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TV Review: BANSHEE: Season 3, Episode 7: You Can’t Hide from the Dead [Cinemax]

Antony Starr Ivana Milicevic Banshee You Can't Hide from the Dead

Cinemax‘s Banshee You Can’t Hide from the Dead TV Show Review. Banshee: Season 3, Episode 7: You Can’t Hide from the Dead with Sheriff Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) still reeling from the death of comrade and companion in arms Deputy Siobhan Kelly (Trieste Kelly Dunn) two episodes ago, wasted no time revealing that Siobhan’s fugitive assailant, Chayton Littlestone (Geno Segers), was very much alive and killing, er, kicking. But while the two men didn’t share any screen time this week, the two adversaries did stumble through a series of weird acid trip like hallucinations, which may or man not have been shared. For Hood’s part anyway, these hallucinations were much better done last week. Note to Hood: get over it already.

As Hood worked through his mojo-messing funk, the mantel for the most exciting action sequence got passed to the more dysfunctional than dynamic duo of Carrie Hopewell (Ivana Milicevic) and Gordon Hopewell (Rus Blackwell). Sure, we knew Carrie Hopewell could dish it out like nobody’s business, but normally milquetoast mayor Gordon, who’d a thunk it? But Gordon dived into the action pool with the gusto of an Olympic diving champ. It’s an impromptu intervention for wayward leaning daughter Deva Hopewell (Ryann Shane), and it looks like a little more then sense got knocked into everyone. The electric cattle prod to the crotch was nice finish to the sequence. And kudos to the producers for not being afraid to spread the action love around a little on this show.

Even Job (Hoon Lee) got a little chop busting in this week, that is, when he wasn’t trying to bust Hood’s balls to get him out of his funk in time for the great Camp Genoa vault caper. After weeks of set-up, the Hood rats finally got together to make their move on Colonel Douglas Stowe (Langley Kirkwood)’s ill-gotten stash. But the heist is not without complications when the team almost buys the farm because Hood can’t get his head in the game. The caper itself is another example of producer courage, as almost the entire sequence is shot and edited in a gritty found footage style, with each character’s individual camera angle of their role in the heist reportedly available on demand, thank you very much. And, now doubt we haven’t seen the last of the psychotic Col. Stowe and his mercenary army.

In the meantime, the wheels are set in motion for next-week’s knock down, no-holds barred big boy brawl in the Big Easy, otherwise know as the Hood-Chayton rematch. There weren’t any real standout lines this week, but one does have to wonder, what’s up with all these hot women and their witless fascination with obviously bad boys?

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