Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler season 3, episode 8 recap

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: November 10, 2022 (Last updated: January 26, 2024)
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The episode as a whole is pretty predictable. It’s also very obvious which of the characters will meet their maker in the episode. On the flip side, the ending is quite exciting and could suggest that the ninth episode could be quite a thrill.

We recap the HBO Max series Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler season 3, episode 8, “Red Marauder,” which contains spoilers.

Will the eighth be like the last few episodes and feature some shocking departures? Better yet, will we receive any updates on Bet Sykes? Is she dead or alive? Hopefully, this will be the episode where we find the answers to many of the questions that the show has left us with.

Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler season 3, episode 8 recap

Gully declares that he should have died a long time ago. But Lucius doesn’t agree; he thinks Gully still has a purpose. Meanwhile, after the opening credits, we see that Mary’s romance with Roger is still going strong, whilst Alfie is feeling sorry for himself after Sandra’s departure. However, unlike Mary and her latest flame, Dave argues with Sally and seems to break up with her at the beginning of the episode.

Not long after, both Alfie and Dave are brought to the Prime Minister. He summoned them after the power source for the southeast was attacked. And the person responsible is someone that the Prime Minister wants them to check out. Alfie agrees (in exchange for his usual fee, of course). Patricia drops by for a “surprise” visit. However, Thomas is still nowhere to be seen. When Martha asks how Thomas is, Patricia tells her that he has become very uptight since the death of his father.

Alfie learns that Sandra is pregnant, a fact that she had previously tried to tell Dave. Although, he was too high on drugs at the time to realize. It causes increased tension between the two friends, and that tension continues well into the mission. Gully is also on the mission, but something isn’t right with him either. Martha goes to Lucius, and she knows that he is the leak. And it turns out that she wants to stop all of this. However, Lucius tells her that she is on her own. During the mission, when the “bast**d” takes control, he nearly kills Gully. However, Alfie and Dave are able to interrupt before anything overly dramatic can happen.

Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler season 3, episode 8 ending

Gully isn’t scared off, however. While the man may not be worth dying over, Gully is still eager to go ahead. As a result, he knocks Alfie out and decides to “go kill” the man. In his attempts to do so, it looks like it affects the power within the city. When the man comes after Gully, Gully kills the man. Tragically, though, it also results in Gully being seriously injured. But as Gully tells Alfie, “it’s better this way”, and he dies in Alfie’s arms.

Towards the end of the eighth episode, Gully’s wake is held. During the wake, Dae asks Alfie what he is going to do now that Sandra is pregnant. Alfie says that he will keep his promise to be a father. As the Prime Minister reports on Gully’s death, Lucius calls Martha after he learns that the PWE has been taken to Level Seven — now “he will deal with it”. Next, Patricia is gathered by a group of people with white masks and taken to a table. At the table, Sally sits sobbing and warns Patricia not to drink the tea.

Alfie visits Sandra. And whilst she won’t allow him inside her friend, she gives her condolences over Gully’s death. But why is Alfie there? Because he thinks they should get married.

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