Friday, January 20, 2023

What I’m Watching: Hunters

Hunters: Season 2, Episode 5 “Blutsbande” (B+)

This episode started out from such a devastating point, with Jonah distraught at Clara having been taken by Travis, and fortunately, somehow, things were looking up by the very end. That penultimate scene with Travis and crew down below was all too reminiscent of two Tarantino films - “Inglourious Basterds” and “The Hateful Eight” - and fortunately this crew was able to react carefully and cleverly in order to avoid being completely blown to bits by their precarious situation. It was interesting to hear Harriet step in to advocate for going after Clara when Chava was ready to abandon her entirely because she knew it was a trap, insisting instead that their responsibility was to the six million. Harriet and Millie have apparently also started a relationship, one that’s particularly intriguing because of how different their approaches to this whole business are. Travis tried to scare Clara by laughing at the idea of her being frightened by him when Jonah has killed many people, and appealing to Joe seemed like a bad idea given the shaken condition he’s in. Fortunately, when the moment called for it, he chose to shoot Travis, who I’m worried is like a cockroach and won’t die, and decided to cooperate to identify Hitler’s location. Even Eva may be willing to give up her dear husband based on the demeaning treatment she’s receiving from him. Roxy is not in good shape, but her nearly dying may have been what was needed to snap Lonnie back into action. Meyer saw his true identity far too easily exposed in this episode’s flashback, which makes me think his scenes don’t actually have much to do with what’s happening in the present.

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