In the latest Banshee recap, Hood faces the repercussions of Siobhan discovering his past life, Carrie quits her job and Job and Sugar take the next steps toward the planned heist of Camp Genoa.
By Michael Stets — Staff Writer
Banshee has slowly been heating up over the first few episodes, but as far as consequences are concerned, the town is about to burn like The Towering Inferno.
The Redbones are soon to hit town and wage war in the name of the deceased Longshadows and Chayton Littlestone’s younger brother Tommy, and will try to find and kill Kai Proctor at all costs.
But, for Sheriff Hood, his life has been turned upside down thanks to the FBI file that Special Agent Phillips left for his current girlfriend and Banshee Deputy, Siobhan Kelly. At the end of Episode 3, she wasn’t exactly taking the news well that Hood was once a master thief and this week things picked up where they left off.
The episode opens with Siobhan having her gun drawn at Hood and the Sheriff trying in vain to calm her down and explain himself to her. She will have none of it and after withdrawing her weapon she orders to leave.
Job and Sugar gained access into the Sterling Industries building after hours as janitors named Mark and Roger. The duo barely made it out without getting caught as a suspicious guard nearly caught Job illegally downloading an algorithum from one of the main computer servers.
Hood meets them at The Forge and shares the bad news about Siobhan having the police file on him and tells them they all may have to not only call off the planned heist, but skip town altogether. Job, of course, does not take the news well and tells Hood how it is and to think back when he trusted Carrie, but ended up in prison.
“I want you to try real hard to remember the last time you rolled the dice on a woman.”—Job tells Hood.
After getting permission from her uncle, Rebecca tags along with Clay to catch up to some of the Redbones gang members who are taking Tommy Littlestone’s body from the morgue back to the Kinaho Reservation. After making a stop, Rebecca gets in the driver’s seat and wants to drive. Clayton reluctantly agrees. She takes off in the Mercedez Benz after the late-model Chevy Van (painted red like the Redbones get it?) and after a crazy game of chicken—where she doesn’t back down—the van swerves and crashes, rolling on its side.
Clay and Rebecca walk over to the van and notice a gas leak. As they walk away, Clay hands Rebecca the lighter he took from her earlier when she tried to smoke in his car. She lights it and throws it on the stream of gasoline. The van ignites and explodes. If there was any doubt about Proctor’s niece being a full-blown criminal after she murdered Alex Longshadow, it can now be removed. She is for real.
Hood and Proctor show up, as does Deputy Aimee King from the Kinaho Police Department. Hood treats her the same as the KPD treated him when he went to discuss the dangers of Chayton Littlestone and the Redbones and tells them he is staying out of it.
“Well then let’s go get me some experience.”—Rebecca tells Clayton as she sits in the driver’s seat of his car.
Gordon Hopewell seems to be pulling himself out of his drunken misery. He has returned to shaving, and going on morning jogs. The DA has also had a change of heart on Proctor’s plea bargain and has informed ADA Alison Medding, who welcomes the news but warns that Proctor’s lawyer won’t be pleased. Gordon also apologizes for the drunken pass he made at her the last time they saw each other.
Hood discovers Deva skipping school again and after she tries to storm off, the two have a talk about the last time they saw one another. Hood lets her know he is most likely leaving town. She let’s him know she doesn’t want him to leave and tells her why he has to, sans the actual details.
“I made a huge fucking mess kid. I have to go.”–Hood tells Deva
During a hectic shift at the Miles Diner, Carrie can’t handle it and walks out. She heads to a dive bar and starts downing tequila shots with a strange guy who keeps buying her drinks. After he won’t take no for an answer, Carrie beats him up in the bathroom and takes the keys to his bike and takes off to let her frustrations out. She ends up being chased by the police, but avoids them only to find out she is out of gas. She phones Hood to come pick her up.
