Dragged out and tedious, Surface has royally fallen apart. This is repetitive and sluggish TV that continues to trundle along at a slow pace with no engaging factors.
This recap of the Apple TV+ series Surface season 1, episode 7, “It Was Always Going to End This Way,” contains spoilers.
After discovering that she was in fact the real perpetrator in the fraud scam all along, Sophie tries to cover-up her past mistakes and move forwards with her life. Whilst love triangle hunks Baden and James are on hand to confuse Sophie further with conflicting stories. Who is telling the truth in Surface and who should Sophie side with in the end? These questions are explored in a tedious penultimate instalment.
Surface season 1, episode 7 recap
The episode opens with the return of smug therapist Hannah, who apologizes to Sophie for sharing information with her about her mother when she was clearly not ready to process this news. Sophie apologizes herself, stating that she had refused to listen to Hannah and was actually the problem all along. Hannah is back and Sophie seems open to finally accepting her fate, she is the real villain in the piece, although she won’t totally admit her misgivings out loud just yet.
She asks Baden to hold off on sharing the hard evidence he worked so tirelessly to acquire. Baden gives her twenty-four hours to make sure everything is in order before he goes to his boss. Sophie lies to him about innocent people being involved in the debacle, but Baden is super loyal to Sophie anyway and happily follows her lead. Sophie now has one day to solve this entire fiasco before she ends up behind bars herself. Her first task is to bring husband James up to date on the many secrets she has and then to remove the lump sum of cash from her account.
Meanwhile, James finds out that he’s been tipped off to the officials and is under investigation again. His assistant Todd has been ratted out and James brings in Harrison for extra support in terrifying the man. The two businessmen threaten Todd on a roof top. He immediately crumbles and confesses, admitting that he was framed by an undercover cop. Sophie’s bank meeting goes about as successfully, with the bankers flagging Sophie for her suspicious behavior.
There is now no feasible way of getting the money out of the account and Todd has already handed Baden the incriminating evidence. Things are looking dire for both Sophie and James – the damage is already done. Sophie considers confessing to everything, but James rejects this idea flat out, with her husband starting to become controlling once again.
Sophie goes against her husband’s wishes and visits Baden in private anyway. She confesses to the undercover cop and asks him to destroy the evidence. The policeman won’t do that, though he offers to run away with Sophie instead. Sophie seems shocked by this proposition and turns her ex-lover down. Unfortunately, James is waiting outside Baden’s place, angered that she’s shared incriminating information with Baden. He’s also got some further ammunition from Harrison that he is more than eager to share with his wife.
It is revealed that Harrison hired Baden to investigate Sophie, who he believed was going to con James out of all his money. Harrison was right, Sophie played the long game and did trick James into handing over millions of dollars to his deceitful wife. Baden looked into Sophie like he was hired to do, but then ended up falling in love with the woman and continued to follow her in secret. This turned into stalking and he became obsessed. James points out that she can’t trust Baden when he is also a manipulative liar himself. Maybe they are made for each other after all?
Baden prepares to flee no matter what Sophie decides to do. He shreds the files on Sophie and packs his life away into a suitcase. Sophie meets him at the station, on the eve of his getaway. She asks him if he was paid to follow her and Baden admits to his lies. She blackmails him into destroying the evidence. Baden stalks Sophie some more and hands her a memory stick while she is on a date in a fancy restaurant with James. The husband retaliates by throwing punches and the two men brawl.
Sophie plays the memory stick video and witnesses authentic footage of herself jumping off the boat. It is undeniable proof that she did try to kill herself and wasn’t pushed after all. The evidence is hard to argue with. Sophie goes to see Baden again, but finds him dead in his apartment. His cover was blown and he faced the harsh consequences of his undercover work. Sophie is distraught and when they are back at home she tells James about the footage. James still blames Baden for this mess after everything that has transpired. The episode ends with James comforting Sophie, repeatedly saying that this is not our fault.
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