Here’s a spoiler-filled recap of Pennyworth season 2 episode 4, “The Bleeding Heart,” which aired Sunday on EPIX.
WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Season 2 Episode 5 of Pinch, “The Bleeding Heart,” which aired on EPIX on Sunday.
After four episodes, the second season of Pinch took a winter hiatus just as the EPIX series featured another important character in the Batman mythology: Lucius Fox (Simon Manyonda). It was revealed that Lucius was a spy embedded within the Raven Union and had just discovered what kind of damage the “Stormcloud” weapon could do. While that was going on, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon) was still looking to leave London for America, which is why he teamed up with his former SAS captain Gulliver Troy (James Purefoy) and his gang of robbers.
Now, when the series returns with “The Bleeding Heart”, Alfred reunites with his old friend, Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge). Alfred asks the CIA agent how much it would cost him to arrange for him and two others to travel to Gotham, and the price is high. In fact, even though Alfred was involved in Troy’s last robbery, he still doesn’t have enough money. Thomas offers to lend Alfred the money, but he refuses, stating that he does not want to be in debt to him.
Instead, Alfred and his partner Dave Boy (Ryan Fletcher) agree to participate in Troy’s next heist. This time around, the SAS captain has set his sights on a popular wrestling event, where he plans to steal the organizer’s fortune during the next match. Thousands of people attend the wrestling event, and Alfred, Dave Boy, Gulliver, and their men infiltrate the organizer’s office and empty his safe. However, the fight ends abruptly, causing the plan to be thrown out the window.
The explosion of the safe causes panic and, to escape, one of Gulliver’s men shoots and kills several people, making the tragic robbery news. Now that he has his money, Alfred visits his mother to tell her the good news, but with a detailed account of the event in the newspapers, she can add two and two and cast her son for the role he played. After all this, a self-hating Alfred embarks on a dangerous path when he ends up sleeping with Troy’s wife, Melanie (Jessica de Gouw), leaving his girlfriend alone while recording his album in a studio, almost ensuring a mortal death. confrontation with his former SAS captain.
Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Lord Harwood (Jason Flemyng), Raven Union’s Frances Gaunt (Anna Chancellor) sets up a secret meeting with English League Prime Minister Aziz (Ramon Tikaram) to try to negotiate some kind of peace deal. . Unfortunately, their talk leads nowhere and Lord Harwood finds out. He takes Frances’s betrayal personally and, as a result, arrests and locks her up.
Around that time, Lucius continues to spy on Raven Union, and now that he has gathered all the information he needs, he sends a message to his handler, Thomas Wayne, telling him that he needs an exit ASAP. Unfortunately, the message goes unnoticed for a while, mainly because the paper it is printed on falls behind a desk. When Thomas finally finds the note, the urgency in Lucius’ message makes it clear that he is in danger, and Thomas may not be able to get him out in time.
Developed by ex Gotham collaborators Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, Pinch stars Jack Bannon as Alfred Pennyworth, Ben Aldridge as Thomas Wayne, Jason Flemyng as Lord Harwood, Paloma Faith as Beth Sykes, Ryan Fletcher as Dave Boy, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett as Bazza, Jessica Ellerby as the Queen, and Simon Manyonda as Lucius Fox. .
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