Sky Rojo season 1, episode 4 recap – “Sex and Blood” change of direction

March 19, 2021
Jonathon Wilson 0
Netflix, TV Recaps
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Summary

“Sex and Blood” finds the girls in a stick situation as things go from bad to worse.

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3.5

Summary

“Sex and Blood” finds the girls in a stick situation as things go from bad to worse.

This recap of Sky Rojo season 1, episode 4, “Sex and Blood”, contains spoilers.


Sky Rojo episode 4 continues the show’s determined efforts to characterize Christian and Moises with an opening flashback that sees their mother hospitalized after a fall. Moises rushes to see her with Coral close behind, but as soon as she gets a moment she affixes the poor old lady’s morphine drip into her own suffering veins. Christian assaults his mother’s carer, and while Moises eventually intervenes, he takes his time about it. This is an on-going theme all throughout “Sex and Blood” — Christian is off the rails, spiralling out of control, and Moises is halfheartedly trying to keep him on the straight and narrow.

From there we pick up where we left off in the previous episode, with Christian and Moises confronting the girls in the pool. Moi spins some nonsense about Romeo wanting them back home safe and sound but is quick to threaten them with prison — for hitting Romeo and killing Charlotte — when they answer back. Fernando intervenes and insists they leave, albeit while literally hiding behind his security guard, but in a role reversal, Christian stops his big brother from lashing out. As he explains, how is he supposed to tell the difference between the people they should assault and those they shouldn’t? It seems completely arbitrary, and this confusion will pay off in a morbid turn later.

In the meantime, Coral collapses from her overdose again, and Wendy has to inject her with some adrenaline-style countermeasure. Fernando, though, trying to help, has called the police, giving the girls little time to plan their next move. It turns out to be a terrible one. While Christian and Moi are getting high, the girls jump in the car and hold them at gunpoint, planning to keep them as hostages to return to the club and retrieve their passports. No such luck. The short road trip is tense, as the brothers, both high as kites, remain calm enough to make the girls second-guess themselves. They insist that the car is stopped but Moises, who’s driving, refuses. Wendy points the security guard’s revolver at Christian and threatens to shoot him, but Moi keeps speeding up, eventually throwing the car into a sharp turn, at which point the gun goes off and Sky Rojo season 1, episode 4 enters another flashback.

This one concerns Wendy’s backstory, a tale of true love and betrayal. As we learn, the place where she grew up in Buenos Aires wasn’t hospitable at the best of times, much less for lesbians, so Wendy and her girlfriend, the love of her life, were forced to flee. Wendy agreed to work in the brothel to support them and sent her girlfriend every penny she made. But, as she explains to Coral, now her girlfriend has dumped her and left her penniless, a prisoner there. It’s another tragic backstory explaining how these women came to be in their predicament and makes the subsequent moment sting all the more.

That moment comes after the car is brought to a halt. The bullet struck Christian in the neck, but not fatally. Furious, he drags Wendy out of the car, but while Moises is talking him out of shooting her, the other two women drive away. The look on Wendy’s face as she realizes she has been abandoned again is absolutely crushing. When we cut back to the car, we see Gina is driving. She feels desperate now, believing she has to stay in order to be there for her family. She confesses to Coral that she’s pregnant and that she doesn’t think the brothers will risk killing Wendy. Good look telling her that, I guess.

Sky Rojo episode 4 ends in tragic circumstances, as Christian tries to flag down a car. The driver, not paying attention, slams on and bumps Christian, who loses control and shoots him dead. Moises is clearly raging, but when Christian turns his anger towards him, Moi backs down a little, offering to help him put the body in the trunk. It’s clear that Moises is biding his time here — the moment when he’s inevitably forced to kill his own brother is clearly on the horizon. In the meantime, though, Wendy uses the opportunity to run — but where does she have to go?

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