Expats Season 1 Episode 3 Preview: Release Date, Time & Where To Watch

Expats Season 1 

After Netflix’s banging success with Diplomat last year, Prime Video is coming up with its own diplomatic ringer. Expats made its debut on the streaming platform on 26th January.

The new show is created by Lulu Wang based on the 2016 novel The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee. The series will mark Wang’s first venture after the highly acclaimed The Farewell (2019). The first two episodes got a mixed reaction from viewers, although the critics are all praise for it. 

Expats features a stellar star cast, led by Nicole Kidman, who will be gunning to replicate her brilliance from similar works like Special Ops and Bangkok Hilton. Jack Huston and Brian Tee are also attached to the roster. Expats promises more than just thrills and frills, given the intricate nature of the source novel. It will be interesting to see what parts of Lee’s works are brought to life and tied up in a cinematic narrative. 

We are excited to bring you coverage of all the episodes in Season 1 with episodic recaps and preview articles for each new episode, assisting you to keep up with the unfolding drama. 

Here is everything you need to know about Expats episode 3, including its release date, time, and where you can watch this.

Where Can I Watch Expats?

Expats will be available to watch on Prime Video for our viewers in the US, UK, and Canada. Since the platform has an international presence and mostly works on Netflix’s principle of one release date, the series will be released in most geographies covered. Presently, we are not aware of any more streaming options other than those mentioned above. 

Expats Episode 3 Release Date

Expats Episode 3 will be released on Friday 2nd February at 9 pm (ET)/(PT). Expect the runtime to be roughly 56 minutes or thereabouts, which is consistent with the time frame for shows of similar stature on the platform. Some episodes in the series are also more than an hour long, including the penultimate episode that premiered at the London Festival in October last year.  

The show will stick to a weekly release schedule after the first two episodes have aired, tugging the Friday airings. The timings for the series will remain the same.

Presently, the title of the third episode is not available. Only the fifth episode’s title, “Central,” has been made public. The episodes will be available to stream with subtitles. Its plot summary is currently not available.

How Many Episodes Will Expats Have?

Season 1 of Expats will have a total of 6 episodes. After the third episode has aired, there will be 3 more episodes left in the series. Prime Video is not expected to make any scheduling changes. But in case that happens, we will update our readers through these weekly preview articles. 

What happened in Episodes 1 & 2?

Margaret, Clarke, and their three kids meet a young Korean server, Mercy, at a yacht party in Hong Kong. Mercy impresses them with her people skills and even offers to babysit the kids whenever the parents need her. They take her up on the offer one night. Clarke isn’t in the picture but the others are, including Mercy. They take a stroll through the night market in Mongkok, where Mercy loses track of Gus in a moment of lapse in concentration.

Gus hasn’t been found since, affecting the lives of both Mercy and Margaret. Since then, the family has had a difficult time moving past the tragedy. Clarke is an expat working in HK on a contract. The family stays at The Peak, a building that also houses other expats. Margaret was close to Hilary Starr, her neighbour, before the incident.

However, since Hilary’s husband, David, was in the market on the day of the kidnapping, Margaret holds him responsible. It doesn’t make logical sense but it is purely because of emotions. However, on the eve of Clarke’s 50th birthday celebrations, Margaret invites the couple. Hilary and David have been having marriage troubles ever since the latter’s change of heart about having kids.

They had decided against having them when they married each other. But Hilary doesn’t want to go ahead with it, causing friction between the two. Mercy is ironically having an affair with Mercy, who continues to live from day to day. The birthday celebration turns into a mess when Margaret spots Mercy, who runs away. At The Peak, another tragedy unfolds as Christopher, one of Hilary’s neighbours, is found dead in his apartment. 

Is There A Trailer For Expats Season 1?

There is indeed! You can find a trailer for Expats Season 1 below.

Are you looking forward to this episode? What are your expectations from the show? Let us know in the comments below

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