Longmire (2012–2017): Season 2, Episode 13 - Bad Medicine - full transcript

Branch ties Jacob Nighthorse to Cady's accident after a suspicious suicide, Vic takes matters into her own hands with her stalker, and detective Fales returns to town to put the heat on Walt and Henry.


[Woman chuckles]

[Phone rings]

[Longmire chuckles]

Longmire residence.

[Ferg] Cady?

[Cady] Morning, Ferg, what's up?

[Ferg] I didn't expect you
to be there.

Uh, how you doin'?

Are you... are you feelin'
any better?

I am, thanks.

[Ferg] Is the sheriff around?

[Cady] Yeah. Dad!

It's Ferg! Hold on.

[Car door opens]

We got a call
because a guy was beaten up

pretty badly last night.

And, um, Walt,

There's somethin' a little...

I don't know,
delicate about this situation.

What is it?

Well, I guess this guy's been
staying here for a while.

And he's from Philadelphia.

So, I was looking at his phone...

Ferg, spit it out.

He called the same number
30 times in the last few days.

That number... is Vic's.

I'm sure you know that Vic's
marriage is a little... rocky.

Don't jump to conclusions, Ferg.

I'm not, but if this
is what it looks like...

and Vic is having an affair...

her husband found out,
beats this guy up...

I mean, she could be
in some real trouble.

What's the victim's name?

Ed Gorski.



[Ed] Hey, Sheriff.

Come to finish the job?

What did you get yourself
into here, Ed?

Heh. You tell me, Sheriff.

Well, it says here
you got a busted rib,

missing tooth.

You took a pretty good blow
to the back of your head.

You get a good look
at your attacker, Ed?

[Ed] No, I didn't.

You made sure of that
when you snuck up behind me

and hit me on the head.

I didn't do this, Ed.

Even though a few days ago

you said
you would do exactly this

if I didn't leave your county?

Doesn't matter
what I said or didn't say.

I didn't do it.

How long have you
been sleepin' with Vic?


I'd think by now you'd learn
to watch what you say.

No, now I got nothin' to lose.

The people of your county are
gonna be surprised to discover

that their sheriff goes
around beating up strangers.

I think the pain medication
is clouding your mind, Ed.

[Door opens]

[Woman sighs]

You wanted to see me?

Ed Gorski was, um,

beaten to within an inch
of his life last night.

I can't say
I'm sorry to hear that.

[Ruby] Got Sergeant Hayes,
Highway Patrol.

What's that all about?

Vic, um, I need to know
the precise nature

of your relationship with Ed.

Was he just an angry ex-cop
who lost a partner

or is there more
to this situation?

How is that any concern
of yours?

Because I'm involved in this.

No. This is my problem,

and I will handle it.

Yeah, um...

I kind of made it my problem.

Um, couple nights ago,

I went to see Ed,
and I told him to leave town.

One could characterize
what I said as a threat.

Now that the man's been
beaten up, Ed thinks it was me.

I never asked you to do that.

I know, I know.

But now I need to know that
this man was threatening you.

And not that you two
had some kinda...

romantic relationship.

There was kinda, sorta somethin'
between Ed and I years ago.

Before I was even married.

"Kinda, sorta somethin'?"

It lasted a few months.

But he was married,
so I ended it.

And then I met Sean.

Look, Walt, I... I promise
I never meant for you

to get roped up in this.

So, let me go talk to Ed.

I think I can get him
to drop the charges.


Just trust me.

[Knocking at door]

Walt, Mathias is on the phone.

And surprise, surprise,
he's not happy.

He didn't want me
to call his daddy.

Why is my deputy in the back
of your vehicle, Mathias?

Neighbor called in
some suspicious activity.

Saw Deputy Connally drivin'
around the neighborhood,

peekin' in windows.

Seems a bit over-the-top
to cuff him.

Well, he didn't have permission
to operate on the rez.


And he'd just started
usin' these

on the back door
when I pulled up.

Let me have a few words
with my deputy... alone.

You can have him.
But not his car.

I towed it.

He can retrieve it from impound
later after he pays the fine.

[Longmire] You know,
Mathias could've locked you up.

What were you doin' on the rez,
without his permission?

Come on, Walt.

You sneak around
behind his back all the time.

That's true.

But I always feel bad about it.

And I always have a good reason.

What's your reason?

The house I was looking into

belongs to a guy named
David Ridges.

I'm pretty sure he was involved
in causing Cady's car accident.

[Brakes squeal]

I found proof that someone
intentionally caused

that flat tire
that she was fixing.

I also found David's
fingerprints on the car.

