Between gunfire, fist fights and horses jumping through flaming walls, this was an especially action-packed episode. Much of that action can be attributed to Stunt Coordinator Chris Howell, who has worked on everything from Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Independence Day, Red Dawn, The Poseidon Adventure and more.
Chris Howell is also the father of actor C. Thomas Howell, who appears in this episode as the hunted former mobster, Ray Stewart.
According to the stunt coordinator, his son grew up with horses in the California countryside. Mr. Howell writes of his son, "There was a time early in his career when he thought seriously of stepping away from acting and being a full time rodeo cowboy." In fact, before he started acting, C. Thomas Howell was a junior rodeo circuit champion.
C. Thomas Howell has an extensive resume. He began his career in films like E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and The Outsiders, and will be seen soon in The Amazing Spider-Man. He is also no stranger to fans of A&E dramas. He has also appeared on The Glades (in the episode Second Skin as a heavily tattooed inmate) and Criminal Minds.
Another familiar face for A&E fans belongs to Jamie McShane, who plays concerned neighbor Bill Hoback. He has appeared on The Cleaner as well as Breakout Kings, when he played creepy kidnapper Xavier Price.
Adam Bartley, also known as the Ferg, got the thumbs up from stunt coordinator Chris Howell for his stunt driving skills. The Ferg zooms to the rescue in his sports car... well, ok, so he doesn't actually know anyone needs saving. But he still zooms in and skids to a stop perfectly in frame! Chris Howell writes, "After a brief tune up he did a wonderful job in his hot rod Trans Am." Score one for the Ferg!
You might have noticed an unusual weather event during the scene where Walt and team are trying to rescue Alice and TJ from the mob hitman. It snowed! That snow was real, and, aside from making for some pretty TV, also made life hard for Longmire editors!
Production notes courtesy of Chris Howell and Emily Thomas.