Longmire is a popular Western crime series that ran from June 2012 to November 2017. The first three seasons aired on A&E and the next three seasons aired on Netflix. Longmire is based on the book series Walt Longmire Mysteries by Craig Johnson.
Who is Hector on Longmire?
The character Hector in Longmire is a Cheyenne. He is also extremely strong as he used to box earlier and he resides on the reservation.
Cheyenne People who do not trust in the judgment of the court hire Hector to set the record straight and to get the justice that they rightly deserve.
Hector is often described as a vigilante and he is highly respected by the people of his community.
When does Hector first appear in Longmire?
We are first introduced to the character Hector in the episode ‘The Dog Soldier’ which is the 5th episode of season 1 of Longmire. From the get-go, it is easy to see how tough he is.
Why does Walt lock up Hector?
Walt thinks that it may be Hector who kidnapped the boys in the first place which is why he deems it best to arrest him and keep him locked up at that time given the circumstances.
Crystal also describes a man who tries to cause harm to her as she is driving. The man she describes fits Hector perfectly. This is when Walt tries to find Hector.
Why does Hector attack Walt?
Walt tries to go after Hector but Hector can get hold of Walt before that. Hector attacks Walt showing that he is a powerful man who can easily kill.
Walt soon wakes up which is when Hector tells him that he is innocent. But Walt takes him into custody and throws him in jail on suspicion of murder and kidnapping.
Does Hector kidnap the children?
When the children are safely returned, Walt talks to them and the children say that it was the dog soldier. Hector is not the kidnapper as is revealed later on.
Did Hector kill Miller Beck in Longmire?
Henry hires Hector to kill Miller Beck. Hector goes ahead with the plan and goes to Denver. However, Hector doesn’t kill Beck but critically injures him by beating him up with all his strength.
Hector knocks out Beck’s teeth and tells Walt he gave the teeth to Henry which are later found in Red Pony. Henry is arrested due to this revelation although Walt isn’t convinced he is the murderer.
Why does Crystal try to frame Hector?
She knows the law is more likely to be sympathetic towards her than to Hector. It is her evil ploy to slip through the system and save her reputation.
She knows that Hector is an easy target and if he goes behind bars then he may never come out again. We find out the truth when Walt confronts her and tells her he knows Hector didn’t commit a murder.
Why was Hector hired to kill Beck?
Miller Beck was responsible for the death of Martha Longmire which is the reason why Henry hired Hector to murder him.
Eventually, it is revealed that it was David Ridges who had hired Beck to murder Martha. Ridges worked for Barlow Connally who was the mastermind behind all this murder and he is the main culprit behind everything.
Why does Walt release Hector in episode 5 of season 1?
Nighthorse tells Walt that he doesn’t have a case against Hector and so either he has to file a case or release Hector. Walt chooses to release Hector, a move that confuses his staff.
However, he points out that it doesn’t make sense that the families would have paid Hector as he demands a lot because those people cannot afford it.
What is the line that he tells Vic and Branch when he releases Hector?
Branch along with Vic tries to reason with Walt saying that they should arrest Hector and keep him in custody as he attacked him.
But Walt does not listen and lets Hector go. He says the iconic line ‘You have to let a killer believe he is free to catch him.’
When does Hector last appear in Longmire?
If we are talking about the original Hector, then he appears for one last time in the 5th episode of season 3 which is when he is found murdered. This Hector does not make an appearance again in the Longmire series.
How was Hector murdered in Longmire?
He is murdered in the 5th episode of season 3. This was an unexpected twist that no one saw coming. Vic, Walk, and Branch find Hector in a cave who has been shot 3 times.
He identifies a photo of Bridges and tells them he is his attacker. Rather than let him die inside the cave, they bring him out so that he can die in peace. He does.
Who takes over as Hector after the original Hector dies?
Henry is the one who becomes the new Hector after the original one dies. This all starts after Malachi takes the Red Pony from him which infuriates Henry.
He feels like he has nothing to live for anymore. To bring justice to the Cheyenne people who depended on Hector, Henry decides he will be the next Hector.
Who first finds out who the new Hector is?
The Chief of the Cheyenne Reservation Police, Mathias, is the one to figure out that Henry has taken the role of Hector.
He then gives two options to Henry; go to jail because he has the evidence of committing the crime or do exactly what he says as Hector.
Initially, Henry takes up the offer of the second as it will keep him out of trouble.
Why does Henry stop being Hector?
Mathias manipulates Henry and puts his life in danger when he gives him a task. Henry tells him he prefers to go to jail rather than be manipulated and purposefully put in danger as the new Hector.
He eventually decides that he cannot fulfill the role of Hector and so stops being someone he is not.