Asked by Anonymous
Yes, they do, and a great one at that. Ms. Ava Crowder herself: Joelle Carter on survival instincts and Ava’s transformation.
And that’s what we saw her try to do [fit into Boyd’s world], and the outcome is that now she’s in prison, and in a whole different world where she has to step up and reinvent herself. It’s something to say for the human spirit. I think we throw people into the sewer, and the strong ones figure out how to swim, and the other ones drown. And I’m really happy that Ava is a swimmer right now.
I’d started writing about this latest episode when I read this, and unless I get to the end and scrap it all and write something else (which has only happened once), I’m already writing at least in part about survival and transformation. Just great timing for what Joelle says, all the way around.
Thank you, kind stranger. I appreciate the tip! I doubt I would have seen this interview otherwise.
I’m going to need to put this here for anybody who hasn’t seen it, so I can refer back to it and not leave anybody in the dark. Damn, Debts and Accounts is good, when this kind of scene can’t make the cut.
(I can see why, you don’t need it to get Ava or Helen where they go next, but I like to imagine, because this got cut, there’s a scene just like it for every episode, Helen and Ava talking it out.)
What a great scene! I’m sad this didn’t make the cut. No, the episode didn’t need it, but how much better would it have been with this scene in it?
"Seeing them in that house, for a moment everything was right with the world, and you could grab onto the possibility of happiness," Carter says. “You could picture them pulling into that long driveway in Boyd’s truck." Walton Goggins and Joelle Carter for LA Times
"What would happen if I found something here that made me not want to leave?"
Season 1: Raylan/Ava; requested by kuningatar
Boyd and Ava are adorable, but I really liked Raylan and Ava together, too.