RICHARD ARMITAGE in BERLIN STATION (2017) 05 202
BELLACO. His chance lost with Lena, Daniel talks to Hector and Armando, who are arguing about how to handle Ganz to get intel. Armando thinks pumping him is a bad idea, also knowing Otto Ganz’s violent Stasi background. Daniel decides, “We may not get another chance. Push him as hard as you can.” In the kitchen, Otto tells Lena he previously suspected Armando was a BfV agent. The phone SIM info confirmed it. When they return to the table, Hector apologizes for his behavior. Otto apologizes in return for his drunkenness and his next action- he stabs Armando with a paring knife! Knocks him backwards and pummels him while ranting about betrayal. Daniel tries to break it up, wrestles Otto off of Armando who desperately pulls the small knife out of him and shoves Daniel aside, lunging for Otto. Lena rushes to protect her father which ends up as her being Armando’s hostage. Armando demands the Porsche keys as well as Ganz’ briefcase of money. He gets both and lets Lena go. They all chase after him in the other vehicle, find the Porsche overturned & empty a few miles down the road. Now this turns into a manhunt. Otto wants Armando alive for info; Hector obviously wants him dead because of what he can tell Ganz about him & Daniel. While looking for Armando, Hector & Daniel continue to bicker about his future. Of course Hector is about the spy game. What else is there? They find Armando first, who is down from loss of blood. He begs for help. Daniel strongly argues against killing a BfV agent but Hector is right about this huge threat to their lives. He prepares to bludgeon Armando when Hector picks up the gun and shoots him in the heart. “I figure I owed you that,” says Hector. Ganz shows up and is angry about Armando being dead. Hector tells the truth about why. “He can ID me. I couldn’t risk it.” Ganz suddenly picks up the tire iron and smashes Armando’s teeth out, takes them. No ID for Armando, either. They burn the Porsche with him in it. Otto gives Armando’s teeth to Lena. With an attack of conscience, Daniel wonders, what has he done?
Bright & early the next morning at the hacienda, Hector is out by the SUV with his bag packed and the money from the briefcase. Ganz & Lena join Daniel in leaving. Daniel & Hector have a hasty whispered exchange: “What the hell are you doing?” “He trusts me.” “Are you out of your mind?” “I’ve been out of it too long.” Hector smiles ironically at Ganz in the cab. “Gonna be just like the good old days. Right, Trevor?”
BERLIN STATION Episode 203 on EPIX Sunday October 22nd & also begins in US on SPIKE channel!