Banshee is hard, even for HBO.

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  1. BigFoot

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    Fuck this shit. :(
     
  2. Guy Gardener

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    Oh you poor baby.

    They went and turned your lover into chum.

    She was %50 ####ed when she found out that he's a criminal.

    But she was %100 fuck## when she found out his name.

    THE MAN WITH NO NAME!

    Banshee has always been an under the table remake of a fist full of dollars.
     
  3. Ethros

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    Just watched it.


    No no no no no no no no. That did not just happen.

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    (and I'm not talking about Proctor's mother)
     
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    Words can not describe.

    (On the subject of his real name, however, wouldn't it be a hoot if it actually was John Smith like he told that detective under circumstances where it would be dismissed as a blatant lie?)
     
  5. Ethros

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    Good episode as always. Though I still never really get why they all still do these theiving jobs. As what do they do with the money? It's not like Lucas Hood, Carrie or Sugar can start living it up in a huge mansion with fancy cars and the people of Banshee aren't gonna notice, and none of them seem to want to go anywhere anyway.


    btw did everyone see that it'd been renewed for Season 4? But for 8 episodes though, instead of the usual 10. I wonder if perhaps it will be the last? Only because I figure it can't go on forever, the longer Hood is getting away with it the more ridiculous it could seem for example.
    I could see it ending with him dealing with Kai Proctor once and for all, but alluded to that Rebecca will take over and be just as ruthless as Kai was. As for Hood, hmm either back to prison or merely walking into the sunset having lost everything are the likely options I'd guess at.
     
  6. Beagleman

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    Retirement-cushion, sending your f'ed up daughter to college, selling your bar and moving to the Bahmas once your buddy is found out and has to run?! It is money...

    Nice episode, loved the action with the pov cameras.
     
  7. Guy Gardener

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    Way better than the Doom movie.
     
  8. E-DUB

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    Yeah, it's the money. But it's also the action, at least for Hood, Sugar, and Carrie. Job is the only one whose motive is purely monetary.

    How do I see it ending? Hood dies a hero to the town. Heck, maybe even a statue-worthy hero. And then they cut to a beach somewhere and there he is.
     
  9. Locutus of Bored

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    Story Idea:

    Chayton Littlefield and Gus Fring meet in Hell and make a deal with Satan to return to the world of the living as a minion of the Dark Lord to rule over the town of Banshee, which is located over a recently opened Hellmouth, hence 3/4ths of the town consisting of psychopathic criminals and the remainder being largely oblivious to this fact.

    Chaygus merge together into one unstoppable killing machine / meth kingpin / chicken franchiser / tribal leader / Indian guerrilla (the guy wears a lot of hats) who share one complete face. Little do they know however, that Satan, being the crafty and evil minx that he is, combined the missing halves of their faces instead of the whole ones. So it's a hellish demon with the mind of an entrepreneurial genius and a body built like a tank but without a face, and just a single dangly eyeball that can weirdly still see but can't focus on anything because it's just hanging there. Littlefring has to put some duct tape on it or something to hold it up so he can carry out his mission.

    I think I'll call it: Face/Off. Hopefully that hasn't been taken by any movies or TV shows or both.


    Anyway, awesome episode, and the fight(s) between Hood and Chayton lived up to everything one would expect. Although I wasn't really a fan of Brock basically just being used as a MacGuffin to get in the way by fucking up every time they needed a break in the action, but at least he made up for it by being the one who convinces Hood to return to Banshee after he's essentially given up.

    The show made good use of its recent move to New Orleans from Charlotte because of the greater incentives for filming there due to recent budget cuts in Charlotte. Hood and Chayton were apparently stalking each other along the tour route of the French Quarter and Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1 and the Port of New Orleans, visiting all the sites before trying to kill each other. Thankfully the entire stretch of ground they traveled through the city (quite a distance) was completely deserted in bright sunlight, almost like they were filming a TV show there or something.
     
  10. Guy Gardener

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    I did think those streets looked bare, but I also contemplated how budget The Originals is, who swears to god that their story is also set in the French Quarter.
     
  11. Locutus of Bored

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    No, they really filmed it on location in the French Quarter. The show moved from filming in Charlotte, North Carolina to New Orleans this year.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/charlott...e-exits-charlotte-for-new-orleans-citing.html

    I just thought it was a little ridiculous that the miles of ground they covered was completely deserted in broad daylight so that they could have their Wild West showdown without anyone seeing it.
     
  12. Guy Gardener

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    If you reread, you'll see that I was feeling sorry for The Vampire Diaries spin off The Originals which has been filmed almost exclusively in Georgia, yet set in New Orleans.
     
  13. Ethros

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    So that's it for another 10 months. January 2016 (I assume) to see what happens next :wah:


    When were those flashbacks meant to be taking place btw? Even before "Hood" met Rabbit and co?
     
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    If we are to believe what the black-ops hacker guy said to Job about the disappearance of 40+ people, those flashbacks may have happened during the mid nineties. Hood's face was heavily CGI'd.
     
  15. Ethros

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    As was suspected when it was only renewed for 8 instead of 10 episodes, Season 4 is set to be the last

    At least it looks like it'll get a proper ending rather than some cliffhanger. Given the premise I didn't think it should have gone more than 5 anyway so 4 isn't a bad run at all.
    I'm currently rewatching Season 2 and really loving it, it's such a vastly underrated show.
     
  16. Guy Gardener

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    Brock has been hilarious over on Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell as the Devil.



    If Hood's name turns out to be something dead simple like Bigs' was at the end of sex and the City, I am going to eat my hat.
     
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  17. Beagleman

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    So what did you guys think of the finale? I thought it was pretty fitting and a nice ending (to a rather lackluster season).
    Glad that they all got to move on. Happy that Carrie and Hood didn't ride into the sunset together yet still acknowledged their past and plan to keep in touch.
    Was anyone suprised that Burton killed Rebecca, well besides Kai and Hood?

    "Banshee, Pennsylvania. Suck my tit."
    Can we get a Job spinnoff now please!?
    PS: nice Hairstyle.
     
  18. Guy Gardener

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    Nice resolutions, I wasn't expecting it to be the final episode already.

    Too short a season.

    I love bazookas. :)
     
  19. Ethros

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    I loved Season 1-3, like crazy love. Season 4 however... I dunno, it just felt more like a spin-off. Lucas Hood wasn't the Sherriff anymore, and that was kinda the whole point of the show. Seemed like most of the season he didn't really do much and they kept focusing on other characters I didn't really care about like those Nazi guys, which as a plot really went nowhere at all. And those crazy devil worshippers or whatever were just lame. I'd guessed it would be Burton too, it had to be someone we knew, and frankly there wasn't really any others characters it could be beside him.
    I kinda guessed the overall ending too that Hood would just ride off into the sunset, Kai Procter kinda dealt with, nice blaze of glory for him. It was still fun but defintely was the weakest year by far.
    Eliza Dushku obviously awesome, even if she didn't have that much to do either.