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"The Fire Trials"
Season 3, Episode 1
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Air date January 9, 2015
Written by Jonathan Tropper
Directed by Loni Peristere
Episode Guide
"Bullets and Tears"
"Snakes and Whatnot"

"The Fire Trials" is the first episode of the third season of Banshee and, therefore, the twenty-first episode of the series overall. It aired on January 9, 2015. The episode is written by Executive Producer Jonathan Tropper and directed by Co-Executive Producer Loni Peristere.


Lucas, Brock and Siobhan exact payback on a skinhead responsible for Emmett’s death. Now waitressing at a local diner, Carrie faces new challenges in the wake of her revelation to Gordon and Deva about her past. After Alex Longshadow’s death, a new, menacing threat looms on the horizon for Lucas, not to mention Proctor and Rebecca: Chayton Littlestone, hell-bent on whipping the Kinaho tribe into a frenzy of violence against their enemies. Investigating the murder of four Marines, Lucas eyes the possibility of a huge, if dangerous, heist, and attempts to reenlist Job to help him and Sugar pull it off.


Lucas, Siobhan, and Brock track down the skinhead responsible for Emmett's death. He admits to killing their friend, but expects the police to do things by the book. Out of uniform and not acting on official business, Lucas, Siobhan, and Brock violently execute him, thus avenging their friend.

Brock answers a prowler call, which turns out to be yet another lure from his lonely ex-wife Emily Lotus. Despite resistence at first, she seduces him into sex. Later on, he visits Emmett's grave to tell him this and that they avenged him despite knowing how he would feel about that religiously. Brock somberly leaves after a drink.

Deva and her friends break into a head shop to steal money to buy drugs. When Lucas shows up, he lets her friends go, then coaches Deva through all the things she did wrong. He brings her back home to an anxious Gordon, who despite his fragile civility with Lucas, is barely holding it together; his marriage to Carrie in tatters since she revealed all but her history with Lucas despite her promise to him. Begging to the point of near tears, Gordon requests that the Sheriff at least leave him Deva, insisting that because he raised her, she is his daughter. Somewhat moved, Lucas wordlessly leaves.

Carrie is also on edge. She spends her days working as a waitress in a diner and her nights cracking safes, her frustrations leading her to beat up perverted men. In addition, she is sleeping with Colonel Stowe, the commanding officer of Camp Genoa, a military base on the outskirts of Banshee.

In the morning, Burton knocks on Proctor's door, where he's in bed with his niece Rebecca. Kai introduces her to the day-to-day operations of his business, including the man in their basement that Burton has tortured for information.

The Redbones gather in the woods to discuss changing with the times. Disagreeing and pointing out how the negative aspect of the times have not changed for their people, Chayton emerges from the darkness and fights with the gang's leader to reassert his dominance. He leads them in a fierce attack on an armored military vehicle on its way to Camp Genoa, intent on waging war with his tribe's enemies.

In the aftermath, Lucas meets with Col. Stowe at Camp Genoa and quickly realizes the base is actually staffed with mercenaries moving millions of dollars of undocumented cash. He calls in Job to prepare for another big score.

In the episode's final scene, Nola Longshadow returns to the scene of her brother's murder, silently mourning him and vowing her revenge.



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