Longmire (2012–2017): Season 2, Episode 1 - Unquiet Mind - full transcript

Longmire risks his life to travel up a mountain by foot in a snowstorm to catch a group of escaped prisoners and their hostages.

[Radio changing stations]

[Vehicle approaching]

[Vic] Damn it!

[Man on radio] The latest snowstorm
on the way in Wyoming...

[radio static]

[Music playing faintly on radio]

[Shuts off radio]

Come on Walt.

It's the only song that's come
in clear in the last three hours.

It's not the song I object to.

It's the static.

Well, I'm bored.

There's no radio.

Nobody's talking.


You've been in prison
for a few years.

You must have heard
some good jokes.

[Vic] Hello?

[Vic sighs]

Why do we have to
drive this guy, anyway?

Everybody else contracts
this stuff out...

...to private
security companies.

Not a fan of outsourcing.

If a federal prisoner
comes through my county...

I drive him myself.

Well, how much longer till
we get to the drop-off point?


On what?


Get out of the damn road!

[Buffalo snorts]

- Vic, wait in the...
- [buffalo bellowing]


Best to wait in the truck.

[Vic] Got it.

I think he's guarding something.

[Vic] How common is that, Walt?

A white buffalo?

About one in every
10 million births.

It speaks.

It's a sign.

Right, sheriff?

[Walt] Didn't know
it was a party.

You must be Longmire.

- Yeah.
- Agent Stanley.

Really didn't have to go
to all this trouble.

We could have driven him.

It's no bother. I feel better
doing it myself, so...

So, who is this wacko, anyway?

He doesn't say a word.

All we got was
a piece of paper...

prisoner 46742.

Final destination Montana
State Penitentiary."

- This is deputy Moretti.
- Deputy.

You know I'm not
at liberty to say.

It's Wayne Durrel, isn't it?

[Walt] Yeah,
well, he's all yours now.

Got his transfer
papers right here.

We'd like to get back
down the mountain...

...before the weather turns.

[Stanley] Of course.

You got to sign for him.

I know.

We've got to talk to him first.

[Stanley] You got something
you want to tell us, Wayne?

[Vic] You knew who this guy was
the whole time...

...and you didn't say a word?

I didn't want to give him
the satisfaction...

...of feeling like a celebrity.

Wayne's a serial killer.

Killed Indians across
several states in the west...

...then sold their organs
on the black market.

It was all over the news
out here a few years back...

Maybe not in Philly.

Well, I'm glad
he's getting out of Wyoming.


Wayne says
he'll only talk to you.


Come on, Wayne.

You can do this.
You promised me.

You always keep your promises,
don't you?

Whose county is over there?

Okay, Montana and Cumberland
county's free to go.

Absaroka, you're with me.

Let's go.

[Vic] Why am I not in a warm truck...

...driving back down
this mountain?

[Stanley] You local law people are
always giving us a hard time...

...about not
cooperating with you.

We got a possible case in your
county, we invite you along.

But you're in charge.

You have any idea
who this victim is?

We think it's a kid named
Theo Halfmoon.

How do you know
it's Theo Halfmoon?

We don't for sure, but all
the information...

...Wayne gave me
suggests that the body...

...is that of a boy
from the Cheyenne res...

...he killed four years ago.

It matches
the Theo Halfmoon case.

So, you're a shrink?

I'm a federal agent with a...

...doctorate in
criminal psychology.

[Stanley] Anyway,
Wayne used the information...

...for a brief stay
of execution and a move...

...to death row in Montana.

[Vic] How many people
did this guy kill?

[Stanley] Well, we thought eight,
but this kid makes nine.

And, doc, I'll bet you $1,000...

...Wayne comes up
with another name...

...when he gets close
to his next execution date.

Agent Stanley.

Our coroner team will stay
and work the scene.

Sheriff, I need you
to talk to the boy's parents...

...get some DNA evidence
to help us confirm his identity.

