A young woman, still in her teens, is found dead of head trauma on the side of the road with more than $1500 in small bills and no ID. The money takes Longmire and Vic to a strip club two counties over, then leads take them to the house of young Mennonites on rumspringa, a rite of passage during which each will decide whether to live in the Mennonite world or the "modern" world. While Vic goes native to get the name of a man in photos with the dead woman, Longmire talks to the young woman's parents, brother, and a go-between. He's also guessing his daughter Cady has a boyfriend and he wonders who.
Did You Know?
The printed message is in Plattdeutsch (Low German), the spoken language of Old Order Amish and Mennonites. Sheriff Longmire spoke in first year level Hochdeutsch (High German), the standard German language taught in the Unites States and probably elsewhere. Without special training, students and former students of the latter would not be able to recognize and translate the printed message, except for the word "mich" (me). See more
During the shot in the opening sequence next to the female corpse, the dollar bill next to her head has the picture of Jefferson on it, not Washington. See more
How do you know what rumspringa is?
Sheriff Walt Longmire