Saturday, June 6, 2020

What I’m Watching: Hunters

Hunters: Season 1, Episode 7 “Shalom Motherf***er” (B)

This episode really accelerated the covert Nazis’ plans, and it appears that one or two of the hunters have already become casualties. After earlier struggling with Mindy to decide what to do with their prisoner and imagining how they might kill him, Murray had no trouble staying calm and helping to save the lives of everyone else on the train by forcing Jonah to evacuate them, staying to unsuccessfully defuse the bomb and sacrifice himself. Lonny was so excessive and comical when he was posing as a veteran in the support group, and therefore his stabbing by Travis after he came to the rescue and tailed him was a real surprise. I’m actually pretty shocked that this show so freely killed off two of its characters (though Lonny might not be dead), but I guess it’s just following its narrative and committed to the best story possible rather than ensuring everyone survives to the end. Meyer’s confirmation that he is Jonah’s grandfather was met with anger from Jonah for not having been there, while no one else seemed to care, and it didn’t matter much anyway since, just after that, Millie swooped in to arrest Meyer, which couldn’t have come at a worse time. The city-wide blackout is worrisome, and there just aren’t enough good guys working together to stop the Nazis from whatever they’re doing. Let’s hope that the reporter Juanita set on Biff contacted someone in power to warn them of the impostor who is much too quick to anger, but I sincerely doubt she had time to do that. I don’t know what to expect in the final three episodes, but things don’t look good right now.

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