Banshee: Hoon Lee Talks Season Finale -- Everything Gets Brought To A 'Critical Mass!'
Matt Servitto as Brock, Frankie Faison as Sugar and Hoon Lee as Job in the final episode of Season 1 of Cinemax's 'Banshee' -- Fred Norris/Cinemax
It's a big night for fans of Cinemax's freshman drama "Banshee," as the season finale kicks off at 10 PM on the network.
Hoon Lee, who plays Lucas Hood's corseted-wearing hacker BFF - Job -- told AccessHollywood.com that all the "parallel paths that we've been following through the show," are set to "collide."
Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) and Carrie/Ana Hopewell (Ivana Milicevic) remain in grave danger with Rabbit not only in their town, but using Carrie's young son as leverage to get the man who not only stole his diamonds 15 years ago, but stole the heart of his daughter.
Expect to see this season's loose ends tripping characters up, and plenty of from the whole "Banshee" cast when the finale hits the air. But, will fans find out Lucas' real name by the time it's all said and done? Hoon shared with AccessHollywood.com some hints about what's ahead.
AccessHollywood.com: How does it feel to finally be here, at the end of Season 1, knowing you have a Season 2 as well?
Hoon Lee: It's really invigorating. The response has been so gratifying, really... To see that hard work being received so well is incredibly satisfying and it just gives us a lot of fuel for Season 2. I think we're kind of in perfect position because I think we are able to go into Season 2 with confidence - not second guessing ourselves -- and still have the experience of Season 1 under our belts.
Access: What do you think makes Job so loyal to Lucas. There's clearly a love there for him to constantly help Lucas out when he's in serious circumstances. What kind of a love is it ?
Hoon: I think that in a lot of ways it's a very much like a sibling relationship... The ties to each other are kind of complex, but I will say that one of the traits that I think Job mirrors in Lucas is the idea of loyalty. When you think about Antony's character's journey through this series -- a common thread through all of this is an incredible sense of loyalty: to not give up Ana over 15 years, to come back for her and even when he becomes this sheriff in the town that he really has no connection to, he quickly establishes these sorts of ties to people and I think that's a common trait that he and Job share. So Job's loyalty to Antony's character is very deep seated and it causes a lot of problems for and him and it makes him furious... but it's kind of an unshakeable truth of his being. And I think that that's one of those places where the two characters really, really understand each other and intersect and depend on each other.
Access: Do you happen to know what Lucas' name really is?
Hoon: I don't actually, no... I try to refer to him as 'Antony's character,' because I just want to draw that distinction... Lucas Hood is a real person. He's the sheriff that died [in the first episode at Sugar's bar] so I do try to think of them as distinct people. It's never far from anyone's mind that Antony's character is an imposter, and what's interesting for me is, as a character who knows his prior life, I'm fortunate in that Job has a certain way of speaking where not articulating his character's name is easy. He can refer to him as 'Baby' or 'Honey' or whatever.