Hunters – Season 2 Episode 5 Recap & Review

The Shootout

Episode 5 of Hunters season 2 wastes no time picking up where we left off. A shocked Jonah turns and finds Roxy in a bad way. Mindy and Lonny are there too and they scramble to get her to a hospital. As for Jonah, he leaves them to try and catch up with Clara, heading back to base.

Roxy’s rushed to hospital but her life is hanging in the balance. Through flashbacks, we see her conflicting history, including her desire to do right by her community and those closest to her. Only, in doing so she neglects to look after her daughter, who’s sidelined.

With George dead and Roxy in a rough way, Jonah tries to encourage Chava to follow Clara. Chava refuses, pointing out she has no family and for her, it’s only about tracking down and killing Hitler. Harriet interjects though and points out that George was family. Harriet is all for this rescue mission, believing it’s the right thing to do. “Cowards. Cowards all.” Chava says bitterly, defeated.

The group eventually show up at a little shantytown but Millie is not in the right frame of mind. Harriet takes her aside and learns the truth about the Bishop. She claims Millie did God’s work and he was a Nazi hiding in plain sight. Harriet goes on to claim she did a blessing and worked on behalf of Harriet, her father and all those others who have been wronged by the Nazis.

Over in Berlin, The Colonel confronts Hitler about him out shooting clay pigeons. When she questions what he’s doing, Hitler smacks her upside the head with the butt of his gun.

Another female under duress here is Clara, who’s tied up and held hostage by Joe. She tries to talk to him but he commands her to be quiet. All of this is a ruse on her side, a bid to try and bide herself some time while she frees herself from her binds.

With Joe’s back turned following giving her a cup of water, she smacks him in the head with a cup and hurries across the estate. It doesn’t take long for Travis to catch up though and he tackles her to the ground. He has a knife in his hand and looks set to kill her. That is, until Joe breaks all of this up. They’ve seen a car approaching and now it’s showtime.

Back over at the shantytown, Jonah tracks down the flowers that Travis taunted him with. It turns out they’re located on a farm outside town, explaining the car approaching. This was deliberate, as it turns out, given Travis wanted to lure the group out to their hideout. A big shootout ensues, as our hunters realize this was an ambush all along.

Everything eventually crescendos into a good ol’ fashioned stand off. Joe cracks, given the mental duress he’s been under, and he ends up shooting Travis in the head. Joe gives up and hands himself in, throwing his hands up and in shock, tears running down his cheeks, tells the others he’s not sure what happened. However, he does know where Hitler is and offers to take them there.

The Episode Review

All roads now lead to Hitler and that much is especially true given the ending we get here. Joe’s mental barrier has now shattered and it seems like he’s wise to the errors of his ways across the season. After shooting Travis in the face, it seems like only a matter of time before these Nazi dominoes fall one after the other.

The flashbacks involving Meyer haven’t really added anything to the narrative, although in truth it’s always good to see Al Pacino back on screen! However, it does feel a bit of waste to be honest because although his character was killed last season, he’s basically stuck around like Berlin in La Casa De Papel. He serves little else other than giving us background info on how he kept his secret for so long.

With less than a handful of episodes to go, it’s anyone’s guess exactly what’s going to happen next.

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