Monday night’s “Longmire” was a tour de force for many of the characters … but also a great step forward when it comes to Walt finally getting all of the information that he needs to close a few key cases.
The biggest revelation of all, though, is the shocking death of David Ridges. In a showdown at gunpoint, we ended up seeing the man off of his horse and right on top of the Sheriff. His death means at least one key cog is out of the equation, but there are still so many other ones to worry about.
The principal one here is Branch, who at this point is clearly past the point of no return. The sad part about this story is that it basically renders it impossible for him to ever come back to his old job again. there is no way that the guy can function as a normal human being. How could he? Right now, it simply seems impossible for so many different reasons, from him choking Vic to ditching Walt in the middle of nowhere.
In between all of this and Henry being left in a terrible position with his trail, the finale next week is shaping up to be one of the craziest hours that the show has ever had. The only bummer is that we’re still waiting to find out just what the future for this show will really be. When it comes to quality, there is no questioning to us that we should see the show back for another season. It’s so well-crafted that it certainly deserves it. Grade: A-.
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