Let's all head back
to the diner.

[Vic] Okay, Walt?

Come on.

[Woman] There you go, sheriff.

[Branch on television] Progress...
Prosperity... People.

'I'm Branch Connally... '

'... and I approve
this message.'

[Vic] Where did he get the money
to run all those ads?

[Stanley] Hey, Helen, lunch is on me.

I told you this really
isn't necessary.

Think of it
as your tax dollars at work.

Sorry, sir. Machine's down.
You got cash?

Yes, I do.

Club sandwiches all around.

Hey, I'll have a ham and cheese.

Tough. You get what I ordered.

I can fix him whatever he wants.

11 clubs. Keep it simple.

[Indistinct chatter on TV]

[Woman on TV] We're expecting
low temps, high winds,

and up to 15 inches of snow
accumulation at higher elevations.


Theo's family
will want to know why.

They said he needed to die.

Who's "they"?

I know why you don't
like the static.

I've been watching you.

You don't say much...

...but you have
an unquiet mind.

You understand?

You hear them, too, don't you?

The voices.

Have a nice trip.

[Walt] Ruby.

[Over radio] It's Ferg.

Ruby was supposed to fly back...

...from Idaho Falls,
but her flight got canceled.

Okay. Now, I need you...

...to dig up the missing-persons
file on Theo Halfmoon.

We're on our way back.

[Ferg] Roger that, Walt.

[Woman] I just ran into the
store just for five minutes.

I told him to stay in the car.

I'm not a bad mother.

How long's it been
since you've seen Theo?

Three days.

Can you find him?

I'll do my best.

What the... Ow!

Get the wrong sandwich?

No, it's just
these stupid toothpicks.

It's not a toothpick.

[Walt] The prison van's gone.

- Weapons are all gone.
- Check inside.

[Vic] Walt!

There's no sign of the waitress
inside or out.

No agent Brooks.

So they got hostages.

And a head start.

We got four escaped convicts
in a stolen Armo Prison van.

These men are heavily armed.

- [Ferg over radio] What? How?
- Just listen, Ferg.

They killed the guards
and the FBI agents.

They took weapons.
They've got two hostages.

We are in pursuit.

We didn't pass them
heading down...

...- so we know they're heading
north on... - State road 36.

State road 36.

[Ferg] But the roads are getting
really bad out there.

There's a whole line of storms
coming in from the north.

Ferg, I want background checks
on the hired guards...

...and all the
restaurant employees.

Make sure you alert Montana.

These guys could be headed
their way.

[Ferg] Roger that, sheriff.

[Vic] Clear!

[Walt] Up here.


[Man] I know you're in there,

Now come on out,
and I won't shoot you!

You're not shooting anybody.

There's been enough shooting

Lay down your weapon.

[Man] Look, I ain't going
back to prison!

Now, come on out!

[Man] Good.

Now throw your gun away.

Now, where's your deputy?


Damn it!

[Man] Broke my nose, man!

I'm gonna need a doctor!

Why don't you tell us
where they're going?

I don't know.

This was Wayne's show.

He wanted somebody to slow you
down so he could get away...

...and I volunteered.

Anything to get away
from that madman.

I ain't trying to die out here.

Now you won't.

You're going back to prison.

And you're taking him.

I'm going after the others.

Like hell you are.
I'm going with you.

I don't have time to argue.

The storm's only getting worse.

No backup can get here.

Wayne gets away by morning,
more people die.

Besides, I'm the only one of us
who knows these mountains.

So you're gonna go after
a snowcat? On foot?

If I was a hostage, I'd want to
know someone was coming to help.

Then here.

At least take my cellphone.
It'll help me track you.

Not a lot of cell reception
where I'm headed.

Damn it, will you just take it?


Well, if it makes you
feel better.

I'm not happy about this, Walt.

Neither am I.

[Vic] So, Mr. Burke,
tell me something...

...how long have you,
Wayne Durrel...

