Servant season 2, episode 7 recap – what happened in “Marino”? The video cassette.

February 26, 2021
Daniel Hart 0
Apple TV+, Weekly TV

Summary

While plenty of chapters before have been tentative in the reveals, “Marino” continues to go down the path of revelations, extinguishing the mystery slightly but escalating the strange situation.

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Summary

While plenty of chapters before have been tentative in the reveals, “Marino” continues to go down the path of revelations, extinguishing the mystery slightly but escalating the strange situation.

This recap of Apple TV+ series Servant season 2, episode 7, “Marino”, contains significant spoilers.

A quick note — I mistakenly believed that this week’s Servant was the finale, so apologies for that. Of course, this week is centered on the residential house shooting and how the Turner family, Leanne, and George, react.

Uncle George tells the others that their disobedience has come at a cost, referencing the shooting at the residential home that Leanne was taking from. Sean follows Leanne upstairs, who is upset about what’s happened at the residential home. Dorothy believes the shooting was linked to “the cult”. Meanwhile, George zones out completely. There’s plenty of moving parts in “Marino” as the situation continues to escalate.

A missing boy

Sean asks Leanne who the Marino family is. Leanne explains that was her place, and she broke the rules. While in the loft, she strips off and starts whipping herself in the back — she’s punishing herself. Dorothy tells Sean that it’s a triple homicide and a little boy is missing — Sergio Marino.

And things quickly turn uncomfortable as the police show up, but Dorothy doesn’t want them to take George as she believes she’s taken them this far and doesn’t want to prevent further negotiations — she’s still incredibly deluded. Sean and Julian hide George while Dorothy answers the door — Julian has to keep George’s mouth shut as the officer interviews as he keeps randomly bellowing “Leanne”. Officer Reyes invites herself in. She tells Sean and Dorothy about the residential house and wonders if they know about Leanne. Meanwhile, Leanne is watching a YouTube video is did with Sergio — she clearly had an emotional connection with this boy, and she’s devastated.

“It’s just a coincidence”

The officer knows about Dorothy spying on Leanne at the residential house. Dorothy gets frustrated and claims the cult is behind all of this. Officer Reyes says it has nothing to do with “the cult” and that the shooting is a coincidence. Dorothy believes they are wasting their time and are no closer to Jericho. Meanwhile, Leanne is making crosses in her loft, becoming increasingly frustrated.

Checking out the attic

Officer Reyes wants to look around due to her concern. Sean guides her around the house. He tells the officer that Dorothy became obsessed with Leanne after they hired her. Reyes wants to see the attic, and she sees all the crosses — Leanne isn’t in sight, so the officer believes Dorothy did all this. She tells Sean that his wife needs help. Suddenly, Reyes feels dizzy and wants to head back down.

On her way out, Dorothy admits to Reyes she crossed a line and didn’t mean to hurt anyone. Reyes tells Dorothy she can call her if she sees things differently and will be an honest friend.

The tension in this episode is born from Dorothy, Julian and Sean realizing how bad things have become in the household — the police heading over was a wake-up call.

The ending

On the news, it’s confirmed that young boy Sergio was killed by his own father. Tears streak down Leanne’s face. Dorothy asks George for Jericho back, and in return, he can have Leanne. However, George is still zoned out. She begins slapping him. There’s a knock on the front door, and there’s a box addressed to George left on the step.

Inside is a videotape — George says the tape needs to be shown to Leanne so she “understands”, and he grabs the box. Leanne is emotionally frantic in the loft, ripping down all the crosses — the glass window above her smashes. Sean heads downstairs and rubs the mixture that George made on his hands.

The episode ends with George holding a dagger that looks to represent religious symbolism.

While plenty of chapters before have been tentative in the reveals, Servant season 2, episode 7 continues to go down the path of revelations, extinguishing the mystery slightly but escalates the strange situation.

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