Gangs of London season 2, episode 5 recap – fight or flight

October 20, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
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Summary

Some unexpectedly sharp plot turns mean that it’s refreshingly difficult to tell how things might go as we rocket toward the end of the second season.

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Summary

Some unexpectedly sharp plot turns mean that it’s refreshingly difficult to tell how things might go as we rocket toward the end of the second season.

This Gangs of London season 2, episode 5 recap contains spoilers.


After the absolute chaos of Gangs of London season 2, episode 4, London is still smoldering, and the characters are still reeling. The dynamics have changed considerably, but there’s still a war to fight, and wars need alliances and strategies. Trying to come up with both of those in the current carnage is something of a challenge.

Gangs of London season 2, episode 5 recap

Elliot wants no part in it. He’s ready to leave with his father, and if Singer holds up his end of the deal, they’ll be gone sooner rather than later. Speaking of Singer, he cautions Sean that while he wants the Wallaces back on top, he doesn’t want to give them the freedom to do whatever they want — it seems like he’s beginning to get the sense that Sean is far too unpredictable of an element to control.

Speaking of the Wallaces, they all visit Luan to propose an alliance against Koba, but they’re turned down. Luan is still too frightened of the Georgian and what he might do to those he loves. Even after several consecutive defeats, Koba still commands fear. When Asif confronts him about his failures, Koba seems unconcerned, but the Investors will kill him if he doesn’t kill Sean, so he has work to do with his depleted ranks.

Ed, it turns out, is a captive of Koba, who’s pushing him for information about Sean. Marian lets Shannon know that something has happened to him and that she and Danny should flee, but Shannon calls Elliot asking where Koba would be. She doesn’t want to lose her father as well as her brother. Of course, Elliot is on the way to the airport with his father, but he can’t let sleeping dogs lie, so he decides to help Shannon, leaving Charlie with the evidence to give to Singer.

There’s a good dose of action and tension in Elliot’s efforts to break Ed out, as well as a very cool slow-motion close-up of Elliot shooting two goons through a third’s mouth. Hammering Ed’s wrist into pulp so he can slide his handcuff off wasn’t exactly fun to watch, but needs must, I suppose. Either way, both Elliot and Ed get away, and Tamaz gets humiliated in the process.

In the meantime, Koba sends a message through Saba that he wants to meet with Sean at a neutral location of his choosing, with no guards and no guns. Koba doesn’t do a very good job of flexing, but Sean has a proposal. Since Koba has the gangs, and he has the means by which to eliminate the Investors, together they could rule the entire city.

Speaking of the Investors, Elliot drops Ed off with Shannon and then rushes to the airport, where he finds both Singer and his father dead. Since Miss Kane threatened him earlier on behalf of the Investors, Elliot assumes it’s their doing and turns up at Kane’s house to murder her while the camera lingers on a shot of her daughter through an upstairs window. However, as we learn at the end of the episode, the female assassin who killed Singer and Charlie was working for Sean. She delivers the USB, and Sean shows the evidence to Koba. The two of them shake on their new partnership.


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