Friday, December 4, 2020

What I’m Watching: Valley of Tears

Valley of Tears: Season 1, Episode 7 “Night at the Bunker” (B+)

All of the characters are so close to each other geographically, yet there are so many barriers that keep them apart and make it so that all of them won’t be able to survive. The realization that Caspi couldn’t hear and that he needed to see the reason to stop calling out over and over for water was important, and one soldier managed to save them all by going out to the Syrians and declaring that he was the lone survivor of a company of four. Meni’s ability to jump onto whatever channel he wanted and gain incredible access to equipment and vehicles was subverted slightly when he was convinced that, without night vision, he would be hopeless to rescue his son, and he managed to get to him the next morning with the entire troop. I don’t know what happens next since Meni would be liable to be arrested if everyone wasn’t so concerned with staying focused and fighting the war, and Yoni likely won’t want to just abandon his fellow soldiers even if his father’s first priority is evacuating him to safety. Dafna was so close to finding out about Yoav’s fate, but Avinoam wasn’t conscious when she came to see him and was disappointed, and simultaneously relieved, to learn that it wasn’t Yoav. Avinoam was not happy to hear that he was being accused of treason for failing to destroy documents when his life was in jeopardy, and I suspect that, especially after being threatened with imprisonment, he’s going to do whatever he can to save Yoav.

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