Liaison Season 1 Episode 6 Recap and Ending Explained

March 31, 2023
Adam Lock 10
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There is more action and tension in the finale of Liaison than there is in the entirety of the rest of the series. “Bonfire” is another poorly executed installment, though, with some ridiculous plotting overall. But the final third is highly entertaining nonetheless, providing viewers with a surprisingly satisfying conclusion.

We recap the Apple TV+ series Liaison Season 1 Episode 6, “Bonfire,” which contains spoilers and explains the Ending.

Apple Original Liaison concludes with episode six, “Bonfire.” In the final installment, Alison (Eva Green) and Gabriel (Vincent Cassel) attempt to take down the criminal company Antropa from inside their London headquarters.

Meanwhile, the Brits and the French secret service (DGSE) work together, hunting down the mole they suspect is within the British Government. Will Alison and Gabriel stop the terrorists in time, and will they get back together? Let’s explore the eagerly anticipated season finale in more detail.

Liaison Season 1 Episode 6 Recap

The finale opens on the English coast. Alison and Gabriel have managed to somehow get Samir and his family back to Britain without any casualties. They steal a car and head back to the capital.

On the drive, Gabriel questions Alison about the videotape. He can’t understand why Alison would kill Nathalie. She says it was an accident; she didn’t mean to kill her but admits she was in love.

Alison was jealous of Nathalie, who she thought Gabriel was in love with. Gabriel reiterates that it was all just a con. The mission’s goal was to get Alison out by any means necessary. Alison asks if Gabriel has real feelings for her, but he doesn’t answer the question.

Alison arrives back at her fancy London digs, badly beaten and bruised. Partner Albert is concerned by Alison’s appearance and the sudden arrival of all these strangers in his home.

Alison asks Albert to contact Richard; they need to talk. Albert is hostile towards Gabriel but accommodating to the Syrian refugees. While they clean up, Gabriel plays Massive Attack – Teardrop, one of Alison’s favorite songs, downstairs on the vinyl player.

This song sparks important memories for Alison, and she goes over to Gabriel. Albert spots them flirting and hits Gabriel in the face. The Frenchman retaliates, restraining Albert with ease. Alison screams in Gabriel’s face, ordering him to leave. She’s had enough of his mind games. Gabriel quickly leaves.

Richard soon arrives at the house, backed up by a convoy of security personnel. Alison shows him the USB drive containing details of Antropa’s attack plans. Richard asks how she escaped France.

Alison mentions Gabriel helping along with the French. Richard is shocked to hear that the DGSE has access to the drive. Alison warns Richard of a mole lurking in the British Government but adds that they don’t know who it is yet.

Why does Didier need Sabine?

Meanwhile, Didier forces Sabine to take a little trip with him to London, where she is coerced into handing over the EU passwords. Sabine has to comply because her child’s life is in danger.

Once in London, they head to Antropa headquarters. Sabine protests on the way there, stating that she only has minor access. But Didier only needs access to the EU cyber-security shield; he’s done his homework.

Meanwhile, Didier and Sabine are being followed closely by the Brits under DCI Hobbs’ watchful eye. She works alongside Sophie Saint-Roch from the DGSE and Gabriel’s boss Dumas, who are here to take down Didier.

Sophie has the paperwork to deport Sabine and Didier immediately, but Hobbs wants to find the British mole before anyone is arrested. They want to identify the spy who will appear at this Antropa meeting.

The French aren’t happy with Hobbs’ decision, and Sophie orders Gabriel to reprimand Didier secretly.

After an emotional goodbye, Richard’s men take Samir and his family away, and Alison heads down to the Home Office in a taxi to meet with Richard.

Unfortunately, Samir and his family are taken hostage and sent to Antropa, while Alison is kidnapped and placed in a similar situation.

What is Antropa’s plan?

Francis Miller arrives at Antropa HQ via a personal helicopter. He informs Bob that the Brits have pulled out of the deal due to DGSE gaining access to the USB drive and all of Antropa’s criminal plans. They only have 24 hours to liquidate their assets and disappear for good.

Bob is placed in charge of sorting the finances. Miller orders Sabine to hand over the EU passwords. She tries to send an alert to the European Commission instead but is stopped. They drag Sabine to a different room, where we find Samir.

Elsewhere, Gabriel infiltrates Antropa HQ, and Alison is spotted by the Brits entering the base via the taxi. Hobbs instantly spies Alison on the footage and concludes that she must be the British mole after all.

