Zap2it: Your co-star Nick Searcy has a visitor here on set today, and he’s Tweeted out a picture. Are you involved in social media at all?
Timothy Olyphant: I don’t have that Facebook stuff. It’s all wonderful … for someone else.
Zap2it: What is the situation with this season’s new villains, Florida crime family the Crowes, led by Darryl Crowe Jr. (Michael Rapaport)?
Timothy Olyphant: I know them all. That’s the way it works in Elmore’s (Leonard, the late novelist who created Olyphant’s character, Kentucky-based U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens) world. You meet; you talk; later, you get together and kill one another. I took Darryl to prison once; now he’s out again. We meet back in Florida, and we car pool back together.
Zap2it: You usually film in and around Santa Clarita, Calif. (where Olyphant previously filmed HBO’s “Deadwood”), but we hear you got to film in Florida this season. Were there gators?
Timothy Olyphant: They were all around us. They’ve only got one look, which is mean and ugly. I guess technically that’s two, but at any given moment, they look both mean and ugly. There’s no cute alligator pose. It was fun to be around them.
Zap2it: Neal McDonough, who played crazed Detroit mobster Robert Quarles last season, has hinted that Quarles might be back, despite losing an arm. Is there any truth to this wild speculation?
Timothy Olyphant: The one-armed man — you never know. Maybe Neal’s right; maybe he could come back. If you didn’t see him die, then they’re not dead.