Friday, June 20, 2014

What I’m Watching: Longmire

Longmire: Season 3, Episode 3 “Miss Cheyenne” (B)

The idea of Walt judging a beauty pageant is an even more far-fetched concept than the notion of him tending bar, but that didn’t dominate much of this episode, with a body showing up at the beginning of the hour to interrupt him from his responsibilities. This show really has been focusing recently on specific cases with plenty of mystery and then a stark resolution with a truly vicious motive behind the killing. At the same time, Walt wasn’t too focused on all of that since he was busy trying to help free his good friend Henry, who has the best attitude despite being constantly threatened and physically beaten by those around him in prison. Cady, on the other hand, was pretty worn down by the initial prospects of her case, and her mood only worsened Henry was in fact granted bail: in the amount of one million dollars. It’s interesting to see her new convenient lawyer friend portrayed by Nick Gehlfuss, who spent this season on “Shameless” wreaking havoc as Mike’s brother Robbie. He surely won’t cause as much trouble here, but his counsel managed to distract Cady enough for her to forget her plans with Branch, who is on shaky ground to begin with considering his current physical and mental condition. I like getting to see some of the supporting cast more, like Cady and Branch, and I hope that Vic continues to shine and get a chance to take the spotlight over the course of the rest of the season.

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