshal Tim Gutterson (Jacob Bates). Gutterson quotes a line from the movie Bodyguard, And when Raylan gets confused, Gutterson says, “It’s from the movie. I asked Costner to hand over her jacket.”

So maybe justification Writers just love Costner. But whatever the reason for the latter Yellowstone Signal, fans both of them Offers no doubt enjoyed the moment.

Justification: Primal City It airs on Tuesdays FX And Hulu.