Hooten & the Lady Moscow Recap Season 1 Episode 6 – This week we head to Moscow, get a little closer to learning more of Hooten’s past, and see a much more vulnerable side to Alex than we’re used to. And it’s all good stuff.
Hooten & the Lady Moscow Recap Season 1 Episode 6
In Moscow, Hooten meets up with an old friend and mentor, Hercules. Hercules has found a believed-to-be-lost, Fabergé egg and offers Hooten the chance to find a buyer for it. Of course Hooten’s first thought is of Alex. But someone is watching Hooten’s meeting and recording every word.
Back in London, Alex ditches wedding planning as soon as Hooten calls her. But before she arrives, a couple of thugs kidnap Hooten. Later, at the hotel, Alex overhears a woman talking on the phone about Hooten. Alex recognizes her from university: Valerya, a woman who deals in stolen artifacts and is resentful that Alex got the job at the British museum and she didn’t.
Alex follows Valerya back to where Hooten is being held and rescues him.
Into the Woods
Hooten and Alex have an argument, one of their most serious yet. When Alex hears about the egg, she’s immediately convinced that the egg is a complete and utter fake and that Hercules has set Hooten up. Hooten, loyal to his friend, lashes back, arguing that Alex is trying to avoid her wedding and will take any excuse to ditch the wedding planning.
But their argument doesn’t last long as Valerya shows up and drives them off the road. The duo ends up in the woods, being hunted by one Valeria’s men, as the others are called back to Moscow by the man they work for. Hercules has been found.
Alex and Hooten make it back to the city. Hooten goes to visit Hercules and finds him dying, murdered by a deadly scorpion, a killing method that Hooten recognizes. He realizes that the man who has killed Hercules is the same man who killed his wife and son.
Hooten gets the name of the egg’s seller from Hercules just before he dies. He’s told the seller is at the hotel the pair is staying at. Hooten and Alex rush to find him.
They crash a wedding at the hotel in an effort to find the seller. Watching Alex approach everyone at the wedding, looking for the seller is quite fun, as is her back and forth with Valerya when she and her men show up. Valerya makes a fun antagonist and hopefully we’ll see her again.
The cops show up and Valerya and her men are arrested.
The Lost Egg
Alex realizes that the hotel cleaning lady is the one with the egg. They go and meet her at her house and she shows them the egg. Alex examines it and admits that it seems to be the real thing. The woman, believing the egg to be a curse, asks Alex to take it and does not want any money for it. Hooten finally admits that Hercules is dead.
Later, as Alex and Hooten stop by a lake to examine the egg, Hooten takes it and throws it into the water to Alex’s horror. He says that the man looking for the egg will never stop, and the only way to protect Alex and the people she cares about, is to ensure no one gets it.
Furious, Alex drives off without him. She gets a call from her boss who, prompted my Alex’s mother, says that when she returns to London she will be deskbound. Alex, upset about the fight with Hooten, upset at the things her boss is saying, and upset about some of the things Valerya said to her, breaks down and cries, and snaps at her boss before hanging up. We’ve never seen Alex like this.
She goes back to the lake and drives into the water to find the egg. If the man Hooten is afraid of is as bad as Hooten implies, she may regret this decision.
This was a really strong episode. While we didn’t have any riddles or puzzles for our pair to solve, the villains were great, and we saw new sides to both Hooten and Alex, and I’m interested to see where their friendship goes after their fallout this week.
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Hooten & the Lady Moscow Recap Season 1 Episode 6 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)
Hercules – Anton Lesser (Endeavor, Game of Thrones, Dickensian, Wolf Hall, Ripper Street, Spies of Warsaw, Midsomer Murders, The Game)