Season 1, Episode 4: “The Cancer”
4. Henry makes a joke about “progress,” but he could just as easily have said “welcome to the basic cable police procedural.”
3. In four episodes, there have been at least six homicides, including a mafia hit and, this week, an invasion of violence from Mexican drug cartels.
2. Longmire is a great character played perfectly by Taylor, but the show has got to be more creative than just be another murder-of-the-week model in the “Law & Order: Big Sky Country” vein.
1. “The Cancer” laid the framework for future character revelations — including the death of Walt’s wife, why Walt’s house is in such disrepair and what the tension is between Walt and the local Native American tribe — but it’s not enough to make this episode interesting.