We recap the Prime Video series Hunters Season 2 Episode 2, “Buenos Aires,” which contains spoilers.
In Hunters Season 2, everyone is after Adolf Hitler, who is very much still alive in the seventies and living under a new identity in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jonah (Logan Lerman) and the gang reunite to hunt down this most detested villain, yet there are others searching for the Fuhrer at the same time. “Buenos Aires” works as the Hunters’ first mission on their journey to uncover Hitler’s hidden location. It’s a thrill ride of an episode, full of fast-paced fun and espionage double crossings.
Hunters Season 2 Episode 2 recap
The hills are alive with the sound of music and Sister Harriet dances in the mountains with a picture-perfect family of children, paying homage to that specific sixties musical. She’s deep undercover in Austria, pretending to be a loyal nanny so that she can get close to the Nazi Rolf Von Klaussen. As soon as he returns to the family home she makes her move, flirting and then threatening the murderer at close range. She holds a knife to his chest and demands to be told Hitler’s current whereabouts, but he plays dumb instead, denying any knowledge of such things. Without delivering any vital information, Sister Harriet assassinates the man in front of his entire family.
We then catch up with Millie and Jonah, who have just been reunited for the first time in two years. Jonah confesses to killing Biff Simpson and informs the FBI agent of Biff’s final reveal – Hitler is still alive and living in South America. Millie doesn’t believe it, but Jonah is coming around to the idea now himself. He’s done his research and thinks Nazi financier Klaus Rhinehart was involved in the scheme to smuggle Adolf and Eva (The Colonel) over to Buenos Aires. Jonah convinces Millie to help him track down Hitler, persuading the agent with talk of fighting for some real justice. Millie accepts his request, but she thinks they’ll need further help first.
Cue a montage as we get the old gang back together once again. Millie and Jonah visit actor Lonny Flash (How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor), who is promoting his latest film and is thankfully as pretentious as ever. Lonny punches Jonah square in the face, even before he’s made his proposition. Then the gang picks up Roxy Jones, who is painting forgeries in Marseille; Mindy from New York and Sister Harriet in Vienna.
Meanwhile, further flashbacks follow Meyer in 1975. He burns the letter that he received in the previous installment, the one that spoke of his true Nazi identity. This is a visual indicator that Meyer is moving on, but the paranoia still remains. He sees a courageous employee called Joe fighting at his business and takes him under his wing. Meyer is currently hunting down Nazi guard Viktor Frondheim and needs Joe’s help. This works as the backstory of how Joe Mizushima came to join the gang.
Fast forward to 1979, and the gang board a plane and head for Argentina. Jonah stresses that this is to be their final mission together, the one to make all the previous missions seem worth it. If they can find Rhinehart, then he’ll lead them straight to Hitler. Once they’ve captured Hitler, all their problems will disappear and they can finally move forward with their lives. They plan to kidnap Rhinehart at a reopening of a grand opera house.
The Hunters aren’t the only ones headed for Argentina though. Travis Leich (Greg Austin) is also in the country; he’s been requested specifically by The Colonel herself. As he enters the fortified complex, he is greeted by former Hunter Joe, who now works for the Fuhrer. Travis laughs hysterically on discovering that Joe now works for the enemy. He asks if they experimented upon him or if he is just faking it. We then see flashes of Joe being tortured and experimented on. Maybe Joe isn’t faking it after all, maybe he has been transformed irreversibly. Travis meets with The Colonel. She complains about how Adolf has lost his way; she is now the one to retain power for the Nazi party. The Colonel needs Travis on her side, as he is the only one who sees her true potential.
At the Opera House, our plucky gang of heroes are all dressed up for the occasion. Their entry to the building feels very reminiscent of Inglourious Basterds, another story about offing Hitler. Jonah works undercover as a cloakroom employee, while Millie follows Rhinehart to his seating area. Sister Harriet can be found in the audience, whilst Lonny is milling around backstage. I just love Lonny’s character, by the way, every gesture, every interaction is just hilarious.
The gang are soon caught up in at least one or possibly two adjacent sting operations. Lonny fights an enemy attacker backstage, as does Jonah. Millie tries to capture Rhinehart, but the old man fights back. Millie is then attacked by a masked man and injected with a sedative. Lonny is knocked out by the same masked man too. Jonah tussles with the assassin and manages to pull back the killer’s mask. But then Sister Harriet double-crosses her old friend, holding a gun to Jonah’s head. Is she now working for the enemy, or is this just an elaborate con?
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