Timothy Olyphant hands out fake “Justified” spoilers: funny or tasteless?

Timothy Olyphant

A few weeks ago at FX’s season 4 premiere of “Justified,” Timothy Olyphant was looking rather … peaked in comparison to his fabulous co-star, Walton Goggins (and his love of pubic hair). Then I realized perhaps why Olyphant looked different (greasier and shaggier) than his usual spritely self — it was almost as if he’s lost his (gasp!) swagger — but to reveal my hopeful theory about Olyphant’s disheveled appearance would mean unleashing a few mild spoilers from the first few episodes of this season. So be warned … SPOILERS.

Timothy Olyphant

Timothy Olyphant

Timothy Olyphant

This season of “Justified” features Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens’ downward spiral of sorts. He’s still living in a bar and waiting for his ex-wife, Winona, to give birth to their baby. Of course, we haven’t seen Winona yet for a few reasons: (1) Olyphant has stated that neither he nor the other producers of the show are in any mood to welcome a child on set; and (2) Actress Natalie Zea has a new gig appearing alongside Kevin Bacon in “The Following” (although she might be back at some point). Meanwhile, Raylan has moved slightly out of character by accepting work outside his position as a Marshal even though Marshals are prohibited from doing any other work for pay. In other words, Raylan is feathering his nest for one reason or another, and the fact that he was wearing a damn jean jacket instead of his usual attire is a subtle clue that he may be seeing a future for himself outside of his carefully constructed “lawman” persona. I can’t wait to see what happens.

To promote this season, Olyphant appeared on Conan O’Brien’s show, and he is up to his usual talk-show tricks. Remember how he joked about dumping his wife in an Emmy speech (if he had won the award)? Well now he’s giving out false spoilers for “Justified.” In fact, he lets slip that Winona gets shot in this week’s episode. Don’t worry, he’s only joking, and check out his own reaction to his “spoiler” at 3:40:

Oh, Olyphant. Everyone knows that Winona is a rather disliked character among a certain segment of “Justified” fans, so this is actually kind of funny even though her character is supposedly still pregnant. I also find it amusing that Olyphant admits his Call of Duty videogame voice work creates difficulties at home because “It’s tough to discipline your kid when you were just commending him on a great job killing the enemy.” Speaking of voice work, Olyphant will soon be making a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of “Archer” on Thursday as well. I also appreciated his turn as Spirit of the West in Rango a few years ago too even though Olyphant is usually better seen than heard.

Just for reference’s sake, here’s Olyphant at last year’s season premiere. God, he needs to get back to this level of hot, but I have little doubt that the swagger will return in due order. There was no jean jacket in this week’s “Justified” episode!

Timothy Olyphant

And here’s Olyphant in 2009 at the premiere of A Perfect Getaway. He was excellent in that movie, but he’s always good.

Timothy Olyphant

Photos courtesy of PR Photos and WENN

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22 Responses to “Timothy Olyphant hands out fake “Justified” spoilers: funny or tasteless?”

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  1. annabelle says:

    Spoilers?!?!? : (

    Now I can’t read the post, I am a latecomer to this amazing show, Hubs and I are catching up on previous seasons.

    Guess I’ll just have to look at the photos and try to avoid the words. I can’t resist pics of one of my favorite cool drink of waters.

  2. Tiffany27 says:

    This post needs more Walton Goggins tbh.

  3. Ashling says:

    Mmmmm. Timothy Olyphant. It’s just his style of humor. I do wonder what they plan to do on the show with the baby storyline. Raylan is the most interesting when he is angry and tortured.

  4. keats says:

    I can’t criticize Olyphant. There is too much sexy.

  5. lucy2 says:

    I just heard a couple of TV critics complaining how he’s a jerk – they clearly don’t know/get his sense of humor. He’s dry and sarcastic, and hilarious.

    Justified is my favorite show. I do think Raylan’s current life mess is why Tim looks a little more ragged. He needs a haircut!

  6. mia girl says:

    I want Timothy Olyphant to “spoil” me.

  7. Kiyoshigirl says:

    I didn’t read the spoilers, but as far as I’m concerned, Timothy Olyphant can say and do anything he wants. The man is pretty to loot kat and that excuses all.

  8. gloaming says:

    God, he’s such a good laugh. He gave a really funny interview with Ellen too…

    I’ve only recently caught up with Justified. So far I’m starting Season 3 and it’s such a brilliant show. I also watched The Crazies again on Sunday, just for an Olyphant fix.
    His wife’s a lucky woman.

  9. Lana says:

    I really feel like he needs to play Jared Padalecki’s older brother in a movie so I can die of tall, handsome, adorable-nosed lust frenzy.

  10. Axis2ClusterB says:

    Ahhh, love it when ya’ll post about my boyfriend! The Olyphant can basically do no wrong.

  11. kpist says:

    mmmmmm, after watching last night, I get a bit of delight this am too.

  12. j.eyre says:

    Congratulate me – I’m in love. I cannot resist a funny man – the sexy, gorgeous part isn’t hurting. Off to Netflix to find Justified to feed the fire.

  13. KellyinSeattle says:

    I hate spoilers….(spoiler coming)..I remember when my little brother came home from Star Wars and told me that Darth Vader was Luke’s father. Olyphant isn’t as bad as that!! He’s actually pretty funny.

  14. tooey says:

    Dear Lord I love this man! And what a great interview. Funny, sexy, mmm-MMMM.

  15. RangaLover says:

    These pics make me want to re-watch Deadwood. Olyphant and McShane, so entertaining!

  16. TOLover says:

    The man is gorgeous. I like his longer hair. Goggins no matter how good he is dressed can’t even come close to Tim’s hotness. Matter of fact Goggins makes my skin crawl.
    Love Tim’s sense of humor and I don’t think a lot of people get it. I watch everything he is in and can’t wait for his new movie Bone Tomahawk!