Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What I’m Watching: Longmire

Longmire: Season 4, Episode 9 “Shotgun” (B+)

At this point, this show is so story-driven in a way that disconnects it almost completely from being a procedural. There are a number of characters who are recurring, and a few threads all happening at once. The most significant one is Henry, who has gone from a calm, wise advice-giver to an avenging angel to a limping criminal on the verge of passing out at any moment. Fortunately, Gab is holding her own, though that may not help her too much now that she has crossed with Henry into unsafe territory where even he isn’t welcome. Somehow, the only one who is remotely onto Henry’s scent is Cady, who made a clear decision in the moment not to share what she knew with Walt. It’s fun to see the sheriff constantly run into his new girlfriend and have a vending machine date when nothing else was possible. Vic seeing Walt flirt and then lie about it was enough to compel her to bring Eamonn home under the false pretense of a meal and begin what looks like a very passionate encounter with the visiting deputy. Zach is doing a fine job and it doesn’t seem like he’s actually going crazy. Instead, it appears that Monte has gone off the deep end in terms of his faith in law enforcement in his county, and he’s ready to prove it and bring the whole department down in the process, something which is sure to come to a head along with everything else in the season finale.

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