Signs season 1, episode 8 recap – I told you he was suspicious off the wagon

July 22, 2020
Jonathon Wilson 0
Netflix, TV Recaps
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Summary

Signs episode 8 pulls out a decent last-minute twist to help save a mediocre season, but far too many plots were left unresolved in this confused finale.

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Summary

Signs episode 8 pulls out a decent last-minute twist to help save a mediocre season, but far too many plots were left unresolved in this confused finale.

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It’s flashback time in Signs episode 8, as Robert explains “The Trust Game”, which led to the death of Dzikowski’s son. It was jealousy. He was trying to prove something to Laura, and it backfired. The death got covered up. The truth never came out. We see Zofia running to Dzikowski, who seems to be having a heart attack. Trela asks Robert why Dzikowski visited him; he says he told him that Laura was the one who didn’t lower her hand in the trust game — he pointed the finger at her and sentenced her to death. Janina sends Krzysztof to pick up Dzikowski.

Back at the house, Blazej overhears Ada telling Nina about Dzikowski being in the firing line, but when he attempts to call him he can’t get through. When Krzysztof arrives the house is locked and quiet. He climbs in through the window and discovers that Dzikowski has Ana’s house wired. He listens to Nina telling Ana that there’s someone she likes; Ana suggests she tell him. She wants to know who it is, but Nina says it’s someone connected to his work. Krzysztof very much likes the sound of this. He takes the laptop and leaves with it.

Nina continues to bond with Agata, who for the first time is scared. Her brother is in jail. Her dad is sleeping in the Town Hall. She’s offended by what she thinks is Nina’s pity, but Nina is obviously besotted. She shows Agata the scarring on her legs, explaining that something happened in Krakow but she’s gotten over most of it.

Everyone’s still looking for Dzkowski, who’s nowhere to be found. But Antoni is much more accessible. Zofia finds him overlooking the mine and accuses him of lying about desecrating the remains of the concentration camp prisoners. She holds him at gunpoint and takes him back to her home, where she forces him to drink Jonasz’s spiked holy water. These two have a history. Antoni says God took her child and has taken her mind. Whereas once he’d sneak away with her in the night, now he’d be ashamed of her. But he’s also high as a kite. He later wanders into the mine, which collapses on him.

Back at the lakeside, things between Nina and Agata take a sour turn when the former tries to kiss the latter, who despite her flirting insists she “isn’t a f*cking lesbo.” Charming! Nina calls Trela but he can’t pick her up since he’s staking out Dzikowski’s place. Naturally, as she walks through the woods, someone grabs her from behind.

Trela eventually finds Dzikowski. He recounts the story of what happened to his son, claiming someone pushed him in front of the tracks. At the same time, Father Roman takes confession, and his interlocutor quotes the verse written in his notebook. This is the killer. He claims the girls were unclean, sinners, deserving of punishment. Father Roman asks him in the name of God to confess to the people, but he leaves before he can be absolved. It looks very much like Krzysztof to me, but we’ll see.

Back at the house, Dzikowski is forcing booze down Trela’s throat, which is all part of his plan to claim he came around drunk and aggressive. But Dzikowski, while he killed Laura, didn’t kill “the other two”, meaning Patrycja and Martyna. Someone else did, a copycat, and he doesn’t know who. Trela tells Dzikowski that he killed the wrong person; Robert was really the guilty one, and he lied to him because he was scared. Upon hearing this, Dzikowski shoots himself.

Trela is able to escape, and Ada picks up after having sex with Blazej and telling him to be gone in the morning, like some kind of praying mantis. Jonasz lets Dorota leave the compound, and she wanders her way to where Nina is being held captive. As Signs season 1, episode 8 ends, we see Krzysztof in the background as Dorota places her hand over Nina’s mouth.


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