'Britannia' Season 2 Episode 3 Review: Story goes around in circles as the Epix show moves ahead slowly
Let's get this straight, currently, it looks like Veran and Harka are the two keys players in this game
Spoilers for 'Britannia' Season 2 Episode 3
Early on in Episode 3 of Season 2 of 'Britannia', Aulus (David Morrissey) is visited by a queen, who calls him a demon and demands that he leave their land of Britannia with his army and return home. At this point in the show, this ominous drop-in is eerily similar to that of a soothsayer's - ignoring which will bring him doom. But Aulus is not one to pay heed and he dismisses the women as quickly as they had arrived.
Elsewhere in Britannia, the Droids are preparing for a rebellion against the Romans. But Veran (Mackenzie Crook) knows that there will also be a revolt amid the Droids - dividing them into those who follow him and those who leave to follow The Dead Man aka his brother Harka (also played by Crook). He then devises a plan, giving Ania (Liana Cornell) the choice to become a warrior and let go of her son. She gets on board but so far, one can't tell for sure what is going on.
Let's get this straight, currently, it looks like Veran and Harka are the two keys players in this game. They might be aware of it but no one else is aware of their power or intentions. Everything is uncertain in Britannia till we know more about them. At the moment, a lot of 'Britannia' this season is still up in the air. So far, with three episodes in, Season 2 is still taking its sweet time to build up the story, refusing to move forward with the different plotlines that it holds. The Romans' ongoing invasion of Britannia still gets more screen time than the other characters. Divis (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and Cait's (Eleanor Worthington-Cox) storyline concerning the prophecy is still moving at snail's pace making it easier to lose patience. We do wish that going forward into Season 2, this storyline picks up speed and that makers dive head-first particularly into this. Harka's appearance to Cait might be signaling at exactly that.
Speaking of Harka, perhaps the most interesting part of this episode was getting to know the backstory with his brother Veran. It is a story of love and betrayal that stings like a bee and foretells revenge - vengeance that threatens impending doom.
It is also becoming clearer that Amena (Annabel Scholey) might have ulterior motives when it comes to her association with Aulus. The warnings for the Romans won't stop coming anytime soon, but Aulus is not one to turn his back on the magnum opus of his. And Amena's presence through this all casts an ominous presence on his plans.
'Britannia' airs on Epix on Sundays at 9/ 8c.