Longmire Season 2 premiere: “Unquiet Mind”
Monday, May 27
A&E, 10pm ET
A nine-month hiatus has done nothing to calm the crime problems in Absaroka County, Wyo. When we pick up the Longmire Season 2 premiere, Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) and his deputy Vic Moretti (Katee Sackhoff) are transporting a federal prisoner to his rendezvous with some FBI agents that will escort him to his next stop. The prisoner is actually a notorious serial killer who preyed on Native Americans and sold their body parts on the black market.
Well, since a hassle-free prisoner transport wouldn’t make for good drama — especially a highly anticipated Season 2 premiere — things eventually go horribly wrong, and Walt finds himself on a deadly manhunt through the mountains to track down the killer and some other convicts who escaped with him. Oh, and there’s a crippling snowstorm fast approaching. Aside from the elements and his dangerous quarry, Walt also has to deal with his unquiet mind, which conjures up imaginary visitors like Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips), Detective Fails (returning guest star Charles S. Dutton) and one of the killer’s young victims.
It’s a journey that will take Walt to the absolute extreme edge of life and death, and will also show viewers just how much Vic cares for Walt as she helplessly waits to hear if he’s OK. Branch Connally (Bailey Chase) also has to do some soul-searching and put aside his personal feelings toward Walt, not to mention his political aspirations to take the man’s job, in order to do what’s right.
Readers of Craig Johnson’s novels, on which the A&E series is based, may notice some plot similarities in this episode to Hell Is Empty, the seventh volume in the Walt Longmire Mysteries. The ninth entry into the series, A Serpent’s Tooth, is set to be released June 4. Read our interview with Johnson here.
Photo: © 2012 Credit: James Minchin