Monday, January 19, 2015

What I’m Watching: Banshee

Banshee: Season 3, Episode 2 “Snakes and Whatnot” (B+)

This show’s opening sequence is one of the things I love most about it, and therefore it was jarring to see something different featured at the start of this episode. That said, the music was still there and what was in its place was fascinating – following Kai’s operation from start to finish and transitioning directly into the plot of the hour. Things aren’t exactly going well for the Proctor business, and it’s not entirely Rebecca’s fault, even if shooting a man who insulted Kai in the knees led to an all-out bloodbath. It’s Chayton who’s stirring things up by sending men to abduct Kai, who wasn’t even the one who killed Alex. Nola’s return is just as formidable and fantastic as I knew it would be, and I love the fact that she went into the diner and shared a drink with Carrie. The mobster’s daughter’s new beau couldn’t be a poorer choice, both because he is directly the target of their next score, and he has quite a temper which didn’t bode well for the bribe-taking recruit of his. It also seems to translate into some inappropriate content at work, which threatens the only stable part of her life. I’m intrigued by the neo-Nazi applicant for the vacant deputy position, though the guy who got it is doing well enough by roaming around the reservation and protecting Lucas from certain suicide. Dava stopping by to see Lucas and have her be a father to him was interesting, and while he wasn’t too warm to the idea, let’s hope that his mysterious gun-toting visitor doesn’t rob him of the opportunity to be a good influence for her.

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