Whispers season 1, episode 5 recap – “Waad’s Voice”

June 12, 2020
Jonathon Wilson 0
Netflix, TV Recaps
3.5

Summary

“Waad’s Voice” has apparently been keeping plenty of secrets hidden, but it’s time for all to come out.

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3.5

Summary

“Waad’s Voice” has apparently been keeping plenty of secrets hidden, but it’s time for all to come out.

This recap of Whispers season 1, episode 5, “Waad’s Voice”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.

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In the opening scene of Whispers episode 5, we see Hassan jumping in his car and quickly chasing an as yet unidentified escapee. This is an unusually frantic start for “Waad’s Voice”, even if it only lasts a couple of seconds. We cut immediately to Waad, who it turns out was hiding the fact she could speak again. She’s speaking to a therapist. She’s hiding behind the voice application because she’s worried of how her family might treat her if they learn she can speak again. Apparently, the only person she trusts is a hacker named Enigma.

Waad, using the online alias “Chucky”, is communicating with this Enigma, and wants access to Hassan’s company files — which he can apparently get for her. These new scenes are intercut with a new perspective on old ones. For instance, when Waad goes to retrieve Amal’s phone, she sees a message from Samar asking to talk about Hassan. Then attention is obviously taken up by “Hassan” calling. Waad responds to Samar and says she knows who she is, and it’s better if she doesn’t contact Amal again until Waad meets with her in person.

In flashback we see that Waad knew everything about Lama and Omar, but also Hassan and Samar; she seemed to be Hassan’s confidante. In the present day, Waad goes to see her therapist about her father’s death, since it “doesn’t feel right.” All the secrets make her suspect foul play. We see a flashback of Hassan explaining to Waad how two people must always keep some details to themselves, and this doesn’t always imply a lack of trust.

When all is clear, Waad tells Samar to come to the house. She also receives all the pictures of Hassan. When Samar arrives she asks Waad how she knew about her. Samar says she just wants her son to know his family; Waad says if that’s all she needs to return tomorrow to reiterate her position, as many people, including her, showed up right before Hassan’s death. Waad doesn’t want her to be a suspect. Samar mentions a name that Hassan apparently mentioned to her, Walid, but neither of them has heard the name before.

As Waad has Samar waiting for her cue to enter, we see Lama arrive again. Waad shows her the picture of Samar, asking if Lama knows who she is, but of course, we now know that Waad is already privy to this information. Lama wants to tell her and Amal together. Before that, though, we see again Amal and Waad attempting to crack the password on Hassan’s laptop. We still don’t see what he password was and we only get a brief glimpse of the laptop’s contents — Waad has a look and sees an email thread pertaining to Khaled’s contract. While everyone is arguing after Amal’s accusations, she summons Samar inside — but Khaled also arrives. What’s going on here? Whispers season 1, episode 5 ends before we can find out. On to the next.


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