‘Devs’ Episode 4: Is Jamie going to be the next one on Amaya’s hit-list?

In an ominous ending to the episode, we see Kenton holding Jamie by his collar


                            ‘Devs’ Episode 4: Is Jamie going to be the next one on Amaya’s hit-list?
Jin Ha as Jamie in 'Devs' (Hulu)
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Sergei’s death has opened up a big can of worms for Amaya. Now, the organization, particularly Forest and his right-hand man Kenton will leave no stone unturned to eliminate threats and carry on with their dubious, unethical project, which they couch as ‘predictive analysis’ for the 'betterment of society and mankind'. In the last episode and even now, in the current episode, we see that Lily Chan is trying her best to uncover the truth of Sergei’s murder and seeks help from her ex-boyfriend, Jamie.

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Coincidentally, Jamie is also a programmer, who manages to unlock Sergei’s phone and dig up the same information as Lily does. Although he has no connection to Amaya or their project, his only intention is to be at Lily’s side and probably try to win her back. Jamie’s character is not much explored since he was introduced to the story. But whatever we have seen so far, we can say that he is a straight arrow guy, who only cares about the woman he loves.

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His characterization might seem a little flat, but he appears to be a man without malice. Unfortunately, we do not have much history of Jamie to support our analysis, except for what we see upfront. He would have tried to keep Lily safe at all costs, and perhaps even patching up with his ex-girlfriend. But it so appears that Jamie’s luck is going to run out soon and his hopes of being with Lily or protecting her would all go down the drain.

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Our analysis comes from the second half of the episode, where we see Lily causes Kenton’s car to crash into the road shoulder. This is an aftermath of her session with Amaya’s appointed therapist, who reveals to Kenton that Lily is feigning her psychotic episode and mental health issues. Kenton spills it to Lily and she urges him to stop the car, which of course, doesn’t happen. Ergo, the crash. Later, we see Lily taken away by the cops, on account of her mental instability.

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Later, Kenton barges into Jamie’s house and confronts him. There is no exchange of dialogue but it is quite evident from the scene that Kenton is here to either teach Jamie a lesson for his interference in Sergei’s murder and Amaya’s secret program, or perhaps to get rid of him.

Despite Jamie not being connected to Amaya at all, Kenton is still threatened by him, and his efforts to help Lily find the truth. And as we all know, when Kenton is threatened, he leaves no ends open. We are not wondering if Jamie gets killed or tortured to spill his findings. But it is possible that even if he talks, he will still be killed. Guess, we need to find out in the next episode.

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‘Devs’ streams on Hulu every Thursday.