Tuesday, February 3, 2015

What I’m Watching: Banshee

Banshee: Season 3, Episode 4 “Real Life is the Nightmare” (B+)

It’s not comforting to see Lucas so thrown off by what someone thinks of him, Since Siobhan’s distress and anger at his not being who he says he is made him feel strongly enough to consider packing it all up and leaving. At least it’s nice to know that there’s some honesty to be found among thieves, namely the communication that exists among the group that includes Lucas, Carrie, Job, and Sugar. As Job and Sugar posed as janitors to steal the algorithm, Carrie experienced a little crisis related to the banality of her new job, but it wasn’t anything that kicking someone’s ass and stealing his motorcycle couldn’t fix. Dava really is her daughter, sneaking back home after trying to steal her brother a $75 video game both as a present and as proof that she knows how to pull off a burglary and miniature heist. Two people who hate each other – Rebecca and Burton – had the ultimate bonding opportunity in this hour when Rebecca volunteered to deal with Tommy Littlestone’s body and then tricked Burton into letting her into the front seat. Their sociopathic excitement at watching lesser people suffer was fed by the explosion they helped cause, and, if nothing else, it means a fiercely united front in the Proctor operation, which is crucial after Lucas came in ready to beat him to death and his mother took a turn for the worse. Siobhan telling Lucas that he needs to quietly resign and walk away isn’t likely to produce that outcome, but even less so considering that, for what can’t be even just the second or third in this show’s short history, there are many guns pointed at the police station and all hell is about to break loose.

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