[Shifts gear]

Battery's dead.

What the hell happened in here?

Maybe this will tell us.

If I die, I will not travel
the road to the Star Nation.

I only know one way
to set things right.

I am going back in time.

To be the man I was.

I need to leave this body
behind and save me from myself.

I am going to take with me
everything that is bad

and return with the true
strength and honor

of the Crazy Dogs.



[Branch sighs]

That's quite a suicide note.


But what happened to the body?

[Branch] Should we call Mathias.
Get him involved?

[Longmire] And say what?

We snuck back onto the rez,
illegally broke into a house?

With probable cause.

We discovered a suicide,
and we don't have a body.

Also there's no drag marks or
any sign of blood on the floor.

I don't know much about
Native American spirituality,

but is that time travel
stuff normal

or a sign that the guy's
a little nuts?


I mean, where in the hell is he?

He didn't just disappear,
did he?

That's a good question, Branch.

And who is he?

Why is he trying to hurt
my daughter?

I never seen this guy
in my life.

Yes, you have.

I think I'd remember.


he was pourin' drinks for you
the night before the election.

I found this at Cady's house.

This doesn't make any sense.

There's one more detail about
this guy that might factor in.

David Ridges worked
for Jacob Nighthorse.

I think Nighthorse had David...

sabotage Cady's car to...

keep your voters
away from the polls.

Last week I confronted
Nighthorse about it.

And Nighthorse denied it.

Pretty much.


You think Nighthorse told Ridges

that you were onto him,
and Ridges killed himself?

It occurred to me.

It also occurred to me that

Nighthorse knew I was onto him,

and he killed Ridges.

And did a pretty convincing job

of making it look
like a suicide.

No flowers?

I thought at least a balloon.

Cut the shit, Ed.

Language, Vicky.

I might have to wash
your mouth out with soap.

Is that how you talk
to your sheriff boyfriend?

He had nothin' to do with this.

He seems a little old for ya,

What's that about...
daddy issues?

What do you want from me, Ed?

I want you to feel
the consequence of your actions.

Isn't it enough that I had
to leave town,

leave my family,

the only home
that I have ever known?

You don't think that
I've felt those consequences?

No, I don't.

I think you had
a change of scenery.

You haven't really felt
what I've felt.

You haven't had
your whole life unravel.

You've been out
in Big Sky Country

with your chicken-shit husband,

without a thought in the world
for the lives you've ruined.

[Vic] You want me to feel bad?

I feel bad.

I want you

to feel what it's like

to have everything you care
about taken away.

I want you to hurt, Vic.

I can arrange that.

[Ridges] I am going to take with
me everything that is bad

and return with the true
strength and honor

of the Crazy Dogs.

[Henry sighs]

It all makes sense to me.

He is calling on the Crazy Dogs.

What the Blackfoot call
their Dog Soldiers.

Again with the Dog Soldiers.

Show me what else
you found in his house.


This is negative medicine.

It is used by someone
who is on the dark side.

It represents lost spirits
that are desperately looking

to find their way
back to the light.

I hope he finds the light,

after what he did
to my goddaughter.

He needs to go back.

So, ahem, you believe
he actually time traveled?

A lot of my people
have a different idea

about the nature
of time than you.

Perhaps he will return
in a few months or years.

You can ask him then.

I don't have years.

I need to know how this man
is connected to Cady's accident.

Well, if I were you,
I would proceed with caution.

All this bad medicine...

whether you believe in it
or not...

tends to attract
some dangerous types.

Like Nighthorse?

What does Jacob Nighthorse
have to do with this?

I'm not sure.

I think we should go have
a chat with him and find out.

Hey, Walt,
I need to talk to you.

I can go alone.

Okay, sure.

But don't go in hot.

Cool as a cucumber.

So, what's up?

Ed Gorski is gonna fill out
a crime report.

But he won't be naming you.


So, who's Ed naming
as his assailant?


'Cause I did it.

I didn't want your life gettin'
tangled up in this mess,

So, I decided
before he came after me

I was gonna go after him.

You beat him up?

Show me your hands.

Based on how the way Ed looked,

I'd expect to see
a cut or a bruise. Or...

I didn't use my hands.
I used a baseball bat.

You didn't hire Hector?


And Ed's gonna fill out
a crime report

based on what I told him.

So, I just thought
you should know.

And I should probably, uh,

put myself on suspension
until the dust settles.

Vic, if he files that report,

you're not gonna be able
to work here.

Anywhere, really.

I guess I should've
thought of that before.

[Branch] Got a few more questions
about David Ridges.

