Episode 5 is a suspenseful outing and the best since the pilot, one that hits that sweet spot of an apocalyptic thriller without the preaching.
We recap the Apple TV+ series Extrapolations Season 1 Episode 5, “2059 pt 2,” which contains spoilers.
Episode 5 is the most suspenseful outing in the series since the pilot, one that hits that sweet spot of an apocalyptic thriller without the preaching. Much of the credit should go to the two central performances of Adarsh Gourav and Gaz Choudhry, who are terrific here.
Extrapolations Season 1 Episode 5 Recap
The episode opens with a woman stealing something from a storage lab in Svalbard, Norway. Have you ever heard the story where the United States has an underground bunker with all sorts of medicine, seeds, and other items in case of an apocalyptic disaster?
It appears the woman is taking seeds. She hears the guards and begins to run through dark walkways until she reaches an opening overlooking the sea and jumps into the water. We then see underwater ship lights turn on. We assume she will swim and board the submarine vehicle with whatever she stole.
Who is Gaurav?
Gaurav is a young man hired to drive a truck for 10,000 euros. He is played by Netflix’s The White Tiger star Adarsh Gourav.
As expected, his character Gaurav is a central figure. He is hired to help drive some cargo for the madam from Mumbai. The air quality is so poor people sell puffs of oxygen on the street. The episode opens with the character leading to where part one left off.
He meets his new partner, Neel (Gaz Choudhry), who tells him the job requires them to speak in English only and not Hindi. Second, he must drive the car because Neel is in a wheelchair. They are transporting illegal cargo, but neither knows what it is.
While watching, you’ll notice they only move at night because it’s too hot during the day. Cars are frequently attacked by birds trying to commit suicide by automobile.
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And when they head to the motel, they sleep in ventilated, and I can only assume air-conditioned, body-shaped pods for the night.
What are Gaurav and Neel carrying?
We are unsure, but Gaurav and Neel eventually discover they are rice seeds. (They must be the ones stolen from Norway).
On the second leg of their trip, they are stopped by the police, who are tipped off about their cargo. Neel asks if he can push him in his wheelchair if they are taken out of the car.
Predictably, they are both pulled from the truck and beaten. Gaurav is drawn to the back to show them their cargo while Neel is lying on the ground in pain by the passenger side door. While unloading the barrels, he pushes Neel into his wheelchair, but the police place Gaurav on his knees.
When the police find a canister, they claim only to be carrying fans; they are about to shoot him. That’s when Neels shoots all three cops and kills them.
While this happens, an American woman (Keri Russell) arrives at a hotel and tracks both from her phone with a drone. We learn that Nicholas Bilton hired her, the owner of Alpha Industries.
She sees them arrive at the madam’s business. They need to transport the seeds, and a genetic scientist, Dr. Mann, to Amritsar.
This will be done during dangerous conditions, and they are given a particular car that can cool down and be protected. This must be done during the day because the police are searching for them.
Extrapolations Season 1 Episode 5 Ending Explained
Do Gaurav and Neel deliver the seeds?
Gaurav delivers the scientist and the seeds to Amritsar, but the Bilton-paid assassin kills Neel. She places three bullets, in a triangular formation, in his torso. Gaurav tries to hit her with the canister from behind, but he trips and falls.
When she turns to him, the mother of the child Neel saved stabs her in the neck with a knife that Gaurav drops. The final scene shows Gaurav returning to the small village where Neel died. He sits in his wheelchair, and then it begins to rain. He hands the seed to the boy.
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