Dead Ringers Season 1 Episode 5 Recap – who is Silas Jordan?

April 21, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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Pitched with a creepy, ominous tone, this gripping penultimate episode finally delivers some genuine real-world consequences for our revolutionary twins after their criminal acts. This installment also features many shocking twists and more complex drama to enjoy.

We recap the 2023 Amazon Prime Video series Dead Ringers Season 1 Episode 5, which contains spoilers.

The twins (Rachel Weisz) head to the Deep South to open a second birthing center in this penultimate installment.

Joining Beverly and Elliot on this adventure is a cut-throat journalist who is writing an article specifically on the twins. Of course, their launch goes terribly wrong as the warring twins’ selfish antics lead to brutal consequences.

Dead Ringers Season 1 Episode 5 Recap

Who is Silas Jordan?

Both twins look to be on good terms as they embark upon their flight to Alabama. Beverly looks further along in her pregnancy, and Elliot’s resentment seems to have disappeared for the time being.

Writer Silas Jordan joins them for this flight aboard Rebecca’s private jet. He will be writing an in-depth article on the twins. Silas suffers from writer’s block and has a scandalous past of his own.

He questions them on the journey, asking Elliot about her battles with addiction and if the twins are overwhelmed by their demanding businesses. Elliot admits she was hallucinating and had a full-blown breakdown, but she’s much happier now.

They announce they will raise Beverly’s twins together now that Genevieve is out of the picture.

The twins and Silas will stay with Susan and her family in Alabama. Susan’s family is led by her father, Doctor Marion (Michael McKean), and consists of many other identical twins.

Marion’s daughter Florence is expecting quadruplets and is having a C-section the following day—an operation with which the twins will be assisting.

That night they all dine together. Silas stirs things up, prompting debates about abortion and the limits of premature deliveries. Elliot has just helped a woman give birth to a 24-week-old miracle baby, and she talks as if the sky’s the limit with fertility treatment.

As the dinner progresses, the atmosphere slowly turns ugly, with the filmmakers crafting a creepy undertone. Marion tells a gory surgery story, and then Elliot divulges her secrets about the miracle baby to Marion in private.

Flashbacks reveal that Elliot had instigated an illegal, high-risk implantation procedure, impregnating a woman with a four-week-old embryo that Elliot had grown herself.

Beverly vomits during the meal and retires to her bedroom. Further flashbacks show Silas interrogating Beverly at the center about this miracle baby.

He then questions her about Genevieve. Beverly states that she has completely blocked the actress out of her mind.

Why has Silas been canceled?

With Beverly refusing to leave her room, Elliot wanders the halls. She finds Silas drinking alone and joins him for a nightcap. They discuss babies and their drinking habits. Silas has three children, although he is filled with regret about his past, admitting that he slept with his students when he was a professor, leading to this cultural backlash and being canceled. Elliot owns up to sleeping with her patients too.

Elliot drinks in front of Silas and snorts crushed-up pills. Silas asks if Elliot slept with Genevieve, but she refuses to answer. He then asks how Elliot impregnated that woman, who ended up giving birth to a 24-week-old baby, but again, Elliot won’t answer.

Beverly has awful dreams that night and hallucinates, walking in the gardens outside, dreaming that she is covered in blood.

Did Elliot actually kill Agnes?

Meanwhile, back at the twins’ apartment, Greta finishes tidying up. As she walks outside the building, she sees the police cordoning off a crime scene. A man explains the situation to Greta. An old lady has been found dead on the rooftop of a building. It looks like Elliot did kill Agnes, after all.

The next day, Florence is operated on. The twins and Marion assist in her C-section, delivering all four healthy babies without problems. Elliot stares at Beverly as her sister holds one of the babies in her arms, with pure wonder in her eyes.

Elliot loses her concentration and accidentally cuts Florence while operating.

Dead Ringers Season 1 Episode 5 Ending Explained

After the procedure, Rebecca arrives to update everyone on the fallout of this scandalous incident. Rebecca is relieved that it happened in-house and that nobody died.

However, the scandal is now online and spreading fast. Rebecca states that Elliot was her favorite, but they can carry on with just Beverly alone. The business will survive.

In the car outside, Elliot waits for her sister, but Beverly won’t comfort her sibling though. This causes Elliot to have another meltdown in front of Silas. She screams and has a violent outburst. The writer and Elliot eventually leave, while Beverly stays behind.

Near the end of the episode, Beverly phones Genevieve to tell her that she has left Elliot for good and her sister doesn’t exist to her anymore. Rebecca calls Silas to cancel the article, but the writer has been inspired by the Mantle twins, and his writer’s block has been cured.

It would appear that the journalist is hard at work on this life-changing profile now.

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1 thought on “Dead Ringers Season 1 Episode 5 Recap – who is Silas Jordan?

  • April 26, 2023 at 12:09 am

    Great show. Season 2 ?

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