Why? David is dead.

How do you know that?

Because I found the body.


Two days ago.

I was worried about him.

He started talking about
killing himself.

Though he never put it
quite like that.

He talk about
goin' back in time?

Yes, that's exactly
how he put it.

How did you know
about the time travel thing?

Did you talk to David
about the flat tire?

No, I didn't.


You were the only one
I talked to about that.

Then I guess he heard about
your suspicions through me.

I don't think
I'd be betraying him now

by telling you that your
suspicions were well-founded.

Did he tell you something
about it?

He told me everything about it.

He thought that by disabling
that car

Cady Longmire was driving,
he'd be helping me,

and, of course, you.

He never meant for anybody
to get hurt.

So, he confessed to you
and then killed himself.

If all that's true,
then where is the body?

Hopefully, with his ancestors.

I'm gonna need you to be
a little more specific.

A little less spiritual,
you mean?

I burned it.

As per David's wishes.

Show me where.

[Bird squawks]

Hello, lawman.

How'd you find me?

Hector, I've got friends
in the Cheyenne Nation.

You're not supposed
to be on the rez.

You're not supposed
to be off it.

I go where the wind tells me.

Justice has no borders.

But you should know
an injustice is about to occur.

Must be Tuesday.

Someone's about to go to jail
for what you did to Ed Gorski.

Who is Ed Gorski?

The white guy from the motel.

He's laid up in the hospital now
with a missing tooth.

Kind of your calling card
if I remember correctly.

If you don't come back
to the station with me,

someone else is gonna
confess to that beating.

If she does,
she'll likely lose her job.

She should not confess
if she did not do it.

I know that.

But she's going to.

Now, an assault charge for you

might mean a little jail time
or a fine.

It's not gonna ruin your life
or end your career.

Some might say
it'd enhance your reputation.

I do not care
about my reputation.

But you do care
about right and wrong.

[Knocking at door]

Longmire residence?


Excuse me.

Sorry, you can't just come in
here like this.

Det. Fales,
what is going on, here?

Is your father at home?


What is this?

It's a search warrant.

For what?

Honestly, I don't really know.

We're serving it on behalf
of another police department.

You think my dad had something
to do with killing

that meth-head in Denver?

What'd you do, Standing Bear?


[Det. Fales] If you really think
about your father

and how much
he loved your mother,

is it really so hard to believe

he would want to kill the man
that took her away?

So, when I came to Denver,

you were already investigating
my dad?

You weren't helping me.

You were just digging
for information.

I'm gonna need you
to close down.

[Det. Fales]
You almost done in there?


Don't touch that!


You can take anything you want!

Okay, it doesn't matter,
because my dad is not a killer!

- But you cannot take this!
- Open it.

Go to hell.

Cady, I have a warrant.

Now, open it.

[Cady crying]

She can...

She can keep the tea box.

- I can't believe it.
- Did you see...

I know.

[Ruby] Those are very important

I'm gonna need those!

Who are you? What's goin' on?

They showed up an hour ago
with a search warrant.

Why didn't you call me?

He wouldn't let me
use the radio.


[Det. Fales] Hello, Sheriff.

Who's your friend?

Ferg, lock him up.

You mind tellin' me
what's going on in here?

I found a witness connecting you
to the Miller Beck case.

Who's Miller Beck?

The man who stabbed your wife.

I never knew his name.

Not even when you attacked him

in a meth-house
in Denver last year?

You're tearing up my office
on the word of a drug dealer.

Oh, no, no, no.

He told a very compelling story.

This witness remembers being
approached by a big cowboy

that had all kinds of
questions about Miller.

The witness told the cowboy that
Miller had showed up recently

with $700 in cash

he had taken off some lady
in a purse-snatching.

The cowboy asked him
to describe the purse.

Then he paid the witness
a few bucks and went on his way.

Cowboy in Denver.

What are the odds?

Well, a few hours later,

that same cowboy

busted into their house
with a gun.

He attacked Miller.

But Miller's friends
were all cranked-up on meth

and they kicked his ass.

When I showed the witness
some photos,

he identified the cowboy...

as you.

That's quite a story.

And one decidedly lacking
in evidence.

Why do you think
I'm serving search warrants?

[Nighthorse] I brought David's
body out here to honor him.

And because a man tortured

by as much dark medicine
as David Ridges

needed all the spiritual help
he could get.

I wanted to set him on the
right path into the next world.

You didn't think to call us?

Or Mathias?


No crime was committed.

A troubled young man
took his own life.

He has no family.
No one wished him ill.

Except you, I guess.

