Sunday, 8 July 2018

Longmire 6.8 "Cowboy Bill" Review

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Walt (Robert Taylor) speaks with Ferg (Adam Bartley) about the shooting even if it was a good kill and Ferg says he was holding a hostage.  Walt replies he might have wanted to question Eddie about his dealings and of course, Shane Muldoon and Malachi.  So he gives Ferg leave for a few days.  This leads him to call on Meg (Mary Wiseman) and her mother, Beverly (Marylouise Burke) tells him she's away.  She likes to go out on her own.  He looks for her around town and even sees her ex, Reggie (Joe Coots) who's fixing his car, or attempting to.  He was at a job interview at Cody and he used to work in a bank.  Ferg suggests Pagosa Springs and he replies that's far for a job.  Seeing as Meg showed him the photos when she and Ferg went there.  Ferg suspects Reggie could be Cowboy Bill cos he needs the money.

Walt asks Zach (Barry Sloane) to babysit Cady (Cassidy Freeman) well he hires him cos he may have stirred up a hornet's nest and his loved ones might be in danger.  He hires him to look after her, even if she's independent and wouldn't like it.  Walt shows him a photo of the back of Muldoon's head since no one has any pics of him. Cady returns to wok and finds the place vandalized, with Mandy (Tamara Duarte) trying to clean up.  There's graffiti on the wall telling her not to touch their children and also a scrawling of an upside down person, which Mandy says she doesn't know what it means.  But Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips) tells her sometimes it's a threat.  Zach also turns up and she knows she hasn't paid him.  He says he can help with the carpentry and Henry knows how to use a broom.  Mandy returns cos she can't get benefits unless Cady fires her, but when she sees Zach, she decides to stay.

Ferg tells Zach what he found and needs his advice about Reggie.  Zach says he needs more than just his instinct before he takes this to Walt. Nighthorse's (A Martinez) lawyer calls him and he is willing to tell him about Eddie, he doesn't know he's dead and Walt tells Vic (Katee Sackhoff) he wants to use that against him.  Would've thought his lawyer would be on the ball with that news, even though it may no be common knowledge yet.   Nighthorse tells him he knows someone who could tell him where Eddie is and that's Muldoon (Dylan Walsh).  He's been dealing with him since a week ago since he had a business arrangement with Barlow who used to put money into the casino.  Tucker was aware of that and now he's dead, he needed new input.  However he denies letting drugs onto the Res cos he wouldn't do that to his people.  Obviously Walt doesn't believe him.  Nighthorse gives him a way to contact Muldoon the way he does in exchange for remaining in solitary.

Walt tells Vic about this who thinks he's just messing with him.  Walt uses Henry's computer to send Muldoon a message saying, 'Sitting Bull.'  He also tells Henry that Eddie was Hector and he found the mask in his belongings.  Henry commenting that Hector dies again.    Henry was trying to find an out for Nighthorse to prove his innocence.  But he can see he won't need that now.  So what about the stolen Indian artefacts and is that going to be relevant for the last two eps, or just a red herring.  Vic also mentioning that Nighthorse doesn't know he incriminated himself.

Ferg heads to where there was another robbery at Pagosa Springs and he sees the policeman on TV talk of the attempted robbery as he checks in.  Officer Fields (Ryan Carlberg) tells him he wasn't in uniform and when he asked what was going on, Cowboy Billl fled.  Also there was a partial number plate with '24' in there, which Ferg says corresponds to Absaroka County.  As he checks this out, he asks the clerk if he' seen Reggie or the sketch of Cowboy Bill, as he finds the complete numberplate of the car in the motel's ledger. He heads to the owner, Gloria Dodd (Eve Gordon)and she finds the number plate on her car has been stolen.  Leading Ferg to arrest Reggie, who denies it all.  Wouldn't it have been easier to check out his alibi first, which he did, but I should say, he should've waited for a response from the bank where Reggie had the interview.

Meg finds out and loses her temper at Ferg.  Also adding he probably suspects her, but she was miles away trying to get a reverse mortgage on her mother's house, as Walt and Vic return.  Also throwing her watch at him, the one he gave her.  Walt doesn't think it's Reggie and he tells Ferg he made the same mistake as him and learned from him, he should've taught him better.  Cos what he did was follow his gut instead of going through the evidence before him.  Bob (John Bishop) also asks Walt what wood he wants for the kitchen, Walt leaving him to choose.

Vic gets a comment on the post with the words, 'extinction' and Walt takes that as a threat.  However in return for the bail, Nighthorse tells him it's a meeting place, where he takes Vic with him.  Getting there 12 hours ahead of time.  Walt tells her the Indians used to do that and sometimes they would get their days ahead.  Vic asks if there's something he wants to do before he dies. He doesn't really know and well, his answer would be 'get it on with her'!!  No really!  Ha.  The looks that passed between them.  He tells her he doesn't want to lose her and that's why he brought her here with him, to protect her...Walt bringing out his leather jacket again for the stakeout!

Muldoon turns up and Walt tells him about Eddie.  He makes a deal that if he gives him Malachi then he can go free.  He has until next day to decide.  Next day they don't hear back from him and Agent Decker (Raphael Sbarge) comes to see him telling him Muldoon turned himself in.  Of course he's on his payroll cos him turning up like that was too convenient, knew he was dodgy when he first arrived on the scene.  Walt asks Vic to check if Agent Townsend is still lead on the case.  As he and Ferg talk with Gloria again who tells them her son's in rehab.  They find more number plates were stolen from rehab and used in the robberies.  Giving Walt the clue that it was someone who had a family member at rehab.  Vic tells him that Townsend is still on the case and he tells her to mail the letters to the FBI detailing info about Muldoon.  As he checks out Bob's RV there's another robbery in progress in Cumberland County and his assistance is required.  He walks into the bank and brings Bob out.  Walt will cover the $10,00 for his son's last rehab, which is why he started robbing banks.

