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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Walt and the team explore Absaroka's Basque community when a shepherd and his dog are found dead. Branch walks a thin line in his alliance with Jacob Nighthorse. Meanwhile, Cady looks to Detective Fales for answers about her mother's death.