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With only three episodes to go, the show has many plot threads to tie up before those final credits fall on the town of Banshee for the last time. Although some of them are starting to converge – Carrie and Bunker’s with Proctor and Calvin/the Brotherhood, for example – this still leaves several others, and I’m sure that I’m not alone in wondering how it will all ultimately fit together. I have faith that the series will deliver a satisfying ending, however, especially as this episode makes strides in the right direction. It delivers a superb set of fight sequences at Carrie’s house, as glimpsed in the promos, and also heads towards bringing back the solid relationship between the core cast that we witnessed during Lucas and Job’s talk on the porch last week.

Hood continues working with Dawson, following up their lead about the dodgy back street doctor who may have given Declan his horns. They are working well as a team, both bringing different skill sets to the table to get to the bottom of the mystery much more quickly than they would alone. He also finds out about her habit early on in the episode, plus we learn where she picked it up, and he rightly asks if he’ll have any problems with her over it. She may think she has it under control, but does any addict have a clear head and think rationally at all times? It could well be the reason behind why she makes a classic mistake this week methinks.

It was obvious to everyone – except Brock, of course – that his calling the killer out on TV wasn’t a smart move, and now someone is going to pay for it when they deliver a message while he’s at the Sheriff’s Department. That’s only the start of his problems, however, because Declan is biding his time, waiting for that moment when the Brock is on his own in a dark alley in order to preach his own personal brand of devil worshipping crazy talk directly to him.

Deva has been in the credits from the start, yet we’ve only had the one brief flashback scene with her thus far. She’s back this week after running away from the Wi-Fi free home that Gordon’s parents have provided for her. I don’t recall her interacting with Job particularly before now, but Lee and Shane make a cracking double act, both when she plays wannabe teenager rebel in the face of his far superior comeback quips, and later as he protects her during the raid on the house. I’m not sure if she will stick around for the last couple of episodes or not, but her presence during the events this week will surely give Carrie pause to reconsider her recent vigilante escapades if her daughter’s well-being is put at risk.

As for this assault on Carrie’s fortress, I’m sure you’ve already worked out that Cruz is behind it after she got the lay of the land before being caught on camera during A Little Late to Grow a Pair. She’s brought reinforcements with her, large and tough ones, so it’s a good thing that Job is more or less on the right side of his recovery to assist when they manage to sneak in past all the security and hit hard. This is the action that I’m sure many have been missing this season, and we have two fights for the price of one with Carrie v Cruz downstairs while Job takes on another of her gang upstairs. Both are fast, furious brawls with fists, knees, guns and other weapons of choice being used as they all try to overcome their opponent. It’s perhaps not as drawn out as some would like, but I feel that this is a turning point for Team Hood as they will be drawn closer together after the experience.

Only One Way a Dog Fight Ends airs on Friday May 6 at 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT, below are a few teasers to see you through until then. If you want to have a go at guessing who said what I will fill in any correct answers before it airs. Don’t forget to come back and vote in our poll after the episode and let us know what you thought.

“But, he does have a prior. He was convicted of statutory rape fifteen years ago, next county over. Girl’s name is sealed” Dawson to ?

The titular dog fight is one that’s still to come in a later episode, the groundwork is laid out in this one however

“I didn’t ask for this, he chose me. Do you understand? He chose me. You can’t stop me, I’ve been delivered” Declan to ?

Checkov's Gun Scissors

“Girl, what you were dealt, was two parents who would kill or die for you. That’s a hell of a lot more than most people got” Job to Deva

Keep your eye on what Hood’s up to when he’s in the doctor’s office, blink and you’ll miss it

“Taking those girls was just the beginning. He wants you to see. You will all see” ? to Brock

“Are you kidding me? You don’t get to walk into my life every few years and questioning me”

“So, here’s how it’s gonna work. Everything that’s yours is now ours. Warehouses, shipments, buyers, I fucking want all of it” Calvin to Proctor

“That’s my mother’s sweater. She never wears it. It looks good on you” Deva to Job

“For as long as I can remember there’s someone waiting there to get the jump on me. And I don’t stay still because every time I do someone close to me fucking dies!” Hood to Dawson

“He doesn’t know. I just grabbed Hank, and packed things, and…I don’t even know where I’m going” Maggie to Kurt

“You, my friend, have some serious skills. He was watching you the whole time, so was I. How’d you do it?” Dawson to ?

Death count – 6: one is cathartic, another traumatic [for the killers]

About the Author - Sandi
Sandi is part of the Senior Staff at SpoilerTV having been a contributor from back in the Lost days of DarkUFO, and who now writes previews for Banshee, The Musketeers, Poldark, and other UK shows. She also enjoys watching and commenting on other shows such as Vikings, Orphan Black, Game of Thrones and The Flash.
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