Returning cast regulars also include Frankie Faiso as Sugar Bates, a powerful and wise former boxer and ex-con who is now the owner of the local watering hole; and Hoon Lee as Job, a dangerous transvestite computer hacker who assists Lucas in his criminal enterprises. In addition, Rus Blackwell is Banshee’s district attorney, Gordon Hopewell, a Gulf War hero who is married to Carrie; Matt Servitto is Brock Lotus, the longest-serving deputy in the Banshee sheriff department; Demetrius Grosse is Emmett Yawners, a deputy in the Banshee sheriff department; Trieste Kelly Dunn is Siobhan Kelly, a spitfire female deputy in the sheriff’s department; Lili Simmons is Rebecca Bowman, an Amish girl in her early 20s who lives a devout life by day, but is a rebellious, sexually adventurous party girl by night; Ryann Shane is Deva Hopewell, Carrie and Gordon’s rebellious daughter; Anthony Ruivivar is Alex Longshadow, the son of Kinaho Tribe Chief Benjamin Longshadow; and Ben Crossis Mr. Rabbit, a ruthless Ukrainian gangster who has been hunting Lucas and Carrie, his former top thieves, for 15 years. Odette Annable returns as Native American assassin Nola Longshadow.
New guest stars include Zeljko Ivanek as Jim Racine, a chain-smoking, renegade FBI agent who has been tracking Rabbit for 15 years; Tatanka Means as Hoyt Rivers, head of security for Alex Longshadow; and Julian Sands as Rabbit’s younger brother, a brilliant, devout and amoral Ukrainian priest who is just as dangerous.
Banshee January 2014 Episodes
Episode #11: “Little Fish”
Debut: FRIDAY, JAN. 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other CINEMAX playdates: Jan. 10 (11:00 p.m.), 11 (9:00 p.m., 11:40 p.m.), 12 (2:55 p.m.), 13 (8:00 p.m., 1:50 a.m.), 14 (10:00 p.m.) and 15 (9:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m.)
In the aftermath of their bloody shootout with Rabbit (Ben Cross), Lucas (Antony Starr), Carrie (Ivana Milicevic) and the Banshee Sheriff’s Department (BSD) are interrogated by FBI special agent Jim Racine (Zeljko Ivanek), who metes out punishment that may, or may not, fit the crimes. Meanwhile, Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen) sets his sights on persuading Rebecca (Lili Simmons) to return to his care. As Gordon (Rus Blackwell) stews over his wife’s betrayal, Deva (Ryann Shane) shows off her resourcefulness after being caught shoplifting in a mall. Later, a straightforward armored-truck robbery turns into a dangerous high-speed chase involving a mysterious motorcycle pursuer.
Written by Jonathan Tropper; directed by Greg Yaitanes
Episode #12: “The Thunder Man”
Debut: FRIDAY, JAN. 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other CINEMAX playdates: Jan. 17 (11:00 p.m.), 18 (9:00 p.m., 11:35 p.m.), 19 (1:35 p.m.), 20 (8:00 p.m., 12:55 a.m.), 21 (10:00 p.m.) and 22 (9:00 p.m., 11:55 p.m.)
Spurned by Deva and Gordon, Carrie is forced to take up a new residence. With his leadership abilities questioned by rival George Hunter (Gil Birmingham) and the tribal council, Alex (Anthony Ruivivar) ramps up his efforts to recover the money stolen in the casino heist. Siobhan (Trieste Kelly Dunn) relives a nightmare when her ex-husband, Breece Connors (Peter Scanavino), shows up looking to reconnect. Lucas is asked to return Proctor’s favor.
Written by David Schickler; directed by Greg Yaitanes
Episode #13: “The Warrior Class”
Debut: FRIDAY, JAN. 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other CINEMAX playdates: Jan. 24 (11:00 p.m.), 25 (9:00 p.m., 11:40 p.m.), 26 (1:45 p.m.), 27 (8:00 p.m., 1:15 a.m.), 28 (10:00 p.m.) and 29 (9:00 p.m., 11:40 p.m.)
A shocking murder near an Amish farm fractures relations between the Kinaho tribe and the Amish, who are forced to rely on Proctor to fend off a vengeful mob. Investigating the crime on Kinaho turf, Lucas and his deputies find themselves confronted by uncooperative gang members and their imposing leader, Chayton Littlestone (Geno Segers). Meanwhile, Carrie welcomes an unexpected visitor, while Lucas deals with the sudden appearance of a most unwelcome one.
Written by Evan Dunsky; directed by OC Madsen.
Episode #14: “Bloodlines”
Debut: FRIDAY, JAN. 31 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other CINEMAX playdates: Jan. 31 (11:00 p.m.) and Feb. 1 (9:00 p.m., 12:50 a.m.), 2 (1:50 p.m.), 3 (8:00 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 4 (10:00 p.m.) and 5 (9:00 p.m., 1:35 a.m.)
Following a lead from Brock (Matt Servitto), Lucas visits a strict Amish schoolteacher who might have insights into the murder of Kinaho tribe member Lana Cleary and the disappearance of Solomon Bowman (Gunnar Carrigan). Emmett (Demetrius Grosse) and Siobhan find transferring a captive Chayton more difficult than expected. Rebecca copes with the pain of her parents’ rejection. Proctor offers Alex a peace offering, and Nola (Odette Annable) delivers a final blow for justice.
Written by Evan Dunsky; directed by OC Madsen.
-Posted by Rebecca Murray
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