‘City On A Hill’ Season 2 Episode 5 ‘East of Eden’: Will Anton Campbell die? Why fans wish violent death upon him
A pregnant Siobhan Quays (Lauren E Banks) spars with her husband, Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge), as she defends Anton Campbell (Shannon Wallace)
A dark and dreary future lurks in the shadows as the new episode of ‘City On A Hill’ begins. Towards the beginning of the season, Grace Campbell (Pernell Walker) had no clue that her two sons were not only involved in the drug trade but also accountable for the killing of eleven-year-old Raina. Her youngest, Kelvin (Kameron Kierce), does feel guilty about the tragedy but his brother Anton Campbell (Shannon Wallace) does not feel the same.
As Season 2 Episode 5 titled ‘East of Eden’ begins, the Rohr family struggles with the emotional and psychological aftermath of Benedetta's overdose and sexual assault. A pregnant Siobhan Quays (Lauren E Banks) spars with her husband, Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge), as she defends Anton Campbell (Shannon Wallace).
There are one too many shocks as the episode chugs along. As US Attorney Karen Shimizu (Keiko Elizabeth) tries to get rid of her troublesome agent once and for all, Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) schemes his way into a new mission. Anton is in the spotlight for his crime and his action affects all the other characters' lives as well.
At the Suffolk County Courthouse, Decourcy and Siobhan spar on opposing sides of a legal battle. Meeting dead-ends at every turn in the effort to help her son, Grace does something desperate. With a nudge from Maeve Regan (Owen Laheen), Jenny Rohr (Jill Hennessy) surprises Benny with some rebellious fun. On the other side of town, Cathy Ryan (Amanda Clayton) re-ups her supply by going straight to the source.
After the episode, fans can't believe the bizarre set of events. Most of all, they are surprised to see Anton's stupidity. “I don’t understand how Anton can run his drug business, but be so insanely stupid?” one said and another posted, “Anton's character is one dimensional. His brother shows more complexity with his inner conflict. I get it that an Anton like character is necessary but I wish he was more complex.”
“I will just add, as others have already, that I'm confused as to why Anton was so brazen in trying to kill Decourcy. I get that Ward threatened to start looking at previous cases of dead bodies, but didn't Anton say that he knew about the threats & offers of a plea coming? For a guy to be the ‘head of a crew’ his actions suggest otherwise.”
One even wished for his death. “Anton is a f--king idiot. I honestly hope he gets a violent death,” one said and another posted, “Anton sees Decourcy as the reason why things are going bad all of a sudden in his life. The threat to dig up bodies just triggered him.”
One fan went on to say, “City On A Hill is one of the most underrated shows right now. It makes Boston the main character of the show and how broken institutions affect everyone. Setting it in the 1990s and having characters like Anton embody the ‘super predator’ theory was a subtle move by Ben Affleck.”
One comment read, “Anton is a sociopath.” Another posted, “WHERE TF IS ANTON!??? I know that’s right Jackie!!” One fan wrote, “Jackie spitting hog shit we know he’s gonna turn back into the old Jackie looking for Anton ha he’s classic.”
Another posted, “The ending has me liking Jackie on the case where tf Is Anton.” What's more, one viewer directly said, “Anton is BOLD!! That mf gotta die.”
Written by Jorge Zamacona and directed by Christoph Schrewe, the episode is another masterpiece and leaves many questions unanswered. What do you think will happen next? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
‘City On A Hill’ Season 2 premiered on March 28, 2021, at 10 PM ET on Showtime with the first episode titled ‘Bill Russell's Bedsheets’. More episodes in the show follow every week on Sundays at 10 PM ET. Catch the fifth episode ‘East of Eden’ on April 25, 2021.
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