Hooten & the Lady Bhutan Recap Season 1 Episode 4 – Once again, Hooten is running into trouble, this time owing money to a mafia boss who has plenty of guns. Just in the nick of time, Alex calls him with a job to find a scroll written by Buddha which would be priceless. This gives Hooten an out, as he promises the mafia boss that he’ll sell the scroll to pay him back.
Hooten & the Lady Bhutan Recap Season 1 Episode 4
Little Drop of Poison
We finally meet Alex’s fiancé, Edward, and he’s actually quite nice and understanding about it when Alex and Hooten are off to Bhutan to search for another priceless artifact. You get the sense that he’s rather long-suffering and completely likable. Also that he couldn’t be more different from Hooten.
Hooten brings along Hidalgo, who is from the mafia and sent to keep an eye on him and make sure that Hooten doesn’t double cross the gang.
The three up to a village in the where an old lady who has a scrap of paper that points to the lost temple where the scroll is believed to be. The lady’s fiancé died searching for it, and she believes if she has the scroll the two will be united in the afterlife.
She talks to Hooten and seems to recognize that he has lost someone he once loved as well. She offers to show him the paper if he drinks her tea. Only the tea is poisoned. She wanted to make sure that Hooten would return with the scroll. With a storm coming to the village, a medical evacuation is out of the question, so Hooten’s only chance is to find the scroll before he dies. The three set off.
The Lost Temple
As they travel, Hooten’s symptoms start to grow worse, with his eyesight slowly fading and his fever increasing. It gives us a chance to see a new side of both Hooten (who we’ve never seen so fragile) and Alex (who is deeply concerned for him and grows steadily more desperate).
Alex finds a hidden message on the paper, and she, Hooten, and Hidalgo follow it to the lost temple where they find the scroll. The temple is booby trapped. When Hidalgo picks up a chest of gold and runs out with it, the temple doors shut behind him. When Alex figures out that Hooten was planning to give Hidalgo the scroll to pay off a debt, she’s furious. But not for long as Hooten grows worse.
Hooten becomes delirious and starts talking about someone called ‘Ben’. He finally loses consciousness and is on death’s door, but Alex is able to put together an antidote for him and bring him back. But the pair are still trapped inside the temple.
It Takes Two
The pair reads the scroll and Hooten figures out that the temple requires two people, working together, to escape the temple. As a pair, they’re able to get out.
On the way back to the village, the pair discovers that Hidalgo fell to his death when a rickety bridge gave way.
Alex asks Hooten about Ben, and learns that Ben was his son and he lost him, as well as Ben’s mother. It seems each new episode gives us a scrap more of information about Hooten’s past, and I’m looking forward to seeing what we learn next.
They bring the scroll to the old lady. With the scroll, Hooten gives her hope of seeing her beloved in the afterlife, and she in turn promises Hooten he will be reunited one day with his family. It’s quite a touching moment and a nice one.
The episode nicely blended some more somber moments with the usual engaging bickering of Alex and Hooten, and the result was probably the best episode yet of the show.
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Hooten & the Lady Bhutan Recap Season 1 Episode 4 characters and cast include:
Hooten – Michael Landes (Gold, The Wonder Years, 11-11-11, Final Destination 2, Burlesque)
Lady Alex Spencer-Parker – Ophelia Lovibond (Elementary, Guardians of the Galaxy, Mr. Sloane, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Mr. Popper’s Penguins)
Ella Bond – Jessica Hynes (Shaun of the Dead, Spaced, Son of Rambow, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
Clive Stephenson – Shaun Parkes (The Mummy Returns, Notes on a Scandal, Human Traffic, Clubbed)
Edward – Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch, W1A, Doctor Who, Jack Ryan, Elizabeth: The Golden Age)
Penny McQuinn – Joanna Scanlan (Death Comes to Pemberley, Getting On, Vanity Fair, Notes on a Scandal, No Offence, Tulip Fever)
Alfonso – Ferran Audi (Little Ashes, Time Crisis II, Locos por la tele)
Kapila – Vanessa Cooke (The Giver, The Salvation, Catch a Fire)
Hildago – Antonio de la Cruz (Papillon, The Great Mystical Circus)