...and the other convicts
been planning this?

It wasn't no plan.

I was planning on
being in another prison...

...and that psycho
busted us out.

So, you and your
fellow murderers just...

...lucked into a prison escape.

[Burke] Well, I ain't feeling real
lucky right now.

And I ain't no murderer.

I just dealt some drugs is all.

You have 35 years
for dealing coke.

Any help might reduce
that number.

Where are they going?

They going up.

That's what he said, man...
they going up.

"We going up into the clouds."

You need to do yourself a favor
and just let him go.

[Wind howling]


[Ferg] Radio says
we're gonna get dumped on.

10 inches
in the next few hours...

...temperatures going into
the teens.

And those cabins
where you left Walt?

It's at 11,000 feet...

...which means it's gonna get
a lot colder up there...

...and the weather's gonna get
a lot worse.

Why exactly did you let Walt
head into that weather alone?

I didn't. He made me.

Well, I don't know
what he's trying to prove...

...heading up there
without backup.

You guys don't have
a backup generator?

Does it look like we've got
a backup generator?

And who the hell are you?

I am special agent in charge
Towson, FBI.

This is A.S.A.C. Hall.

I am looking for
Sheriff Longmire.

Uh... Sorry about that.

Deputy Branch Connally.

Welcome to Absaroka.

Glad you guys are here.

I need to speak with
the sheriff.

Just us deputies.

Walt's up on that mountain.

Well, call him.

Hard to believe, I know, but
he doesn't have a cellphone.

Actually, he does.
I gave him mine.

So call him on yours.

I did.

He's out of range.

All right, then.

Who's in charge in his absence?

[Wind howling]

[Henry] A little on the nose.

Two roads diverged in a wood...

And which one to take?

Of course,
there is a third road.

I'm not turning back.

[Henry] It looks like at least one
set of these footprints is smaller.

They might belong to a woman.

Right now,
I got a better chance...

...of catching up
with two people on foot.

That snowcat will eventually
run out of gas.


But what about you?

[Branch] That snowcat is up
there to groom...

...the cross-country ski trails.

According to what deputy
Moretti reported, our...

...fugitive's either
following those trails...

...or they're headed
up the Mountain on this...

...forest service access road.

How good a road is it?

"How bad a road is it?"
Might be the better question.

It's a four-wheel-drive
situation, even in the summer.

With all this fresh snow?

The cavalry has arrived.

We ate.

- Is the sheriff back yet?
- No.

[Towson] All right.

We have agents at the ready...

...but these are whiteout
blizzard conditions.

The best we can manage
at the moment...

...is to contain
Wayne and his allies.

When the storm lets up...

...we will initiate a full-scale
search-and-rescue operation.

Now, in the meantime...

...any request for activities
will go through me.


So your policy is to let them
all freeze to death?

Including Walt?

Our policy is caution
and common sense.

Wayne and his buddies have
an arsenal and a vehicle.

I have two agents dead.

I will not send more people
in harm's way.

Come on. Let's just get
some snowmobiles up there.

They would hear you coming
a mile away, deputy Ferguson.

Y'all should
just let Wayne be, man.

Y'all know how his eye
got messed up?

Shut up, Burke.

Okay, look, if your sheriff
knows what he's doing...

...he will see the foolishness
of walking...

...into the teeth of this
storm and he will turn back...

...or he will take shelter.

If we're not gonna do anything,
can we at least try...

...and figure
out what Walt is walking into?

I mean, it seems pretty obvious
that this was a setup.

Really? You think?

What have you learned about
the cook and the waitress?

Cook has a record for assault.

Waitress is clean.

What about your guards?

We vet all our contractors

Okay, well, this freak, Wayne...
he killed people...

...and sold their body parts,
which means money...

...which means that he could
have paid for his freedom.

Who needs the money?

What about your Dr. Brooks?

I don't like your tone.

Yeah, well,
I don't like us sitting here...

