The hunt for Latif is still Section 20′s number one priority. Trying to track him through known associates leads the team to South Africa. Their plan however, is thwarted in the worst way when their cover is blown and all but one of their suspects end up dead.
Following the leads they were able to discern leads the team to one Daniel Connolly. Connolly is former IRA and just pulled a clever job on an armored transport vehicle that was carrying South African Krugerrands, among other things. Col. Grant is familiar with Connolly and knows he’s not a man simply driven by money. She then sends Kate to the man who runs the company that owns the armored vehicles, Kenneth Bratton. On the surface Bratton seems to be helping, but Kate suspects that he’s hiding something. That something, is the fact that Connolly got to him first. Bratton is the key to Connolly’s endgame and Connolly is threatening the lives of Bratton’s family.
Scott and Stonebridge work to find an American hacker that has been hired by Connolly and his team, but that mission deflates, once Stonebridge puts a bullet in him. Their luck changes however when the dead hacker’s phone rings and Scott takes a chance and answers it. Deciding on the fly to pose as the hacker, they head to the meeting place. They phone in to HQ telling Col. Grant their plan. Grant reluctantly agrees, but then talks to Scott privately. What she says is not made known but it obviously weighs heavily on Scott.
They arrive at the hotel and Scott heads in, leaving Stonebridge in the car outside. Once inside, a woman identifies herself as his contact. Unbeknownst to Scott, she’s Connolly’s right hand gal (and then some). She leads Scott upstairs and tells him to strip. Once the poor guy’s in the buff, she knocks him out with an injection. Meanwhile, Stonebridge is getting antsy in the car and decides to go in and check it out. He finds the room that Scott was in, but there’s no Scott. As he looks over the balcony onto the street he sees Scott unconscious in the back of a van that is just getting ready to leave. Stonebridge tries to follow but ends up losing the van.
Scott awakens to find himself strapped to a chair, with a bomb strapped to his chest. Definitely NOT the way he wanted his day to go I’m sure. Stonebridge finds the location of the van, but Connolly and his team are no where to be found. Just as he’s about to zero in on Scott, the building explodes supposedly with Scott in it. So we’re led to believe anyway.
And that’s where the episode ends. Nice little cliffhanger but there is no way Scott is going to get blown up at the end of the third episode. So far this series has done a pretty decent job of holding my interest. The characters are starting to get fleshed out a little more as well. I like that, even if it was for a brief second, they showed a little more depth to Scott. He’s the smoking, womanizing, foul-mouthed booze-hound, but there was something a bit deeper to him in this episode. It showed during and right after his private conversation with Col. Grant. I’m beginning to like this guy more and more. So if he really did blow up….I’m going to be pissed.
The previews for the next episode make it seem like it’s going to get even more intense. It seems that Kate is going to find herself in a pickle, which is just going to piss off Stonebridge. More interesting things coming up for sure however, there isn’t a new episode next week. New episodes return on September 9th…….damn.
Tags: Cinemax, Strike Back