I did not expect to be saying this, but Banshee actually improved in its second episode. Granted, it didn’t have anywhere to go but up. But, after last week’s crappery, I thought the odds were definitely not in its favor. It’s still not good, but it’s not as bad.
This week, Lucas Hood learned that there was a secret rave planned at an Amish barn where some crazy kids would be doing drugs. Yawn. Like there haven’t been a dozen other “rave gone bad” storylines in a dozen other shows since the mid-1990s. At the rave, there were the requisite glow sticks, fairy wings, pulsating techno, and visually assaulting handheld camera shots. Lucas demonstrated that he is a cop who is not going to be bound by the law and took it upon himself to rough up the drug dealer/organizers of the rave. The interesting part about this otherwise uninteresting scene was the interaction between Lucas and his daughter, Deva. His conversation with her in the car after her boyfriend died and the way in which he watched her run to the man she believes to be her father were touching.