SPOILER ALERT: This section contains spoilers for the second episode of The Little Drummer Girl. You can read this episode twice
When does the "theater of the real" become too real? The third episode of "Little Drummer Girl" began with a Christmas view of the red Mercedes that exploded explosives that broke through the Greek roads in the country and ended with the same vehicle that broke out on the German autobahn. He was executed by Kurtz (Michael Shannon) and his team; it was a cold-blooded and extremely unlawful execution: the murder of Salim / Michel and his beautiful curfew Anna, the perpetrators of the Bad Godesberg bombing that opened the series. Then, the action of revenge, but which is deliberately designed to maintain the conflict.
Arranging to destroy these wanted terrorists in Germany, Kurtz gave his local police property Paul Alekis – a lover of cheese and useful intelligence – an easy way to complete the Bad Godesberg case. There was also a controversial motive: to empty the real target, the Khalil bomber master. By examining the final movements of his boyfriend, Salim, he should lead Kalil along carefully embedded paper traces of love and hotel income; a trail that ends with Charlie (Florence Pugh). Perhaps he will play in Scrabble, but Kurtz plays chess, thinking of three moves forward.
Were there any doubts that Charlie would accept his mission to carry explosives across multiple borders? This episode started with her already on the road and leaving the car radio, but in one of the strange turns that became a sign of this drama, we returned to our al fresco briefing with Becker (Alekander Skarsgard). As an act of acting, he issued most of his instructions in his personality as her lover Michele, even if his dog aside – "Semtek is popular because he is stable, but I would not burn a cigarette" – it seemed to be a dead Becker. Then, with Jason Bourne-esque stack of different euro, she was excluded.
In his safe house in Munich, Kurtz suddenly decided to pull the curtain on Salim / Michel by marching his captive from his "sound" cell and discovering that the prison trouble was being made (including some pre-Photoshop fake Polaroids made by the gentleman Schwilli). In order for Salim to open on how he informed his comrades about their next bombing goal after feeling somewhat inconspicuous about Kurtz's distant connection with Kurtz, although he was, quite surely, recently drugged to his eyelids. Has Kurtz already decided on the final fate of this prisoner? Looks likely.
After the game she led with Skater with her management, Rachel, in order to confirm that she had parked Mercedes on Gutigplatz, Charlie fancifully filled the boot with the Yugoslav fire before crossing the border in Austria. Initially suspicious guards waved her whilst in a fine tradition of border guards in Europe in the 1970s, she retained grave evidence for further investigation. After leaving the car in place, Charlie took the keys in the exhaust gases and made a wireless line for Becker, who was attached as a suspicious priest in a nearby café.
Leaving Kurtz's impatient lieutenant Simon to oversee the role-who identified Rossin's reborn bicycle and "little left-wing journalist" as the next link in the chain of bombing-Charlie had a solo celebration after a mission in a geriatric hotel room, killing a minibar and lounging in a magnificent bathhouse with orange / brown tile. Becker refused to insist that she had done well, but after expelling all these nervous energies, Charlie fell asleep. Never off the mission, Becker has joyfully created the illusion of a lover, leaving room service in disorder.
Then, in Munich, a real conversation. Charlie was brought face to face with the man he was supposed to be in love with, who, spinning between the shoulders of his prisoners, looked terribly young and vulnerable. (Meanwhile, in one of the hardest movements in the drama, his accomplice Anna screamed in an audibly isolated cell just a few yards away.) During the unpleasant scene, Charlie remembered the striking marks on Salim's naked body, the size of what she was asked to do to win her. Outside, she confronted Becker with her real name – she died of Rachel during their Scrabble game – and we saw his calmness: "Never call me Gada again."
If at first there was a glamor to the idea of playing spy games, Charlie is now reduced to writing carefully fabricated love letters with different pencils to persuade Salim's friends that their relationship is so comprehensive that it can be trusted. Reading those lovers of the note with Becker – yet, her, Joseph, did it, not for the first time, to crash for him, and mechanically, he replied. Did he really care about her or did he obviously play the role of a manager, giving them the means of any support they need to get the job done? What could be a cathartic love scene has turned into something more terrible, hallucinogenic nightmares in which Charlie saw Salim instead of Joseph in a hug as Kurtz and his team watched.
Where does Charlie leave? Back in London, in an apartment where the phone is stuck and passionate love letters are placed in her guitar, inexorably waiting for someone to contact. As Kurtz pointed out in Munich: "From now on we will not write a play … the show will come to you." No wonder she refuses pints in her local snooker club.
Overview of the Park's performance
It has been extended on a city square, with slow tracking of zooming through slightly wrapped telescopic lenses, indicating that Park Chan-vook is the fan of fan paranoia from the 1970s such as The Conversation and wanted to cause a similar feeling of severe tension. It was also interesting to see that Shimon's interruption of Anne when she drove the red Mercedes – a scene that is mentioned, but not actually described in the original novel – was mostly seen in a long and very wide shoot that highlights that it is chaotic that four operatives would be brought one decisively upset woman. The park likes extended individually taking (even if it could not resist a big cut when Ana took a paw on the Simon's ear).
Spy notes and observations
Becker spent most of the album The Little Drummer Girl, which directed young Romella Michel – wearing her clothes and medallion, reminding her handwriting, absorbing her lectures – to help Charlie in the fiction they create. By the end of this episode, he returned to a much less striking appearance: a black-and-half-neck. Maybe a box of Milk Trai will appear in the fourth episode?
Have you seen a video on John Le Carre? He was a waiter in a city square that looked silly in the great Alekander Skarsgard in the dog's necklace.
I am not a skrab expert, but it seems unlikely that you will be able to GUTIGPLATZ at one point because you only have seven tiles. (Other legitimate words on the Charlie and Rachel panel included AXIS, RISK and SORRI.)
"My friends called me Short-Fuse Marty …" Kurtz initially looked like a modest, avant-garde ringmaster, but now we're starting to see how ruthless he is.
Too slow, too hidden, too complicated, too inconspicuous … for every viewer who is scattered in the weird satisfaction of the Little Girl drummer, another one seems to be ready to drop it. Now, we're halfway up to see if you'll stick with it?