The Best Episodes of Longmire

Last Updated: May 30, 2019

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.

Goodbye Is Always Implied

#1 - Goodbye Is Always Implied

Season 6 - Episode 10

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

star 8.35
416 votes
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Ashes to Ashes

#2 - Ashes to Ashes

Season 3 - Episode 10

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

star 8.27
454 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
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Bad Medicine

#3 - Bad Medicine

Season 2 - Episode 13

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 8.18
434 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
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What Happens On The Rez...

#4 - What Happens On The Rez...

Season 4 - Episode 10

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

star 8.12
511 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
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Unfinished Business

#5 - Unfinished Business

Season 1 - Episode 10

In the first-season finale, a teen is murdered after being acquitted of raping a Cheyenne girl. Later, Walt is forced to finally confront his wife’s death.

star 8.04
418 votes
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
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High Noon

#6 - High Noon

Season 4 - Episode 3

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

star 7.97
482 votes
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
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Running Eagle Challenge

#7 - Running Eagle Challenge

Season 6 - Episode 9

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 7.97
402 votes
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Counting Coup

#8 - Counting Coup

Season 3 - Episode 9

Walt is seriously concerned by Branch's behavior, but makes a key discovery in the David Ridges case. Henry faces a major setback in his trial. Vic makes an important decision about her future.

star 7.97
430 votes
Directors: T.J. Scott
Writers: Sarah Nicole Jones
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No Greater Character Endorsement

#9 - No Greater Character Endorsement

Season 6 - Episode 6

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 7.97
408 votes
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Opiates and Antibiotics

#10 - Opiates and Antibiotics

Season 6 - Episode 7

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 7.94
412 votes
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Natural Order

#11 - Natural Order

Season 2 - Episode 11

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 7.94
415 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: Sarah Nicole Jones
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The White Warrior

#12 - The White Warrior

Season 3 - Episode 1

Walt deals with the aftermath of Henry's arrest and Branch's shooting.The search for the shooter, however, is complicated by Branch's insistence that it was someone known to be already dead.

star 7.94
471 votes
Writers: John Coveny, Hunt Baldwin
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The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

#13 - The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Season 5 - Episode 10

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 7.93
657 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
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Election Day

#14 - Election Day

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 7.92
416 votes
Directors: J. Michael Muro
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
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Population 25

#15 - Population 25

Season 3 - Episode 7

Vic's vacation turns deadly after she and Sean are kidnapped following an accident. Walt is forced to make an unusual alliance to rescue the pair.

star 7.92
414 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny
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Wanted Man

#16 - Wanted Man

Season 3 - Episode 5

Walt teams up with Lucian Connally to narrow the field of suspects in his wife's murder. Branch's behavior causes problems.

star 7.92
443 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Tony Tost
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Miss Cheyenne

#17 - Miss Cheyenne

Season 3 - Episode 3

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 7.91
463 votes
Directors: James Hayman
Writers: Sarah Nicole Jones
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Burned Up My Tears

#18 - Burned Up My Tears

Season 6 - Episode 5

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

star 7.90
398 votes
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Cowboy Bill

#19 - Cowboy Bill

Season 6 - Episode 8

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

star 7.90
400 votes
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Reports of My Death

#20 - Reports of My Death

Season 3 - Episode 6

A media frenzy erupts when a long-lost heir who went missing 30 years earlier is found dead. Henry makes a risky decision on his own.

star 7.90
432 votes
Writers: Sarah Nicole Jones
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The Great Spirit

#21 - The Great Spirit

Season 2 - Episode 8

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
397 votes
Writers: Sarah Nicole Jones
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Tuscan Red

#22 - Tuscan Red

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 7.89
409 votes
Directors: Michael Rymer
Writers: Tony Tost
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A Good Death is Hard to Find

#23 - A Good Death is Hard to Find

Season 2 - Episode 12

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 7.88
411 votes
Directors: Kari Skogland
Writers: Tony Tost
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Stand Your Ground

#24 - Stand Your Ground

Season 5 - Episode 8

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 7.88
661 votes
Directors: Zetna Fuentes
Writers: Sheri Holman
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Death Came in Like Thunder

#25 - Death Came in Like Thunder

Season 2 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.87
459 votes
Writers: Sarah Nicole Jones
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