Tommy Bucks (Real name: Thomas Francis Buckley), played by guest star Peter Greene, was a guest character in the FX series Justified. Bucks was a high-ranking Miami drug cartel member and a federal fugitive. He is shot and killed by Raylan Givens resulting in Raylan's transfer to Lexington, Kentucky. Despite a brief appearance in the series premiere, he remains one of the most frequently mentioned guest characters.
Bucks is a gun thug for the Miami drug cartel whom Raylan has a grudge against. They first met in Nicaragua in pursuit of a money launderer who used to work for the cartel named Roland Pike. Tommy got the drop on Raylan and forced him into the car with another man and drove them to a cocoanut plantation and tied the man to a palm tree while Raylan watched and Tommy asked him where Roland was. Raylan told him everything he knew since there wasn't much choice, but Tommy, for unknown reasons, taped a stick of dynamite into the man's mouth, lit the fuse and made Raylan watch as the man exploded.
In his one and only appearance he is shot and killed by Raylan Givens after being given 24 hours to leave Miami. The shooting occurs in broad daylight and results in Raylan's transfer to Lexington, Kentucky, which causes most of the events in the first season to be set in motion.
- Bucks is the first on-screen death in the series.
|Season one appearances|
|Fire in the Hole||Riverbrook||Fixer||Long in the Tooth||The Lord of War and Thunder|
|The Collection||Blind Spot||Blowback||Hatless||The Hammer|
|Veterans||Fathers and Sons||Bulletville|