Friday, October 28, 2016

What I’m Watching: Longmire

Longmire: Season 5, Episode 5 “Pure Peckinpah” (B+)

This episode has a truly great title, but the unfortunate part of that is that it means Ferg may not be long for this world, the victim of an intense shootout where there’s absolutely no way that he would be able to make it out alive. It was obvious as soon as Ferg offered to drive that something bad was going to happen, and what terrible timing given the bit of romance we saw at the hospital. These new villains are bad news, and I like the casting of Dylan Walsh from “Nip/Tuck” as Shane, who spends his time fishing when he’s not ordering hits on those who have failed to come up with the money to pay him. Robert Clendenin’s Jamie, who we first saw way back in season one, was entertaining as an overactor helping to catch the newly freed drug dealer who was also in the middle of some suspicious fishing. Bringing back recurring player Travis Murphy was well worth it for his enthusiastic citizen’s arrest, and I like that he was just one of the several random people Vic asked for help with her RV after she ended up with a whole lot of oil on her face trying to fix it herself. Malachi is making a big power play trying to take down Hector and save himself, and the myth of Hector is becoming quite the character. I enjoyed Mathias’ reaction to the news of his being suspected by Walt to be Hector, though it wasn’t as priceless as Henry’s.

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