I did not wish him ill.

I was just tryin' to find out

what his fingerprints were doing
all around the flat tire

that almost killed
Cady Longmire.

I'll need more than your word

to confirm that this is him.

It was him.

Then you don't mind
if I take a sample for DNA.

No! You will not.

This might not look like much
to you,

but it's sacred ground.

David is with
the Crazy Dogs now.

And you will let him be.

I need to do my job.

You set foot on this land again,

the force of the Cheyenne Nation
will come down upon you

for disturbing a holy place.


Fales is here
searching my office.

I just wanted to warn you.

Too late.

They are here.

They gonna find anything?

Nothing I cannot explain.

So, what are you going to do?

At the moment,
there's not much I can do.

Fales has pretty much
taken over the office.

Couldn't come at a worse time.

Got, uh, someone in custody

who doesn't need the extra
scrutiny right now.



Walt, I told you about Vic
hiring Hector,

so that if there was a beating,
you would not arrest him.

After all, he was doing
something for your friend.

[Longmire] Things have gotten
more complicated.

You have no idea.


[Kettle whistling]


What are you doing here?

Get used to it.

Yeah? What... what's that
supposed to mean?

It means that I might be
out of a job soon.


Ahem. There's, uh...

some stuff that's been goin' on,
that I haven't told you about.

Uh-oh. That doesn't sound good.

It's not great.

Do you, um...

Do you remember those flowers?

Somebody from Philly showed up
here in Durant.

And he's been... threatening me.

Ugh, this Bobby Donolato thing?
When are they gonna let this go?

You didn't do anything wrong.

Cops aren't supposed to rat
on other cops, you know that.

You did the right thing.
They were breaking the law.

Why didn't you tell me
this was goin' on?

Because I don't want you
to worry.

It wasn't Gorski, was it?


Well, now I know why
you didn't wanna say anything.

Where is he?
I'm gonna go kick his ass.

Somebody already has.

That's why I might be
out of a job.

[Phone ringing]

Well, answer it.

Maybe it's another ex-boyfriend
looking to get back in the game.


[Det. Fales] You going somewhere?

You got your job to do.
I still got mine.

Need to move this prisoner.

Well, can't you find
someone else to do that?

I may still have a few questions
to ask you.

Ferg, let me borrow
your cell phone.

Uh... okay.

Got any questions,
you can give me a call.

[Hector] Where are you taking me?

There's too much activity
in my station.

I'm friends with the sheriff
of Cumberland County.

I think he'll take you in.

You mean jail.

[Longmire] For a little bit.

You in some type of trouble,

I don't know, Hector.


Then why don't you just keep

I can't.

What are you doin' out here?

Looking for you.

Ruby said you two were on
your way to Cumberland County.

And the horse?

It is for Hector.

You are going to put him on it
and tell him to disappear.

I told you, before, Henry.
I can't just let him go.

You can and you will.

Because you owe him.

I owe him?

Never done anything for me.

that is not entirely accurate.

He killed a man for you.

When I saw what happened to you
in Denver last year...

I realized that there were
only two ways

this situation was going
to end...

with you dead
or with you in jail.

Neither of those two
seemed right to me.

So, while you were recovering,

I took the photograph
and address out of your pocket,

and I went back to Denver.

It is time to get your spiritual
affairs in order.

What's goin' on here, huh?
Who are you?

I am the judge and the jury,

and I am here to pronounce
your sentence.

Are you ready to hear it?

Get out of my way!


Within the next 24 hours,
you will die.

Do you know why?

Because you are a murderer,
and you do not deserve to live.

Think about that
in the hours you have left.

[Longmire] So, what does any of
this have to do with Hector?

I did what my people often do
when your justice system fails.

We call in Hector.

So, you pronounced the sentence

and Hector went there
and killed him.

- Yes.
- No.

I told you before, lawman.
I'm not a killer.

Hector, you told me
that you did it.

You told me that man hurt
the lawman's wife.

So, I hurt him.

But I'm not a killer.

[Longmire] Hector,
someone broke his neck

and buried him
in a shallow grave.


[Hector] I believe you.

But it wasn't me.

I beat him like
I've never beaten anyone.

Then I gave you his teeth.

But I didn't kill him.

If I did, he would have stopped
feeling pain.

Death is release.

Pain is forever.

I assumed that you killed him.

I think choosing
who lives and dies

is up to the Great Spirit...

not me.

I'm just a man.

So, what are you going
to do now?

Well, if he had killed that guy,
I'd probably release him.

But now,
'cause of this Ed Gorski thing,

I don't think I can.


