'Deutschland 89' Episode 5 Preview: Where and what is Lenora hiding in Romania, will Martin and Nicole find her?
After escaping the prison, Lenora Rauch's expertise was used in - which she was unaware of at the moment - an assassination
With every step that Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) now takes, he is trying to get close to his aunt Lenora Rauch (Maria Schrader). He follows her tracks across borders in order to arrest her. After escaping the prison, Lenora's expertise was used in - which she was unaware of at the moment - an assassination. Shortly after realizing that she was just a pawn in the real-life assassination of Alfred Herrhausen, banker and the Chairman of Deutsche Bank, who was assassinated in 1989, she decides to flee from Germany and makes it to Romania along with Grigore Antonescu (Emil Hostina). By now, even Romania is in turmoil as people become restless with Nicolae Ceaușescu's communism.
On her heels is Martin. He was also used by a West German couple and fooled into taking part in the assassination - a terrorist plan that he was assigned to prevent in the very first place. Realizing Lenora's involvement in a prominent banker's murder - when the two come face to face near the site of the bombing and Lenora shoots him from a distance in the ear - Martin and Nicole Zangen (Svenja Jung) chase her.
In the upcoming episode, 'Timisoara Rebellion', Martin might come face to face with his aunt once again. And given their history, with both of them wanting revenge, it could be the last of them. Martin is accompanied by Nicole, Max's teacher and his new love interest. And Lenora might not go easy on her either. A rather short-lived love story.
Elsewhere, Schweppenstette (Sylvester Groth) is doing his best to follow his mission from the HVA to completion. In the upcoming episode, he is supposed to "entrap a bank employee and brings Staatsbank to East German's side", according to the official synopsis. He makes quite the (fake/ underground/ agent) couple with Beate (Corinna Harfouch), a new addition to his new mission, but completely effective.
The synopsis of the episode also says what is next for Markus Fuchs (Uwe Preuss) and Barbara Dietrich (Anke Engelke) who "lay low in Italy and establish the HVA in exile".
But now the more we tell you, the more we take the joy away from watching. Since 'Deutschland 89' airs two episodes back to back, the synopsis here's what to look forward to in Episode 6 titled 'Quando Ti Guardo', "Lenora heads to Italy to meet with Fuchs for help with her next plan. Tina (Fritzi Haberlandt) can't let East Germany get away with killing Christoph. Martin faces off with Lenora and she tries to convince him to join in assassinating Kohl. Fuchs teams up with Hector Valdez (Raul Casso)," according to the official synopsis.
'Deutschland 89' airs on Thursdays at 11 pm ET/10c on Sundance TV.