3% season 4, episode 4 recap – “Chapter 04: Submarine”

August 15, 2020
Jonathon Wilson 0
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This recap of 3% season 4, episode 4, “Chapter 04: Submarine”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.

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After a brief two-years-earlier prologue, Michele is released from the Process in “Chapter 04: Submarine”, and surveys the smoldering ruins of the Shell that, she’s told, melted in a blaze started by “her people”. Still unable to accept the Process, she’s taken away, and Joana and co. aren’t doing much better either, since Veronica and cronies burst into the house and hold them all at gunpoint.

Quite an opening. Veronica is arresting people on the grounds of the electromagnetic pulse, but Rafael is able to use the opportunity to disrupt communications and initiate Plan B, which involves leaving the island in a hidden submarine. Down the hatch, as they say, where Natalia watches some security footage of the Founding Trio, to whom the sub belongs.

The sub, though, has no power, though of course, Marco has plenty of plasma hidden in his leg. But the better idea might be Joana’s, who posits that the craft’s generator could function in the same way as the turbine when it comes to setting off the electromagnetic pulse. Back in the game in 3% season 4, episode 4.

This is a pretty contentious issue, though, and the group treats it as such. While they’re deliberating, Marcela patches in to let them know that they have ten minutes to surrender and that if they don’t do so, they’ll be out of luck when the submarine gets raided. On the camera footage, the group sees the ruins of the Shell.

Eventually, the group decides on destroying the Offshore while Veronica applies a blowtorch to the problem. Cue big, frantic action set-piece, complete with pinging gunfire, a signal blocker, plasma, high-pitched screams, submarines running ashore, and eventually a giant, colorful explosion that ruins the Offshore. Mission accomplished. I guess?

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