The BEST Episodes of Longmire

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 28, 2021

Network: A&E

Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.

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Goodbye Is Always Implied

#1 - Goodbye Is Always Implied

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

Jacob's troubles escalate at the casino. Walt gets an unexpected visitor. An inevitable confrontation leads to changed lives.

star 8.26
503 votes
Ashes to Ashes

#2 - Ashes to Ashes

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 4, 2014

Walt seeks closure in his wife's murder and Henry's case; Branch is suspended but continues to investigate Jacob Nighthorse.

star 8.15
780 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
What Happens On The Rez...

#3 - What Happens On The Rez...

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 10, 2015

The line between justice and the law gets even blurrier for Henry and Walt as their hunt for a killer intensifies.

star 8.09
605 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
Running Eagle Challenge

#4 - Running Eagle Challenge

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

Vic gets a surprise visit from her father. An FBI agent helps Walt pin down the mole working with Malachi. A tough race enables Vic to move forward.

star 8.03
480 votes
Stand Your Ground

#5 - Stand Your Ground

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 23, 2016

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.

star 8.00
753 votes
Directors: Zetna Fuentes
Writers: Sheri Holman
Opiates and Antibiotics

#6 - Opiates and Antibiotics

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

Walt wonders if a presumed-dead member of the Irish mob is alive. Mathias questions Cady about Catori. A mobile clinic raises Henry's suspicions.

star 7.99
510 votes
High Noon

#7 - High Noon

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 10, 2015

The investigation of Nighthorse heats up, but not in the way that Walt was hoping for. Cady makes a shocking discovery.

star 7.98
610 votes
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
Bad Medicine

#8 - Bad Medicine

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 26, 2013

Walt and Branch team up when an apparent suicide is connected to Cady's accident. Meanwhile, Detective Fales returns with warrants, forcing Walt and Henry to face what happened in Denver.

star 7.98
927 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
Cowboy Bill

#9 - Cowboy Bill

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

While Ferg secretly works the Cowboy Bill case, Walt and Vic try to find Shane Muldoon. Cady's office is trashed.

star 7.97
510 votes
Burned Up My Tears

#10 - Burned Up My Tears

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

As the civil trial begins, things don't look good for Walt -- especially after a murder puts him and Vic under suspicion.

star 7.96
500 votes
No Greater Character Endorsement

#11 - No Greater Character Endorsement

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

The bizarre death of a drug dealer points to a violent new Hector. Cady tries to help a sick child whose parents don’t trust Western medicine.

star 7.96
507 votes
Fever

#12 - Fever

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

While Henry recuperates, Walt investigates the murder of a man whose land is popular with treasure hunters.

star 7.96
519 votes
The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

#13 - The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 23, 2016

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.

star 7.95
726 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
Continual Soiree

#14 - Continual Soiree

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 23, 2016

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

star 7.95
759 votes
Directors: James M. Muro
Writers: Tony Tost
A Good Death is Hard to Find

#15 - A Good Death is Hard to Find

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 19, 2013

Longmire investigates after he receives a safe deposit box from a just-murdered inmate that contains a severed finger that is linked to both a new murder and a 20-year-old armed robbery. At the same time, Vic's paranoia peaks when she suspects she is being stalked, forcing her to confide in Walt.

star 7.93
875 votes
Directors: Kari Skogland
Writers: Tony Tost
Tuscan Red

#16 - Tuscan Red

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 29, 2013

Following an explosion on the reservation and the discovery of a charred dead body, Walt is bombarded with public confrontation as the Cheyennes blame the blast on gas leaked from fracking by Newett Energy. Meanwhile, Branch reconnects with Cady and uncovers information that could help him in the election.

star 7.92
902 votes
Directors: Michael Rymer
Writers: Tony Tost
Thank You, Victoria

#17 - Thank You, Victoria

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 17, 2017

Chance Gilbert's plea appearance takes a dramatic turn that pulls Walt away from his own case and sets him and Vic on the path to a showdown.

star 7.92
522 votes
Natural Order

#18 - Natural Order

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 12, 2013

When a game warden is killed alongside an elk that was poached, Walt discovers a connection to a rare expensive supplement. Walt completes his sacrifice, and Branch closes in on the truth about Cady's accident.

star 7.90
934 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: Sarah Nicole Jones
Miss Cheyenne

#19 - Miss Cheyenne

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 16, 2014

Walt splits his time working on a murder investigation and serving as a judge for a local pageant; Cady hopes an old friend can help with Henry's case.

star 7.90
782 votes
Directors: James Hayman
Writers: Sarah Nicole Jones
Election Day

#20 - Election Day

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 5, 2013

On election day, Walt and Branch aren't thinking about politics when Cady is badly injured by a hit-and-run driver. Vic and Ferg investigate, and Walt has a flashback to when Cady was a little girl.

star 7.90
966 votes
Directors: J. Michael Muro
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
The Great Spirit

#21 - The Great Spirit

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 15, 2013

When a wild horse is found dragging a dead body, Walt discovers evidence of an illegal rodeo at a local farm. Detective Fales comes to town to talk to Henry.

star 7.89
885 votes
Writers: Sarah Nicole Jones
From This Day Forward

#22 - From This Day Forward

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 23, 2016

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.

star 7.88
747 votes
Directors: T.J. Scott
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
Tell It Slant

#23 - Tell It Slant

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 1, 2013

Walt is tipped off to the murder of a supposed psychic by the Contrary Warrior, a Cheyenne who does the opposite of what people expect. While deciphering his backwards clues, Walt must also deal with a public debate against Branch.

star 7.87
891 votes
Directors: J. Michael Muro
Writers: Tony Tost
Sound and Fury

#24 - Sound and Fury

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 8, 2013

After Henry overhears a disgruntled husband try to order a hit on his wife, Walt and the team must use what little information they have to prevent her murder. Vic is wary when an ex-cop from Philly shows up in Durant.

star 7.87
927 votes
Directors: James Hayman
Writers: Daniel C. Connolly
Pure Peckinpah

#25 - Pure Peckinpah

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 23, 2016

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.

star 7.87
732 votes
Directors: James M. Muro
Writers: Tony Tost