Capitani season 1, episode 3 recap – “Out of Childhood, Out of Childhood”

February 11, 2021
Jonathon Wilson 0
Netflix, TV Recaps
3.5

Summary

“Out of Childhood, Out of Childhood” focuses on the mystery of a pair of glasses as the villagers prove more secretive than ever.

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3.5

Summary

“Out of Childhood, Out of Childhood” focuses on the mystery of a pair of glasses as the villagers prove more secretive than ever.

This Capitani season 1, episode 3 recap for the episode titled “Out of Childhood, Out of Childhood” contains spoilers.


Capitani episode 3 opens by straightening out a few alibis. Nadine has one, and so does Mick, who was apparently with one of his many female acquaintances while his daughter was dying in the woods. Rob’s whereabouts are less certain. Capitani and Elsa go to see his sour mother, who hates Nadine, considering her a seductress, and Mick a possessive who didn’t want to let her go. Rob was also struggling to deal with the twins and their hormonal crises, especially Jenny. But does that constitute a motive for murder? Probably not.

Here, “Out of Childhood, Out of Childhood” branches out a little into two strands that both eventually lead back to the same place — the military base. But it takes a while to get there. Capitani goes back to the woods, to the scene of the crime, while Elsa goes to get to the bottom of what happened to Rob’s glasses. Weyrich, predictably, won’t hand over the security footage without a warrant. At just the right time, she gets a text message from Steve saying he’ll meet her at the doctor’s appointment that Capitani told her explicitly not to attend, so she finesses a plan that involves leaving Mores behind with Weyrich while she goes to “get a warrant”. She fakes the prosecutor’s imminent arrival while she attends the appointment, which turns out to be an ultrasound scan — she’s pregnant.

While Weyrich gets panicky and calls Pit Rommes, the mayor, Elsa fakes both Capitani’s imminent arrival with a warrant and a press visit, which she warns the mayor’s office about. These things taken together cause Pit to instruct Weyrich to give over the goods, which show that his wife, Lydie, a Spanish teacher, was the one who took Rob’s specs and happened to find them in the woods.

In the woods, meanwhile, Capitani follows the trail back to the nearby military base, and through his binoculars, he spies Elsa giving Steve a kiss goodbye at the gates. Naturally, he chews her out for disobeying his orders but also lays out what he has learned on his little excursion. Jenny might have fallen, but certainly not where she died, meaning she was moved post-mortem. Someone must know more than they’re letting on.

Meanwhile, Nadine and Mick talk and the former speculates that perhaps Rob discovered something about the two of them which caused his suicide. They were obviously still intimate. There’s obviously more to uncover here, but Capitani season 1, episode 3 leaves it alone for now in favor of the next big cliffhanger, which takes place at Jenny’s vigil. Who should walk through the door but her missing sister, Tanja?

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