This episode introduces us to an ex-con and master thief and recent parolee who travels to Banshee in search of his fellow thief and lover, Anna. A chance meeting at the local saloon with the new sheriff, Lucas Hood results in his assuming the identity of the sheriff after he meets with an early demise. He gets help from atransvestite friend named Job who happens to be a cyber genius. He also meets up with the local "town boss of organized crime" Kai Proctor and finds he has his hands in all the towns dirty business. He befriends the saloon owner, Sugar who rents him a room. He also discovers that in the years gone by, Anna has changed her name to Carrie, is now married and has children. There remains a spark between them and he is determined to stay in town one way or another. Before the episode ends, he finds it necessary to come to the rescue of Proctor.moreless
After getting settled in as the new sheriff, Hood meets his team at the local police department. The sheriffs team catches wind of a rave party at a local farm house and decide to break it up. Drugs dispensed by Proctors men result in some kids at the party getting sick and worse. Hood breaks the party up using his own personal brand of justice. Proctor seeks revenge on the drug dealer who brings unnecessary attention his way.moreless
A local indian casino reopens and Proctor is on hand to welcome an ultimate fighter named Sanchez who will be fighting to promote the casino. Anna confronts the man known as "the Rabbit" from whom she and Hood stole diamonds from years earlier. We learn he is her father and she makes a deal to bring Hood to him in exchange for her life. Later, Sanchez celebrates his arrival at the casino by raping and beating a local waitress. Hood takes exception to this and confronts him at the casino. Hood and Sanchez beat each other senseless but Hood's rage allows him to come out on top. Proctor confronts an injured Hood and tries to buy him off, but Hood won't be bought.moreless
When Lucas goes back to his old ways and gets "boxed" inside while robbing a state museum, he turns to his old crew - Job and Carrie - for help escaping the law. Based on evidence provided by redneck, white supremacist Arno, Lucas and Emmet arrest Proctor for Hanson's murder but while transporting him to the jail, they are rammed off the road and attacked by the Moody Brothers, intent on revenge for the sheriff killing their brother. A fight ensues, Marcus loses an ear but Lucas eventually lets them go as he is more interested in Proctor. Carrie keeps reminiscing about the good old days with Lucas but unfortunately he has his hands (and his bed) full with Kat Moody.moreless
Hood and his friends Job and Sugar are seen scouting an armored car movements and schedule. Proctor is disappointed that the casino owners inform him they want to exclude him from their operation. The FBI stops by to monitor the Proctor prosecution in the wake of the loss of Weber, the key witness in the investigation. Carrie and Sugar are jumped by a biker gang but Deputy Kelly kills one while breaking it up. The bikers vow revenge and disrupt a town festival and go after Kelly. Hood gets his own revenge on the gang after a tip from Proctor. Key evidence against Proctor then disappears from an evidence locker.moreless
Hood suffers flashbacks to his time in prison. He recalls conversations with Rabbit who resents him for his theft and taking his daughter Anna (Carrie) away from him so he arranges for Hood to be punished in prison. It becomes clear that it was prison where he learned to punch (and take a punch). Proctor tries to return to the good graces of the local tribes who control the casino and want more land to develop. He blackmails the local Rev Ramsey to sell his property. A drifter named Wicks comes to town who recognizes Hood from prison. He gets in trouble at the casino and Hood has to bail him out. He threatens to expose Hood.Carrie learns her son will soon need a lung transplant.moreless
A robbery at a local market develops in to a hostage situation at the local high school that includes Carrie's daughter, Deva, and the Mayor's wife. Hood is temporarily unavailable since Carrie has taken him away with plans to turn him over to Rabbit in exchange for her freedom.
Carrie tries to escape Rabbit with her family, as he closes in on her and Lucas. Meanwhile, Alex employs one of Proctor's thugs at the casino and Rebecca learns about business from Rebecca.
Lucas makes a decision that will have dramatic consequences on many people in Banshee.