Friday, April 29, 2016

What I’m Watching: Banshee

Banshee: Season 4, Episode 3 “Job” (B)

A lot happened in this episode, but I feel like most of it was away from Banshee and therefore a little less involving. This show always manages to outdo itself in its depiction of misery, and that was truer than ever as we saw a broken Job being tormented by his captors. He was almost unrecognizable, and given how much of a personality he has, it was especially harrowing and unsettling. After being more than ready to perform a foot amputation, our friends did manage to rescue Job, and he got his revenge on his torturer nearly immediately with a direct shot to the head. He’s obviously not going to be the same for a while, and the latest turn of events doesn’t suggest that any of our friends are going to be in good shape. Carrie seemed most worked up by Brock marching in with his deputies to arrest Lucas. Those charges might not stick, but he doesn’t seem to be fighting much. Proctor is very distracted, helping out a young girl who reminds him of Rebecca and regretting it pretty quickly. Rebecca’s parents showing up to demand her body is a reminder that not everyone involved in this is a sinner. It’s useful to know that Cruz is fully in Proctor’s pocket and eager to exploit that relationship even more. Bunker, on the other hand, is definitely a good guy, not too keen to jump at the chance to kill his brother after his wife suggests it. Calvin is ready to explode, and hopefully Bunker won’t pick the wrong time to make his move.

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