One More Reason to Like Longmire: An Age Appropriate Relationship - Old Ain't Dead
The close relationship and interactions between Walt Longmire and In the books, as the series begins, Vic has been working with Walt for. A page for describing Characters: Longmire. Absaroka County Characters / Longmire. Go To Sheriff Walter "Walt" Longmire Deputy Victoria "Vic" Moretti. What does this new teaser photo offer on their relationship status? involves Walt (Robert Taylor) and Vic (Katee Sackhoff), who undeniably.
The only Absaroka County lawman to carry a wheelgun. Turn in Your Badge: After inadvertently giving information to a Mafia hitman posing as a Federal agent, Ferg follows up with the Feds, discovers his mistake, and immediately warns Walt.
Afterwards, he is very hard on himself and offers his resignation, saying that he knows Walt only hired him as a favor to his dad.
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Walt replies that that was actually one of two reasons, and that he's still waiting to find out what the other one is. Deputy Zach Heflin Played by: Barry Sloane Crusading Brother: Was badly injured in a drive-by shooting four years earlier that claimed the life of his brother.
This motivates him to become a cop. While very intelligent and analytical, he is also hotheaded when provoked, something Monte Ford exploits. Hired after Branch's death. Walt has to fire him after he breaks into Ford's hotel room.
Occasionally helps out with investigations. Louanne Stephens Cool Old Lady: Sweet old gal with a snarky sense of humor. Among the snarky Walt, the snippy Vic, the aloof Branch, and the comically beleaguered Ferg, she is definitely this. Looks after everyone at one point or another, Walt included. She can put Walt in his place when she feels like it with a stern "Walter Longmire!
Their friendship goes back to their early school days together. He is the proprietor of the Red Pony Cafe, a local tavern and restaurant, and an expert tracker. Lou Diamond Phillips Anti-Hero: Gradually fills this role as time goes on, especially after taking up Hector's mantle. Owns the "continual soiree" at the Red Pony Saloon. Just a Flesh Wound: Very much averted when Henry catches a bullet in the upper thigh. He's barely able to walk and obviously in excruciating pain, and is visibly sweating when he has to conceal the injury from Cady.
A rare heroic example, and also downplayed. Henry is very well-spoken and articulate, carefully enunciates every word he says, never uses contractions, and rarely swears.
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He confronts Jacob Nighthorse at one point about goings on at the casino and Nighthorse says the accusation sounds like something Walt Longmire would say, only not as well. Shot in the Ass: Courtesy of Walt, who couldn't see who he was aiming at in the darkness, during the arrest of Gab Langton's second rapist.
Luckily just a ricochet, but obviously extremely painful and definitely not funny. Often helps Walt with cases, but sometimes his allegiance to the reservation puts him at odds with Walt as well. Takes up Hector's mantle in Season 4. Jacob Nighthorse A local businessman representing the interests of the Cheyenne.
His real name is Jacob Blankenship. He changed it to sound "more Indian. He may be a two-faced self-serving scumbag who sells his tribe out for personal gain without a second thought, but Nighthorse is disgusted by corrupt social workers who take Cheyenne children from their homes on falsified charges of neglect so that they can embezzle extra money from the federal government.
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Not that it stops him from trying to spin the whole thing against Walt. Jacob Nighthorse seems to have eaten a generous slice of this pie by the end of Season 4. When he discovers that Malachi has been using his casino to launder money, greatly jeopardizing everything he has worked for, he realizes that everything they have said about the man is true.
He sits down with Cady and tells her how all he ever wanted was to help his people. So he tells her that her client has his job back, back pay, paid vacation, and he wants to hire her so his people have good legal counsel. Goes on and on about how the Cheyenne have been screwed over by the White Man, while shamelessly exploiting his people.
Jerkass Jerkass Has a Point: Emphasized in his introductory episode. Walt is unhappy that he's turning the abduction of three children into a political issue, but admits that Nighthorse is absolutely right that the social worker and group home were running a racket to get government money fabricating neglect accusations for Cheyenne children.