Not many loose ends to tie up now, except for Muldoon and Malachi and well I guess Vic and Walt too, it's that obvious.  In many ways, probably Cady and Zach, there's an attraction there, it seems.  Especially after he finds that the office was trashed from the inside and that someone let them in.  This being Mandy of course since she has to deal with those people who are her friends.  Cady writes her a letter telling her she's fired now!  Clearly she's distressed and of course Zach notices all this.  A bit late for Walt and Vic, as I said and to repeat myself, this was something that didn't really need to be delved into for the final remaining eps!  How will Ferg fare with Meg?

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Longmire 6.7 "Opiates and Antibiotics" Review

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As Walt (Robert Taylor) brings glasses to celebrate at work with his booze from the office drawer and we get another song again in the opening, as last week's ep, he finds the others are working on the Ian murder.  Even Zach (Barry Sloane) is there.  Vic (Katee Sackhoff) was at the morgue and tells Walt et al that he wasn't killed with 16 arrows but there was a 17th puncture there too and she couldn't see it or how it was made.  Was probably drugged, didn't they do a Tox screen?  Walt finds that Eddie had parents and he sent cheques to them but they never cashed them cos they didn't want his dirty money, which Ferg (Adam Bartley) says was "good for them."  The investigation leads to the Irish mob again and ultimately to Shane Muldoon, cos you know that part of the story wasn't over and done with.

Vic stops a truck and waits for Walt to get there to find it's carrying artifacts headed for Nighthorse (A Martinez) and his casino.  The crates have false bottoms and inside he finds heroin, up to 20 kilos.  Thus giving him the ammo he thinks he needs to get Nighthorse once and for all.  But as he questions him, subtly leading up to the drugs.  He firstly thanks him for his testimony cos there was nothing but lies being told until Nighthorse told the truth.  Nighthorse replying he was under oath.  Walt then tells him about the crates and the drugs and Nighthorse tells him it was Malachi who is setting him up.  Walt reads him his rights and Mathias (Zahn McClarnon) arrests him as the casino is on sovereign land, so Walt can't technically make the arrest.  The way Walt got into accusing him was very unexpected saying how he would have to owe him a favour for his testimony and suggesting that would be turning a blind eye to the drugs.

Obviously Nighthorse begs Walt not to take him to lockdown at the County jail since Malachi's supporters are there and they won't leave him alive.  Walt arguing he's done the wrong things over the years but this time he's going to do things by the book.  Nighthorse even begs him but Walt turns a blind eye.  Nighthorse's lawyer, Kevin Morris (Currie Graham) makes a deal with Walt, rather Walt offers by saying he will put Nighthorse in isolation if he agrees to tell him the whereabouts of Eddie Harp (Dan Donohue).  However Nighthorse insists he doesn't know that when Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips) visits him.  He tells Henry he's been set up and why would he go to the FBI and open himself up to them if he was guilty.  Arguing it's always the White man's way to undermine them and begin tribal wars.

Henry tells Walt that Nighthorse's artifacts are real and he had communication with the government and got those artifacts to display in the casino.  Walt found the crates when searching Nighthorse's house with Vic and they appear to be different.   Vic saying she's thinking about leaving his land and taking the RV back to the trailer park.  Walt is reluctant to see her go.  Oh so now he's gets 'feelings' for her!  Well not something we all wanted to see in the sense of unrequited love on her part would've been much more interesting.  Where does it say characters have to get together, even for a short while or one night??!!  Peeved with that!! (To come!)

Walt didn't find any emails between Nighthorse and the government and tells Vic to look for those.  She's adamant Nighthorse is a criminal and thus guilty, that they know he is.  Walt replies they think he is, they don't know or have any proof.  Conveniently!  Ferg gets the licence photo of Eddie when he was about 20 years younger with his red hair and he is the only one who saw him.

Mathias tells Cady (Cassisy Freeman) that Catori (Susan Santiago) has kidnapped Tate (Phoenix Wilson) and his parents want him back, but she hasn't seen her.  She calls when Mathias is still there and tells her she's coming to see her.  She wants him to have treatment and then will return him to his family.  However Mathias takes Cady in and she doesn't answer his questions.  She will be accused of second degree murder if Tate dies. So she asks Ferg for help but he can't on the Res since Walt is also out.  He recommends Zach can help and she hires him for $500 a day.  He was her father's deputy for a week and he's not strictly a PI.  At the hospital she finds that Catori couldn't have got in since there was a crowd out there.

Henry finds Rusty (James Macon Mauldin) and takes him to a mobile medical unit on the Res where Henry finds the doctor treats drug addicts with methadone. Zach comes in for a drink and tells Henry he's working for Cady to help Catori and Henry tells him of the mobile unit.  They wait for her to turn up since Cady's left voicemails for her.  He gets the treatment he needs and both Cady and Zach see Eddie who's pretending to be the doctor's assistant, since no one knows who he is.  Later Catori gives herself up to Mathias and Cady gives the pills to Tate's father since the penicillin didn't give him anaphylactic shock he should give him the antibiotic pills since he doesn't have to go to the hospital or see doctors.

