In all of the craziness that is “We All Pay Eventually,” Banshee displays its growth over three gripping years by giving two supporting characters the chance to verbalize the heart of the episode, season and series thus far…
Though the infiltration of Camp Genoa exists as a superb feat in and of itself, it also highlights the episode’s biggest concern: showing the strength of teamwork.
What we get–among several other things–is a quieter meditation on parenting that shows some of the difficulties that Carrie, Gordon and Hood have either had to overcome or are currently trying to overcome.
“Bullets and Tears” makes the best case possible for why Rabbit’s presence this season has at least been important in helping develop the relationship between the man known as Lucas Hood (or Tom Palmer, as he would have been known in another life) and Anastasia.
With so many different directions to go and so few episodes left in its second season, Banshee surprises in “Ways to Bury a Man” by sticking to a plot it could have easily moved on from and by bringing back an essential dynamic of the series to the forefront.
Babak Najafi and John Romano absolutely killed it in last week’s episode of Banshee, which is easily – easily – in the running for best television episode of the year. The director-writer pair returns this week in “Armies of One” and delivers something just as powerful and engaging, but in an entirely different way.
One series, though, is leading the charge at the beginning of the year. The most unlikely of heroes, Cinemax’s Banshee, in just a matter of three weeks, has matured into something truly special – something a lot of TV writers refer to as “appointment viewing” when describing other series.