The fi­nal show­down

Proc­tor and Hood wage war one last time in Ban­shee.

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“It’s go­ing to defy any­thing you’ve seen,” says se­ries co- cre­ator Jonathan Troppe. And con­sid­er­ing what’s hap­pened in the three pre­vi­ous sea­sons of drama show Ban­shee (2013-2016), that says a lot for this fi­nal sea­son. In-be­tween heists, gun­fights and bloody brawls, the ac­tion has been headed up by an un­named crim­i­nal lead char­ac­ter (An­thony Starr) pos­ing as mur­dered town sher­iff Lu­cas Hood since episode 1 and shunned Amish bad­die Kai Proc­tor (Ul­rich Thom­sen) go­ing from crook to mayor. So what’s left to do?

BLAZE OF GLORY

“There’s a lot of fire,” says Ivana Mil­ice­vic, who plays Hood’s ex-lover and part­ner-in-crime Anas­ta­sia. “When I read the scripts, I thought, ‘Here we go!’” Se­ries star An­thony adds that “this sea­son is a bit more thought­ful of char­ac­ters and sto­ries. Of course, there’s still lash­ings of ac­tion and gore and the stuff that we’re known for. But we’re fin­ish­ing at a peak. This is our best sea­son with­out doubt!”

IN THE FIR­ING LINE

Episode 1 is set two years af­ter 1 sea­son 3 (March 2015) and Proc­tor’s niece Re­becca (Lili Sim­mons) is mur­dered. GPS track­ing shows that the cabin Hood is liv­ing in is where she died, but Proc­tor is the landowner… If you think that Hood can take 2 a beat­ing, in episode 3 (20 De­cem­ber) view­ers find out that Hood’s trans­ves­tite as­sas­sin hacker pal Job (Hoon Lee) is still be­ing tor­tured two years af­ter he was cap­tured! And the sea­son fi­nale (24 Jan­uary 3 2017) ends with a car crash, a con­fes­sion and bro­ken hearts.

ALL IN A NAME

Hood’s real name isn’t re­vealed af­ter 38 episodes. Not that An­thony is up­set: “Af­ter what he’s been through, that is of lit­tle con­se­quence now.”

There’s a sur­prise twist for feud­ing foes Proc­tor (left) and Lu­cas Hood.

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