Banshee: A Fixer of Sorts
January 24, 2015 9:53 AM - Season 3, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Lucas' secret is threatened. Tommy Littlestone organizes a second strike against Proctor.
posted by DirtyOldTown (8 comments total)
Jesus Christ with the throat ripping.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:54 AM on January 24, 2015

One of my favorite things about this show is that Hood's secret has been uncovered multiple times. It's just that so far, it has always been by people with their own agenda who had less to gain by exposing him. And so, his fraud gets to carry on without asking us to believe no one ever finds out.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:10 AM on January 24, 2015 [1 favorite]

This was such a fantastic episode, from the jaw-dropping fight scene that killed Nola to Denis O'Hare's sleazy FBI agent to the corpulent Brantley's rolling lounge. It kills me that more MeFites don't watch this show.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:43 PM on January 24, 2015

I want a spin-off for Wanda. I like to think she came from a temp agency that supplies office help exclusively for villains.
posted by jrossi4r at 7:20 PM on January 24, 2015 [1 favorite]

For a second, I was shitting my pants thinking that Wanda recognized our lead and that she even called him by name, "Mr. Cole." Then I watched that bit over again and realized she was just identifying the guy on the other side of the door.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:31 AM on January 25, 2015

So many Fuuuuuucks. I was really hoping for Carrie and Nola to develop a solid friendship; their scene at the diner was so good and such a great foundation. I can't even hate Kai's bodyguard. I do think he should have died from blood loss, if nothing else, though.

So between this week and last week, Chayton should have lost 3/4ths of his band of merry men? I would look forward to seeing his reaction when all of this (plus Nola's loss) hits him except that I find his character really boring. The opening scene, for example, was predictable. "I'm going to take down a large animal with one arrow, thank it for its sacrifice, and be merciful by killing it quickly." Yes, and? Been there, seen the movies.

Until Phillips was taken off the truck, I really thought that he was part of that group--some Banshee version of good cop/bad cop. When the secretary on the truck handed the Hood the keys, I jumped. The graphics on Hood hanging out of the truck were pretty bad.

Brock! Good job. The interplay with Job and the bartender. Good stuff. Kai's pain at his mom's illness, his dad putting aside his pride to visit, etc. Excellent.

I remember that Kai's people killed Jason Hood after he slept with Rebecca. But does Lucas know this?

The writers really should get some recognition for their work on this show. Last week's scene with Carrie and Nola, for instance was really well-done. Carrie didn't need rescuing and when assistance came, it was another woman.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 2:18 PM on January 25, 2015

Roger Ebert used to say that people went to the movies for lots of simple reasons. Good vs. evil. Pretty people who fall in love. A song.

I watch Banshee for moments like the one where Hood spots the motorcycle.

"And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts
And I looked and behold, a pale horse
And his name that sat on it was Death
And Hell followed with him."
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:26 PM on January 26, 2015

I can't believe they crammed so much nutty violence into an hour of TV!

What's worse than being tied up and beaten by a goon? When the goon puts on electrocution gauntlets.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 8:10 AM on January 31, 2020

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