The BEST Episodes of Banshee

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Network: Cinemax

An unnamed ex-convict assumes the identity of Lucas Hood the sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he, behind a badge, continues his criminal activities, even as he’s hunted by the shadowy gangsters he betrayed years earlier.

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#1 - Requiem

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired May 20, 2016

Resolved to leave Banshee, Lucas learns that the murder case he thought was finally closed may in fact be opening again. After a tense faceoff with Calvin and the Brotherhood, Proctor looks to finalize his deal with the Colombians. Carrie takes aim at one final act of vengeance. Brock demands allegiance from Bunker as Banshee braces for an uncertain future.

star 8.54
3,527 votes
Directors: OC Madsen
Writers: Jonathan Tropper
We All Pay Eventually

#2 - We All Pay Eventually

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 13, 2015

Lucas recalls a furtive chapter in his life and a fan of Job's work offers him special treatment. Later, Lucas is surprised when Gordon joins him for final negotiations with Stowe in Genoa, and Proctor and Rebecca pick up a new ally as they depart for Philadelphia to settle a score.

star 8.32
2,861 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Jennifer Ames, Steve Turner
Bullets and Tears

#3 - Bullets and Tears

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 14, 2014

Fueled by painful memories that led them to the point of no return, Lucas and Carrie steel themselves for the fight of their lives against a vengeful Rabbit and his ruthless soldiers. Rebecca proves her allegiance as Proctor returns home.

star 8.21
3,117 votes
Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writers: Jonathan Tropper

#4 - Tribal

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 6, 2015

All hell breaks loose as Chayton and an army of Redbones invade Banshee, looking to avenge Tommy’s death. Holed up in the Cadi with Lucas and his deputies, Proctor is frustrated by his inability to attend to his ailing mother at home. As the assault reaches a fever pitch, Bunker tries to prove to Medding that he’s not the man he used to be.

star 8.19
2,422 votes
Directors: OC Madsen
Writers: Adam Targum
A Fixer of Sorts

#5 - A Fixer of Sorts

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 23, 2015

Lucas' secret is threatened. Tommy Littlestone organizes a second strike against Proctor.

star 8.18
2,523 votes
Directors: Magnus Martens
Writers: Justin Britt-Gibson
Truths Other Than the Ones You Tell Yourself

#6 - Truths Other Than the Ones You Tell Yourself

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired May 13, 2016

Fearing for Dawson’s safety, Lucas and Brock ramp up their efforts to hunt down Bode. With the Brotherhood poised to go to war with Proctor, Kurt looks to keep Maggie safe while Calvin takes out his frustrations at the office. Job settles a score with Leo Fitzpatrick, a Camp Genoa adversary.

star 8.12
3,397 votes
Writers: Adam Targum
Only One Way a Dogfight Ends

#7 - Only One Way a Dogfight Ends

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired May 6, 2016

With help from Lucas, Dawson narrows her search for Declan Bode, a Satanist “person of interest” in Banshee’s serial murders. An emboldened Calvin throws down a gauntlet to Proctor and Kurt. Carrie’s recent vigilantism ends up putting both her and Deva in peril.

star 8.06
3,397 votes
Writers: Chad Feehan
A Mixture of Madness

#8 - A Mixture of Madness

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 15, 2013

Recalling a series of prison therapy sessions that fueled his hatred of Rabbit, and pressed by Xavier’s insistence that the FBI handle a kidnapping case, Lucas makes a decision that will change the collective fate of Carrie, her family, Sugar, Job and the entire Banshee police force. A special delivery at Alex’s doorstep leads Nola to reconsider her future. Kai teaches Rebecca the power of telecommunications.

star 8.06
3,572 votes
Writers: David Schickler, Jonathan Tropper
The Thunder Man

#9 - The Thunder Man

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 17, 2014

Spurned by Deva and Gordon, Carrie is forced to take up a new residence. With his leadership abilities questioned, Alex ramps up his efforts to recover the money stolen in the casino heist. Siobhan relives a nightmare when her ex-husband shows up looking to reconnect. Lucas is asked to return Proctor's favor.

star 8.05
3,363 votes
Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writers: David Schickler
Even God Doesn't Know What to Make of You

#10 - Even God Doesn't Know What to Make of You

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 6, 2015

Lucas recalls the history of his friendship with Job, while pondering the future - if there indeed will be one. Proctor and Emily pay the price for Rebecca's recklessness. Carrie and Gordon pick up the pieces of their shattered relationship. Stowe and Leo land a big fish. Bunker reconnects with his skinhead past. Deva gets a lesson about crime and punishment.

star 8.04
2,630 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Jennifer Ames, Steve Turner
The Book of Job

#11 - The Book of Job

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 15, 2016

Lucas and Carrie enlist Fat Au in a last-ditch attempt to track down Job.

star 7.97
3,343 votes
Directors: Everardo Gout
Writers: Liz Sagal
A Little Late to Grow a Pair

#12 - A Little Late to Grow a Pair

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 29, 2016

Calvin is tested by Watts' mercenary partnership with Proctor, whose promise to the Colombians has taken a severe hit after the torching of his factory. Following separate leads in the serial-killer case, Dawson and Lucas converge in a members-only Goth club replete with painful SM initiation rites. Proctor, through Burton, sends a forceful message to his Amish kin. Brock vows justice in a televised press conference. Cruz scopes out Carrie's fortress while Sugar helps a displaced Lucas find familiar lodgings.

