The previews circulating for the season don’t indicate to me that the mystery of exactly what happened in Denver and how that is going to impact on Walt are going to be resolved any time soon. I suspect that they will drag it out over the course of the entire season. However, one thing this episode does seem to hint at is a re-vitalized Walt, who may be slightly less brooding this season.
Tension is still pretty high in the office as Branch (Bailey Chase) is still running against Walt for sheriff. A slick campaign ad on the television at the diner demonstrates how Branch is putting his greater financial backing to good use. Ferg (Adam Bartley) is still his good-natured self. Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of this episode is that Vic is now Vicky, and seems to have been downgraded to the token female who needs to be protected or is most effective when looking after the home fires. I hope that this is just an anomaly for this one episode, and we’ll see the Vic we came to like back in the next episode.
Don’t forget to tune in tonight for the season premiere of Longmire on A&E at 10/9C.