Up to this point Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) has been more or less harmlessly inserting himself into the lives of residents on the Reservation who have asked for Hector’s help, believing the avenger is still alive and leaving notes for him at a rock outcropping. But Henry may now be taking it a step further to help Gab (Julia Jones) who’s been raped by two roughnecks and can’t get justice.
But it’s unbeknownst to Longmire (Robert Taylor) who comes together again with Mathias (Zahn McClarnon) when it appears a Hector copycat has killed one of those oil workers. But the copycat has to step in line with a list of several other suspects—there’s Archer Loftus (Lew Temple) who fled shortly after the body was hauled out of the mud, an inside corporate cover-up instigated by supervisor Walker Browning (Callum Keith Rennie), or even Gab’s mother Linda (Stefany Mathias) who’s supposedly out of town. Cady Longmire’s (Cassidy Freeman) suspicion gradually grows of Henry who obtained pictures of both rapists, thanks to her file that she had in her possession, and few other people knew of the case because it failed to go to trial since the terrified Gab refused to testify. Other circumstantial evidence includes Henry buying pliers (to remove human teeth) and his pick-up truck covered in mud. I’m sure most viewers, like me, enjoy the idea of Henry Standing Bear going rogue because these individuals he’s championing have been held down too long and, well, it’s about damn time, right? I wonder if even Mathias is willing to overlook Henry’s involvement after confronting him at the rock outcropping, but Henry plays it off as leaving a note for Hector. But murder? No, I don’t see his character being allowed to wade that deep in the pool.