Brotherhood (Irmandade) Recap: Who Is The Rat?

By Daniel Hart
Published: October 25, 2019
Brotherhood Season 1, Episode 3 - Rat Trap


Brotherhood Season 1, Episode 3, “Rat Trap” progresses the story but does little in raising the tension, despite the circumstances of the lead character.

This recap of Netflix Series Brotherhood Season 1, Episode 3, “Rat Trap” contains significant spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.

The Brotherhood gang are tightening their grip on the group. Episode 3, “Rat Trap” opens up with Cristine (Naruna Costa) talking to Edson about Scavenger. Edson insists that she speaks to Darlene — from now on, Cristine is the only lawyer that represents them. She has established herself in the group.

Scavenger claims he knows who the rat is, and brings Formiga into the room. Cristina’s guilty conscience heightens as they question Formiga, and Scavenger smashes a large hammer in the palm of his hands. Cristina lies to get Formiga of the hook, claiming he got out for good behavior and agreed to go to rehab for his drinking problems. The only issue is that Formiga knows she is lying.

The Brotherhood whisk Cristina away to a different location and enjoy the nightlife in Episode 3. Ivan and Cristina dance intimately at the bar, but Formiga warns Ivan that she is the boss’s daughter.

The next day, Cristina rings Andrade from the crime unit. She expresses her worry that she is going to die, but he insists he will sort out Formiga’s file regarding the story she told.

Cristina visits Edson in prison and learns that the cops are circling in on Formiga. Edson orders Cristine to tell Ivan to execute Formiga so he is no longer trouble. Cristina is raging at this point, confronting Andrade regarding his actions that are going to get Formiga killed. Cristine has no choice, she gives Ivan the order.

Brotherhood Season 1, Episode 3, “Rat Trap” closes with Cristine warning Formiga about the hit on him. Formiga reacts by accusing Cristina of being the rat and tries to take her to the Brotherhood. In an altercation, Ivan kills Formiga.

Other Notes

  • Marcel knows about Edson and goes to visit him despite Cristine warning him not to.

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