My second tribute to Supernatural characters is to the Banes siblings, Alicia and Max. I really enjoyed this duo when we saw them on screen. Of course, in traditional Supernatural fashion, their story ended tragically. Also, as their creating writer moved on, I don't think we will ever find out what became of them after their last episode. This is unfortunate, because the brother/sister team was popular with fans. Appearing in only two episodes, 12.06 "Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox" and 12.20 "Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes", there weren't many scenes that fans could memorialize in videos. Still, the Banes twins are worth remembering as unique, well written characters whose story paralleled that of Sam and Dean in several ways.
Speedpaint: MAX AND ALICIA BANES [Supernatural Artbook] by: Rita do Mar
Here's a short clip that focuses on Max's magic:
Supernatural-Max Banes magic by: Darkmagicianmagi
In Peaceful Dreams by Seasick Steve
Steven Gene Wold (né Leach, March 19, 1951), commonly known as Seasick Steve, is an American blues musician. He plays mostly personalized guitars and sings, usually about his early life doing casual work. From the late 1960s, he worked as a musician and recording engineer in the US and Europe, as well as pursuing other work, before his commercial breakthrough, initially in the UK, at the end of 2006. Some sources suggest an earlier birth date.
I could've saved them... my Mom. If I had just... taken Alicia seriously.
– Max Banes, 12.20 Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes
I don't have it. It's just kind of a lot of noise to me. Magic is definitely their thing, you know?
– Alicia Banes, 12.20 Twigs & Twine & Tasha Banes
Trivia and Minutiae
Sam: Wait, so you guys were raised by a witch, but you're hunters?
Max: Yep. She was, like, a good witch. Very Enya. It was the '90s.
Enya is an Irish musician who was hugely popular in the '90s with her Celtic/new age music
Sam: Their mom's on a hunting trip and hasn't been home in a week.
A spin on Dean's line from 1.01 "Pilot": "Dad's on a hunting trip. And he hasn't been home in a few days."
Alicia Banes was played by actress Kara Royster.
Ms. Royster's acting career began in 2012. Besides Supernatural, her work includes recurring roles in God Friended Me (2020), Youth & Consequences (2018), The Fosters (TV Series), Pretty Little Liars (2016-2017), K.C. Undercover (2016-2017), Faking It (2014-2016) and Hollywood Heights (2012) among others.
Max Banes was played by actor Kendrick Sampson.
Mr. Sampson's acting career began in 2005. Besides Supernatural, his work includes recurring roles in Insecure (2018-2020), The Flash (2017-2018), Relationship Status (2017), White Famous (2017), How to Get Away with Murder (2015-2016), Gracepoint (2014) and The Vampire Diaries (2013) among others.
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