The Gold – Season 1 Episode 6 “I’ll Be Remembered” Recap, Review & Ending Explained

I’ll Be Remembered

Episode 6 of The Gold begins with Palmer and Boyce sitting together as the latter vows to put him into the coffin. Despite the evidence against Palmer, the police do not have anything concrete. His lawyers can easily connect it to happenstance and get away with it. The key will be to convince the jury that he did it. Edwyn Cooper has also been thrown in jail, although he has been put in the north side of London.

Cooper still thinks the brotherhood will save him. But Boyce does not think so. He harkens back to what the man at the beginning of the finale said: “The establishment will put you back in the box.” Cooper is ready to cooperate with the task force as Boyce promises to offer him “more than a toilet” if he can be of help. Boyce’s task is made harder by the institution of disciplinary hearings against him. The outside forces will do anything to malign his image just in time for the hearings when he takes the stand.


How did Gordon handle the money from Brink’s-Mat?

Brenda visits Kenneth in jail. Their financial situation is gradually becoming dire. She also suspects that the brotherhood does not want to involve themselves by helping him. But Ken knows at times, you must play your part in the “war” and hope for the best outcome. The next bit is crucial as Cooper explains the whole gig to us: how he funneled the money through banks, borders, and fronts to make sure there wasn’t a trail. Gordon and he received roughly 13 million through British banks in their Swiss accounts. This was divided into thirty fronts which were then used to buy and sell properties. Then it was sent to the accounts in Lichtenstein through more fronts.

Boyce is “solicited” by Cooper’s solicitor to discuss a deal. Boyce brings Jennings with him to the dinner, but the solicitor is too clever for the move. In reality, this is an attempt by the brotherhood to stop Cooper from cooperating with the police. The solicitor was not working on his behalf – he was on theirs. Boyce’s mind is alerted to the more “violent method” that they can use to silence Cooper and he immediately rushes to the prison where he is being held.


What strategy does the brotherhood use to intimidate Cooper? 

To his utter surprise, the entire station is empty. There is just a single officer watching Cooper. He reports that the force went to address concerns of a mass disturbance somewhere near Alexandria Estate, a ploy to draw the officers out. Boyce stands guard with the singular officer outside the station to wade off a car that briefly stops and drives on. Another trick they employ is by scaring Sienna. Gordon pays her a visit, unannounced, in France. But she doesn’t seem intimidated, even though she is terrified.

She calls Cooper and he lays out the truth for her. If he doesn’t do what they want, both Sienna and Cooper will be in danger. But if he does, at least she will be safe and he will have a chance to come out of jail someday, even though Sienna might not be there. It is a true and sincere sacrifice that he is willing to make. Unfortunately for the task force, the Lichtenstein accounts have been emptied. Since it wasn’t under Cooper’s control, he cannot do much more. But, to further make himself useful, Cooper offers them a list of properties bought with the Brink’s-Mat money still unsold. 

Jennings has a scare when her old man reveals that he has also been visited by “people” to shut him up. He fills her with confidence and tells her about the pride he feels seeing his daughter do the right thing. Jennings is emboldened but also wary of the threat her job poses to the well-being of her father. McAvoy informs Kathleen that his divorce is finalized and proposes to her over the phone. Before Boyce sends off Cooper to prison, Brightwell and Jennings ask him to give him one more night in the cell – with his phone. The trick works. He calls Gordon and the police trace his location. 


How do Gordon, Noye, and Palmer’s stories end?

Palmer charms his way through the trial, and it is inevitable that he will be acquitted by the jury. Boyce understands his case was weak but promises Cath McLean that Noye will not get away that easily. He also tells her about Neville Carter’s bigotry to his nation and pleads with her to bring people like him “out in the open.” Noye’s trial begins and as expected, Boyce is put on the stand and put to the test of a character assassination. He passes with flying colors, but it is really Noye’s conviction that matters to him the most at this point.

Jennings and Brightwell apprehend Gordon, who isn’t the least bit concerned he is going to jail. He knows he will be taken care of when he gets out – and he is certain he will get out early. Although Palmer is acquitted, the State has squeezed his finances. Since he doesn’t have access to capital, he turns his eye toward Tenerife, where he is informed that the time-share project, El Dorado, has taken off.  McAvoy learns that his share of the gold has vanished, and he won’t get it back. Kathleen is alright with the revelation as she wants him to get out of prison as soon as he can.


Ending Explained: Where is the rest of the gold?

As they are getting married, we see Donnie being murdered by someone outside his shop. The case has come to an end and Boyce congratulates his task force. They have done more than he could have asked for… and they will know the results of their hard work when the jury comes back with a verdict. The penultimate epilogue reveals that all the men – McAvoy, Gordon, Jeannie, Constantine – and Noye, faced punishment for their part in the conspiracy.

Jennings and Brightwell approach Boyce and their findings confirm what Noye told him: the gold was split into half right at the beginning. Noye only had half of it and that is why they couldn’t recover more from him. The other half just vanished into thin air. The man we saw at the beginning was one of the robbers and had some part of the gold. No one knows where the other parts are.


The Episode Review

The Gold ends with a fitting finale. It feels familiar and satisfactory because of how the story was positioned since the beginning. It was never about the heist itself or the gold, even; it was about what the greed brought out from the men who handled it – they were given an opportunity to carve a brand-new life for themselves.

One aspect that the creators touched upon only in the final few minutes was the phase of violence and killings that followed the robbery. There were so many forces chasing the gold and the money that no one knew exactly who had what. Everyone was a suspect, and nobody was. The Gold managed to find a creative conflict at the heart of this heist and made an allegorical representation of the darkest part of human consciousness. The stance is bold and the social commentary uncompromising, even though it is a bit preachy. 

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