Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Alex Rider - Strike

In the Second Season finale of Alex Rider, Alex (Otto Farrant) and his friends are unable to prevent the launch of Damian Cray's (Toby Stephens) game which secretly links the computers of various users all over the world creating a super computer for the evil billionaire. The evil plan makes just enough sense for YA fiction, and, despite it being a bit goofy, plays out fairly well. Cray's targets include Air Force One, where he can obtain the final piece necessary to launch his attack, and Middle East drug fields which he plans to wipe out with a nuclear strike. 

Alex is able to sneak onboard the grounded Air Force One to stop Cray, but not without a spot of trouble. His savior turns out to be Gregorvich (Thomas Levin) who clues Alex in on a connection between them and secrets about who Alex truly is, suggesting where the series will go should it be renewed for another season as Alex will likely hunt for answers about SCORPIA. The season ends with Alex once again a hero, but not a celebrated one. Despite the limited help he received in the latter-half of the season, he's still very much on the outside of the Department of Special Operations. However, it seems like there are those out there who would appreciate his skill set and may have answers about his past.

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