...- with our thumbs up our...
- [Branch] Vic, Vic.

Agent Towson has
the final call here.

It's our job to support him.

Is that what
you're gonna tell Cady...

...if her dad doesn't come off
that mountain?

[Wind howling]



- [Gun cocks]
- [Gunshot]

[Glass shatters]

[Man] I missed that one on purpose.

Not gonna happen a second time.



You shouldn't sneak up on me
like that.

I expected someone
else to answer the door.

Who? Him?

Yeah, well,
he can't answer much anymore.


There were two sets
of footprints.

The girl?

Yeah, she's alive.


Hey, Henry.

Closed up early tonight, huh?

Weather is bad.

Business is slow.

That saddle got
anything to do...

...with the horse trailer
out in the parking lot?

Horses are
the only all-terrain vehicle...

...that can go anywhere
in the snow.

Quiet, too.

I'm going with you.

I thought you would be back

Supporting the FBI.


No point in trying
to fight against the FBI.

They got their way
of doing things.

I got mine.

Ah, and the voters
of Absaroka...

...can see the young hero
come to the rescue.

Nobody's gonna see this, Henry.

I'm pretty sure you're not gonna
tell anybody about it.

There will be nothing to tell.

I saw two horses
in that trailer.

One horse is for the sheriff.

Right now, I am the sheriff.

[Walt] It's alright Helen,
take your time.

When the snowcat was
headed up the Mountain and...

...the convicts
were starting to argue...

the leader... they called
him Wayne... he wanted to go...

...higher up.

Finally, that guy Wayne
just stopped the snowcat and...

...forced another guy out,
and he took me as a hostage.

I just want to go home.

Don't worry, Helen.

You're safe now.

You hurt in any way?

You... you warm enough?

I'm fine.

You must be the first hostage
that ever had time to...

...grab warm boots and a coat.

So, why was the leader, Wayne,
so nice to you?

Give you time to get dressed
for the elements.

I mean, I'm sorry...

...but he doesn't strike me
as a gentleman.

In fact...

...between that coat
on your back...

...and this...

...I'd say you're
the reason we're all...

around these woods.

You helped Wayne escape.


I know everybody wants me
to hate him, but I don't.

We're supposed to be together.

He promised me we would have
a future together...

...a better life, and we will.

I don't see that happening,

That's because you don't
understand Wayne...

Not like I do.

We met a year ago at the prison.

I brought in dogs for therapy
to help...

the prison population...

...and he was so good
with the animals.

Wayne told me that he would be
transported through here...

...and this was our chance
to be together...

...the way we were meant to be.

So I moved up here
four months ago...

...and got a job at the diner.

He doesn't love you, Helen.

All he cares about is himself...

...or he wouldn't have
left you behind.

That psychiatrist
turned him against me.

But he'll get rid of her
and come back for me.

He'll miss my dogs too much.

That snowcat
is gonna run out of gas...

...in the middle
of the wilderness...

...and he's gonna
freeze to death.

Where's Wayne going?

If I tell you...

...you'll go after him,
and he'll kill you.

I don't want you to die,

[Wind howling]

Someone dropped an ammo clip.

You think it was the hostage
or the convict?

Sometimes it's hard to tell the
good guys from the bad guys...

...so I guess that's why
you and I make the big bucks.

Why are you doing this, Walt?

Going up this mountain
without backup.

You're chasing a bad guy...

Or you're running
from something.

You running from me?

Are you looking
to get yourself killed?

[Fales laughs]

Think that will stop me?

That's not going to stop me
any more than you lying...

...to me about that
tweaker in Denver.

I didn't lie.

[Fales] Keep telling yourself that.

I want to be on the first
helicopter out of here.

Do you hear me?

I did.

So, when do we take off?

Our nearest chopper
is in Montana being...

...slammed by the storm
that just passed through here.

We don't have clearance
to send it up.

What is that?

It's a map.