At the station Zach sees the younger photo of Eddie and tells them he's at the mobile unit.  Walt tries to talk him down but he doesn't listen when he says his parents want to see him.  Eddie holds the drug addicted doctor hostage and asks where Ferg is.  He gets his wish since Ferg shoots him square between the eyes.  Probably to Walt's chagrin since they can't pump him for info now on Muldoon!  Okay what's with the shootings, first Vic shoots Chance and now Ferg.  This one rounding up a few loose ends and the beginnings of yet more to solve before season's out.  How Walt's day turned from wanting a drink with his friends and colleagues to having an investigation on his hands.  Don't know why I've been spelling Knighthorse with a 'K' and not as Nighthorse!! for some reason.  Oh well never mind!  Though he wouldn't really approve of that 'White' man spelling!  Ha.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Sea Wall - Andrew Scott

Seeing Andrew Scott in anything is a delight whether it's a TV show or a play, or even meeting him at  a convention.  Watching him as Hamlet last year was amazing and he still never ceases to amaze with his natural ability to capture audiences whether he is starring with others or just delivering a meaningful, funny monologue as he currently is in Simon Stephens Sea Wall.  First performed by Andrew in Edinburgh in 2009.  He was already on stage preparing for his performance, or rather just hanging around until 7pm!

Some found this short 30 minute play to be confusing, but there was never a dull moment. As he delivered his lines so amusingly at times and with that same eloquence. The stage was sparse and he had only his water bottle for company, ha!  More required refreshment as he enlightened through moments of sadness, despair, recalling family life, children being born, describing it to us so we could picture this.  As well as visiting an immense sea wall which began from the top and went all the way down, with bread for the fish in bags that you'd hold out and the bread would float out of the bag above in the water.  There was a minute there, endless minutes when he utters what the man said to him after he looks at him.  Andrew pauses, walks away, around the stage, turns around and them begins to speak about a different subject matter altogether.  It almost feels like he's forgotten his line, what comes next, but incredibly it's meant to be like that and he pulls it off with great aplomb!

Describing family life again, how he was into reading about detective fiction and how someone told him all "fiction is detective fiction".  But it's not." Jane Eyre isn't detective fiction, or Bridget Jones..."  Reading James Elroy which is detective fiction.  Then detailing the story of a woman who fell and cracked her head at the bottom of the cliffs.  How he spoke to her, yet she couldn't hear him.  Poignant in description, considering it was a monologue on grief, but a mesmerizing deliverance!

Oh playing this first time round he remarked in an interview how he could see the audience "and there was no separation.  The houselights were half up."  Was also captured here and when it was over - the lights went out! Pitch darkness.  Life ebbing out! And a rousing standing ovation!  What else but for the best!

Only playing til 30 June. The Old Vic. A must see if you can get tickets!

NB Andrew loves art and is currently lino printing!  OMG did that at school, years ago.  A topic for conversation next time I see him!!

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Ghost Adventures 16.5 Hotel Leger

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Funny Zak says Hotel 'Leger' and then pronounces it 'Le-jey' in his narration and then loses the plot when interviewing Krissy, the owner,  ha.  Leger in French means 'lightweight or weak.  Guess that was a translation of George's name.
Well that man was very abrupt, it was only a skateboard dude!!
There almost always are dark presences in basements! This one gave me pangs of deja vu and enough with the Ouija board already!  Nothing good comes of it or through it!  Perhaps I was thinking of the Stanley Hotel and when they also slept in the rooms, when Zak was abruptly awoken there too!

Zak does connect with ladies and hotel rooms as we know and when I saw the number 11, I immediately thought of the Silver Queen Hotel in the Return to Virginia City ep and his connection with Lynn! As well as getting that incredible EVP from her when he left the flowers on her bed and also getting the tat of number 11.  (See below)

As soon as Tammy said 'Zozo' it was apparent something negative and dark would come through such as the growling and then to top it off Zak and Jay in the Ouija board session (again.) The board spelling out **AYNL which Jay looked up. {Yay Jay is like me onto the research already I always do that!!)  Billy mentions his spine and then also speaks of room 7 so it's obvious he would get that room to sleep in.  The voice on the Ouija board I heard as "back off" it's so clear! Not "come on."  It's telling them, warning, not to pursue this, maybe.  However in another roundabout allusion I would mention is that Billy said his back is killing him and then this comes through and mentions "back."  Okay it does sound a little 'out there' and far fetched.  But you never can tell with spirits and especially those that come through the Ouija board!  Oh and at last count Zak had 7 tats altogether!

**"AYNL a mystical and magical number considered as the lucky 7!"

So how did we get from that session to The Wizard of Oz!!

Zak's bout of aggravation when he had to lay down outside was just a sign of things to come later in the night when he got up and went to Billy's room 7 and was ready to attack him.  Jay and Zak seeing those doppelgangers of Billy and Aaron was so uncanny and again something dark was messing with them. Zak describing them as "unknown figures" really made it sound creepy! The stick figure on the SLS looked like it was also angry!

Aaron sound asleep in this one, so he got the best room then!  So who were Tom and Harriet and who was killed?  Sure they showed him taking his socks off whilst asleep just for laughs!!  Zak's "bouncy bed" innuendo!! ha.  Well he's into those, inadvertent innuendos that is, or maybe just my mind!!  The Mel-Tir, invented by Gary Galka, was a cool gadget and it did get the job done indicating the cold spots in the room and want to see more of this in action.

Okay Ghost Adventures got ratings through the roof for this episode cos of Zak's long hair!! ha.  Actually it suits him, he should leave it longer and show it off without his cap on sometime!   "Sexy dude" as my friend exclaimed!! ha

But hey who messed with Zak's shoes when he was on the bed, unless he got up earlier on before he felt the cold mass, cos they've been moved!  Even before he's shown to get up for the device. There seems to be only one pair there. (Second pic)

Does that voice say "reach" on Billy's live EVP review?  Then Billy says he gets verbal confirmation from George when he says "yeah." Paranormal puck: 'Talking' 'Ears' means he spoke in Billy's ear!  You can hear the 'reach' when Billy replays the recorder with the puck session.

