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Marshal, I strike you in any way as a Van Halen fan?
Now. Look here. There ain’t no shame in a woman looking beautiful. My time is past. Ain’t nothing for it. But you… you got something. Power you haven’t even come to understand. That was my grandmama’s before she passed it on to my mama. I coveted it for as long as I can remember. She gave it to me when I turned sixteen. I lit up like a firecracker.
Raylan: I’m gonna respect Mag’s decision.
Loretta: I’m gonna respect your decision then.
Raylan: But I’ll tell you something. I drive by your place and see a brand new lexus in your driveway or hear about Van Halen playing at your goddamn birthday party. I will drop down on you like a piano, throw your your ass in hock and take every bit of that money with me. Do you understand?
Loretta: Marshall. I strike you in any way as a Van Halen fan?
Raylan: Get out of here. Try staying out of trouble for once.
“Limehouse and I came to an agreement. His side was alerting me to Dickie coming for you. My side - I’m gonna respect Mags’ decision.”
Raylan: Still slinging weed?
Loretta: Mostly heroin…cocaine. That why you’re here? Marvel at the expansion of my drug empire?
Raylan: I had been wondering how you’re doing.
Loretta: Well, here you see it. In all its babysitting glory.
Badass Women - Justified: Loretta McCready
The second season of Justified had just a whole passel of interesting and awesome women, from Ava finally becoming independent of Raylan, to Mags Bennett and Carol Johnson (their showdown at the town meeting was gripping and intense, without taking the easy violence-filled path Justified does so well), and young Loretta McCready set the tone in the season premiere.