“The Fare” uses cleverly placed flashbacks and emotional subplots to focus on character development. However, there is still time for some tense action sequences toward the end of the chapter. This is engrossing, pulpy drama that actually feels believable regardless of the wacky premise.
We recap the Prime Video series Hunters Season 2 Episode 4, “The Fare,” which contains spoilers.
The second season has split its narrative into two sections, the hunt for Adolf Hitler (Udo Kier) in 1979 and a series of flashbacks from 1975, focusing on Meyer Offerman (Al Pacino) just before the events of the first season. These flashbacks have worked as a lead-up to Meyer forming his own Nazi-hunting gang. In “The Fare” we get to see how Meyer recruited each specific member of the group. Whilst in the show’s present timeline, Clara’s (Emily Rudd) arrival upturns Jonah’s (Logan Lerman) plans, and Sister Harriet (Kate Mulvany) hunts down her father’s killer.
Hunters Season 2 Episode 4 Recap
The previous installment concluded with Jonah killing the Crow and stealing her possessions. Episode four begins with Chava and her allies looking through these precious belongings. Their biggest clue to Hitler’s whereabouts is the train ticket, so they decide to head in that ticket’s direction first. Chava orders Georges to interrogate two Nazi sympathizers with Lonny and Roxy at this specific destination, which should hopefully lead them straight to Hitler.
Clara confronts her fiance Jonah about his web of lies. She demands to know who this Millie is. Jonah spins further lies about searching for Ruth’s killer and finding Ruth’s sister in Buenos Aires, which I suppose is half-true. Jonah repeatedly apologizes and Clara seems to buy his half-truths for the time being. In return for her swift acceptance of this pretty epic revelation, she asks to go for lunch with Jonah’s great aunt. An idea that Chava is very much against. Chava believes that Clara is unhinged for travelling all this way and advises Jonah to call off the wedding immediately. Jonah talks about his own happy ending, which involves capturing Hitler and marrying Clara. Then Chava relents and asks to cook them all a meal at her home instead.
Georges follows up on his orders and takes the exes Lonny and Roxy to the Antiques shop, where the Nazi sympathizers are to be found. Along the way, Lonny and Roxy get into an argument though. She’s discovered that he is using again. Lonny admits that he only relapsed when Roxy left him and that he’s only in Argentina because of his love for her.
Lonny storms off and thinks back to his first interaction with Meyer. In this flashback, Meyer recruits Lonny by feeding his Hollywood ego. He says how Lonny’s grandfather was an excellent actor and a hero of his, Lonny has the same potential. Other flashbacks, show how Meyer recruited other members of the team. He started the whole process off with Ruth, then enlisted Sister Harriet, who was living in England in 1976, with the promise of fighting for some real justice.
Back in 1979, Georges finds Lonny in a bar. He states how Lonny needs to sober up for everyone’s safety, not just his own. Lonny elaborates on his emotional state, he’s saddened by the lies he was fed by Meyer, among other things. He felt like a somebody when he was with the Hunters, but it was all one large con. Georges admits to watching all of Lonny’s films, but thinks his greatest role is playing himself, something he has chosen not to do authentically so far. He is playing a role; he is not being his true self.
After this pep talk, the trio enter the Antiques shop and Georges quickly explores the store. He soon finds passports and Nazi books. The sympathizers are harboring Josef Mengele, aka the Angel of Death. The store owners state that Josef is dead though and they were paid to stay silent. The trio return to the hotel without any fresh leads. Meanwhile, Sister Harriet finds her father’s killer. She prepares to suffocate him with a pillow in a nursing home, but he starts to cry. Sister Harriet takes pity on the murderer and for once, doesn’t kill her enemy.
Jonah’s lunch with Chava and Clara gets off to a positive start. Chava plays a Jewish stereotype and talks family history and weddings. Her friendly nature doesn’t last long though, and she begins to interrogate poor Clara. Jonah’s fiancee defends herself valiantly and then heads to the toilet. Of course, on her travels, Clara discovers Chava’s cages and many other pieces of incriminating evidence, not least her collection of guns. It is almost like Chava purposely wanted her to find them. On her return, Chava confesses to everything. The family business is hunting and killing Nazi war criminals. Panicked, Clara runs off.
The Colonel sends Travis and Joe to find and stop the Hunters from completing their deadly plans. They track them down and case the joint, ready for an attack. While Clara packs her bags, Jonah breaks in and explains everything. Before Clara has chance to respond, the couple are ambushed. Travis fires gunshots into the bedroom. Clara runs to the bathroom and jumps into the tub to avoid the bullets that are flying around the apartment. Mindy helps Jonah, firing gunshots from the adjacent room through the walls. Jonah manages to distract Travis, who chases him out of the room.
Unaware of the chaos around them, Georges, Roxy and Lonny take a lift heading straight into the fray. Lonny declares his love for Roxy, but she doesn’t reciprocate. As the doors open, Joe shoots Georges square in the forehead, killing him instantly. In shock, Roxy steps towards Joe, instead of ducking for cover. They stare at one another, and then Joe hesitates slightly before shooting at Roxy. Lonny closes the doors, but Roxy has been hit.
In the final moments, Travis loses Jonah and heads back to his hotel suite. He grabs Clara, and then throws her into the back of his moving van. Joe and Travis exit the street, as Jonah gives chase. He’s too slow though, his wife-to-be has been taken prisoner, and for the time being there is nothing he can do about it.
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