Carla Gugino Adding Some Heat to Justified Season 3


JUSTIFIED: Timothy Olyphant as Raylan GivensHaven’t heard much in regards to what to expect from the upcoming third season of the FX channel’s modern Western show “Justified”, which is par for the course, as the show never really gets all that much love from the mainstream press, though it’s certainly one of the better written and acted shows on the air right now. As a crime show, it’s certainly a hell of a lot better than all those cookie cutter crime shows that look more like a rave party than an actual show about, you know, crimes.

One thing we do know for sure about Season 3 is that “Watchmen’s” Carla Gugino will be doing a recurring stint as a new character name Karen Goodall, described as “a Washington, D.C.-based assistant director of the U.S. Marshals Service who used to work with Raylan back in Miami”.

For those who have never watched “Justified”, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is played by Timothy Olyphant, a modern-day lawman with a throwback personality who doesn’t shy away from letting fly some lead if the occasion calls for it. He’s also a bit of a ladies man.

Gugino’s Goodall will be arriving in Raylan’s Kentucky backyard when a U.S. Marshall is killed, and she must protect the witnesses. No doubt with Raylan’s very capable assistance. Of course, the fact that they “knew” each other from Miami may indicate some past romantic history, which would certainly make Raylan’s relationship with his ex-wife Winona a tad more complicated. And that relationship has been all kinds of complicated for a while now.

This isn’t actually the first time Gugino has played a character in the Elmore Leonard universe. She played the titular role of a U.S. Marshall in the TV show “Karen Sisco”, which was based on a character in a Leonard novel, “Out of Sight”, originally played by Jennifer Lopez in the movie of the same name. My guess is that Gugino being cast in “Justified”, which is also based on a Elmore Leonard creation, is not by accident. Maybe they’ll explain that her “assistant director” character used to be a U.S. Marshall before she got promoted, and her last name used to be something else, too? That way, they could tie her to Karen Sisco without actually saying she’s Karen Sisco, thus skirt any legal issues regarding the Sisco character, if one exists. Just a thought.

Carla Gugino in Karen Sisco

Via : TVLine

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  • baddog

    I love this show already bought season one and will be buying season two. I can’t wait for season three, and Carla is HOT, HOT, HOT!!!

  • Tin Hoang

    She’s the hottest thing walking on TV right now.

  • Anonymous

    Since I’ve been binging on “Breaking Bad” recently, may have to move onto this show next, especially if indeed this will be the return of Karen Sisco v. Carla Gugino. I think her iteration of the character was a hell of a lot better than J. Lo’s, and I’m X-ing fingers for Special Guest Star Michael Keaton as Ray Nicolette.

  • Anonymous

    nom nom Carla Gugino

  • goshgomer

    Me love Carla Gugino. Saw her on flight to Vegas and she’s just as HOT in person.

    • Nix

      Tell me you got a photo…