Things move along slowly as learn about Nazi secret societies and get some weird use of split-screen for dramatic effect.
This recap of Signs season 2, episode 4 contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
We begin in 2015 again, with Eliza psychoanalyzing Roman and determining that he’s not psychotic — no more than her, anyway, which perhaps might not be saying much. Nevertheless, they have sex, which becomes rather important later.
In Sowie Doly, phones are down all over town. Trela returns home to find Nina gone again — she’s only outside listening to music, but it’s enough to send him ballistic. He takes her with him to the scene of Sobczyk’s burned-down hut, which for some reason plays in split-screen with Ada and another officer investigating his house, where they find a gun. For some reason, as well as the unnecessary use of split-screen, this sequence also has what sounds like lounge music playing. It’s so ill-fitting that I laughed out loud, which isn’t what you want in a very serious crime drama, is it?
Agata, you’ll recall, is missing, having been assaulted and robbed in the previous episode, and Antoni spends a good chunk of this one looking for her. He goes to the precinct to report a missing person and turns to Jonasz next. Meanwhile, Trela learns that the gun Sobczyk was in possession of belonged to a former officer who was dishonorably discharged and moved away. This subplot, by the way, doesn’t really amount to anything.
As part of their scheme, Blazej and Kaja get married very publically, and virtually everyone is in attendance, including Trela and Ada, who throws up on his shoes. What’s that, folks? A woman spontaneously vomiting? I think I sense a pregnancy coming up.
Then again it could be stress, since Ada’s ex-husband if getting remarried and she’s evidently put out by Sobczyk’s disappearance — so much so she tries to force Nina to give up info, which makes things difficult between her and Trela. While she’s told that Sobczyk’s computer has been unlocked, Trela goes to question Feliks, and Pawel runs into Roman, letting him know that he found Kasia and she forgave him. It’s a bit odd, especially when he brings up her mangled bike, but he promptly runs off.
We get a healthy exposition dump in a flashback about the Vril Society — a real pseudo-historical Nazi secret society, by the way — which was supposed to win the Nazis the war. When they knew they were losing, though, they detonated the mountain where they were working and hid the documentation. Eliza is dispensing this information in a lecture, during which she postulates about the Nazis perhaps having built UFOs and continued to utilize the powers of the occult and such. Typical Nazis, really.
Trela interviews creepy Feliks and gets little out of him, despite his obvious connection to what’s going on, and Ada summons Trela to show him the evidence of the listening device, though they don’t currently know where it’s planted. Hearing Nina’s music through it, though, gives the location away. They return to the house and turn it upside-down looking for the bug. Eventually, Ada finds it.
When we see Twerski speaking with Feliks and poring over a picture of a building together, it’s only confirmation of what we already suspected. But their endgame isn’t clear yet. It isn’t particularly clear by the end of the season, either, but more on that when we get to it.
Meanwhile, Agata wakes up in hospital, where she’s greeted by a prosecutor who says she’s under arrest for drug trafficking. The men who beat her made sure she was found with drugs on her and she’s looking at 1-10 years in prison, best case. She wants a lawyer, which is probably advisable. We close with a collection of scenes — a spewing Ada, Roman finding Kasia’s bike, and weird pawprint-looking things outside of Zofia’s house. Just what exactly is going on here?
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Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.