Pantheon season 1, episode 7 recap – “We Are You”

By Adam Lock
Published: October 6, 2022 (Last updated: January 27, 2024)
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If you can ignore the clichéd fight sequences, then this is another exciting installment from AMC+. We are hurtling towards the finale now, and all the pieces are quickly falling into place. Let’s hope they can stick to the landing with an unforgettable concluding chapter.

This recap of the AMC+ series Pantheon season 1, episode 7, “We Are You,” contains spoilers.

On the brink of World War III, Caspian joins the church, the UIs argue amongst themselves, and foreign governments finally enter the narrative with catastrophic results. “We Are You” is a busy episode as the many moving parts rapidly fall into place in this, the penultimate installment of season 1. Pantheon sets the scene for an exciting finale, one that is sure to keep you guessing all the way until the very end.

Pantheon season 1, episode 7 recap

The seventh episode opens with the introduction of a new character. Arkady Koslov is a top Russian hacker who showcases his deadly talents by assassinating some world leaders from the comfort of his extravagant home. This new UI is an unstoppable force of nature, but even he doesn’t know about the flaw in his coding. His government agree that Arkady is replaceable and yet he has just aided in an explosive political maneuver.

While world leaders are killed off and stock markets crash, Maddie and Ellen panic shop for the coming apocalypse. Laurie is planning on going public and aims to reveal the many secrets of the UI program to the world. David tries his best to calm his fellow UIs, as the fears of annihilation bring out the worst in these geniuses. Chanda argues with Laurie over her scheme and David suggests locating the other UIs to help solve the defect first. Laurie gives them a limited amount of time to solve this problem before she goes public.

Ellen brings in Waxman to help them track down the other UIs in the world. She warns him that war is coming and he must choose a side. He passes them a memory stick containing the tracking program, but David refuses to talk with his old friend when the opportunity arises. This information allows them to track all the UIs in the world. Koslov is spotted in Russia and Gispan in Israel. The Chinese UIs seem to have travelled to Palo Alto though and are heading right for them.

What follows is a clichéd battle between the good guys and the bad UIs. They try to warn their enemy of the ensuing glitch that will be their ultimate downfall, but they won’t listen. Laurie pauses the fight and informs the others that she is going public, they cannot stop her now. Chanda tries to reprimand his ally, but David intercepts. These powerful beings are at odds with one another and it looks like things aren’t going to end well for anyone involved.

Meanwhile, Caspian wanders the streets and joins a church, looking for a much simpler life. He tries to teach others followers about math and has a light-bulb moment during this specific lesson. His pupils record his ramblings and he is quick to delete the footage, but Logorhythms find him anyway. Pope turns up at the church and asks for his help. It’s an intriguing scene, Pope understands that his company are perceived to be the bad guys, but he earnestly wants Caspian to guide him towards a brighter future. He offers Caspian free rein to do what he pleases. The teen says that Pope will regret this, but he doesn’t seem fazed.

The ending

Cody speaks to Laurie for what he believes could be the last time. She is midway through recording her confession and pauses her speech for her lover. He tells her that he is going to Logorhythms’ base in Norway to retrieve her files. Laurie admits that it won’t be her that he is recovering, that the old Laurie he reboots won’t even be in love with him. Cody doesn’t care, he has to try something, but she wants him to stick around and hear what she has to say.

While Laurie delivers her speech, Chanda gives Maddie a call. He warns her that he is going to destroy Laurie and then David for their deceit. We then see how he has hacked into some military computers and is sending a missile right towards Laurie’s servers. Laurie narrates over the top of this sequence, stating that UIs are humans, but ones gifted with incredible power. They could do great things with this new technology and it is worth sharing with the world, instead of just a select few. She says she believes in humanity and signs off just as her servers are destroyed.

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