I'm not sure how they could have this show without Walt being the Sheriff. I wouldn't mind if Branch won initially but there would have to be some mechanism to get Walt back.
The scenes with the detective and the long running arc about who killed the wife's killer is beginning to bore me. I too like Henry just where he is (had some Chavez flashbacks when he was helping Walt with the horse!! ).
I did like this week's case about the illegals, the rodeo and the farm.