|"Snakes and Whatnot"|
|Season 3, Episode 2|
|Air date||January 16, 2015|
|Written by||Halley Gross|
|Directed by||Loni Peristere|
"The Fire Trials"
"A Fixer of Sorts"
"Snakes and Whatnot" is the second episode of the third season of Banshee and, therefore, the twenty-second episode of the series overall. It aired on January 16, 2015. The episode is written by Executive Producer Jonathan Tropper and directed by Co-Executive Producer Loni Peristere.
As Lucas and Carrie case the tunnels under Camp Genoa, Proctor and Rebecca find themselves in a territorial faceoff with two rival drug suppliers and, later, are threatened by a pair of Chayton’s thugs. Lucas and new deputy Billy Raven pay a visit to a decidedly unfriendly Kinaho bar. Carrie tries to end a relationship with Col. Douglas Stowe, who may be misrepresenting the amount of cash in Camp Genoa. Gordon hits rock bottom before resolving to turn his life around.
Lucas, Carrie, Job and Sugar start planning for the military base heist. Carrie breaks off her affair with the base's commanding officer, Colonel Stowe – but not before Lucas discovers their connection. Reformed Neo-Nazi Kurt Bunker comes to the Cadi seeking a deputy job, but Lucas tells him it's already been filled.
Proctor, Rebecca and Clay Burton are visited by Ohio gangsters, looking to resolve the drug territory dispute that emerged in Proctor's absence – but Rebecca's impulsiveness leads to a bloodbath. When Proctor's mother fails to show for their regular meeting, Proctor learns she's fallen ill. As her condition deteriorates, Proctor takes her off the farm and into his home, where Brock's ex-wife, Emily, comes to work as a hospice nurse.
While Proctor attends to his mother, Chayton sends his men to abduct Rebecca, but Burton intervenes and their mission fails. Following up on the attack, Lucas and his deputy Billy Raven visit the Kinaho reservation and scrape with a group of Redbones at the Dog Iron Bar before Aimee King – Raven's former colleague at the Kinaho Police Department – arrives and breaks up the fight. She takes them to meet her lazy boss, "Yaz" who warns Lucas to stay out of Kinaho affairs. Deva shows up at Lucas' doorstep, wanting to get to know her biological father. Feeling he has done too much damage to her family and remembering Gordon's desperate plea, he turns away from her, causing her to storm out. After she leaves there's another knock at the door – a surprise visitor who trains a gun on Lucas' face.