Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What I’m Watching: Banshee

Banshee: Season 3, Episode 3 “A Fixer of Sorts” (B+)

For a man who stole someone’s identity, the fake Lucas doesn’t have much luck staying hidden from people who want to kill him. I could not be more thrilled about the introduction of Denis O’Hare as an FBI Internal Affairs agent who know full well that Lucas is not who he says he is. Showing up with a gun and taking Lucas into custody probably wasn’t the smartest idea, and it almost got him killed. As tends to be the case, assumed identities aren’t always better than the original ones, and the real Lucas Hood once again became a problem for his new self. It was only fitting that Lucas pushed the employer of the man who he decapitated under a truck so that he could suffer a similarly brutal and bloody end, though there isn’t really another kind on this show. Nola went out in an unforgettable fashion, fighting to the last moment before suffering what looked to be an enormously painful death. I’m sad to see her go since she was a terrific character, but she made the mistake of charging in to kill Kai without the brute force possessed by her friend Clayton. It was hilarious and exciting to see Job and Sugar getting things done in the field together, and at least they’re both making smart choices while the other two members of their team make unwise ones. The most jarring part of the episode was the look on Siobhan’s face when Lucas walked in, and he is going to be completely honest to get himself out of this one, which is still sure to leave things dramatically changed.

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