Zak's SB spirit box session, can you hear a deep male voice that sounds like "de-ad"drawn out and laboured at the same time as the little girl's voice comes through? She sounds like saying something like "wounded???" Will have to listen to this again!  The "Vegas" coming through when Zak asks where he's from was amazing.

Then Zak being possessed by perhaps the spirit of the man who killed George, or something dark wanting him to do the same and attack Billy.  Confirming how male guests have gotten violent and agitated there.  But the most terrifying event was yet to come when Zak drove back to their hotel and saw that woman out of the woods and jumps in front of the car and they could've gone off the edge of the cliff! This was one crazy investigation and once again venturing out into the depths of darkness as the episodes have gotten over the years.

My Zak book

Friday, 22 June 2018

Longmire 6.6 "No Greater Endorsement" Review

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Walt (Robert Taylor) finds a letter from Lucien detailing that he was responsible for Tucker's murder and where he can find the bullet that killed him.  Stating he couldn't live with what Tucker was doing and he's not sorry he killed him.  As well as saying he couldn't live the rest of his life in prison, which is what he told Walt last ep.  He also does what he tells him re his burial, rather cremation and Walt carries around his ashes in a Maxwell House coffee tin where Lucien had money saved to pay for the cremation.  Haven't heard that brand name of coffee in ages!  Cady (Cassidy Freeman) comes to see Walt and asks him since when he drinks Maxwell House.  He talks to her about retiring and giving up his job, it would be easier than to go through the court case.  She tells him the judge didn't order a mistrial and is continuing with the case with new counsel for the plaintiff.  Cady tells him to fight and not give up and if he wants to retire to do it on his own terms and not those of the judge and the mayor.

Ferg (Adam Bartley) is called in to a noise complaint and inside he finds a DB.  Cady apologizes to Knighthorse (A Martinez) and asks him to be fair on Walt in the trial.  Not to lie but to do what's right.  She's grateful he will still let her continue with being the lawyer for the Res.  But he knows anything she can do to help his people is good for them.  Ferg calls Walt who's still reading Lucien's note and he sees the DB who was shot with 16 arrows and 'Hector Lives' being carved into his back.  His name was Ian and he was a drug dealer but he doesn't find any drugs there.  Walt asks for Ferg's phone and he wants him to let Walt know if he comes across a silver car.  He wants Vic (Katee Sackhoff) to check out the Vic.  That sounded funny!! For background on the Vic.  Ferg radios the station but Ruby's not there and Vic finally answers his call arriving late.  He tells her Walt took his phone which she calls strange for him.

Walt tells Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips) about the DB and he asks if his name is Ian cos he knows a Rusty Ames (James Macon Mauldin) who he saw when he borrowed his bronco.  Walt is grateful to Mathias as he takes him to see Rusty who was associated with Ian but they find he's not at home and Mathias notices a pack of cigarettes on the table.  Also telling him about Henry and Knighthorse being attacked by a silver car and how he was wearing a hood, claiming to be Hector.  Vic gives Ferg the details of where the anonymous call came from.  Ferg finds Zach (Barry Sloane) is living there and he gives him details of how there were people buying drugs from Ian.  Ferg tells him Ian was murdered and he kinda acts shocked that he could've helped and maybe saved him.  Don't know about you but got the feeling Zach was acting like he's behind this and the so-called Hector reappearance.  He wasn't exactly on good terms with Walt and perhaps he needs to worm his way back in for ulterior motives.

Henry tells Knighthorse about the DB and how he had 'Hector Lives' carved on him and he should pack up his security and lay a trap, with Walt waiting to pounce when Hector attacks them.  But Knighthorse refuses though invites Henry to stay at his house whenever he wants.  Henry is fed up of hiding and refuses.

Cady gets a case where the local school teacher, Catori (Susan Santiago) tells her of how some children had Scarlett fever and they recovered with antibiotics, but one of them, Tate Dawson (Phoenix Wilson) hasn't been at school and is just getting worse.  She takes Cady to visit cos perhaps the parents don't have health benefits and insurance and she can help them.  That is the case but they don't want their son treated by 'white' medicine at the hospital where her mother was sterilized after giving birth to her.  They use their own medicine.  So she tells Henry who says that she can only go before the Tribal Court which will take time, but Knighthorse sits on the Tribal Council.  However they take a vote and refuse help.  Knighthorse telling her about being taken away when he was 7 and he doesn't trust them and she's here without the parent's permission and without them knowing.  Even though it would only be temporary custody.  I suppose Catori will not take Tate away herself.

At the trial, Knighthorse testifies and tells the court that he has emails from Barlow which state how he wanted to take away Walt's land and develop it.  After Sam (Hank Cheyne) sends questions to the judge.  Milgrom (Patch Darrah) objects to this but the judge rejects his objection.  So now they know why Sam was here and obviously he and Knighthorse exchanged glances so Sam asked the questions mentioning Barlow.  Knighthorse says that Walt is of impeccable character. Cady thanks him for what he did for Walt, but he says he hasn't done anything yet.

Ferg and Mathias drive and Ferg notices a car that was described on Zach's notebook that he gave to Walt.  After telling him he's been staking that place out for a while.  As well as it being him on the phone when he called Ferg and Walt answered.  He panicked.  Nope still don't trust Zach, he must have an ulterior motive for suddenly cropping up, but being around for a while now.  I mean he just happened to be at that house, across the road from the Vic where deals were being made.  And coincidentally he gets killed by 'Hector.'  Ferg finds that the owner of the car is out of it and doesn't help them, but Mathias notices the same cigarette packet outside a toy house, where they find Rusty inside.  Ferg calls Walt and Mathias waits for him to question Rusty about Hector.  He doesn't remember him but he pushed his head up against the wall.  Walt asks him how tall he was, but he was shorter than Walt.  Ferg asks Walt how the trial is going and he replies "weird."

