Continuing with my sneak preview reviews of Banshee - this time, episode 2.7, set to air February 21, 2014 - courtesy of a screener disk provided by HBO/Cinemax. As always, these reviews will deal in generalities and avoid specific spoilers.
Revenge is the theme of this episode of Banshee - revenge for what happened to young Hood at the end of 2.6.
Proctor is actually a far more effective enemy to Hood than Rabbit has been - because Proctor is younger, just as tough, and at least as smart as Rabbit. Proctor has been strengthening his ties with Alex all season, and this continues in 2.7, to the point that Alex is now completely in Proctor's debt. Is there any real chance that Hood can bring down Proctor and his allies, assorted and some sordid?
You can make your own predictions - and the answer will be presumably be known, at least in part, by the end of this season. But I think not. One thing that Hood's focus on getting Proctor does seem to be resulting in is a little more cooperation between Hood and Brock, which we see to good effect in 2.7, as Brock tells Hood that nabbing Proctor will be a long haul. But this has its limits too, and in the end the only allies that Hood can count on are Sugar and Job.
He can count on Siobhan, too, as far as the Banshee police, and probably on Carrie, too, if push came to shove, which it usually does and more on Banshee. But Carrie has her hands full with a family crisis in 2.7, which is also one of the best episodes we've seen in a while about the Hopewells.
And I'll be back here between February 14th and 21st with my sneak preview review of episode 2.8.