Friday, January 20, 2023

What I’m Watching: Hunters

Hunters: Season 2, Episode 6 “Only the Dead” (B+)

I have to say, I have no desire to go hunt down Nazis or exact any sort of revenge, but there was something very powerful about two moments in this episode. The first was when Chava kept emphasizing the responsibility to the six million, and the second was when Jonah was walking down the tunnel hallway with the ghosts of so many people murdered in the Holocaust cheering him on. On another show, I might have expected something to happen because actually apprehending Hitler with two episodes to go feels almost too easy. But it hasn’t been that way, and there’s still a long way to go to ensure that he’s held accountable for his crimes. Jonah stopped him from shooting himself in the head, which in this show’s reality he was apparently going to do anyway back in 1945 before Eva convinced him not to do it. Chava also sacrificed her life, and we got to see her in the flashbacks with Meyer where he was able to continue his ruse by expressing genuine surprise to see her even though she knew the real Meyer. Roxy being the one to stop them all from killing Joe was an interesting development, and he more than proved himself by taking out the other guards moments after warning them and blasting away to ensure that he could kill as many of the people he had recently been helping. I’m very ready to keep watching and to see what happens, presuming that there’s going to be a major bureaucratic fight and a potentially much less violent end to this series than I would have imagined.

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