Monday, January 1, 2018

What I’m Watching: Longmire

Longmire: Season 6, Episode 6 “No Greater Character Endorsement” (B+)

It’s a relief to know that Lucien’s act was truly selfless, and that he wanted to be sure that there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that he was the one who killed Tucker, thereby taking the heat off of Walt. The judge did not seem even remotely sympathetic to Walt, and therefore it was good to see Nighthorse, hardly a friend of the sheriff’s, get on the stand and have a question prompted so that he could insist that he wasn’t trying to impugn Walt, who he found to be an honorable man, unlike Barlow. Walt was completely ready to sign the deal to have $250,000 paid without a penny coming out of his pocket once the case turned, but his lawyer, who was never especially polite, proved his worth by helping him to win without having to admit to that level of wrongdoing. While all this legal stuff was happening, we also saw Cady coming to Nighthorse for help with a case that she found to be very important, and while he was happy to oblige, the result definitely wasn’t what she wanted. Getting chewed out for arguing the wisdom of the white man to a council of people who have all experienced that condescending behavior before is sure to keep her from trying to make similarly bold strides in the community again anytime soon. It’s hard to keep track of some of the old faces from this show, but Zach was instantly recognizable, helping out on a case that stopped Ferg in his tracks and showed that there’s still plenty to be afraid of in Absaroka County.

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