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SLOW HORSES SEASON 2 EP 5: ONE STEP BEHIND

Slow Horses Season 2 Ep 5

Slow Horses Season 2 Ep 5 is the fifth instalment of the second season of a spy thriller television series based on the “Dead Lions” novel by Mick Herron. The 6-episode season 2 is streaming on Apple TV+. The series follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 due to their career-ending mistakes. 

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Entitled “Boardroom Politics”, Slow Horses Season 2 Ep 5 unveils ‘Cicada’ handler Chernitsky’s diabolical scheme to use Russian sleeper agent Alex Tropper to fly a small plane into London to bomb the Glass Tower, while River is tied up, helpless to stop the attack. Eventually, River manages to contact Kelly Tropper and with her father, he is freed but after much skepticism from the Troppers. River alerts MI5 of the impending threat.

Lamb is busy investigating Chernitsky, realising that the ‘Cicada’ ruse was not a ruse at all and the network was in fact very real and British Intelligence had been fooled all along. Chernitsky was not some low level lackey but a high level ‘Cicada’ handler and he was planning an operation that would hurt Lamb in a significant manner.

Now, Slow Horses Season 2 Ep 5, is somewhat complicated and difficult to follow. It seems too easy for Chernitsky’s scheme to be thwarted so perhaps it is all misdirection. In addition, the entire side operation regarding the meeting set up by Spider Webb between Russian dissident Nevsky and Diana Taverner is similarly a trap as Nevsky was discovered murdered last episode.

How are these two Russian operations related? At the moment, unclear. Presumably all will be explained in the season 2 finale coming up next. Highly recommended.

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