Banshee: Even God Doesn’t Know What to Make of You
March 7, 2015 11:43 AM - Season 3, Episode 9 - Subscribe

Lucas recalls the history of his friendship with Job, while pondering the future – if there indeed will be one. Proctor and Emily pay the price for Rebecca’s recklessness. Carrie and Gordon pick up the pieces of their shattered relationship. Stowe and Leo land a big fish. Bunker reconnects with his skinhead past. Deva gets a lesson about crime and punishment.
posted by DirtyOldTown (5 comments total)
Just for fun:

an inventory of the violence in this--not particularly violent for this show--episode

(does not include flashback audio)

1 person drugged
1 male/female shoving match
1 head butt
40 punches
8 kicks (including 2 to groin, 2 directly to head, 1 face stomp)
9 times someone hit with a stick
1 nose bitten off
4 people doused in gasoline
3 people set on fire
3 people flung around like rag dolls
21 single gunshots
2 bursts of automatic gunfire
1 person "kneecapped" with bullets
1 nonlethal gun shot wound
3 shooting deaths (estimated)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:07 PM on March 7, 2015

I'm still alive, hence I was breathing during the last 30 mins or so of the episode, but it didn't feel like it. Was Stowe actually getting off on Carrie's cries of pain? In a sadistic kind of way? Or was it just joy at her being punished for using him? At the end, Hood and Gordon, that was great. Just talking, they felt like a team. I love how everything was just so tightly written, too.

Job! Oh, Job. The dreads. Dude, dreads? I did find it funny that they could write Job as out of shape but couldn't hide those muscles.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 4:14 PM on March 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

Proctor essentially rescuing himself was very satisfying and it doesn't appear that he took Hood's leaving him to fend for himself personally. Assuming the next season is the last one, will that be the Proctor-Hood showdown? Because obviously there's no time to get into that now.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 4:47 PM on March 7, 2015

There must be something about Banshee that inspires counting. An AV Club poster usually runs a by the numbers commentary after every episode. (Apologies if the link doesn't take you directly to the comment.)
posted by sardonyx at 9:08 PM on March 7, 2015

Proctor's line about mistaking the voice of God ... awesome.

This is the greatest superhero TV show going. Because, come on, these are superheroes and supervillains we're watching now, right?
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:58 PM on March 7, 2015

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