Monday, August 15, 2022

The Old Man - V

Although we're given more flashbacks, including a crucial scene between younger Dan Chase (Bill Heck) and Abbey (Leem Lubany), and also a couple of short scenes of Morgan Bote (Joel Grey) continuing to work behind the scenes, the vast majority of the fifth episode of The Old Man involves two separate conversations of characters on the move. On one side we get the older Dan Chase (Jeff Bridges) dealing with Zoe (Amy Brenneman) ultimatum and explaining the situation to her (mostly off-camera, so not to clue the audience into the full facts just yet). Now on-board with his mission, Zoe helps him out again proving herself worthy in the trust Dan has shown in her, although the true tests are yet to come.

Flying to the other side of the world, to an undisclosed location where they have no idea what awaits them, Harold Harper (John Lithgow) and Emily (Alia Shawkat) have a frank conversation about clues Harper has been able to piece together and deduce his most trustworthy assistant's true identity. While Zoe and Dan are still relative strangers, this conversation is between wounded mentor and student who are no longer dancing around the large lie at the center of Emily's life. Events after the plane lands allow Emily to suggest a new plan of action, one that fits on the path that her father is already barreling to: the murder of Faraz Hamzad.

  • Title: The Old Man - V
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