He is always quick to blame white people or call Walt or anyone against him a racist. In fact it is revealed in Season 4 that he actually used to belong to a Indian Group similar to the New Black Panthers.
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Jacob's the primary driver behind the development. In the earlier seasons. Chief Mathias Played by: By the end of Season 1, even if they aren't friends, his grudge against Walt has faded a bit, as the two come to respect each other somewhat.
By Season 3, he's quite friendly with Walt's deputies. Ambiguously implied, but we never know for sure one way or another. Leads in several cases pointing to him turn out to be red herrings. Mathias is a world-class asshole with a massive chip on his shoulder who tends to hinder Walt's investigations. Jerkass Has a Point: He sometimes has legitimate reasons for interfering with Walt's investigations. Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though "heart of gold" is a stretch as he is ruthless in his ways, he is undoubtedly devastated at the suicide of Mingan Pine.
At the end of Season 5, he lets Henry off the hook with no strings attached. Took a Level in Kindness: By Season 4, he has mostly gotten over his Jurisdiction Friction issues with Walt, recognizes Malachi Strand as a scumbag, and willingly works with the Sheriff's Office. The disgust he and Walt share over the Loophole Abuse that allows two white men to get away with raping a Cheyenne girl becomes their common ground.
Hector A principled vigilante-for-hire on the Rez, Hector is a high-school dropout and former boxer who makes a meager living punching the teeth out of those who have horribly wronged others. It may not be justice, per-se, but sometimes it's the best the people of the Rez can get. Is scalped, shot, and seconds from death when Longmire and his deputies find him. Killed Off for Real: However, he is not a killer, and will only take a job if the target has done something to deserve it.
Pay Evil unto Evil: Back in the day, when Malachi would only investigate crimes if he got paid, and would let perps go if they paid more, a brutal beating from Hector was the most justice people could hope to get. Spanner in the Works: For both the good guys and bad, Hector's refusal to kill the man who killed Walt's wife derails a lot of well-laid plans. Even being brutally scalped and murdered doesn't crack his emotional wall.
Thou Shalt Not Kill: He utterly refused to actually take a life, even for Walt's wife's killer, because he firmly believes that it's not up to him to make that call, only the Great Spirit. Though he doesn't work for free.
A man's gotta eat Malachi Strand The former Tribal Police Chief, in prison for using his office to run a protection racket. Graham Greene Big Bad: One of three in Season 5. He ran a protection racket on the rez until Walt caught him and sent him to prison. Yet in the books, although Walt is coming out of a depression after losing his wife to cancer and definitely drinks too much, he is very much admired for his past and present deeds and liked by the town's population.
Walt tries to be charming and often uses his sense of humor to win people over. Most importantly, he is ready to move on after having lost his wife four years earlier. To me, this character became Walt in the books, a man I would love to know better, but he is the somewhat intimidating Longmire in the show.
I think that says a lot. Katee Sakhoff as Vic The other difference I found is in how Walt's female deputy Victoria Moretti is portrayed in the show as opposed to the books.
In the books, as the series begins, Vic has been working with Walt for two years and they know each other pretty well. She came to Absaroka County from Philadelphia's Police Department when her husband transferred to a new job in the area.
She is not really happy to be stuck in the middle of nowhere and the contentious and dying relationship with her husband doesn't help, but that is kept off the pages. Vic is a foul-mouthed intelligent woman, a straight shooter so well-versed in new police procedures and forensics that she basically runs the Sheriff's office for Walt who is old school.Vic and Walt │Can't Go On Without You
Walt wants her to replace him when he retires. She thinks of Walt as her only friend and there is obvious care and affection between the two. I really love how Vic is characterized in The Cold Dish, and the respect and care that exists between her and the other characters in the story.
Later on her relationship with Walt grows and moves in unexpected directions, but her direct approach never changes. On the television program Vic's background is the same. She is still smart but works closer with Walt than in the first book or even in subsequent books, however, she somehow doesn't come off as knowledgeable, and although she is still tough there is a "lightness" about her that is not part of her character in the first book, but that can be found sparingly in some of the other installments.
She is a much tougher and rougher character in the books. Vic is not secretive, she says what she thinks.