Saturday, November 19, 2016

What I’m Watching: Longmire

Longmire: Season 5, Episode 8 “Stand Your Ground” (B+)

It’s always important to remember what type of show you’re watching, and even though last week’s episode ended with a furiously intense and dangerous situation that turned violent very fast, there was never really a danger of Cady being killed in the shootout. Instead, she has to deal with the guilt of having a white lawyer rush in to get her off without any charges and then have her office packed with potential new clients because they now trust her after she shot a white man. After Kevin asked if Asha would defend her, her raging in screaming about how Cady killed her husband didn’t offer too much hope and is sure to haunt Cady, who is facing enough disapproval from her father for going into business with Jacob Nighthorse. That man is extremely difficult to read, coming to Walt for protection and protesting his innocence, and then later carrying Malachi out for what seemed like an execution and turned instead to be a branding of sorts and banishment. Walt seems to get shot at a lot these days, and his new friend from Boston is staying out of his county in only the most literal and geographical way. Shane’s explicit threat was definitely cause for concern, and the fact that Walt threatened him first, which is totally true, doesn’t make things any better. It was good to see Eamonn again, though he didn’t have a great time getting shot. Vic tried her hardest to blame it on the lox, but it does seem that she may be pregnant and she has absolutely no idea what she’s going to do about it.

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