Beef Season 1 Episode 7 Recap – How does Danny find out who Kayla is?

April 7, 2023
Jonathon Wilson 0
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The grass isn’t always greener on the other side as both Danny and Amy get everything they thought they wanted — and realize it still isn’t enough.

This recap of Beef Season 1 Episode 7, “I Am a Cage”, contains spoilers.

“I Am a Cage” makes the bold choice to pick things up a whole eight months after the end of Episode 6. Many things have changed in that time, though some things have, crucially, remained very much the same.

Beef Season 1 Episode 7 Recap

How is Danny doing?

Things are finally looking up for Danny, and all it took was betraying his cousin.

Danny has somehow managed to supplant both Isaac and Edwin. After we saw Edwin’s breakdown during the church basketball game we knew he wasn’t as buttoned up as he seemed, but Danny has managed to assume his role at the church while also using Isaac’s money to live the high life, keeping the construction business running for a veneer of legitimacy.

He’s even dating Esther, the girl Isaac had his eye on.

Paul has his own apartment. Danny has built the home on his parents’ land and is planning to move them back from Korea. And Edwin, who has a baby with Veronica now, is hovering around begging for a job. He knows that there was some illegality involved in whatever Danny did to get his new house and Paul’s apartment, but it’s not like he has anything to use for leverage against Danny, since Danny has already taken it all.

What’s going on with Amy and George?

Amy has done okay for herself too. She has sold her company to Jordan, with George throwing in the Tamago as a sweetener, so she now works whatever hours she chooses while the family relaxes in a swish vacation home.

But things still aren’t great between Amy and George. Their love life still seems vanilla. And George takes the opportunity to confess that he had a spiritual connection with another woman. Amy isn’t thrilled to hear that, though given her own extramarital dalliances, she doesn’t have much room to complain. Still, George and Mia were admittedly on “I love you” terms, which is a tough pill to swallow, so couples’ therapy comes up again. Amy suggests her going alone, though.

Hilariously, Danny and George have remained close, even though George still knows him as Zane, and when George and Amy throw a party at their home – attended by Jordan and Naomi, who are engaged now! – Danny is invited.

How does Danny figure out who Kayla is?

Of course, Danny and Amy exchange some choice words. He wants to know if she’s happy now that all her hard work has paid off, and her answer – “Everything fades” – proves that she isn’t, despite everything. That’s probably something Danny can relate to, but he’s distracted when he spots a familiar tattoo on Amy’s back. Realizing that she’s Kayla – he recognizes the tat from the booty pic he almost jerked off to – he storms out.

When Amy follows him, they have a pretty nasty argument; she claims Paul is still a child because Danny stunted his growth as a person, and she brings up his tip landing Isaac in jail; he counters with the cheating and the lying and everything else she’s been up to.

To put it mildly, they don’t part on good terms.

Beef Season 1 Episode 7 Ending Explained

Danny tells Paul about Kayla/Amy, mostly to distract him from digging too deep into the construction company’s finances, and Paul flips out. He goes to George and Amy’s house and tells George – Amy isn’t there but she sees the exchange through the security cameras – about the affair. George leaves with Junie.

The episode ends with Danny picking up his parents from the airport and taking them to their new home… which happens to be on fire.

You can stream Beef Season 1 Episode 7, “I Am a Cage” exclusively on Netflix.

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