Upload season 1, episode 5 recap – What happened in “The Grey Market”? Maturing.



Upload season 1, episode 5, “The Grey Market” is all about maturity and our characters have little in that area it seems.

This recap of Amazon Original series Upload season 1, episode 5, “The Grey Market” contains significant spoilers.

How does Upload season 1, episode 5, “The Grey Market” begin?

Dylan is frustrated with his family — he’s learned his brother has a girlfriend and he still looks like a child. He’s desperate for a child, especially with his brother overtaking him on life objectives.

Meanwhile, Ingrid and Nathan have couples therapy. Ingrid states she feels Nathan is being distant — Nathan counters her and says he feel controlled. The therapy does not end well, with Nathan coming to the conclusion that Ingrid simply did not want to be alone and that his vitals were improving in hospital.

So what does Nathan do in Episode 5?

He decides to join up with Luke and Dylan. Luke claims he has matched with some real-life women and that they can meet them in a VR bar but they need to get a hack from the grey market first.

The trio head into the dark web and they have an hour to return or they will be removed from existence. While in the market, Nathan finds footage of Jamie trying to sell their Upload software and it does not look right. But he then loses Dylan, and considering Nora asked him to look after him, he’s not doing a good job.

What’s up with Nora in Episode 5?

Nora gets a voicemail from her father who is in the hospital due to his vape lung disease — he thinks he will die soon but Nora dismisses that idea. Nora tells her father about Nathan. Nora then snoops over to the Upload section of the hospital and asks a doctor if the machinery can damage memory — the doctor refutes that idea saying if the memory is damaged, it has nothing to do with the machinery.

Do Nathan and Luke find Dylan?

Yes, they catch him doing a puberty hack. When they return, Dylan goes for a nap, Luke heads to see his dates and Nathan is running late by getting ready. While Luke is getting on with his date, his angel visits him and tells the woman that her date is from the Upload. She throws up and switches off her VR.

Meanwhile, Dylan has gone through puberty and is ready to go to the pool. He’s had a puberty patch for females — Nathan apologizes to Nora. Nora tells Dylan that she will remake his avatar but hints that there is nothing wrong with being sexually fluid, but he denies it.

How does Upload season 1, episode 5, “The Grey Market” end?

While Fran is on her way to visit Josh, she realizes something is strange in one of his pictures — her car suddenly locks her in and throws itself into the sea.

Other points

  • Luke is browsing on dating apps.
  • Nora uses the doctor’s advice to retrieve broken memories and sees some in the trash.

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One thought on “Upload season 1, episode 5 recap – What happened in “The Grey Market”?

  • May 4, 2020 at 2:24 am

    I have enjoyed the new Upload until Episode 5 during counseling and Ingrid insulted those with a Master of Social Work (who happens to be a dog?) What was that about?? You lost my vote on that one.


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