The Resort season 1, episode 4 recap – “A History of Forgetting”

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: August 4, 2022
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Slower in pace than the previous episodes but still a decent episode overall. With most of the episode based on the 2007 timeline, the audience’s interest should remain as we learn more about the resort.

This recap of the Peacock series The Resort season 1, episode 4, “A History of Forgetting,” contains spoilers.

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The Resort season 1, episode 4 recap 

Following the events of the previous episode of The Resort, Emma tries to threaten Baltasar into revealing what happened to Sam and Violet. However, Baltasar pretty much laughs at her accusation that he is behind their disappearances. And so, to seemingly prove his innocence, Baltasar details when he first met Alex, the resort owner. (Fun fact, the actor playing Alex directed The Resort).

Baltasar says that he and Alex soon became friends; and that Alex made a home for everyone at the resort. Later, with something bothering Alex, he shows Baltasar his painting of the resort. Then, he asks Baltasar to help him pick up the pieces as he is losing the sense of who he is. And whilst Baltasar initially believes that he keeps it hidden that he’s a “Frías”, Alex reveals that he has already known; and adds that Alonso, Baltasar’s brother, offered Alex money to fire Baltasar. But Alex told him to f**k off. 

Baltasar tells Emma and Noah that he never thought Alex was capable of being a dangerous man. But as Baltasar explains, Alex became “Santa Claus”, and something changed. On the day of Sam and Violet’s disappearance, Baltasar finds Alex with blood on his hands and in a little bit of a state; and shortly afterwards, Alex frightens guests by telling them that the hurricane is heading straight for the hotel. Baltasar explains that he had to leave Alex to speak with Sam’s parents, who have reported him missing. Carl, Sam’s father, reveals that he saw Sam looking at a d**k pic and suggests that could be why Sam is missing. 

When Baltasar goes through the hotel’s CCTV, he finds footage that suggests Sam and Violet were fleeing from Alex, aka Santa Claus. To investigate further, Baltasar visits Murray, Violet’s father, to check up on her. But when Murray checks on her, it seems that she hasn’t slept in her room. So, Baltasar decides to track down Alex. He finds Alex painting in his room. Baltasar tells Alex that Sam and Violet are missing and that Alex is the last one to have seen them. When Alex doesn’t provide any useful information, Baltasar reminds Alex that he had an altercation with the pair shortly before they went missing. Baltasar starts to lose his patience as he asks Alex, “What did you do?”.

The ending

When Baltasar realises that Alex has Sam’s skateboard, Alex tells him that the hurricane is on its way and it’ll take care of their problems. As the weather worsens, Baltasar spots Alex taking off his clothes and walking toward the ocean. Alex then questions whether it’s the end or just the beginning and runs into the water. And through quick snapshots, The Resort shows that Baltasar went in after him. When the hurricane changes course, as Alex predicted, Baltasar receives a call from who I assume is Alex, “Sweet friend, I can see your face, but I can’t remember your name”.

As the hurricane hits, chaos erupts among the guests; and Sam and Violet’s parents continue to panic over their children’s whereabouts. Baltasar and Luna sit together at the resort when Murray comes to join them; apparently, all three have nowhere else to go. And then the hurricane hits. 

Baltasar explains to Noah and Emma that police came to investigate Sam and Violet’s disappearance after the hurricane, but no evidence was ever found. When Emma and Noah go to leave, Baltasar says he has one last thing to show them. They are a part of the painting too.

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