The lawyer Bishop (Chris Butler) has a settlement conference with Walt and agrees to accept $250 million.  Which is the exact amount that the county can pay, and Walt won't have to pay out of his own pocket.  Walt wants to accept, but Milgrom wants the case to continue to court cos by Walt accepting he'll be admitting he did something wrong and Milgrom also wants extortionate lawyer's fees Walt had to pay.  So Bishop drops the entire case.  Milgrom says that's why Walt needed him and he knew he could do it.  Onto another chapter now the case is over.

Cady comes face to face with Tribal 'justice' decision-making in seeing they would rather see a child die than to accept white man medicine.  Reminding her of how they were removed as children.  However they're not really helping anyone and in accepting medicine for their children they will be using their remedy to help their own.  Also penicillin was actually discovered by a Brit not an American.  Anyway it was good for Walt to get a win after all this time in his corner and now he can return to being a sheriff which is all he ever wanted!  An ironic or a tongue-in-cheek title for this ep with Walt getting an endorsement from Knighthorse of all people, or more like enemies!  Also Knighthorse showing double standards in wanting Cady's help as a 'white' lawyer for his people and at the same time not wanting to help their own and save Tate's life.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Longmire 6.5 "Burned Up My Tears" Review

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Vic (Katee Sackhoff) sleeps on Walt's (Robert Taylor) couch and he has to prepare for court again.  She says she wishes there was something she could do for him and he is worried as he reminds her she saw him burying his money.  Seems like there's only one way his trial could go, obviously with him losing everything.  As he arrives for court and sees Tucker (Brett Rice) Walt has a murderous look on his face, at least that's how Milgrom (Patch Durragh) describes it and tells him he shouldn't show that expression.  But Walt can't help it, as Tucker begins his opening arguments to the jury.  Maintaining how most people will be loyal to Walt but also that they don't need someone who is basically corrupt and looking after his own interests.  As he brings in Sheriff  Jim Wilkins (Tom Wopat) to testify and he talks of how Walt shot him after he accused him of rape and handcuffed him to his hospital bed.  Wilkins telling them how he knew Walker was innocent and let him go.  Cady (Cassidy Freeman) also attends court, as does Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips) and Lucien (Peter Weller) who walks in last minute and asks what he's missed.  With his usual wry comments about the sort of people who will hang him out to dry.  Well okay, not in so many words!

Walt is livid and goes to the Red Pony to wallow and get drunk, though he has every right, it's not really his character as we've seen so far.  He gives his keys to Henry and doesn't want a Rainier beer but whiskey and he keeps on ordering it from the barkeep.  I wondered where Henry vanished to since he wasn't around to stop the drinks.  But Walt did manage to find himself on Henry's bed and and heads home nursing a hangover and finds Vic gone with her RV the next morning.
Vic gave her statement to Marshall Hammond (Josh Stamberg) and asks him to inform the press that she shot and killed Chance not Walt.  But he can't do that cos Walt asked him not to and says she should talk to him.  He also hands her back her gun.

Mathias (Zahn McClarnon) calls Walt at home and asks him down to the Res where he finds Tucker's DB.  He was shot and left there and it's not his CS.  This automatically makes Walt his prime suspect and Vic too.  But Walt is adamant he didn't kill him.  He tells Milgrom what happened and Mayor Sawyer Crane (Eric Ladin) wants to see him, using Milgrom's phone to call Vic and leave her messages.  The Mayor has prepared Walt's resignation in a few words, briefly, as Walt is a man of very few words, which is also what Tucker said about him in court.  Walt gets out of the car and screws up the resignation letter, throwing it on the ground.  Ah Walt you just littered!  Ha.

He finds Mathias speaking to Ferg (Adam Bartley) and he says it's not his jurisdiction and he's more than capable of dealing with this.  It's not the first time they've 'invaded' each other's jurisdictions and he takes Ferg to Tucker's house.  He tells him to search the house and finds the chair with the bullet hole but it's not a through and through and he puts his fingers in the hole trying to retrieve the slug, but it's not there.  He then tells Ferg to take pics with his phone as they hear a car approaching.  He hides the phone under his pant leg.  It's Wilkins and he's come to arrest them both for tampering with evidence and Walt can't investigate as Wilkin's been appointed by the Mayor.

Walt finally finds Vic's RV and tells her what's happened.  She went for a drive and she doesn't have an alibi and he checks her gun, which has one bullet missing.  But they don't know if Tucker was shot with a 9mm.  Lucien sees Walt at work and tells him he's been made the new executor of the will and he can now have the case against Walt dropped, but Walt doesn't want him doing that as it will show favourtism.  Yeah and then he'll never clear his name effectively.  Walt also leaves all his property to Cady since he doesn't want to lose his home or his land which comes as a shock to her.

Lucien also gives Walt Tucker's diary and tells him he obtained it from Tucker's other office at Barlow's company since he was also CEO.  Walt uses a pencil and finds the imprint of Alex Graham, as well as a Post-it with the name Alan O'Brien.  He tells Ferg to find him and also he goes to see Alex (Radha Mitchell).  She's Barlow's ex wife and she invites Walt into her room in an attempt to seduce him.  She recalls Barlow would've lost his head if he had seen them together right now.  She wants what's hers, half of the estate and she's here to seduce the new executor of his will to get her own way if necessary.  Took me a moment to recognize Radha, she's changed so much from her days of playing Catherine in Aussie soap, Neighbours.

