Continuing with my sneak preview reviews of Banshee - this time, episode 2.4, set to air January 31, 2014 - courtesy of a screener disk provided by HBO/Cinemax. As always, these reviews will deal in generalities and avoid specific spoilers.
Among the highlights of Banshee 2.4, which in general was a great episode as far as plot development and keen phrases from characters:
- The murderer of the Kinaho girl is identified and brought to justice, by more than one hand.
- One of the best outfits for Job, who delivers some of his best lines, too.
- Young Hood gets some good advice, and some good loving, too.
- A major character is leaving - though you never know the future - and leaves in a memorable way, in addition to a brief intersection with Job, which come to think of it is symbolically memorable, too.
- An even more major character returns. You'll be able to easily guess who that is.
As has been the case all season, there's continued important development of Amish-Kinaho relations, and Proctor continues for my money to be one of the most interesting and charismatic characters on all of television. I can't say the same for the Banshee police force, though, who continue to be a little behind the eight ball. It's understandable that Hood of course is not versed in proper police procedure, and Deputy Brock does what he can, but there's a dumb police move in Banshee 2.4 which, although it sets up important and dangerous plot possibilities which are always welcome, shouldn't have occurred in the first place.
And I'll be back here between January 31st and February 7th with my sneak preview review of episode 2.5.