Impressions of a Reader TV vs. Books: A&E's Longmire vs. Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson
An age appropriate relationship is in the cards for Walt Longmire in season 4. Deputy Vic Moretti (Sackhoff) has visions of it being Walt's new woman. Walt is. As Walt and Vic get ready to depart themselves, the Ferg (Adam Bartley) Cady Longmire's (Cassidy Freeman) counselor pal says that it's a. Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) faces the possibility of losing his job and his land as But wait, there's more: Walt and therapist Donna Sue Monaghan ended their on-again, off-again romantic relationship after Walt, responding to Will the pregnant deputy Victoria “Vic” Moretti (Katee Sackhoff) establish.
It gave the actors some room to stretch, resolved a number of lingering issues, and went out on a golden rainbow of happiness.
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There are spoilers ahead. He returned to a more balanced view of Nighthorse in season 6, and even came to appreciate the man a bit.
Malachi tried to kill almost everyone in season 6. The problems there were the same ones bedeviling the entire country: After an incident involving a Cheyenne child with Scarlet Fever, Cady lost all her clients.
She almost left town but was detained in Wyoming by a handsome fellow who Walt once fired named Zach Barry Sloane.
It was a surprising plot twist. Katee Sackhoff played Vic Vic was pregnant at the end of season 5, but not very far along. Early in season 6 she is shot and loses the baby. The grieving process over that loss was explored in season 6.
It gave Katee Sackhoff a chance to show more emotional depth that she previously has in this part. I discovered when I wrote this post about the age difference between Walt and Vic that many fans of the books felt they should be together in the TV series as they were in the books.
There is one main character in her 30's, Walt's Under-sheriff Victoria Moretti, and a few secondary characters, including deputies and Walt's daughter Cady. So, if you prefer to read stories with younger central characters this book and series may not be for you. The mystery in The Cold Dish is excellent and the western atmosphere is flawless!
I love Walt as the narrator with his self-deprecating wit and the overall humor that carries the reader through some seriously dangerous action. The close relationship and interactions between Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear provide some of the best moments of the story, as Henry helps Walt navigate personal problems brought about by the death of his wife, but Henry also serves as a sort of liaison between the Sheriff and the Cheyenne reservation when political or human issues arise.
Walt's close friendship with Henry keeps him grounded, but it also brings a spirituality and a touch of mysticism to his life that adds much to the series as a whole.
Obviously, Henry is a favorite character. He's not charming to others and often looks grim. 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.
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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.