Vic returns to work to help Walt and tells him that Wilkins is waiting for him outside the office and she also does a stupid thing too again.  Her undying loyalty is all well and good but she just makes mistakes and makes things worse for him.  Walt says she'll return with an alibi.  She tells Wilkins that he didn't do it and that he was with her.  Her RV was parked outside his cabin and writes him a ticket for loitering.

Henry can't give Walt an alibi and is sorry since he took his Bronco and drove out to the Res.  Telling Walt about being attacked by someone dressed as Hector.  Walt thinking he's probably playing Hector again.  But it wasn't him.  He doesn't know if Walt was still here or not, but does that mean no one else saw Walt in a crowded bar and how did he get into Henry's apartment.  Unless Henry put him there.  But wouldn't he have been too drunk to even get to Tucker's and shoot straight!  Henry can't alibi him since he'll probably makes things worse for him, which he already did, just like Vic.

Walt gives Lucien the heads up on Alex and also he has three missing bullets from his gun clip.  Walt can't recall how many shots he took at Chance and can't recall much of anything.  Lucien reloads his gun clip and now Walt doesn't have any bullets missing.  He is sure Walt didn't shoot Tucker.  How is he sure, well cos he's the one who did it.  As said by me and sis at the same time.  There were hardly any other credible suspects there anyway.  Ferg and Walt go to Barlow's as the alarm is on and find Alex trying to take what was hers.  She has a gun, but he tells her it would've been so easy to hide the weapon amongst Barlow's other collection.  He takes her in and Vic is still interviewing Alan Brien's.  There being many of them.  Wilkins is there and releases Alex as Walt doesn't have any authority to arrest her and wants Walt and Vic to accompany him to the Mayor's office.  Where it's shown Vic lied and Cady comes in as they're being interviewed without a lawyer present.  She got the news from Mathias and was going to get him a good criminal attorney, but didn't have enough time.

Walt thanks Mathias who doesn't believe Walt is guilty as he was genuinely shocked to see Tucker dead.  Walt looks at the note again and the name Alan O'Brien and takes out the book Lonesome Dove from his book shelf.  He drives to Barlow's where Lucien is doing an inventory and finds some items missing.  Walt tells him about the book and how Lucien gave it to him, but he hasn't read it in years.  Walt recalled the name Alan, who was Sean O'Brien's brother.  Lucien saying he was just a minor character in the book.  However Walt says he was the one who gave him the book.  Thus he knows it was Lucien who took care of Tucker.  Lucien wanted to do one last right thing since Walt is a good sheriff and good for the county.  He asked Tucker to drop the case but he wouldn't.  So he didn't have a choice.  He shot him.  As they head for a showdown themselves cos Lucien doesn't want to spend his last days in prison.

They shoot and Lucien is shot in the hand and Walt in his leg.  Walt won't finish it off.  So Lucien takes a final drink and heads for the cliff where he throws himself over.  At least he now knows who will attend his funeral.  Walt saying "I wouldn't miss it you bastard."  Phew that's a whole family wiped out in this show.  But it was coming, you could tell.  Lucien telling Tucker about Sitting Bull and how he said he had two dogs in his heart, a mean one and a good one.  He thought Tucker had the same and appealed to his good dog, but to no avail.  Tucker was bringing the case and persecuting Walt "because I can."  Which was too much for Lucien to listen to. Quoting the line from Alan in the book to Walt and how this land "burned up my tears."  True, not just cos of the weather, but the hardship to endure.

Vic also going to kill herself came as a shock.  After seeing that family with their daughter.  She was always a strong person, or at least gave that impression.  But she couldn't go through with it and Walt makes her promise to never do that again.  As it'll be more painful for him not having her here than this case or anything else.  He doesn't have many friends and loyal ones at that, so every one counts and plus he doesn't want to keep losing people he cares about either.

Halfway through the final ever season (sob!) and this case being wrapped up so 'easily.'  I would've liked to have seen it go on a little bit and seen what would've happened.  But that wasn't to be.  Also Tucker claiming that everyone Walt encounters ends up dead kinda wrote his own epitaph in many ways.  Well I can't call it wishful thinking, cos that's exactly what happened to him.  Perhaps karma and a little too conveniently.  Then again Longmire was also good at quoting from movies and Milgrom also refers to the Mayor driving up and carting Walt away as a scene from Goodfellas.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Longmire 6.4 "A Thing I'll Never Understand" Review

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As Walt (Robert Taylor) rushes Vic (Katee Sackhoff) to hospital after the shoot out with Chance, he tells her things and makes sure she doesn't lose consciousness.  However she dreams of a little girl running in the woods as she hazes in and out.  Walt also brings up Gilbert and Sullivan and recites some to her.  As they arrive at the hospital, he tells the doctor she's pregnant.  Walt refuses to leave her side and sits by her bedside holding her hand.  A bit of a repeat of Vic last season doing the same for Walt after he had been shot.  However she had ulterior motives in her feelings for him and here Walt's just concerned about her as his deputy and friend.  Ferg (Adam Bartley) drops by with food for Walt and will heat it up for him.  But Walt tells him to leave it.  The Marshalls want their guns for ballistic purposes and also want statements.  Meg (Mary Wiseman) wants to speak with Ferg.

She tells him about her mother, Beverley (Marylouise Burke) at the casino and she stole their chips, well Mathias (Zahn McClarnon) says he locked her in the car that's up as a prize.  She refuses to return the chips saying they're her winnings.  Ferg talks to her and she refuses to give them back, being very derogative towards the Native Americans.  Meg writes a cheque so they can take her home and she must return all the chips as Ferg made that deal with them.  However she suffers from "chemo brain" as Meg puts it and has hidden some of the chips.  She tells Ferg about wanting to go to Paris when she was little and how Beverley sewed costumes for her.  Also taking her hunting with her grandfather's rifle, not wanting Meg to miss out on anything.  She didn't want him to know in case he wouldn't want to see her anymore.  Beverley calling Ferg a cross between Cary Grant and Raymond Burr, also calling him Dreamboat.  Cary's name for Claude Reins in Notorious!  ha.  Personally didn't see the Cary resemblance!  Not being horrible or anything!

