Mandi Bierly
April 13, 2010 AT 04:29 PM EDT

The promo for tonight’s episode of Justified (FX, 10 p.m. ET) leads me to believe the Timothy Olyphant series will continue to be appointment viewing (even if you do have to tape the 11 p.m. repeat on nights that The Good Wife and Parenthood have new episodes). Reasons why:

1) Raylan (Olyphant) is still sexing Ava. I’m sure the Marshal will come to his senses sooner or later, but I’m happy it’s not before we get ourselves a shirtless scene.

2) Raylan finally sees Arlo, the father he despises, and actor Raymond J. Barry looks like a fair match for Olyphant. Arlo: “You think I got stolen drugs? Prove it.” Raylan: “I got you out of jail… I’ll get you back in.” Play nice, boys.

3) Raylan punches a guy in the face. And carries a baseball bat. It’s really the latter that excites me (for the dry-wit dialogue that I’m sure will be accompanying it).

Watch the promo after the jump.

More Justified:

Q&A: Timothy Olyphant talks Justified, his evolving career, and earning his place on our Dream Emmy Ballot

Timothy Olyphant on what to expect this season

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