Hector was the only one of us

who did not have murder
in his heart.

So, if it wasn't you
and it wasn't him...

who killed that meth-head?

Where'd you move Ed Gorski?
He called me to come down.

- Excuse me?
- Ed Gorski.

I was just in his room.
He's not there.

He checked himself out
an hour ago.


- Are you Deputy Moretti?
- Yeah.

Mr. Gorski left this for you.

[Cady sobbing]

I'm sorry, Dad.

What for?

I didn't know that
when I went to Denver,

I was helping Det. Fales.

He tricked me,
and I should've known better.

It's okay, Punk.

You didn't do anything wrong.


But I did.

After your mother died...


did you kill him?


but I wanted to.

And I tried to.

Did Henry?


So, what does Fales have
that makes him think you did?

A witness.

Someone I, uh,
talked to last year.

Friend of the murderer.

He told me that the guy

was bragging about mugging
your mom.

He even described
your mom's purse.

The one you picked out for her
when you were nine.

Remember that purse?

Of course.

I went to the guy's house and...

that purse was
in the garbage can.

I still can't believe Mom died
for what she had in her purse.

I mean, Mom, of all people.

I mean, she always taught me.

You put $50 in your
purse and the rest...

- The rest in your boot.
- In your boot.

Fales told me

the guy that killed your mom
got $700 out of her purse.

[Ruby] Walt, I'm patching in Vic
for ya.

[Longmire] Vic, what's up?

I wanted you to let you know
that, uh, Ed Gorski left town.

He's not gonna press
any charges.

That's good news.

So, Ferg told me
that you arrested Hector.

You know,
you didn't have to do that.

You can't protect everybody,

It's sort of my job to try.

So, anyway, I guess I can
come back to work now.

You want me to drive over
to Cumberland County,

get Hector released?

Nah, I'll take care of that.

You've already had
one heck of a week.

Why don't you take
a vacation day?

Really. A vacation day?


Don't make me rethink the offer.

How'd it go with Nighthorse?

He said he found David Ridges'
body and burned it.

You believe him?

I'm heading out
to the burial site now,

see if I can get a DNA sample.
You wanna come?

Where is it?

It's on the rez, right on the
other side of the Powder River.

Might be better than
goin' in there.

I can't.

I have to go in.

I got called into my own office.

[Det. Fales] I was beginning to worry
you weren't coming.

Thought maybe you were going
to flee.

Are you here to arrest me?

I'm still thinkin' about it.

I've been wondering something
about you, Detective.

What's that?

Why are you working so hard
to find Miller Beck's killer...

when your department could
hardly be bothered

finding my wife's killer?

The town I grew up in

was a small town like this one.

And our sheriff
was a lot like you.

You don't know what I'm like.

I do.

You wear the hat and the badge.

Far as you're concerned,

you're the most important
person for miles around.

And you think you can do

whatever you want without
anyone checking on you.

I saw sheriffs in the South,

who literally got away
with murder.

And I saw that corruption
trickle down to the deputies.

I grew up
around too many badges,

who'd arrest a man
they didn't like,

beat a man
who didn't respect them,

kill a man who hurt them.

I got my badge
for a different purpose.

I want to protect people
from guys like you.

So, this is about you settling
some old beef

with me standing in
for some corrupt sheriff

from where you grew up?

I have motive
and plenty of evidence.

What would you do?

Not ignore the one detail
about this case

that doesn't make any sense.

And what's that?

My wife's purse.

My wife never carried more than
$50 in her purse.

Your witness said Miller Beck
took $700 off her.

If he didn't get that $700
from my wife,

where'd he get it?

- From another purse?
- No.

I think someone paid
Miller Beck to stab my wife.

And I think that same person
killed him to shut him up,

after I started asking

Who do you think would have
wanted your wife dead?

Someone that didn't like her.

Or someone that didn't like me.

I got a few ideas.

That's a very good theory, Walt.

But I'd rather stick
with my evidence.

We turned up this medicine bag
in your friend Henry's office.

Mathias said his people

often keep special items
in those bags.

I know what a medicine bag is.

Do you know what was in Henry's?


And they match Miller Beck's
dental records.

I've got the dead man's teeth
from your friend's office

and proof that he was in Denver
last year.

You may be innocent,

but your friend Henry...

is not.

You arrested Henry.

The tribal police did.

Then I'll have him
extradited to Denver.

But don't you worry,

I'll make sure he gets
his one phone call.


[Phone ringing]

Henry, is that you?

[Man] Walt.

Help me, Walt.

Who shot you?

Who shot you, Branch?

A dead man.