'Deadly Class' episode 8 review: Threesome and a violent love triangle, as Master Lin deciphers Chico's murderer in 'The Clampdown'

Master Lin imposes a curfew to find out who murdered Chico and Yukio, and even though he eventually finds out, he puts the information to good use


                            'Deadly Class' episode 8 review: Threesome and a violent love triangle, as Master Lin deciphers Chico's murderer in 'The Clampdown'

Spoilers ahead!

When you're at King's Dominion, facing the dangers of the world is only a secondary problem, because first, you have to overcome the dangers lurking in the school itself. Friends who are merciless killers can never be trusted, no matter what relationship you share with them, and in King's Dominion, you are surrounded by such friends.

Maybe that is why it's hard to keep friends or enemies close. In the wake of two students brutally killed, the school for assassins faces shutdown in episode 8 titled 'The Clampdown,' and students are locked and huddled in groups of 3 in no particular order.

While Petra (Taylor Hickson) gets locked with Billy (Liam James) and Lex (Jack Gillet), both of who has a crush on the goth girl, she suggests having a threesome to kill time, just to experiment and tick it off the bucket list. Whereas for the others, the grouping only escalates the tension and it would have been much easier if Marcus Lopez (Benjamin Wadsworth), Saya Kuroki (Lana Condor) and Maria Salazar (Maria Gabriela de Faria) would have been locked together. But that isn't the case.

Maria tries to sneak a message through the doors, but Viktor, who is locked with Marcus and Willie gets the chit first and gobbles down the paper, because he is a sheer d**khead. It is a known fact by now that Marcus is a pro when it comes to breaking doors so locked doors aren't necessary a hurdle for this homeless protagonist.

He breaks open the door this time as well but unlike other times when it's an escape, this time, it's a trap. As he walks through the curfewed hallways to reach out to Saya and perhaps clear the misunderstanding between her and Maria, he gets caught by Master Lin (Benedict Wong), who unleashes his worst side yet, torturing Marcus to the core by not only slashing him with his iron cane, but also showing his childhood videos on a projector and forcing him to tell the truth about who killed Chico and Yukio.

We already know it was Maria, and for a good reason, she slashed both their throats. But Master Lin is still answerable to Chico's deadly Cartel family and he deserves to know the truth because let's face it, Master Lin is the good guy and his sister, Master Gao, is the one we need to be careful about.

Marcus succumbs to the mental and physical abuse of Master Lin, and gives away the truth that Maria killed Chico in Vegas. Lin takes the story to Chico's dad and lies saying Yukio killed Chico and his death was avenged when Yukio was killed. It's a sigh of relief to know they will now leave Maria alone, hopefully.

But matters still don't look good for Maria as she and Saya go all ninja on each other at dinner break and end up getting into trouble. Maria's effort to reconcile with Saya is, at first, hindered by Chico's best friend who believes Saya killed him.

Saya, on discovering that Maria killed Yukio, is furious because Yukio belonged to her Kuroki syndicate. But the truth is Yukio had not only betrayed Saya initially, but Maria was forced to kill him by her Cartel family.

The good thing is that this misunderstanding eventually gets resolved when Saya saves Maria from the onslaught of another Kuroki student. The only disappointment is that the threesome doesn't happen and they have no one to blame, except themselves.