Carnival Row Season 1 Episode 7 Recap

By Daniel Hart
Published: August 30, 2019 (Last updated: March 17, 2023)
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Episode 7 is important for Philo’s story, developing the man to accept who he is.

We recap the Prime Video Series Carnival Row Season 1 Episode 7, “The World to Come,” which contains spoilers.

Episode 7 gets off to a lively start, but one that does not work in the favor of our character Philo (Orlando Bloom). Withholding evidence has not worked in his favor, and now he is accused of being the man behind the string of murders and thrown into a jail cell. The police heckle him, throwing him into the cell amongst fae and other creatures.

Carnival Row Season 1 Episode 7 Recap

But Philo does get the chance to catch up with Vignette (Cara Delevingne) who is also in jail and manages to keep his morale up. Philo thinks it his father doing the killings, and confides in Vignette. Up until this moment, Philo and Vignette have been at bitter odds, but during times of adversity, it is clear the two cannot forget what they once had.

“The World to Come” continues to follow Imogen’s new friendship with Agreus. Ezra is frustrated with her sister regarding this scenario and wants to limit what has been asked of her from Agreus. Ezra accuses Imogen of enjoying Agreus’ company and based on her reaction, it’s obvious she does.

READ: Carnival Row Season 1 Review

Ezra looks into Agreus’ finances; he used to be a skipjack — a skipjack tracks workers that run away and Ezra makes the point that he is essentially hunting his own kind. Later in Episode 7, Imogen and Agreus spend more time together. Imogen admits she was wrong about Agreus with the line, “you are quite unlike anyone I have ever met”. The pair kiss and Episode 7 makes a point to detail how they undress each other, with all the trouble to deconstruct the corset, to then reveal the lower half of their bodies — Agreus with a lower-half that are centaur legs, and Imogen with human limbs. I bet they had a hoofing good time.

Episode 7 reveals that Sophie and Jonah have quickly escalated into a sexual relationship. Jonah has fallen rapidly for Sophie and asks what she desires. Sophie wants chaos, to reset the regime and create what they desire. Jonah buys into her idea.

Carnival Row Season 1 Episode 7 Ending Explained

Carnival Row Season 1 Episode 7 ends with Portia backtracking on her statement and claiming that her story was a lie and that Philo is not a half-fae. The police confront Philo, asking him to admit that he is not half-fae, but he cannot do it. Vignette looks proud of Philo for embracing who he is. They share an intimate moment between the bars, expressing their feelings for each other before the police come to transfer him.

What did you think of Carnival Row Season Episode 7? Comment below.

Additional Plot Points

  • There is segregation in the prisons between humans and non-humans.
  • The Pucks are getting their revenge — killing their captors.
  • The police try and think of a plan to stitch Philo up.

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