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There’s a hell of a lot happening in “The Judas Wolf” which pushes Walt‘s (Robert Taylor) impending legal troubles to the back-burner for now, although the sheriff does get a lawyer and decide to fight the civil suit rather than settle. There’s the odd disappearance of a drug company CEO (David Burke) whose assistant is duct-taped to tree. While evidence points initially to wildlife conservationists who hated the man’s actions to wolves – including a local (Debra Christofferson) who cares more for wolves than people, in truth there is no scarcity of suspects including the his assistant (who is also sleeping with the CEO’s wife) and a woman screwed over by his company’s drug trials. However, after the CEO shows up in his own bed with his kidney forcibly removed, the case takes another unusual turn.

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Here’s what you may have missed on RazorFine Reviews this weekend: season premieres of Longmire and The Blacklist, a Blu-ray review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, reviews of episodes of Stranger Things and The Good Life, and comic reviews for new issues of Wonder Woman and Batgirl and the Birds of Prey.

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Bringing back two of the former deputy candidates, “Highway Robbery” sends Walt (Robert Taylor) on an investigation into a highway robbery and murder that left one dead and one unreliable witness (David Dean Bottrell) to the crime. The episode deals with one of the primary themes of the show in examining forgiveness versus vengeance as Walt discovers the crippled survivor of the attack was put in that condition by his dead “friend.” Despite marveling at the man’s ability to befriend the person responsible for his condition, Walt’s own experience with revenge makes the sheriff unable to completely buy the lone witness’ account of events.

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“High Noon” brings several storylines to a head as the unrelated events of an unknown assailant shooting at Jacob Nighthorse (A Martinez), which the Native American quickly blames on the local sheriff, and Cady (Cassidy Freeman) accepting a job at a local law firm will begin the dominoes tumbling down in a series of events that will not only allow Walt (Robert Taylor) to solve Branch‘s (Bailey Chase) murder but also face off against the man who order the murder of Longmire’s wife. The result will be a bloody death of yet another important series regular leaving Walt with as many new problems as answers.

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While continuing to investigate Nighthorse’s (A Martinez) possible involvement in Branch‘s (Bailey Chase) death, Walt (Robert Taylor), Vic (Katee Sackhoff) and Ferg (Adam Bartley) look into the murder of a local history buff who obsessed with reopening a WWII Japanese Internment Camp as a national monument. The investigation in the CB enthusiast and history buff’s life yields an unexpected family connection and eventually the man’s murderer (Michelle Krusiec). It also leads to a revelation about Ferg who makes several leads in the case thanks to his familiarity with short-range radio.

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The second death of David Ridges (David Midthunder) brings all sorts of new facts to light in Longmire‘s Third Season finale. Ending Branch‘s (Bailey Chase) obsession, and his job with the sheriff’s department, the deputy chooses to take his father (Gerald McRaney) up on a job in the family business in order to get a better look at his father’s connection to Jacob Nighthorse (A Martinez). The season may end with Nighthorse still free, but it also ends with the identity of the killer behind the deaths of both Walt‘s (Robert Taylor) wife and Miller Beck revealed (although the person responsible for uncovering the truth may not make it to next season’s premiere).

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David Ridges (David Midthunder) plays one mind game too many on Branch (Bailey Chase) which leads to Walt (Robert Taylor) temporary locking up his unstable deputy but also to find proof not only that Ridges is alive but that he has been toying with Branch since the shooting with the support of Jacob Nighthorse (A Martinez). After arresting Nighthorse, who fills in the missing pieces to the story of Ridges resurrection and plan to count coup on his enemy, Walt learns Branch’s life is still in great danger.

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When a prison road gang discovers part of a dead body Walt (Robert Taylor) and Vic (Katee Sackhoff) head out into the field despite the trouble night’s events and the lasting effects of a grazed bullet wound and concussion. The victim’s widow (Jennifer Parsons) and daughter (Mandy Brown) point the sheriff in the direction at the owner of the land (Larry Clarke) who had been trying to slowly force the family into bankruptcy and when that failed, they believe, he finally took a more permanent approach to the situation.

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Sometime coincidence can get you into all kinds of trouble. That’s the case for Vic (Katee Sackhoff) in “Population 25” when she and her husband Sean (Michael Mosley) are stranded on the side of the road a few miles out of town on their way to a romantic weekend. Things take a dark turn when the deputy goes for help by knocking on the first door she sees which just happens to be owned by the paranoid Chance Gilbert (Peter Stormare) and his cult of followers who don’t believe a word of Vic’s story and promptly take the deputy hostage. Although it casts Vic as a victim for the entire episode, “Population 25” offers an opportunity for Sackhoff to show-off her acting chops and provides a memorable ending that leaves the fate of the show’s title character in (at least a little) doubt.

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Walt (Robert Taylor) attempts to keep the death of a homeless man who was the long-lost heir to a $500 million fortune under wraps but the ensuing media frenzy makes it impossible. Things get even more interesting when another man (Parker Stevenson), this one very much alive, comes forward claiming to be the heir but not wanting any money from the family. Not knowing which is the real heir, Walt begins investigating the death of the homeless man which begins to look more and more like murder. After talking with the heir’s family (Kathleen York, Jamison Jones) and a private detective (Matt Roth), Walt puts the pieces of the mystery together and discovers the true identity of the dead man and the reasons behind his murder.

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