Wednesday, July 1, 2020

What I’m Watching: Hunters

Hunters: Season 1, Episode 9 “The Great Ole Nazi Cookout of '77” (B+)

This episode kicked things into even higher gear than the last two packed episodes, with seemingly little left to be resolved in the final hour of the season (though I’m sure that won’t be the case). Everything happened pretty quickly, with Millie recognizing her boss and heading straight to his house to take Biff with her and rendezvous at the plant where all of the evil Nazi plans were about to come to fruition. Lonny and Harriet’s trip to New Jersey was productive, and I like that she stepped in later to coach him through a truly harrowing situation when he realized just how many Nazis were in between him and the exit. He did a solid job improvising when he couldn’t hear Mindy anymore, and even more impressively, he pretended that he had to bomb so that he could survive until Joe showed up to take out all the guards. Travis looking right at Lonny after he got flagged for not saluting the colonel made it seem like it would really be it this time for him, but this was definitely a victory for the hunters. Travis tried to bait Jonah into killing him, but somehow Millie convinced him not to as her own mother died unbeknown to her in the hospital bed. I’m not sure if Jonah’s friends are going to continue to pursue him, which could lead to trouble, but the biggest issue now is that the car with both Meyer and the Colonel in it just plunged off a bridge into the water. I’m sure the finale will be memorable and, if this episode and the ones before it are any indication, bloody.

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