“Longmire” had been seen all summer each Monday evening on the A&E cable TV network at 10/9 p.m. Last week's episode called “Natural Order” grabbed 3.600 million TV viewers. It placed 21 out of 25 top rated cable TV shows for the week ending Aug. 18, 2013. Last night's episode on Aug. 19, 2013 was called, “A Good Death is Hard to Find.” The story lines are heating up to the final episode of this highly rated second TV season. "Longmire" is set at Absaroka County, Wyoming, but filmed in the state of New Mexico. It stars Robert Taylor (Walt Longmire), Lou Diamond Phillips (Henry Standing Bear). Katee Sackhoff (Vic Moretti), Bailey Chase (Branch Connally), Adam Bartley (The Ferg) & Cassidy Freeman (Cady Longmire).
Last night's episode, “A Good Death is Hard to Find” opens with cowboy poetry reading at the 'Red Pony' bar owned by Henry Standing Bear. Lucian Connally (Peter Weller) speaks the poetry that he writes. He also used to be the sheriff of Absaroka many years ago. Walt Longmire heads to work & finds that someone sent him a chopped off finger. Meanwhile, deputy Vic Moretti reconnects with her supposed ex-lover Ed & wants to meet with him. He tells her that he had already went back to Philly with his wife.
Walt goes to prison to visit a man named James who had sent him that finger. Lucian also visited James earlier, but signed Walt's name on the register sheet. Back in 1989, several dinosaur fossil remains were stolen by James. Those remains cost $800,000. Meanwhile, Ed is not out of town after Vic tracks him down. She stops him on the highway & he turns it around by saying she is stalking him. He enjoys it as Vic gets angry & scared.
Walt & Branch visit a doctor named 'Moten' who was working the night the dinosaur remains were stolen. He says James severed off his finger & left. Walt talks to the girlfriend of James at his funeral after he died in prison. Her name is Connie. She claims that James never told her where the money was. A man named Riley Manning was stopped on the highway by, 'The Ferg.' Riley has a missing finger too who knew Connie.
Vic finally tells Walt that she moved to Absaroka County for protection. She believes Ed is now stalking her after she worked on an investigation in Philadelphia. Walt invites Vic to stay at his cabin until they can figure it all out. Lizzie Ambrose (Katherine LaNasa) walks in on nothing & assumes Walt is having an affair with Vic. She tells Walt that he needs to tell Vic how he feels about her. She is also hurt, angry & jealous plus she makes a fool out of herself.
Where is the $800,000? Did James leave Connie that money? Did Lucian have a relationship with Connie back in 1989? Does Walt have feelings for Vic? Will Lizzie go back to Walt over a misunderstanding?