Breathe: Into The Shadows episode 2 recap – “Filthy”

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: July 10, 2020 (Last updated: February 7, 2024)
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Breathe: Into The Shadows episode 2 recap - "Filthy"


Avinash takes a big step in “Filthy”, getting his hands and much else dirty as he endeavors to save his daughter by any means necessary.

This recap of Amazon Original series Breathe: Into The Shadows episode 2, “Filthy” contains spoilers.

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With the setup established in the previous episode, “Filthy” continues from where we left off, with the kidnapper and his supposedly eerie mask watching on as Gayatri tends to Siya, while Avinash and Abha debate their predicament and decide on the next step to take. Will they do the logical thing and go to the police? With Siya’s insulin requirements putting time at something of a premium, chances are that they won’t.

Thus, Avinash starts tailing Pritpal and plotting with Abha, all while theorizing about Siya’s kidnapping and the presence of Gayatri, whose medical experience might mean she’s present to administer Siya’s insulin. Is it complicated enough to require the expertise of a medical professional? Who knows. Let’s just roll with it.

Meanwhile, Kabir is released from prison, feeling rather contemplative, and he’s picked up by Prakash. The two of them are being transferred, presumably from the previous season into this one, for all intents and purposes.

Avinash begins terrorizing Pritpal by exploiting his germaphobia – a particularly sadistic move that basically confirms he’s a-okay with all the serial killing now. Didn’t take long. Pritpal goes ballistic at the birds in his car and the garbage outside his house, but the police aren’t interested, and Avinash ramps up the terrorizing with fake phone calls and other such tricks. The bulk of “Filthy” is comprised of this cat-and-mouse game, and it’s a bizarre choice for so early in the season, seeing how Avinash has so thoroughly embraced this lifestyle.

After some mishaps, it finally comes time for Avinash to confront Pritpal, which he does at an ominous landfill where he flattens him with a digger, which is quite a step. He films the act for evidence of his misdeeds, and off it goes to the police. The game has begun in Breathe: Into the Shadows episode 2, and it’s certainly a dopey one.

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