Tuesday, October 20, 2015

What I’m Watching: Longmire

Longmire: Season 4, Episode 6 “The Calling Back” (B+)

I always find it interesting when a show like this, which recently has been very focused on internal developments related to its main characters, begins out in the field with what will most definitely turn into a major crime. Hunters nearly shooting a woman led to them rather nobly reporting what they had seen to a dubious Ferg and more eager Zach, which turned out to be the aftermath of a rape that may or may not have happened on the reservation, making jurisdiction a tricky matter. Walt and Mathias cross-deputizing each other to help with the investigation was the most productive partnership we’ve seen lately, but it didn’t help much since it presented plenty of other problems, the most difficult of which was the victim’s mother not wanting her to go through with testimony of any sort. Callum Keith Rennie didn’t have a chance to interact with his former “Battlestar Galactica” costar Katee Sackhoff in his guest appearance as the oily lawyer for the accused men, but I appreciated seeing him in that snively role. I like that, with Zach around as the newbie, Ferg has taken on a much more confident, even arrogant attitude. Walt stopping by to evict Vic at the start of the episode was a strange moment since she was clearly very frazzled, and comparing her place to Walt’s as the only strong defense didn’t hold up well. Staying with Cady is a lot to ask, but hopefully it will help get her back on track since she’s obviously not holding up so well.

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