'Dark' Season 3 Episode 3 is a tango for two as Jonas and Martha try winning each other's trust
It seems like regardless of the time, reality and world, the older version lies endlessly to their younger version
Spoilers for 'Dark' Season 3 Episode 3 'Adam and Eva'
At this point in the German Netflix series 'Dark', if there is one thing we are sure of, it is that the three Unknowns. Adult Unknown (Jakob Diehl), Old Unknown (Hans Diehl), and Young Unknown (Claude Heinrich) are the most terrifying characters the show has ever seen. They move across times and worlds killing people but their agenda is still not known. Back in the Other Martha's (Lisa Vicari) world, Eva (Barbara Nüsse) is trying to get Jonas (Louis Hofmann) on her side of the fight as she tells him the only way to save him Martha is her side and not Adam's (Dietrich Hollinderbäumer). Jonas, who has had enough of everything, reluctantly agrees to go on her path. Because the only way to salvation, she says, is this way. He must turn Other Martha into who she is today [Eva].
Elsewhere, Charlotte (Karoline Eichhorn) and Ulrich (Oliver Masucci) try to make sense of the very limited but vague clues they have in front of them in the disappearance of Mads Nielsen (Valentin Oppermann). Ulrich is undoubtedly inconsolable and the confusing nature of the whole incident doesn't seem to help either. He goes around asking the hang about the details, rechecking with them how Mad's body was really found. He cannot seem to wrap his mind around the fact that his brother's body would turn up like this. When Charlotte finds the same St Christopher's medal as Helge's (Hermann Beyer) in the bunker, she confronts Peter (Stephan Kampwirth) at home. But this yields no result since Helge apparently never left home.
As his quest is on, Hannah (Maja Schöne) too is investigating into the matter of his infidelity. Now confirmed that he of cheating on her with Charlotte (after cheating on Katharina with her), she shows up at Alexander's (Peter Benedict) office and offers a deal, which is basically blackmail. If he were to successfully destroy Charlotte, she wouldn't reveal the truth about his identity. In Jonas' world, Martha tries to gain Stranger's trust by giving him the supposedly last remaining capsule of dark matter she has. This will help him with the time travel machine that he is building. But it is not as simple as it seems. As it turns out, this was only a ruse for her to escape from there. When it doesn't work, Stranger (Andreas Pietschmann) realizes what has happened but it is too late by then, as the Other Martha has already fled. She returns to Jonas' world to report to Adam in a shocking twist.
Back in Eva's world, in the end, Jonas and Other Martha emerge in what is her world after the apocalypse -- barren. There, they meet a middle-aged Other Martha. Who is lying to whom? It seems like regardless of the time, reality, and world, the older version lies endlessly to their younger version. Each character attempts to travel across time and space, they are confronted with different versions of the truth, each not necessarily the complete truth. The question is not when these lies will unveil but how.
All episodes of 'Dark' are currently streaming on Netflix.