Tribes of Europa season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained into the deep

February 19, 2021
Jonathon Wilson 2
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Summary

Tribes of Europa unashamedly bows out on several cliffhangers, leaving virtually everything unresolved, but it has just about managed to earn a second season with this first run of episodes.

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3.5

Summary

Tribes of Europa unashamedly bows out on several cliffhangers, leaving virtually everything unresolved, but it has just about managed to earn a second season with this first run of episodes.

This recap of Tribes of Europa season 1, episode 6, “Chapter 6”, contains spoilers. It also discusses the Tribes of Europa ending. You can check out our spoiler-free review by clicking these words.


Continuing right where we left off, Tribes of Europa episode 6 sees Elja return to Bracker’s place with the cube gun to try and save Moses from the Crows. He’s successful, more or less, but as they make their escape the device runs out of fusion energy and they’re forced to flee, sharpish, with the cube basically acting as a SatNav to lead them to the Ark, hopefully before it runs out of juice. We’ll check back in on this plot strand at the very end of “Chapter 6”.

In the meanwhile, Liv heads to Brahtok with Grieta in the hopes of negotiating a hostage swap, but it all goes badly wrong. General Cameron himself tries to mediate on the border, but just as it looks like he’s making progress, the Crow guard is shot dead and gunfire erupts on both sides. Liv frees Grieta since she needs her bargaining chip, and both take shelter in a nearby building where David, presumably freed by those still loyal to him, arrives and holds them at gunpoint. He obviously initiated the shootout, but despite his steadfast principles Liv refuses to go with him. He once again understands and pretends to shoot her so that she and Grieta can escape. They almost make it, but Grieta expires, and Liv is approached by Alia of the Femen tribe — basically, Amazonian warrior women, by the looks of things, though we’re not given much more than that.

There’s also a fair amount of development in Kiano’s storyline in Tribes of Europa season 1, episode 6. Varvara goes over her personal backstory as they make their way to the Boj, revealing that she was once a slave herself. Compassion, she explains, is weakness, and empathy will lead to death. A little kiss and that’s that, lesson learned, but the test comes when the Boj begins and Kia realizes he’s fighting his father. Here, Varvara’s lessons make sense. Presumably, Dewiat let on about the relationship, and she decided to use it as the ultimate test of whether Kia was worthy of the Crows. If he can kill his father, he can learn hate, and she can give him “an incentive to be”. At least, that’s how she explains things to Kia after he does kill Jakob in the scuffle. By the time he’s being initiated into the Bozie and given his first huff of wolk as he learns his new name, Tarok, you can kind of understand why he’d welcome the drug. But we do learn that Varvara’s original name was Sophia, so that’s nice.

But the biggest cliffhanger of Tribes of Europa season 1, episode 6 occurs when Elja and Moses arrive at their destination, a remote shoreline, just as the cube is dying. There’s nothing there and at first, nothing happens. Moses would prefer to just call it a day and pursue riches elsewhere, but Elja is having none of it, tossing the cube out into the water… where it hangs suspended in midair briefly before it drops. Suddenly, a giant container, or I suppose an elevator, emerges from the water and powers up. They step inside and its doors close, before submerging into the watery depths. The Tribes of Europa ending is the discovery of Atlantis? It certainly looks like it.

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2 thoughts on “Tribes of Europa season 1, episode 6 recap – the ending explained

  • February 21, 2021 at 11:05 pm
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    What are the crows inhaling in those masks?

    • February 21, 2021 at 11:06 pm
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      I’m pretty sure the wolk drug that they harvest in the slave factories.

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