The fifth season of “Longmire” is not that far away now. Think along the lines of just over a month! From there, the binge-watching will begin — which to us means watching a new episode a day. For those wondering how we will publish our reviews this season, there’s your answer. It’s the same way we did it last season, and that is one of the only ways we’re able to establish some sort of order in the chaos that is likely coming up at that time of the season.
We gotta say: We really wish Netflix was releasing the series a couple of weeks earlier before the pandemonium of the fall season, but we know that’s more of a selfish request. The great thing either way is that there’s a lot of tremendous storytelling ahead featuring some beloved characters, and we’re going to do our part today during our What Should Happen series to contemplate as precisely where the story could go in the very first episode.
Where we left off – Walt Longmire found himself in a compromising position when a mystery attacker approached his door. Given his history, there are certainly plenty of people who could want him dead. Meanwhile, Henry found himself in his own compromising position after some of his exploits as Hector, Cady received an offer from Jacob Nighthorse like no other, and the status of Zachary proved itself to be unclear in the wake of his own investigation. As it turns out, the family of Barlow Connally is suing Walt over his death.
What should happen – Obviously, the show’s written itself into a corner with Walt’s attacker and there’s no way you can keep that from us. Their identity, and hopefully some of their story, will be revealed in the premiere. Our hope is that it will unfold into a larger mystery that spans several episodes at the very least.
As for Henry, we’d like to see him form more of a collaborative relationship with Mathias where the two can actually work more together to keep the reservation safe. We do think in the end that the two want roughly the same thing, but have different methods of going about it. There’s a way to get justice without bloodshed; think Oliver Queen as the Green Arrow on The CW. (Yes, we did just picture Lou Diamond Phillips in a superhero costume don’t judge us.)
Finally, we do want to see more of the Walt / Vic relationship, and Cady taking Nighthorse’s offer. Yes, it would create tension between her and Walt, but the dynamic there would make for incredibly interesting television and offer even more layers to explore. We’re all about that.
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