Longmire began filming its final season Wednesday.

Here, as co-star Adam Bartley tweeted, was some of the cast and crew at Geronimo for their "first last supper." [Insert 28 teardrop emojis.]

(Hi, Katee Sackhoff, call me.)

Verily, friends, the sad dreaded day has indeed come to pass! Woe are Longmire fans!

Production on season six marks the beginning of the end for Walt, Standing Bear, Vic, Ferg and all the comically inept low-life guest-star criminals they’ve busted in Absaroka since 2011. (Shoutout to Gerald McRaney, should've stuck around longer.)

(They film the show in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Pecos and Los Alamos, in case you live under a rock/have been spending too much time at Jacob Nighthorse’s casino, and if it’s the latter El Mitotero rings the shame bell in your direction.)



But it is, as ever, a beautiful day at the Red Pony and Continual Soiree — there will be ten more episodes of Longmire in our near future, probably this fall.

El Mitotero has received reports from his diligent army of little birds about cast members out and about in Santa Fe, none so much as Lou Diamond Phillips, who for all his out-and-aboutness is practically Santa Fe’s guardian angel, hovering charmingly above our shoulder at all times.

He’s been spotted working out at the Santa Fe Spa, shopping at Whole Foods and more. In past years, he’s even dropped by Canyon Road joints for a little karaoke. Lou Diamond Phillips is practically a local — and he will be with us always, at least in spirit, like Santa Claus, only more handsome, watching over Santa Fe and benevolently keeping tally of our good deeds and missteps with the promise of gifts (new Longmire episodes) at the end of it all. 

Sorry, that did get weird. But who doesn’t love LDP? He's even directing an episode this season.

In other celeb-spotting news, a little bird spotted Salma Hayek on board a flight leaving the Santa Fe Airport. [exaggerated spit take] Salma Hayek at the Santa Fe Airport?!? You couldn’t Mad Lib a more absurd celebrity + Santa Fe location pairing. Richard Simmons buying pistachios at Allsup’s? George W. Bush building a sandcastle in the Arroyo Chamiso? Actually that’s a pretty fun game.

As the temps warm, there’ll be more stars and starlets about. If you have your eyes peeled, El Mitotero would be happy to welcome you into his flock: Send tips (and compliments) to elmitote@sfnewmexican.com

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