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Longmire Season 3 Spoilers

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by hummingbird_206, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. renne2001

    renne2001 New Member

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    Maybe it's me, but when I discovered the Longmire series, back I guess, halfway through season one, I was intrigued. I was already a fan of the Jesse Stone series, but I'm a big fan of Selleck so there's that. What I enjoyed most in the Stone series was the interaction among the charactors more than the plots - the deadpan humor especially. The only one I didn't like was a recent episode where Jesse was bent on inflicting psychological punishment on the high school pricipal for demanding to look at the underwear of girls attending the prom. She wasn't charged, but that had more to do with politics than anything else. The whole episode was kind of disgusting. She should have been fired.

    Longmire reminds me of that series. Same mix of drama and humor, but there did seem to be a lot more humor during the 1st season. People teased each other and cracked wise - now not so much. The 3rd season, at least so far, seems pretty grim. I think the story lines are getting too complicated for the area. I mean this is Wyoming, not Miami. Everyone is going around with clenched jaws, especially Branch. I find it kind of tiresome - no comic relief.

    I guess I'll watch it a couple of times more and if it doesn't move back toward the writing of the 1st season, I'll just vote with my remote. I hate to see a show I previously enjoyed go South. And speaking of South, whatever happened to Southland? What a shame that's gone and Prime Suspect with Maria bello, gone as well. There's not nearly enough good stuff out there that I can afford to lose even one. If its not vampires, its zombies, etc., etc. Thank God for Hell on Wheels which starts 1st week in August. And I'm not sure Shameless will be back next season. It looked like they had conveniently solved everyone's particular problem with the finale, amazing or impossible as that might seem.

    I guess I'll just have to dust off the complete set of Homicde: Life on the Street yet again.
     
  2. RonDawg

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    Excellent episode! Definitely the best one this season, and one of the better ones for the entire series.

    So I guess Branch wasn't hallucinating after all. Still he's definitely out of control. I wonder if he's finally going to get his life under control once he learns that not only was his sighting of Ridges validated, but that he's now dead as well.

    One thing I'm a bit confused about...is Henry being tried in Denver, or in Wyoming? Their having to rush to the courthouse makes it seem like Henry is being tried locally, or at least in an adjacent county. The prosecution is saying the reason they need to move up the trial date is because Det. Fales is going out of state...it makes it sound more like he needs to return to Denver from Wyoming. If he's leaving Colorado, it sounds like he's going on vacation, so why not just schedule the trial for when he returns?

    Plus, especially in death penalty cases, the defense seems to be given a lot of leeway about the trial date to give them adequate preparation time. Only the defense can push for a speedy trial, but most of the time they waive it so they can prepare a vigorous defense, plus it's a known stalling tactic in the hopes that witnesses get discouraged or even die off.

    One error I did see: Cady's law-school chum said that he felt the prosecution was withholding exculpatory evidence, and that it is routinely done. That is illegal under Brady v. Maryland and can result in a conviction being overturned, even if the potentially exculpatory evidence that was withheld would not have mattered. The prosecution must turn over all evidence they have to the defense, in particular anything that could help the defense.
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

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    What we learned from the conversation with the guy who wants the bar is that the fix is in...the trial was moved up because somebody (presumably the chief?) made it happen.

    Not that this is in any way plausible, but that seems to be their explanation...

    Yes, the legal shenanigans have become increasingly absurd. That said, it's amazing how what started off as a very, very disappointing season has morphed into a very, very good one.
     
  4. hummingbird_206

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    Yes, this season has gotten much better as it has gone along. I can't believe that next week is the season finale. Bummer.

    So Ferg grows a pair and confronts Walt, but then is immediately back in the wimp category when Barlow threatens his dad. I was really hoping that when Walt walked in he was going to find both Branch and Barlow in the cell. C'mon Ferg!

    And I cannot believe that Vic would lock herself in Walt's office to hide from Branch.

    They better wrap up the Henry trial crap next week. I'm not going to be happy if they drag it out over another season.
     
  5. RonDawg

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    Yeah I was disappointed in him over that.

    I don't think that's the reason. She was probably crying her eyes out after being served divorce papers.

    They probably won't announce the verdict until the beginning of Season 4 as a form of cliffhanger, like they did with Branch's shooting last season.

    Speaking of Henry, after he attempted to burn down his own business, I take it that Malachi is now the new owner in exchange for info that Henry was looking for (which turned out to not be the case)?
     
  6. RonDawg

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    Another thing I just thought of...don't lawyers have to take the bar exam in each state where they want to be able to practice law? If so, wouldn't Cady need to have taken Colorado's in order to represent Henry?

    Or is the trial being held in Wyoming after all? And if so, I thought the murder happened in Denver? I can see a change of venue if the case happened in Durant since everybody seems to know everybody else, but Denver is large enough for a decent jury pool unless it is a super high profile case like Timothy McVeigh.
     
  7. hummingbird_206

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    You meant this as a joke, right?
     
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    While Walt was fighting Ridges, I expected Branch to come running over the hill and save Walt. But I expected the same thing when Walt was in the showdown with the guy who kidnapped Vic and Sean. They seem to keep setting up Branch to maybe be the hero, but he keeps just not showing up. Poor Branch, he just can't catch a break to prove himself. Good thing Walt is able to save himself!
     
  9. DouglasPHill

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    Where the heck did the knife come from? I think the writers missed it with Branch, should have had a deer rifle instead of a shotgun, and should have saved Walt by taking the shot.
     
  10. RonDawg

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    No. Why would it be a joke? She didn't look happy at being personally served by Walt.

    If she wanted to "hide from Branch" why would she do so in Walt's office?
     
  11. AeneaGames

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    She seemed more than okay with signing those divorce papers immediately!
     
  12. hummingbird_206

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    Exactly what I thought. Don't see her being at all upset with the divorce. I think she's probably relieved that he filed so she didn't have to dump him.
     
  13. mike_k

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    I agree. I also don't see her hiding from Branch - especially in Walt's office.
     
  14. RonDawg

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    With the exception of Ed Gorski, Vic didn't seem to me the type to hide from anybody, much less Branch.
     
  15. hummingbird_206

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    But she does seem the type to hide in Walt's office and cry her eyes out over a husband she obviously doesn't love and really doesn't even respect?:confused: That's why I asked if your comment was a joke. I just can't understand why you would think she'd be crying over the divorce.
     
  16. mike_k

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    Right - neither scenario makes sense. Unless there is a third scenario that we don't know about, Vic would be out there helping Walt. Ferg should be out helping Walt as well instead of babysitting Vic. I think this was just a lazy way for the writers to have Walt tracking down David Ridges alone without any backup.
     
  17. stellie93

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    This is what I wondered. Did the crazy guy kill himself?

    Why did he want the bar so bad? Couldn't he just start up his own business to launder money? It wouldn't have to make a profit. I thought maybe there was something he wanted hidden away in the bar.
     
  18. Rob Helmerichs

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    I thought his primary motivation was screwing over Henry...

    I.e., he wanted it because it was important to Henry, and taking it away would hurt Henry.
     
  19. RonDawg

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    They had problems, but I didn't get the impression that Vic didn't love Sean. If she didn't, she would have had sex with her boss back when they were staying at that motel in Arizona.

    She wasn't exactly smiling when got served those papers either. It seemed like she was reading it over and over again, not initially believing it.
     

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