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Longmire is a compelling, modern day western that eschews the technical trappings found in so many police dramas, choosing instead a gritty, realism focused around the actions of the lead character Sheriff Walt Longmire. Ably portrayed by Robert Taylor, the laconic lawman relies on instinct and experience, not to mention his two good fists, to solve crimes and protect the people of Absoraka County, Wyoming.

The story of Longmire begins a year after the death of the Sheriff's wife. Slowly acclimating himself back into his job, Longmire reacquaints himself with his old friend, Henry Standing Bear. Lou Diamond Phillips adroitly fills this role as the liaison between Longmire and the Native Americans of the Cheyenne tribe living on a reservation in Absoraka County. Clever use is made of the inherent social problems found on a reservation intertwined with human interest stories involving the white population.

Assisting Longmire are his deputies, Vic, played by Katee Sackhoff, a young, attractive woman from a big city in the east who is loyal to the Sheriff even while being somewhat vexed by his different ways. His refusal to carry a cell phone not least among these. Branch, played by Bailey Chase, a handsome, capable deputy with an eye on the Sheriff's job, in addition to an as yet secret relationship with Longmire's daughter. Finally, rounding out the deputies, is The Ferg, acted by Adam Bartley. The Ferg adds a bit of whimsy to the cast as a chubby guy who is not sure he is cut out for police work.

Filmed in New Mexico, the natural beauty and openness of the American West serve as a backdrop to the unconventional storytelling of this drama. This is a rare show on television that allows its characters to just be quiet in front of the camera. Unnecessary dialogue and annoying exposition are out and brilliant scenes with the captivating Robert Taylor where not a word is said are in. Longmire is a refreshing, reinvention of the old western infused with modern ideas.

Netflix, A&E
5 Seasons, 53 Episodes
June 3, 2012
Action & Adventure, Drama
Cast: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman
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Longmire Full Episode Guide

  • Walt gets more bad news from the mayor. Vic does a strange favor. As Walt learns what's behind the lawsuit, Henry and Cady each face tribal rituals.

  • Walt's obsession with Jacob leads to more tension with Cady. Vic testifies against Gilbert. Walt's anger erupts at the Red Pony.

  • Walt looks deeper into the Irish mob. Henry finds the book he needs, while Cady gets legal advice. Malachi and Jacob lob accusations at each other.

  • When treasure hunters discover a body in a hollow tree, Walt finds a connection to an old case. Cady struggles to help a battered woman on the rez.

  • Depositions for Walt's case go badly. Ferg loses confidence in himself. Henry and Vic help lead Walt toward the big boss at Manifest Destinations.

  • Mathias must join forces with Walt after Henry discovers a drug dealer's body. Vic solves her housing problem. Malachi puts a bounty on Hector's head.

  • Walt and Vic investigate the bizarre kidnapping of a despised drug company CEO. Henry and Mathias deal with the ramifications of an overdose.

  • Walt unravels the puzzling case of a girl and her missing father. Henry helps Cady find a place on the rez. Malachi and Jacob's alliance is weakening.

  • Henry renegotiates his deal with Mathias. Walt's search for Donna leads to too many suspects. A phone message sends Walt down an unexpected path.

  • A shaky Walt searches for Donna as he and Vic reconstruct what happened in the cabin. Mathias has a deal for Henry. Cady tells Walt about a job offer.

  • With oil company rep Walker Browning (guest star CALLUM KEITH RENNIE) on the war path to find Gab and have Henry arrested, and Monte out for blood after the violent encounter with new deputy Zachary, Walt finds himself under pressure from all sides in the season finale. Meanwhile, Nighthorse resurfaces with offers to both Cady and Henry � that is, if a suspicious Mathias doesn't find Henry first.

  • Walt deals with the fallout of the shooting of Tyler Malone (guest star NICK E. TARABAY) and the arrest of oil rig worker Trot Simic (guest star AARON McPHERSON), while an injured Henry goes on the run with Gab Langton in search of a mysterious Crow Medicine Woman (guest star TANTOO CARDINAL). Meanwhile, new deputy Zach Heflin (recurring guest star BARRY SLOANE) puts his job on the line when a confrontation with a suspect turns violent.

  • Walt investigates a deadly highway robbery with wannabe-deputy Travis Murphy (recurring guest star DEREK PHILLIPS). Meanwhile, Mathias agrees to give Cady access to old, neglected legal cases on the Rez. Henry looks to get into Hector-fighting shape, and Walt confides his inner demons to a surprising person.

  • When a Cheyenne woman, Gabriella "Gab" Langton (guest star JULIA JONES) is assaulted on the Rez by oil rig workers, both Mathias and Walt find themselves unable to pursue the suspects due to issues of jurisdiction. But Cady is determined and seeks the help of a Federal Prosecutor to bring Gab's assailants to justice.

  • While Walt interviews candidates for the vacant deputy position, he investigates a series of robberis involving stolen pharmaceuticals and a veterans recovery group run by psychiatrist Dr. Donna Monaghan (guest star ALLY WALKER).

  • On the day that the Four Arrows casino opens, Walt returns to work after a voluntary leave of absence to find that Vic has brought in a new deputy, Eamonn O'Neill (guest star JOSH COOKE) to help out. While investigating a suspicious death in a traffic accident, Walt is also called in by Tribal Police Chief, Mathias (recurring guest star ZAHN McCLARNON) to look into Henry's involvement with a domestic dispute on the Rez.

  • Things come to a head when Jacob Nighthorse holds a press conference accusing Walt of attempted murder. Meanwhile, Walt's daughter, Cady (series star CASSIDY FREEMAN), signs on with a law firm representing the casino and learns of a surprising connection between Nighthorse and Barlow Connally (recurring guest star GERALD McRANEY) with implications in Branch's death that lead Walt to confront Barlow.

  • Obsessed with solving the mysterious circumstances surrounding Branch's death, Walt deputizes Henry to handle evidence that could overturn the suicide ruling. Meanwhile, Walt and his team investigate the death of a man, Thorvin Hampton found at an old Japanese internment camp-turned museum. And Henry stands up for a woman on the Rez who's being robbed.

  • In the fourth season premiere episode, Walt is out for revenge believing that Jacob Nighthorse (recurring guest star A MARTINEZ) was responsible for his wife's death. Meanwhile, Henry is distraught about Hector's death and Cady expresses her concerns about an increasingly erratic Branch to Walt.

Longmire News

'Longmire' on Netflix Ends Next Year

Netflix rescued the series from cancellation two years ago, but now the decision has been made to call it quits after the show's upcoming fifth season.

Longmire Season 5 Begins Production

The new season of Longmire can't come soon enough for fans, and fortunately, the start of production this weeks means that the debut of new episodes is probably only a few months away.

Netflix Confirms Longmire Season 5

Fans were deliriously happy with the fourth season of Longmire on Netflix for a few days, but when they'd finished watching those 10 episodes, they demanded more. Fortunately, we know now that Netflix is going to give them what they want.

Longmire is Reborn on Netflix

Longmire isn't just back on Netflix. It's back and better than ever. The new-and-improved season four of the series debuts this week.

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