'Deutschland 89' Episode 7 and 8 Preview: Martin and Nicole in a sinking ship, here's why they should get out
At the end of the previous episode, Lenora reveals her intentions for Helmut Kohl's assassination only teases trouble for Martin and Nicole, both of whom are currently sheltered in Fuchs' Italian exile
'Deutschland 89' is here with the last two episodes of what is the final season of the trilogy. Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) finds himself at the center of political upheaval in Germany during the Berlin Fall. At this time, socialism and communism in the country are at falling apart and the people are looking forward to democracy to hold the power to choose their own representatives or even trivial things like taking a holiday without the HVA having a file on them. Caught in the crossfires between HVA (East German Foreign Intelligence), CIA, KGB and BND (West German Foreign Intelligence), Martin is popular for going off the script. And this time, Martin's agenda is only one to stop his psychopath aunt Lenora (Maria Schrader) from going through with her radical ideas.
At the end of the previous episode, Lenora reveals her intentions for Helmut Kohl's assassination. Under the table, Markus Fuchs (Uwe Preuss) supplies her with the necessary funds required to carry out the plan, eventually even giving her a headstart ahead of Martin to get going.
In the upcoming episode, it looks like Martin is under high pressure. According to the official synopsis of the Season 3 Episode 7 titled 'Phase Zwei', "Martin is arrested and framed for Lenora's assassination plot. As Tina (Fritzi Haberlandt) manages to overpower her interrogator, Tobias Tischbier (Alexander Beyer) is caught up in the fray. Hector Valdez (Raul Casso) and Brigitte Winkelmann (Lavinia Wilson) pull the thread of the Kohl assassination attempt. Nicole (Svenja Jung) fears for Max's (Ari Kurecki) safety."
With Valdez and Brigitte calling the shots around the assassination, will they force Martin to take the blame for it? Episode 8 'The End of History' synopsis certainly suggests so. "Martin is held and tortured by Valdez, who wants to force a false confession." Both of them have a bone or two to pick with Martin and if this is the only final chance to confront the superspy, they might as well grab it.
Additional synopsis of the same episode, however, tease that Brigitte might switch teams as she ends up teaming up with Martin's father Walter Schweppenstette (Sylvester Groth) to save Martin.
All of this only teases trouble for Martin and Nicole, both of who are currently sheltered in Fuchs' Italian exile. Very characteristic of Fuchs, he is playing the game on both sides and securing himself. With Lenora in the same house, Martin needs to be quick on his feet should he want to take some action. He also has Nicole stuck with him in these dangerous situations and it is only a matter of time that their relationship with falter. Martin can only trust himself, especially given his life as a spy. It is a wonder he has trusted Nicole so far, but we think it is at the brink of falling apart.
'Deutschland 89' will air its finale installment on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 11 pm ET/10c on Sundance TV.