Thursday, October 6, 2016

What I’m Watching: Longmire

Longmire: Season 5, Episode 2 “One Good Memory” (B+)

This episode surprised me, in a good way. I wasn’t sure how long the search for the person who shot Walt and abducted Donna would take, though I couldn’t imagine that Walt would find her lying dead and anonymous on a morgue table. What’s great about this show is that it doesn’t always have to be something violent or malicious, and the most dramatic developments are usually the ones that are also the most intimate, like Branch being murdered by his father. I was trying to figure out the whole time how I recognized Tamar, and I think it’s probably from Jamie Anne Allman’s melancholy role on “The Killing.” Taking Donna because she was trying to protect her from Walt because he thought that he was going to rape her was a truly protective act, and then telling Walt to cuff her because she couldn’t trust herself anymore before throwing her in the river indicated just how broken she really was. Duncan was in rough shape too, making a citizen’s arrest and then struggling to comprehend that he had done something wrong. Walker not being the one who shot Walt didn’t make it seem like he was any less interested in seeing him dead, and that was a very contentious interaction. It was good to see Eamonn again, and I would love if his getting fired meant he returned to work for Walt, even though that would be awkward with Vic. After Mathias used him, Henry decided to stand his ground and made a strong proposition that seems like it should be able to benefit everyone going forward.

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