Banshee: Season 3 (DVD) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Episodes: 10
Duration: 49 min (per episode)

Banshee: Season 3 (DVD) – Series Review

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Lucas Hood has taken up the role of sheriff in Banshee for a reasonable amount of time now, and many things have changed when it comes to apprehending criminals, but the main villains have remained the same. Thus in the end Banshee is still a cesspool of crime, violence and rivalry between the Kinaho who live in the reservation and Kai Proctor, the gangster that disposed of their chief. Nonetheless, even as a sheriff, Lucas can’t be bothered that much with the war that might break loose, as he has a lot of things to work through himself, as well as a possible new ‘job’ that could earn him a pretty penny. Once a thief, always a thief?


Even though Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) originally came back to Banshee to check up on Carrie Hopewell (Ivana Milicevic) hoping to pick up the pieces after being locked up in prison for fifteen years, to his surprise he found out that she was married, and had two children, one actually being his, namely Deva (Ryann Shane). Even though this is information that was already given in the previous season, it’s becoming clear that Lucas suffers from the fact he was never involved in the child’s life, and while he keeps his distance, simply to respect Gordon Hopewell’s (Rus Blackwell) plea to let him keep ‘his’ daughter for himself, some fatherly instincts do awake over time. Nonetheless, things are getting rather rowdy in the Kinaho reservation as Chayton Littlestone (Geno Segers) has returned and is riling everybody up to fight the white man’s oppression, and specifically dispose of Kai Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen), the ex-amish who turned into one of the biggest gangsters the region has ever known. Even though the initial scuffles aren’t that bad, things turn sour when Chayton robs a military transport of its cargo, which consists out of crates of weapons, enough to supply a small army.

When confronting colonel Stowe (Langley Kirkwood) who runs Camp Genoa, he simply states it’s none of his business and that the sheriff’s department should handle things. In the process of visiting the base, Lucas notices a safe full of money, that seems to be of the illegal kind. Soon after, he decides that this might just become his next, big job and he calls in the help of Job (Hoon Lee) and Sugar Bates (Frankie Faison) to start planning how they will ‘liberate’ the money. Meanwhile Carrie is bored with the ‘simple family’ life and is also looking for some extra excitement and when Lucas picks up on this, he is considering letting her in on the heist. Even though things are still rather rowdy in the small town, Lucas is quite content with his life, all thanks to his relationship with Siobahn Kelly (Trieste Kelly Dunn).

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A lot happens in each of the ten episodes of this third season, and it’s clear that this season handles a few topics. First of all there is the war between Proctor and Chayton which will consume a big part of this season, but also the heist is a key component. Lucas’ relation wish Siobahn will certainly receive its share of attention and a new character is also introduced, which hints to the topic of the fourth season. Kurt Bunker (Tom Pelphrey) is an ex-Aryan Brotherhood member, who wants to join the police force in order to amend for the things he has done wrong in his life. Overall, you’ll constantly have enough going on, making sure there are no dull moments in this third season of Banshee.

Banshee has its own gritty style going for it, and it seems that this season was seen as a chance to increase the overall gore level from time to time. While some might argue it’s a bit over the top at times, it does give an extra boost to certain scenes, where you simply feel the rage of some characters. The use of flashbacks also tends to help viewers that only joined this season, making sure they are up to speed when things are about to go down.

Acting performances are solid, there is not a single actor or actress that feels they provide you with a qualitatively lesser experience, even those that are only in the series for one or a handful of episodes. Other than that, there’s not much more to say than that everyone puts down a convincing performance, true to the atmosphere of the series.

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The special features of this DVD release of Banshee: Season 3, are quite phenomenal. Not only are the basics present that handle the choreography of fight scenes or short highlights of certain scenes and characters, there’s also the Banshee Origins series. The normal Banshee Origins snippets all revolve around certain key events that occur in the past of the main characters of this season, all being presented in short clips lasting a few minutes. There’s also the Banshee Origins Saga, which are two full-fledged episodes that revolve around Lucas Hood’s past, namely his incarceration and what led to it. Some scenes of the short Banshee Origins series are also knitted into the longer episodes, as well as the episodes of this season. Nonetheless, the Origins and Origins Saga features are very rewarding features, which certainly justify you purchasing this box set.


Banshee: Season 3 continues the gritty action, with enough drama on the side to keep things interesting. Not only does the plot offer new interesting storylines and grant you the chance to finally get to know the man behind Lucas Hood, the extra content also boosts the overall experience. If you like an action packed series that has guns, fistfights, pretty ladies and interesting intertwining stories, this one will certainly prove its worth.

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