Gabriel is caught and handcuffed. Sabine enters the correct passwords and is taken with Samir to be killed. Samir sacrifices himself, allowing Sabine and Myriam the chance to escape. Samir is shot dead, and then the Antropa goons chase after the escaped captives.

Why does Antropa need Alison?

Alison and Gabriel are dragged over to the Antropa meeting. Francis explains Alison’s purpose; she will be killed and used as a scapegoat, appearing to be the British mole they are after. He states that he already has enough proof of her betrayal; she will be used as the perfect decoy and eventually forgotten about entirely.

Alison seizes an enemy’s gun and shoots them dead, stealing their phone in the process. Then Gabriel and Alison work together to escape the meeting.

Liaison Season 1 Ending Explained

Chased through Antropa HQ, Alison, and Gabriel find Myriam with her crying baby. Myriam decides to sacrifice herself as a distraction and passes Alison her baby.

Next, Gabriel and Alison hide in a nearby room and hand over the baby to a random stranger they find cowering in a corner. Gabriel and Alison run for it but find themselves hunted down wherever they go.

Gabriel sacrifices himself and forces Alison to exit the building, pushing her into a corridor and locking the door behind her. He takes on the pursuing shooters alone while Alison is forced to flee.

Who is the British mole?

Outside the building, Alison calls Richard using the enemy’s phone she stole. Richard answers, presuming he is talking to a man called Ronald. Alison warns Richard that Francis and Bob are getting away as the helicopter swirls overhead.

Richard asks Alison to press the hash key to talk on an encrypted line instead. Alison presses the button, and the helicopter explodes simultaneously, going up in flames high above her head.

Alison realizes at that moment that Richard is the mole and she has just killed the enemies for him. She drops the phone in shock as the police raid the Antropa building.

Is Gabriel alive?

In the final moments, Alison is asked to speak with Richard. He gives his reasons for working with Antropa, saying he will protect the country at any cost.

Richard asks Alison to join him, but she refuses, exiting the car in disgust. She walks through all the chaos, watching Myriam be reunited with her baby and witnessing Sabine being arrested.

Alison looks at the body bags, searching for Gabriel among the dead. In the end, she bumps into Gabriel, who has survived all the gunfire. The couple hugs and Alison is relieved Gabriel is still alive and thankful that he has saved her life.

The writers leave their relationship open-ended. Will they get back together or not? It is up to you to decide.

What did you think of Liaison Season 1 Episode 6 and the ending? Comment below.

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10 thoughts on “Liaison Season 1 Episode 6 Recap and Ending Explained

  • March 31, 2023 at 8:23 am

    I’m really confused by Richard, at what point was Antropa serving the best interests of the UK?

    So he’s the mole (in addition to the bodyguard), and he was working with Antropa to, do what? Beef up UK security rather than doing his job to make it more secure?

    Or, he wasn’t aware Antropa was the one attacking the UK in the first place?

    Doesn’t make any sense.

  • March 31, 2023 at 6:13 pm

    It was a good one

  • April 1, 2023 at 12:18 am

    Very disjointed story and script.. confusing to follow from the first episode.. very disappointed in greens portrayal of her character..lacked depth, particularly in the first episodes.. could have been great.. poor direction?? Had so much potential.. disappointed.

  • April 1, 2023 at 4:16 am

    I believe he was two-faced; his bodyguard was only infiltrated to insert the explosives and kill them.

  • April 1, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    I knew Richard was the mole the moment Samir was driven in the car and the guy phoned the mole.
    Happy ending for our two main actors

  • April 1, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    I’m a fan of mysteries and I suspected Richard from the first time a mole was mentioned. Why? Because the least likely person (spy, traitor, or murderer) is often the guilty one in mysteries and crime fiction of any kind.

    The chase in the finale went on way too long, though the setting was futuristic and intriguing. Still, Amir is sacrificed, then Miryam (possibly), then Gabriel (not really). The trope seemed overdone.

  • April 2, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    Gabriel is dead. She is hallucinating.
    Overall a rather silly ending to a very decent set up in the first episode. some Of the stupidity of the character actions to purely serve the plot were really weak.

  • April 7, 2023 at 2:58 am

    I agree with andrew, richard was the mole for what? What exactly was he trying to accomplish. Scare them into almost hiring an outside contractor? Liked the show but the end was a little goofy.

  • April 7, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    I really don’t like to finish one series without understanding what happened to some characters. What happened to the friend of Samir? That one who was locked in the house of Alison’s father…?

  • April 9, 2023 at 12:24 am

    And I also agree with Andrew. Regardless that Richard was the mole, I still can’t understand the motivation. What was it, exactly?

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