Kaleidoscope Season 1 Episode “Red” Recap

January 1, 2023
Ricky Valero 0
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While it’s wild to see the post-heist before the heist, I liked it that way, to be honest.

We recap the Netflix series Kaleidoscope Season 1 Episode “Red,” which contains significant spoilers.

Please note that episodes are in random order for each viewer for this series. Check out our Correct Order of Episodes for Netflix’s Kaleidoscope.

As we navigate our way of watching Kaleidoscope, we have moved to the episode titled “Red.” The first five episodes I watched were Yellow,” “Green,” “Orange,” “Violet,” andBlue.” In “Blue,” we were five days before the heist, and things started to fall apart and come together all at the same time. Let’s dive into the next episode. 

Kaleidoscope Season 1 Episode “Red” Recap

It’s the morning after the heist. I am unsure how I feel about going from five days before to the morning after, but here we go. We start with Leo on a ship, narrating that he wasn’t sure when it all went wrong. Noticeably missing from the boat was Bob, which we expected, honestly.

We move to Leo underwater amid the heist walking by one of the guard, dead. Then, we see Leo leaving the place with a bag in his hands and getting into his car. Judy rushes in and asks where the bonds are, but he says that was her job. She explains that someone told the FBI about the heist, meaning they have a rat. Stan arrives and starts to question Judy about where Bob and RJ are. Now we move to Roger and Hannah together, trying to figure out what happened.

The FBI agents show up to ask questions about the heist. However, Hannah says nothing happened, and Roger comes up to say the same thing, getting them to leave. Nazan and Toby leave and try to regroup on their next move. At the shop, Stan and Judy tell them that no one goes until they get the bonds. They mention that nobody will know it was them, but we find out that Stan dropped his glasses in the vault.

The bond people call Roger to ask about their bonds, but he ensures everything is fine. Then, with the FBI, they finally put together the pieces that Roger and Leo had a history. After that, Roger figured out that Stan was the person that looked into his eyes, and now they had a lead. Now, Judy has Stan questioning Leo about why he did the heist. Finally, Roger’s henchman finds Stan’s family and asks them about his whereabouts. He shoots and kills them both and takes her phone.

While the crew is grilling Leo, Ava arrives with the van, and she has been shot. She informs Judy that Bob is dead, and while that happens, Judy throws a box on the ground, it busts open, and there is a bunch of regular paper under the bonds. Now everyone has a gun pointed at each other because nobody trusts one another.

As this happens, Roger’s men have shown up to take care of business. First, they shoot Stan, followed by one of Roger’s men grabbing him and holding him hostage, telling them to drop the guns or else he kills him. He follows by asking where the bonds are, but of course, neither of them knows where they are. However, he doesn’t believe them and says he will shoot Stan in the foot and work his way up until he dies. Finally, she explains where they are, and they pull the bed down, and Leo shoots and kills the two men.

Ending Explained

The four of them get out just in the nick of time on the boat we saw at the beginning of the episode while the FBI arrives at the garage where they were all just at. Back at Roger’s office, Hannah leaves the office suspiciously. Maybe she took the bonds? If this is the twist, I didn’t see it coming.

Once she is gone, the FBI arrives with a warrant to search his entire premise. Nazan is shocked that everything down in the vault is normal. She asks to go into his private vault, and he assures no one has been inside, but they want to see it anyway. When they open the safe, water comes out, and while we can’t see what they see, she says can you tell us why that is your fault, and he responds, “I’d like to speak to my attorney.” What is going on?!

The episode comes to a close, with us seeing the crew on the boat cruising through the ocean. Holy cow, what an episode. While it’s wild to see the post-heist before the heist, I liked it that way, to be honest.

What did you think of Netflix’s Kaleidoscope Season 1 Episode “Red”? Comment below.

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