Hijack Season 1 Episode 7 Recap and Ending Explained

By Adam Lock
Published: August 2, 2023 (Last updated: August 17, 2023)
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Apple TV+ series Hijack Season 1 Episode 7 Recap and Ending Explained


“Brace Brace Brace” is an emotive and tense finale that wraps up the story of the flight perfectly, although there are many other plot threads from the ground team left unfinished. The creators may not know how to fully conclude the story, but as a real-time experiment, Hijack has been a suspenseful success story.

We recap the Apple TV+ series Hijack Season 1 Episode 7, “Brace Brace Brace,” which contains spoilers and explains the Ending.

Apple Original Hijack plays out in real-time, which means that the flight’s seventh hour is also the show’s grand finale.

“Brace Brace Brace” focuses on that final, gripping hour as Sam (Idris Elba) and the gang try to regain control of the plane before a catastrophe occurs.

Hijack Season 1 Episode 7 Recap

Who is the new hijacker?

The new hijacker, who is later found out to be Amanda Taunton, an aviation consultant, takes control of the cockpit. She deletes the flight plan, disengages autopilot, and changes the altitude. Clearly, this terrorist knows how to fly a plane, but she is under the criminal bosses’ command.

We find Stuart still holding Sam at gunpoint. Sam asks who the new terrorist is. Stuart admits that it isn’t one of their team.

While they contemplate this new dilemma, the passengers begin to fight back. Hijackers are quickly tied up by the other passengers. Sam urges Stuart to hand over his loaded weapon before they kill him.

Sam takes the gun. His first job is to calm the angry mob. He tells the passengers and flight attendants that the hijack is over.

All the terrorists are now restrained, but there is a far bigger problem at hand: a new hijacker is locked in the cockpit, flying the plane toward danger.

The new pilot, Amanda, ignores the UK air traffic control and Sam’s pleading. She changes course, heading straight for central London.

The UK government is notified the plane is low on fuel and heading for the capital. The RAF sent in fighter jets to follow the plane over the English Channel. The Home Secretary wants to gun the flight down right away.

While the plane changes course, government official Tindall explains what the criminals are set to gain from this ordeal. He’s figured out that they’ve performed a strategic bear raid.

The hijacking was leaked to the press, and in response, Kingdom Airlines’ shares plummeted. They’ve made a major short trade from this, betting against the company.

The worse the incident, the more money they are set to make.

What happens to the crime bosses?

On the ground, Daniel investigates the criminal organization further. This leads him to Sam’s apartment, where Kai is still a hostage. He rescues him from danger. Meanwhile, the crime bosses Janssen and John Bailey-Brown observe the stock market as their investments skyrocket. John betrays Janssen, though, and has him killed. He then asks Devlin to make the trade, cashing in on the millions he’s accrued.

Back on the plane, Sam communicates with Alice from the UK air traffic control team. He admits that the new hijacker killed the pilot and is now locked in the cockpit.

The jets are put in position, ready to attack. Amanda ignores them, though, and awaits confirmation from Janssen.

The Foreign Secretary takes over the negotiation and tells the PM to evacuate key sites in London. She has the RAF jets stand down.

The passengers are informed of this small victory and take back their phones. They then phone their loved ones as the plane flies over central London.

Why did Amanda hijack the plane?

During this chaos, Hugo finds Amanda’s phone. Sam now has a way to reach Amanda on a more personal level. He talks about her daughter Elodie, hoping to appeal to her as a mother. It’s revealed that the criminals have Elodie hostage, though, and have threatened to kill her if Amanda does not comply.

Sam manages to persuade Amanda to let him into the cockpit. He thinks the criminals will probably kill Elodie no matter what; she needs to land the plane safely to save many more lives instead.

Sam gets the Home Secretary to pardon Amanda for her crimes. This helps Amanda to cooperate, although the plane has no fuel. They must, therefore, glide towards the nearest RAF base, which is 6.9 miles away.

The passengers and crew brace for impact as Amanda performs an emergency crash landing. It’s not the most gracious of landings, and there are explosions, but everyone seems to survive the impact. Armed police then usher the survivors out of the plane to safety.

Hijack Season 1 Ending Explained

The hijackers are arrested, but Stuart has gone missing. He’s still on the plane, unable to accept his fate and surrender to the police. Sam goes back in to retrieve his gift for Marsha. Stuart stalks Sam inside the plane, desperate to take him down with him.

Sam hides from Stuart and his loaded gun. He messages Marsha, fearing that this may be the end. Sam apologizes to her and asks her to call him.

He then uses the ringing phone as a distraction and is able to unarm Stuart as the police enter the plane. Stuart is arrested, and Sam walks away a free man, eager to get back to his family.

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