Travis (Derek Phillips) gets drunk at the Red Pony and Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips) needs a ride to Cheyenne to make his statement to the FBI about Malachi.  He doesn't sell bottles and Travis says he would if he had a gun and badge like he does for Walt.  Henry takes Vic's keys from him.  Then Henry rides to Cheyenne with Knighthorse (A Martinez) who blames himself for Henry getting involved in his beef was with Malachi.  He had a choice of banishing him or killing him.  But Henry says he had a third choice, to do what he's doing now and report him.

Walt still goes around with his blooded shirt and the press hound him at the station.  The Marshalls say that they're a bit of a hero as they got Chance for them. They take the guns, Walt says he doesn't want to give a statement to the press as Chance's "nuts" may go after Vic.  He wants them to let the "nuts" think Walt shot him and not her.  He drives to the compound and sees the news on the telly which he destroys with a baseball bat and rips Vic's photos from the wall.  The compound is empty.  he wants Ferg to check the family's social media and see if there's anything about revenge against Vic.  However he's sidetracked with Meg's mother, who's now gone missing and taken the gun with her.  They think she'll head to the casino, but instead find she's trying to pawn it off to pay for her cheque.  Though she could only get $1200 for it and not more.  At the pawn shop, they find Beverley driving up with Jamie (Bob Clendenin) who's now working as a taxi driver and he doesn't get his fare back either.

Vic wants the hospital to deal with the baby and she doesn't know how to react or feel about losing it. But she talks with Doctor Sanders (Nikki Dixon) who tells her they didn't know what the sex was.  She asks for her pre-natal file and they were able to determine the blood type.  She lost the baby since she suffered too much blood loss so they had to save her since the foetus was non-viable at this stage.  As Walt tells Vic earlier, the baby saved her life.  She discharges herself when Walt turns up and he takes her to the RV.  Where he speaks with Mega (Robert Baker) and also a man drives by.  I said he should just drive that to his place and that's exactly what he did!  Great minds with the writer ha!  She hides her file and he he's left a note for her to take the pills.  After she wakes up hearing the horses.  He's made her breakfast but he has to go.

At the station. Walt finds Travis going through the files and he wonders if Eamon was the father, looking through the files for him under 'A' and not 'E'.  He wants to know who the father was and again asks if it was Walt, who doesn't really tell him it's not him.  He didn't get chance to visit her.  In the RV, Vic finds the swab she used for Travis after she punched him and takes it to be examined for blood type.  Mega tells Walt about the package and thinks it's a bomb.  He gets Mega to takes pics of it and then Walt shoots at it but it turns out to be a child's toy barn.  Walt fixes the bullet wound with glue and a sharpie lid melted. 

Henry and Knighthore are attacked on the way back and are run off the road by someone dressed as Hector, as Henry tells Mathias.  Who tells him they both know it's not Hector.  So he got some man to dress up as him.  Malachi wrote 'Hector Lives' with rocks, so he could've got someone to dress like him.  Vic tells Walt she doesn't know her baby and she knows she was a girl.  As her dreams shows her running towards her and then the little girl vanishes.  She got the blood tests as she thought she could learn something more if she knew who the father is.  But as usual we'll have to wait for that since she doesn't want to look.  Fancy asking Walt if he looked at the results, as if he would.  Kinda an ep tying up loose ends in a way and just adding a bit of a tacked on case for Ferg to work on which was essentially personal for him too.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Longmire 6.3 "Thank You Victoria" Review

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Where it all comes crashing down in many ways, especially for Vic (Katee Sackhoff).  As the day arrives for Walt's (Robert Taylor) civil hearing and the voir dire.  We actually call that a trail within a trial to set aside certain issues that may arise, such as relating to evidence, not for jury selection per se.  Though of course in English Law jury selection and preemeptive challenges per se are a thing of the past.  Anyway Vic sees Walt before the start to tell him she's here about the Chance Gilbert (Peter Stormare) trial which has also been set for the same day.  Milgrom (Patch Darragh) breaks them up cos people will think they're still continuing their little trieste.  However they both reply they were never together.  Though how will small minds determine that as shown by that potential juror number 3.  The little runt trying to be a show off by saying he hates the way he's been treated by law enforcement.  Well if you can't hack it then don't be a criminal to begin with.

Remember when the judge shows bias towards a particular lawyer, here the lawyer for the plaintiff, then things are not going to bode well, especially for our Walt.  Already showing favourtism towards Tucker Baggett (Brett Rice) and judges who do that should be booted off.  As was Juror number 3 as Millgrom asks Walt who he wants him to have struck out.  Walt thinks Sam Poteet (hank Cheyne) since he didn't raise his hand when Judge Drood (Mike Pniewski) asked if anyone knows Walt, or has had dealings with him.  Joking how his name rhymes with 'screwed.'  Walt telling Millgrom to ask about his work.  As well as working for Knighthorse.  He thinks Sam may be spying for Knighthorse.  Just as he asks for Walt's help last episode.  (Incidentally where was Cady this ep?)  Just as Milgrom is about to ask for Sam to be removed, Walt
changes his decision and wants Sam to stay as he's a White Warrior and will have more integrity than anyone else.  So Number 3 is removed asking if he's still going to get paid for this.  See it's only money that motivates.

