This article is a preview for Industry season 2, episode 5, and may contain spoilers for previous episodes.
Industry is, essentially, HBO’s halfway point between Succession and Euphoria — a workplace drama about deplorable people in a cutthroat business who also happen to be drug-addled sex-mad sociopaths. It was a weird release in 2020, dumped in bulk onto both HBO Max in America and BBC iPlayer in the UK, but it obviously did well enough to justify a second season that, it seems, will follow a more traditional weekly release cadence.
Industry season 2, episode 4 recap
The second season continued with “There Are Some Women…” and played out like something of a funeral dirge for pure old Eric. Here’s what happened, in summary:
- Eric, having been sidelined, spent the entire episode psyching himself up to return to the office and confront the higher-ups about his team’s pay cuts, only to be told in rather unceremonious terms that he’s being offered a demotion tantamount to a retirement home.
- Yasmin learned that her father had squandered a huge chunk of the family fortune on paying off women he’d had affairs with, casting some doubt on her status as a wealthy heiress.
- Robert continued his relationship with Nicole, though a spanner was thrown in the works when Harper casually revealed that she had also made a move on her last season.
- Gus is now sleeping with Jesse’s son.
- Harper hooked up with DVD.
Industry season 2, episode 5 release date
The latest episode will release on Monday, August 29, at 9pm ET on HBO and HBO Max. It’ll be the fifth of eight episodes, airing every Monday between now and September 19.
Where to watch Industry online
As stated above, Industry is exclusive to HBO and HBO Max, where it can be viewed with a subscription.
IMDb hasn’t provided an official episode title or synopsis this week, so we’re going in blind with our predictions:
- Is Eric just out of the race now, or does he have more to offer? He’s clearly not going to be happy with his new position, but is there really anything else he can do?
- I predict Harper’s revelation being the beginning of Robert’s latest downward spiral.
- Gus continuing to sleep with Jesse’s son must remain a terrible idea. I feel he isn’t getting enough pushback about it.
- I already predicted Yas’s father was hiding something, which he revealed he was. But will subsequent revelations be that he’s broke, and by extension so is Yas?
- I suspect Harper’s relationship with DVD is purely transactional, but I’m also not sure he’ll see it that way. A spiteful manager isn’t going to be good news for her.