Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What I’m Watching: Banshee

Banshee: Season 3, Episode 9 “Even God Doesn’t Know What to Make of You” (B)

It’s hard to believe both how fast each season of this show flies and how quickly our band of criminals manage to make new enemies after they’ve just neutralized another threat. Siobhan was a distant memory in this episode as Job, Sugar, and Carrie all got accosted and attacked in different ways by the military men angry about being ripped off and Lucas remains the lone unknown figure. It was interesting to see how Lucas and Job first met, with the latter talking incessantly as Lucas exercised his superhuman powers and ran for several minute without even seeming winded at all. I think those flashbacks were supposed to illustrate the close ties that have developed between the two, since Job may well pay the price for their latest crime, though Carrie seems to be in the most precarious situation. The law in this town is just absurd, as Lucas and Brock rushed to Emily’s rescue and then left Kai there to die as a disbelieving Rebecca looked on and yelled incredulously at Lucas for abandoning him. Gordon having his daughter spend the night in jail was a tough punishment that Lucas immediately contradicted, hardly stellar parenting on either of their parts. The next episode is already the season finale, which is a shame, though at least this show has already been renewed for a fourth season. I have a feeling that someone will pay a big price in the finale, and things in Banshee won’t even be as relatively peaceful as they are now.

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