Thursday, December 14, 2017

What I’m Watching: Longmire

Longmire: Season 6, Episode 4 “A Thing I’ll Never Understand” (B+)

There’s a certain point that some shows - especially cop shows - which involve dynamics of sarcasm reach when a main character is either killed or suffers a serious trauma and it’s all about offering uncharacteristically sober support. I think that sort of happened way back when Chance first terrorized Vic, and then when Branch got killed it kicked into gear again since his death, however complicated, was still a big loss to the department. This time, Walt actually had to drive Vic to the hospital and keep her awake during the intense ride, and then they had to deal with the devastating news that she lost the baby. Honestly, I’d say that Vic often shows even less emotion than Walt, and for her to latch on to what sex or blood type the baby would have been was unusually tender, and it’s amazing to see Katee Sackhoff in this role while she’s simultaneously recurring as a costumed British villain on “The Flash.” Maybe she’ll finally give stupid nice guy Travis the chance he deserves after some decent advice on the matter from Walt. Ferg helping out Meg’s mom was a sweet subplot, and the most entertaining part was Bob Clendenin’s Jamie DeBell trying to get Uber started in Absaroka County when it definitely didn’t exist there. I enjoyed Nighthorse and Henry driving to Cheyenne and disagreeing about their favorite candies, and it’s good to see them united in the face of an enemy ready to intimidate and take out both of them for trying to do the right thing.

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Anonymous said...

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