ADA Brigitte Holder (Catherine Dent) tells Vic she won't have to testify or anything and this shouldn't take long.  Chance enters and wants all the charges read out.  Judge Mayhew (Ralph Alderman) getting bored with that since there are 15 pages to be read out.  he makes some more comments about being here and how he's pleading guilty out of honour.  As Chance leaves to be transported back to Death Row he sees Walt and wants to say goodbye to him.  Well not really.

When Walt goes back to court, Vic rushes in telling her she needs him as chance has escaped and taken one of the prison guards, Rudolph (Bill Tangradi) hostage, wearing a gasmask as he goes outside.  They follow but he vanishes into a crowd of others dressed just like him, that Ferg (Adam Bartley) refers to as a flashmob.  Walt wants Ferg to get their names and Vic finds his gasmask on the ground round the corner.  Walt says they'll get the surveillance camera footage from the tattoo parlour and see him getting away on a motor bike.  Which was left there in the night for him.  As they search for him and use the surveillance at the courthouse to search for his family, Walt thinks it's safer if she stays at work cos he'll be after her.  But she doesn't believe he'll come after her, he disagrees especially as she put him away to begin with.

Milgram gets Walt's hearing postponed just so we can have it dragged out longer as the Chance loose end is tied up for the final season.  They see a man enter the toilets in a check shirt.  Checking out the toilets after the two prison guards give their version of events and uncuffing Chance to change back into his prison orange.  One says he spat on his hand and he left him uncuffed in the toilet.  Knew one of them was in on it since it was too easy for him to escape.  Ferg finds that one of the flashmob was Bob (John Bishop).  He responded to a Craigslist ad and would get paid for this.  But he's getting neither.  Walt has Ferg check out the IP address of the ad.  Ferg was pretty much absent for this ep when he could've been helping out more.

At the prison they speak with Chance's cellmate, Hawk (Charles Halford) who doesn't know much.  He was on the computer progamme but he couldn't stand the noise of the keyboard.  Chance didn't tell him anything but when he hears Vic's name he recalls how much Chance hated her and spoke about her all the time.   He also used to read books about Payne and Jefferson.  In the prison library Walt speaks with Aaron two Rivers (Gary Farmer) who has his own way of doing things and tells them where he can find the books he read, including the Federalist Papers.  Walt finds a page has been torn from each book, page 76.  Chance was the only one who checked the books out.

Further reasons for having Walt keep her at the station.  Walt's called by Travis (Derek Phillips) as Vic didn't show up for their steak dinner he was going to cook for her as two masked men turn up and graffiti her trailer.  He follows them and calls Walt.  Walt leaves Vic there and she has a nightmare about Chance coming after her.  But wakes up to find Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips) there instead.

Walt dresses as Chance with the red bow tie as Travis ties it for him, pretending to be Chance on the bike.  He drives through the compound but he's not there.  He returns leaving Travis to wait for the Marshalls.  They check the footage again and see the man go through to the toilet.  The only other people to have contact in the library were the two guards.  Walt beings them and questions them, thinking it's Rudolph cos he has similar views as Chance.  However it turns out to be Eubell (Graham Shiels) the one who was spat on.  He admits he helped him cos he was seeing a woman, Sharon (Rachel Michaela) and he wanted her gone cos she wouldn't end it.  So he helped him in return for Chance taking care of her.

As they drive to her house, they find it empty but Vic finds he's already been and gone as he ate fried belloni there.  Walt tells Travis to take Vic home and she confronts Travis about telling Walt about Vic.  As said, last ep it wasn't for him to tell him and Vic says the same.  That it wasn't his "secret to tell."  Travis says they're worried about her and she should say thank you more often and appreciate what they're doing.  Especially since he cooked steak and she missed their date.  Vic replying it wasn't a date but a "nutritional consultation."  Yeah that makes it sound better but she doesn't need anyone.  She drives away in his car as Walt returns to the compound.  Chance wasn't going to go through with killing Sharon.

Walt enters the storage bunker and the ladder's removed.  There I was saying he doesn't need a ladder!  Ha.  Chamce hasn't killed the Marshall and he didn't want to kill anyone but that census taker wouldn't leave him alone.  He's going to leave Walt in there and it gets cold in there too.  Vic arrives in the nick of course and they have a shooting match.  Walt tries to get out and Chance tells Vic he didn't want to die but to live in freedom.  She finally kills him by firing off practically the entire round as Walt climbs out.  She's shot in the knee and when he carries her, she thanks him.

And therein ends the saga of Chance, being dragged on for a long time.  Of course Vic will have self defence on her side but now she doesn't have to look over her shoulder for him, that doesn't mean his family won't come after her.  Which doesn't seem likely.  Such an elaborate escape plan and where did it get him: death!  Walt told him earlier how he was committing suicide by state since he wanted to be on Death Row.  Vic also saying how she let him escape and should've listened to Walt when he refused his request.  Walt wanted to see him suffer and be alive but she didn't.  Maybe cos as happened here, deep down she really wanted to see him dead so she could get out of having to deal with him, especially with her baby on the way.  Also we get to see Walt in a suit for court, which was shortlived for now.  Though we saw him changing into it, luckily (or not!) we didn't get any shirtless scene this time round!  Well you know, could've had him put it on you know!! Ha.

Gotta hand it to Longmire, after 6 years it still entertains and never failed to thrill.  Just when you think the hearing will be getting underway, they add in a new case and leave us hanging more to see how Walt will fare!  A bit of a tongue in cheek ep title cos not only did Vic get to say thank you more than once, but also perhaps for shooting Chance and putting everyone out of their misery.

Reminds me I should've added how in Supernatural, Lucifer called Bobby Longmire in season 13 cos of how he dresses, more likely!  See even Walt gets a mention in one of my fave shows!!