Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What I’m Watching: Banshee

Banshee: Season 3, Episode 6 “We Were All Someone Else Yesterday” (B+)

I can’t think of a more effective way for this show to follow up Siobhan’s death than with a black-and-white sequence that recounted our noble sheriff’s arrival to Banshee and how things could have gone very differently. Stopping things before they got out of control and talking down the thugs who killed the real hood in the version of events we know presented a tragically alluring possibility: that our Lucas might have left Banshee right away without ruining Carrie’s life and Siobhan’s life, and taking the down to hell with him. In the real world, both Aimee and Robert John Burke’s FBI team leader wanted to rob Lucas of his chance for revenge, but he managed to get it in the form of a painful literal twisting of the knife, although his thirst for blood permitted Chayton to get away, sure to be heard from again soon when he in turn comes for blood. Deva made herself a new friend who I’m sure will get her into trouble, and she wasn’t exactly headed down a great road. I like what her father said to her about them both being the people they always said they’d be. Rebecca managed to take on her uncle’s attitude and serve as his proxy very effectively, but then he had to go ahead and take her down a peg. Interestingly, in her absence, Emily has found herself a precarious perch, one that’s sure to lead nowhere good and to upset Brock in a big way when he inevitably finds out.

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