This week from HBO Home Entertainment is one of the most amazing shows to ever hit cable television. Spending four years on Cinemax, Fanshees get another chance to see the final year with “Banshee: The Complete Fourth Season” on Bluray and Digital HD.
It has been a few years and Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) has taken up seclusion in the woods. Brock Lotus (Matt Servitto) is now the sheriff and he sets out to find Hood to give him the worst news. Rebecca (Lili Simmons) has become the victim of a serial killer that has taken over the town. But that’s not the only mess running rampant in town.
Banshee also has a new mayor in Kai Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen) and he’s up to no good with Calvin Bunker (Chris Coy) and his crooked gang. If they think they are going unnoticed, they might want to be careful as Carrie Hopewell (Ivana Milicevic) is setting up her own brand of justice against the two men.
Drawn back in, Fat Au (Eddie Cooper), Carrie and Hood discover that Job has been held in captivity about as long as Hood as been away. They know that rescuing him takes all they have in order to pay a ransom. It is all about to get even nastier.
When Proctor demands an autopsy on Rebecca the crazy is about to hit the fan when it is discovered she was pregnant. Quickly discovering that Hood was the father, they start looking for evidence against him and there is blood in his car. Even after he is arrested, the killer takes another victim.
That doesn’t take away the suspicion of Hood murdering Rebecca and FBI agent Veronica Dawson (Eliza Dushku) takes over the investigation. Bunker’s father-in-law finally gets out of prison and takes back the position of boss of the white supremacist group and Calvin isn’t happy at all. It is who is actually in charge that is the real shocker!
The investigation into Rebecca’s murder is still going on but Hood takes Dawson to a basement in Proctor’s house. What they find in the house is disturbing but it’s what Hood discovers and keeps from Dawson that will determine what he does next.
Loera (Nestor Serrano) of the Colombian cartel meets up with Burton for their drug deal but it goes crazy wrong when Carrie and Job have a little news of their own. When the drugs go boom, Loera and Proctor have their way with one another but Burton (Matthew Rauch) comes to the rescue. Trying to get away, Hood is hot on their trail and a confrontation between the three men reveal the answers to all.
And in the last episode, I’m going to keep silent about because I know there are those who love the show that might not have had a chance to see the final season. Just know — it’s awesome!
The series “Banshee” was created by Jonathan Tropper who wrote the script to one of my favorite films “This is Where I Leave You” (2014) and David Schnickler who authored “The Dark Path” and the best-seller “Sweet and Vicious.”
The Bluray includes the Bonus Features of Cast Retrospective: “Banshee” stars pick their favorite fight scenes and share memories of Job’s most unforgettable outfits, Banshee Origins: Find out the story before the story with eight prequel videos featuring the cast of “Banshee,” Zoomed In: Go on the set the cast to see how key, adrenaline-filled scenes were created and also included are Audio Commentaries and Deleted Scenes.
The episodes include “Something Out of the Bible,” “The Burden of Beauty,” “The Book of Job,” “Bloodletting,” “A Little Late to Grow a Pair,” “Only One Way a Dogfight Ends,” “Truths Other Than the Ones You Tell Yourself” and “Requiem.”
“Banshee: The Complete Fourth Season” is a series that is going to be badly missed because the characters were raw and the storyline was filled with grit. I love shows like this because they are unique and bring together amazing talent to tell a story with brute force. “Banshee” was never a series that held back and in this final season questions will be answered and scores will be settled — but by who is where the marathon watching begins!
It is in the final season that everything comes around to such a fantastic conclusion. Thanks to HBO I can’t be all that upset because having seasons 1-4 on Bluray, I can return to Banshee as many times ask I like and so can you
Remember, in Banshee — it only ends one way!