The marks...

...what are the marks?

Where is sheriff Connally?

He's a deputy, and I have
no idea where Branch is.

He went awol,
but it means I'm in charge...

...so what is going on?


Our agent,
who is still in the field...

...has a tracking device
hidden inside her jacket...

...which we've been monitoring.

You had a tracking device up
there and you didn't tell me?

- What the hell... - The GPS
is spotty given the storm...

...and we don't want any of you
going up there half-cocked...

...and getting yourselves
or the hostages killed.

We are doing all we can
at this moment.

So, I give you a complete
debrief on everything I got...

...and you don't even tell me
you know where Walt is?

- We can't get there.
- You can't or you won't?

Because I just got a weather
report that says it is...

...totally clear at
the top of that mountain.

So what?

There are trees and power lines
blocking every road up.

The cloud ceiling
is at 7,000 feet.

Helicopters are grounded.

And even if we could fly...

...your sheriff and my agent
are at an altitude...

...that would
make it too damn dangerous.

So until we come up with a plan
that has a chance of success...

I got to ask you to do
the hardest thing of all...

Be patient!



[Branch] You and Walt have been
friends a long time.

Has he always had a death wish
or is he just trying to prove...

...he's still young and tough
enough to get the bad guys?

Maybe he is not trying
to prove anything.

Maybe Walt
just thinks of his job...

as a duty rather than a game.


This way.

[Walt grunting]


[Engine revving]





[Footsteps approaching]

What are you doing out here?

I got kicked out.


They can't do that.

- I hit Towson.
- [Laughs]

And he made it very clear
that if I didn't leave...

...he would press charges.

- That is awesome.
- No, it sucks.

I am mad at letting Walt go
by himself.

I am pissed at Branch
for disappearing.

And there is not a thing
I can do about it.


You have to go, Ferg.

- What?
- Now.

- What did I do? I...
- Just get out of here, Ferg.


[Inhales, exhales]



[Wings fluttering]




[Walt] Cady?

Dad, you're so cold.

[Walt whispers] Cady.

Where did you go, punk?

Where you been?

I haven't heard from you
in weeks.

I called your office.

They said you quit.

Doesn't matter.

I'm here now.

Are you okay?


I'm so sorry.

You were only trying
to protect me, dad.

I get that.

I can't lose you.

[Boy whispering] Sheriff.


[Walt] Theo.

I tried to find you, Theo.

[Whispering] There was nothing
you could do...

...but I knew someone
was coming to help me.

Is anybody coming to help you?



Who's hypothermia?

'You' are.


[Straining, grunting]

Vic! Vic! It's Walt.


I got one bar.

I don't know where I am...

...but I know
I come too far to...

- [static]
- Walt, I... I can't hear you.

- Vic?
- [Vic] Walt?

I can't.
It's a little freezing...

- [static]
- I got...




[Brooks] Help me.

[Walt] Agent Brooks?

Where's Wayne?

Did he leave?

I didn't think so.

He brought us all the way
up here for this.

Why would he leave it?

Were you the one
that disarmed Wayne?

I didn't get all the ammunition.


[Gun clicks]


[Both grunting, shouting]







You can't interfere
with my destiny.

You can't fight
what is meant to be.

That white buffalo we saw...

...that was a sign.

[Wayne chuckles]

It's the Indian sign of hope
and abundance.

And when it appeared to me...

...I knew I would get away.

[Wayne laughs]

White buffalo
didn't appear to you, Wayne.

It didn't appear to me.

It's a sign for the people
you've been killing...

...the Cheyenne,
Arapahoe, Crow.

White buffalo is a symbol
of a better future for them.

A future without you in it.

[Both grunting]


[Dwayne grunts]

[Muffled shouting]

[Grunting, panting]


[Grunts, pants]

[Phone ringing]

Vic, the airport just called.

The feds just gave clearance
to send up a chopper.

[Branch] Is he dead?

Not yet.