star 7.97
3,388 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Liz Sagal

#13 - Homecoming

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 7, 2014

In New York, Job drops in on a priest with ties to Rabbit, taking a hit for his troubles. Carrie's relationship with Gordon faces a new test in the wake of another revelation. Burton silences one traitor, but another eludes him. Alex vows to deliver evidence to keep Proctor behind bars. Emmett moves on, while Brock looks to move up. Lucas and Carrie brace for an epic showdown, as does an NYPD captain with ties to their past.

star 7.93
3,029 votes
Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writers: Jonathan Tropper
Real Life is the Nightmare

#14 - Real Life is the Nightmare

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 30, 2015

Siobhan is torn between exposing Lucas and keeping his secret. Chayton readies his army.

star 7.93
2,332 votes
Directors: Magnus Martens
Writers: Justin Britt-Gibson
Evil For Evil

#15 - Evil For Evil

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 28, 2014

An illegal search warrant helps Lucas bust Proctor, but at a cost. Sharp and his skinheads look for payback against Emmett, testing the limits of the deputy’s patience. Carrie provides the cash for Max’s treatments and takes a small step towards thawing out her relationship with Gordon and Deva. Job finally gets a lead on Rabbit.

star 7.92
3,131 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Doug Jung
Something Out of the Bible

#16 - Something Out of the Bible

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 1, 2016

Lucas becomes immersed in a new Banshee crisis involving a vicious serial murderer.

star 7.92
3,529 votes
Directors: OC Madsen
Writers: Jonathan Tropper
Ways to Bury a Man

#17 - Ways to Bury a Man

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 21, 2014

Lucas attempts to bring down Proctor's ecstasy operation by rattling the regulars and dancers at the Savoy strip club. Carrie, Deva and Gordon unite over a family crisis. Alex receives a no-confidence vote at tribal council. Job exhibits an explosive side.

star 7.91
3,001 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Doug Jung

#18 - Bloodlines

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 31, 2014

Following a lead, Lucas visits a strict Amish school teacher who might have insights into the murder of a Kinaho tribe member and the disappearance of Solomon Bowman. Emmett and Siobhan find transferring a prisoner more difficult than expected. Rebecca copes with the pain of her parents' rejection. Proctor offers Alex a peace offering. Nola delivers a final blow for justice.

star 7.91
3,272 votes
Directors: OC Madsen
Writers: Evan Dunsky
All the Wisdom I Got Left

#19 - All the Wisdom I Got Left

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 27, 2015

Lucas and Brock head to Louisiana and the infamous Underground fight club in search of Chayton. Stowe pieces together details about the Camp Genoa heist, and who might be responsible. Burton’s torment turns to resolve. Sugar looks to repay an old boxing debt. Rebecca’s initiatives put Proctor and Emily in harm’s way.

star 7.89
2,420 votes
Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writers: Chris Kelley
Armies of One

#20 - Armies of One

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 14, 2014

When Jason’s past catches up to him, Lucas decides to make a deal to save the boy’s life, and maybe his own. In the absence of Carrie, Gordon and Deva’s lives spin out of control. Proctor teaches Rebecca a hard lesson in allegiance.

star 7.87
3,162 votes
Directors: Babak Najafi
Writers: John Romano
You Can't Hide From the Dead

#21 - You Can't Hide From the Dead

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 20, 2015

Despite Job’s reservations, Lucas and his team pull off a daring heist at Camp Genoa. Lucas and Chayton are haunted by their recent deadly encounter. Calling a truce, Gordon and Carrie attempt an unusual intervention with Deva. Unbeknownst to her uncle, Rebecca heads to Philly to work out a deal with a spurned Proctor client.

star 7.87
2,449 votes
Directors: Greg Yaitanes
Writers: Chris Kelley
Meet the New Boss

#22 - Meet the New Boss

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 25, 2013

A mixed martial arts title bout is being planned at the local Kinaho Moon Casino, run by tribe leader Benjamin Longshadow and his son. Huge profits are anticipated for Banshee investors, but the enterprise is threatened when the champion angers Lucas.

star 7.87
4,115 votes
Directors: OC Madsen
Writers: David Schickler, Jonathan Tropper
The Warrior Class

#23 - The Warrior Class

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 24, 2014

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. Carrie welcomes an unexpected visitor, and Lucas deals with the sudden appearance of a most unwelcome one.

star 7.86
3,536 votes
Directors: OC Madsen
Writers: Evan Dunsky
The Burden of Beauty

#24 - The Burden of Beauty

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 8, 2016

Carrie embarks on a vigilante crusade; Brock eyes Lucas in the serial-murder case.

star 7.86
3,374 votes
Directors: OC Madsen
Writers: Adam Targum
Behold a Pale Rider

#25 - Behold a Pale Rider

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 22, 2013

Lucas’ cover is threatened when Carrie decides to give him over to Rabbit in an effort to protect herself and her family. A drug store robbery turns into a full-blown hostage crisis at the high school, with Deva and Mayor Kendall’s wife among those whose lives are imperiled.

star 7.84
3,545 votes
Directors: Dean White
Writers: David Schickler