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TV Review: BANSHEE: Season 3, Episode 6: We Were All Someone Else Yesterday [Cinemax]

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Cinemax‘s Banshee We Were All Someone Else Yesterday TV Show Review. Banshee: Season 3, Episode 6: We Were All Someone Else Yesterday was how you handle introspection. After all the bloodletting and mayhem last week and the tragic loss of series regular Deputy Siobhan Kelly (Trieste Kelly Dunn), “We Were All Someone Else Yesterday” let Lucas battle his internal demons in a clever series of “what if” flashbacks that played off Deputy Brock Lotus (Matt Servitto)’ soul searing accusation last episode that Banshee might have been better off without shoot-first-ask-questions-later Lucas at the helm of the local constabulary.

The conceit gave us a chance to revisit the “real” Sheriff Lucas Hood (Griff Furst) and what might have happened if our faux sheriff had handled things a wee bit differently that fateful evening at Sugar Bates (Frankie Faison)’ saloon in the series opener. It also gave Hood a chance to say good-bye to Siobhan without being maudlin.

But the episode title might be a little misleading because it seems that maybe only bad boy Kai Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen) emerged from last episode’s hail of bullets a changed man. And even that may be more directly a result of his Amish mom’s death, than his own near death encounter with the Redbones. In a touching bit of solidarity with his estranged dad, Kai helped bury his mom, then used a little reverse psychology to discourage niece Rebecca Bowman (Lili Simmons) from getting too immersed in his illicit business affairs. And finally, he revealed some insight into his character defining back tattoo and fall from Amish grace to home nurse turned frisky house guest, Emily Lotus. Gotta love how well rounded all the characters in this drama are.

Meanwhile, her ex-hubby Brock Lotus seems to have forgotten all about his verbal accusation under fire last week and rallies Hood to take action against Chayton Littlestone (Geno Segers), before an FBI assault team swoops in to steal their thunder. And Hood does indeed get his pound of flesh in a sequence guaranteed to make you squirm. Watching Hood mimic Chayton’s “shhh” as he gives Chayton a taste of his own pain is most satisfying, though ultimately fool hearty as a bullet to the brain might have insured the cagey Redbone didn’t escape to do battle another day.

Best line of the night was when the FBI commander Furrillo admonishes Hood for circumventing his orders and telling him he’ll have his badge for that. To which Hood deadpans: “Get in fucking line.”

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