“Longmire” (A&E) can be seen each Monday evening at 10/9 p.m. Tonight's episode on July 28, 2014 is called, “Counting Coup.” This is the 9th episode of the third TV season. The A&E cable network now has a preview up for this episode. The torment of Branch Connally comes to a climax over a supposed dead man named David Ridges aka “white warrior.”
“Longmire” stars, Robert Taylor (Walt Longmire), Katee Sackhoff (Victoria “Vic” Moretti), Lou Diamond Phillips (Henry Standing Bear), Bailey Chase (Branch Connally), Cassidy Freeman (Cady Longmire) & Adam Bartley (The Ferg).
The A&E “Counting Coup” preview synopsis is right here. “Walt is seriously concerned by Branch's behavior, but makes a key discovery in the David Ridges case. Henry faces a major set back in his trial. Vic makes an important decision about her future.”
The preview opened with Walt saying that they have a violent unstable cop out there. It is Branch Connally who points a gun at someone & says that he doesn't care what Walt thinks anymore. He also believes that David Ridges is out there. A “white warrior” rides a horse. Branch's father says he doesn't care & Branch realizes that his dad doesn't believe him either. No one does.
The voice of David Ridges says, “I took your courage, I took your peace. The next time I see you. I will take your life. Your soul is now mine.”
Branch is on a bridge sitting with a gun next to an old car. He is also seen screaming. Someone is thrown into the river. Vic is in uniform & someone grabs her by the throat. Walt screams pointing his gun.
A fire is started as we see the face of David Ridges as the “white warrior” who screams in anger or sings an Indian song. Then, we see David through the raging fire.
Remember, at the beginning of this third TV season. Branch was shot near an Indian reservation burial site. He was investigating the hit & run accident that left Cady Longmire in the hospital. He believed David Ridges was paid to hit Cady with that car. David supposedly committed suicide & his body was cremated. His ashes were spread near that burial site.
Branch saw a Cheyenne spiritual “white warrior” who looks like David Ridges. He claims that David was the one who shot him. A black crow feather tainted with "peyote" was placed inside Branch's gunshot wound. He has been tormented ever since.