Cinemax‘s Banshee We All Pay Eventually TV Show Review. Banshee: Season 3, Episode 10: We All Pay Eventually was a pulse pounding, satisfying finale to a generally excellent third season of Banshee. After last week’s double hostage scenario, this week was a tale of twin blood baths. With Chayton dead and Siobhan avenged, Sheriff Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) was funk free and motivated. He found an unlikely companion in Mayor McBanshee, Gordon Hopewell (Rus Blackwell) and quickly deduced his three regular partners in crime had become reluctant Stowe-aways in the now decommissioned Camp Genoa. Let’s call him Team Rescue.
Meanwhile, bad guy Kai Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen), who pretty much rescued himself single-handedly last week, had some unfinished business with the Blackbeards in general, and their leader Frasier (Ron C. Jones) in particular. With Kai, business always comes first, so he quickly enlisted previously jilted Salvadorian gang leader, Hector Morales (Wilson Jermaine Heredia) to come along for the mayhem. We’ll call him Team Revenge.
With sharp intercutting between the two teams, from preparing for battle, to the graphic, full throttle assaults, the episode was jam-packed with action and great character bits. And there was no shortage of over the top, over-statement either as Kai showed his Biblical roots with a literal interpretation of the proverbial eye for an eye.
While Deputy Brock Lotus (Matt Servitto) and rookie Deputy Calvin Bunker (Chris Coy) were pretty much sidelined most of the episode, all the series regulars were out in fine form. Proctor, niece Rebecca and bow-tie Burton were all one-big happy home-wrecking family again. And Carrie Hopewell (Ivana Milicevic), Job (Hoon Lee), and Sugar Bates (Frankie Faison) temporarily put aside their differences as Hood and Gordon stormed the gates of Camp Genoa to assist in their rescue.
When all the dust settled though, the stage was set for Hood to maybe get back with Carrie. There was even a strong sense that Hood and Proctor might bury the hatchet somewhere other than each others’ skull too as Hood resigned yet again from his fake job and Proctor’s devious mind went spinning. But maybe it’ll just be Hood’s ploy to get some help in locating Job, who was airlifted to parts unknown in a black-ops helicopter. A bit of closure, but a lot to look forward to next season, not the least of which will be the reckoning to be had from Bunker’s unwelcome tattoo removal. Nothing’s ever easy on this show.
The episode’s best line had to be Carrie Hopewell’s when she and Colonel Stowe were going all mano-o-womano in one of the best fights of the night. Definitely giving as good as she got, Carrie taunts Stowe, “You fight better than you fuck.” But he ultimately was no match for a woman scorned.
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