Whispers season 1, episode 7 recap – “Khaled’s Research”

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

Summary

“Khaled’s Research” unearths more secrets than ever, as the penultimate episode gets the closest yet to revealing what happened to Hassan.

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3.5

Summary

“Khaled’s Research” unearths more secrets than ever, as the penultimate episode gets the closest yet to revealing what happened to Hassan.

This recap of Whispers season 1, episode 7, “Khaled’s Research”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.

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We’re approaching the end now, folks, and in this penultimate episode, Khaled, and specifically Khaled’s research, is the focus. Whispers episode 7 finds him and Samar in America, discussing their financial woes, Samar having to sell her shop, and the potential of making money in Saudi Arabia — not to mention meeting his wealthy father.

We once again see the scene of Arwa telling Khaled to leave the office, although now with significantly more context. We see Khaled decide to go to Saudi Arabia and arrange a work transfer, though he’s insistent that whether he meets anyone will be his decision. We see him impressing in Hassan’s company, and also learn that he’s Enigma, Waad’s hacker friend.

Whispers episode 7 also sees Sawsan interning under Khaled. They immediately bond over never having met their biological fathers. This is the beginning of a close relationship. Khaled also takes an immediate shine to Waad when he meets her in person.

“Khaled’s Research” catches us up to all the characters being together quicker than ever — halfway through the episode, in fact. Everyone feels betrayed by Khaled. He says he has something important to say so they can understand why he did it. He wanted to know his father, and the only way was to spy on him. He thinks he may have figured out who was responsible for his death. He was eavesdropping on Samar telling Hassan about him. We see how this impacted his role in the company, especially when a rift between Hassan and Arwa begins to grow wider. In a sad scene, we see Khaled asking Hassan for fatherly advice without Hassan knowing their real relationship; both would have benefitted from knowing the truth.

But Khaled is also crossing boundaries by spying on Hassan, and he taps a call during which he is looking for information on when Samar came into the country — and who she arrived with. At Sawsan’s exhibition, she shows him the messages from her biological father. Samar also lies to Khaled about having spoken to Hassan.

Apparently this all has to do with Sawsan’s father, who turns out to be the mysterious Walid. Khaled says he’s deeply connected to what’s happening, which is where Whispers season 1, episode 7 ends.


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