The former couple have a chat on the way back into town and Hood spills the details about how Siobhan saw the police file on him, and that he may, in fact, be leaving Banshee for good. Antony Star and Ivan Milicevic have always shined in these dramatic scenes together and the writing within the show has always indicated how much they both still love each other even though they cannot be together. Hood drops her off at her house and she kisses him on the cheek and they embrace each other and share a moment together.
“I feel trapped. I keep waking up from the dream to realize that it’s real life that has become the nightmare.”–Carrie tells Hood
Carrie heads into the house just as Deva–who was out breaking into a store to steal her little brother a video game–was getting into her room. Carrie finds Deva under the covers and says goodnight and tells her they need to discuss her skipping school. As she leaves the room she slyly tells her daughter she can get undressed, revealing she knew she was sneaking around all along. Deva is obviously rebelling against several things and having a hard time adjusting to Carrie and Gordon;s impending divorce and learning that Hood is her real father. She is headed down a bad path and as was shown by her casing the store she stole from and using a glass cutter to obtain the video game she has inherited some unique traits on the expertise of being a thief.
Now from here on out in the episode, things went off the rails a touch for Hood. I don’t usually have much to criticize as far as the writing and the direction that this show navigates but Hood’s next move just didn’t make much sense. The Sheriff heads to the Savoy to confront Proctor–who was on his way home because he got the call from Emily that his mother had taken a turn for the worse–and just pulls his gun out and attempts to kill him right then and there. Of course, a huge fight ensues, which is once again brilliantly orchestrated by fight coordinator Marcus Young, but it seemed to far out of the ordinary for Hood. Not that he is about killing anyone, just to do so with all the other heat on him and the uncertainly of whether of not Siobhan would actually turn him in.
It just seemed like too much of a dumb move. Yes, Hood is going through a lot and he may end up leaving, but acting like this could land him in prison, instead of safely away from Banshee if things go south. Proctor’s lawyer calls the police and Brock gets there just in time to prevent Hood from most likely killing Proctor with a hammer. Brock places Proctor in cuffs and takes him to the Cadi.
Back at the Cadi, ADA Medding shows up to ask Hood “what the hell happened?” with Proctor, and Proctor’s lawyer is also there warning Hood he will have witnesses speak up on what transpired at the Savoy. Hood dismisses both of them
Meanwhile, at the Kinaho Reservation, Chayton and the other Redbones have a ceremony to honor the fallen Tommy Littlestone and they chant around a fire and burn Tommy’s body.
Throughout the episode, Hood has tried several times to call and talk to Siobhan, but at the Cadi they finally cross paths. This time, she does talk to him about his past, his relationship with Carrie, how he worked for Rabbit and how his lies have seriously threatened to undo everything the Banshee Police Department have tried to accomplish. Not to mention, breach the trust between them in their relationship. He argues that he tried to do good as Sheriff of Banshee and everything between the two of them was real.
Siobhan tells him she is not going to turn him in, “not because she doesn’t want to, but because the truth would annihilate the department.” She proceeds to tell him he is going to resign from the department and quietly leave Banshee. As they are talking, headlights flash through the windows of the Cadi. Hood grabs Siobhan and pulls her to the floor as gunshots rain down upon the Cadi. Chayton and the Redbones are outside with the arsenal they stole from Camp Genoa and unleashing it on the Cadi, most likely due to Proctor being inside.
“I’m not going to turn you in.”–Siobhan tells Hood
Things are about to turn for the worse for Hood and company. Although the Redbones attacking the Cadi is not a result of something he did, he is in the thick of it, nonetheless. How he gets out of this mess is anybody’s guess, but I’m sure the creators of Banshee: Jonathan Tropper and Greg Yaitanes, will make it entertaining.
The post-credits scene was a close up on the war-painted face of Chayton with the sound of the gun shots ripping into the Cadi.
The song in the motorcycle chase scene with Carrie is “I Want to Break You in Half” by Drenge.
The song during the credits is “It Begins Bonight” by Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman.