Thursday, December 30, 2021

Alex Rider - Threats

"Threats" works to set up the final three episodes of the series. Reunited with Kyra (Marli Siu), Alex (Otto Farrant) enlists the help of the hacker to make sense of what is hidden on the advanced copy of the video game he was able to steal from Damian Cray (Toby Stephens). Unfortunately, for any real answers, she'll need to return the game back to where it was created. Confirming that our teen spy is on his own, Blunt (Stephen Dillane) calls Alex in and orders him to stop everything he's doing. Which, we know, isn't something Alex Rider will agree to.

The episode is notable for Alex outplaying Blunt and using the skills the Special Operations Division taught him against them. Enlisting the help of a few friends from school who take the various trackers Blunt had implanted on Alex's clothing, and sending them off in all directions, Alex takes himself off the grid allowing him to continue with his plan and take Kyra and Tom (Brenock O’Connor) into the belly of the beast in search of answers about what Cray is up to, why the journalist was targeted, and what danger looms just out of reach.

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