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Longmire – Highway Robbery

by Alan Rapp on January 6, 2016

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  • Title: Longmire – The Calling Back
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Longmire - Highway Robbery

Bringing back two of the former deputy candidates, “Highway Robbery” sends Walt (Robert Taylor) on an investigation into a highway robbery and murder that left one dead and one unreliable witness (David Dean Bottrell) to the crime. The episode deals with one of the primary themes of the show in examining forgiveness versus vengeance as Walt discovers the crippled survivor of the attack was put in that condition by his dead “friend.” Despite marveling at the man’s ability to befriend the person responsible for his condition, Walt’s own experience with revenge makes the sheriff unable to completely buy the lone witness’ account of events.

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Longmire – The Calling Back

by Alan Rapp on December 24, 2015

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  • Title: Longmire – The Calling Back
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“I always assumed you had to be really tough for your job. It never occurred to me that you were just you.”

Longmire - The Calling Back

Walt (Robert Taylor) runs into all kinds of complications while looking into the rape of a young Native American woman (Julia Jones) by local oil workers. First, because the crime took place on the reservation but by American citizens the prosecution of any case falls into a legal quagmire a Federal prosecutor would need to untangle and neither Walt nor Mathias (Zahn McClarnon) have the jurisdiction to investigate the case on their own. Also standing in the way of the truth is a traumatized victim who is hiding facts from Walt about that night, the girl’s ball-busting mother (Irene Bedard) who is more concerned about how the tragedy effects her than her daughter, and the lack of a proper rape kit and DNA evidence to match up to the perpetrators if they can even be found and brought to trial.

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Longmire – Help Wanted

by Alan Rapp on November 29, 2015

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  • Title: Longmire – Help Wanted
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Longmire - Help Wanted

There are two major storylines at play in “Help Wanted.” The first concerns Walt (Robert Taylor) whittling down a pool of applicants to find a permanent replacement for Branch (Bailey Chase). Walt’s unusual tactics include having the applicants show off their skills on the shooting range, do a little light work in the field, and attend a book club meeting for Of Mice and Men. How they relate to the end of the Steinbeck‘s novel turns out to be as important to the town’s sheriff as any other aspect of their tryout. Although the process doesn’t make the sheriff any new fans, by the end Walt finds the right man for the job.

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Longmire – Four Arrows

by Alan Rapp on October 31, 2015

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  • Title: Longmire – Four Arrows
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Longmire - Four Arrows

Following a self-imposed exile during an investigation into the Barlow Connally (Gerald McRaney), Walt (Robert Taylor) returns to work to find Vic (Katee Sackhoff) a little too chummy with a deputy (Josh Cooke) on loan from the next county and a new murder to solve during the opening weekend of the new casino. Despite his investigation into Jacob Nighthorse (A Martinez) being finished, Walt’s investigation into a body stuffed into a luggage bag on a tour bus headed to the casino does nothing to help calm the tensions between the pair.

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Longmire – High Noon

by Alan Rapp on October 13, 2015

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  • Title: Longmire – High Noon
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Longmire - High Noon

“High Noon” brings several storylines to a head as the unrelated events of an unknown assailant shooting at Jacob Nighthorse (A Martinez), which the Native American quickly blames on the local sheriff, and Cady (Cassidy Freeman) accepting a job at a local law firm will begin the dominoes tumbling down in a series of events that will not only allow Walt (Robert Taylor) to solve Branch‘s (Bailey Chase) murder but also face off against the man who order the murder of Longmire’s wife. The result will be a bloody death of yet another important series regular leaving Walt with as many new problems as answers.

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