Sunday, May 31, 2020

What I’m Watching: Hunters

Hunters: Season 1, Episode 6 “(Ruth 1:16)” (B)

There’s always a bit of a calm before the next storm after a huge event like Meyer’s car being blown up at the end of the last episode. The last scene definitely accelerated all of that, but we’ll get to that later. The flashbacks in this hour were particularly disturbing, with Harriet forced to abandon her Judaism in order to be allowed to eat in the convent and Murray having to watch his son shot while he was in his arms. I probably should have concluded, as many likely did, that Harriet took the Nazi from Alabama with her because she recognized who he was, and delivering him as a wedding gift for the parents of the bride was, I’d say, really what they needed, particularly Murray as he was haunted during the wedding by memories of having to let one child go. Jonah reciting the Birkat Kohanim in place of his grandmother felt a bit strange, but it ended up being very moving to see him opt instead for the Birkat Ha-Gomel, an appropriate expression of gratitude after undergoing a life-threatening ordeal, and imagine his grandmother reciting it with him. It shouldn’t be a surprise at all that Meyer might be Jonah’s grandfather, and he didn’t even try to deny it, instead pushing off the conversation. Biff completely threw Juanita under the bus in front of the president, and he revealed his truly horrific and vile nature when he threatened her quietly to ensure that she didn’t get in his way. Millie is closer than ever to the truth, and let’s hope her chief actually wants to protect her rather than put her in more danger. I’m glad that Travis called off their attempted storming of the wedding, but discovering all those files and setting them on fire is a worrisome occurrence that is going to mean this group going into an entirely more defensive mode.

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