'Severance' Episode 3: Is Petey dead? Mark left with more questions than ever
Spoilers for 'Severance' Episode 3 'In Perpetuity'
Apple TV+ just debuted the third episode of the gripping thriller 'Severance' and Lumon Industries is getting more sinister by the minute with various employees being forced to toe the line.
The premiere of 'Severance' saw the unsuspecting Department Head Mark Scout get ambushed by Petey who informs him about being unsevered and casting doubt about the company secrets. Helly too is seen trying to leave, but the poor woman's desperate attempts bear no fruits as the heads have a tight grip on them. With the suspense building in each episode here's what happened in the third one.
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Episode 3 sees Petey (Yul Vazquez) suffer from extreme side-effects of having been unsevered which sees him have pounding headaches, be completely disoriented, confuse his past work memories with the present along with severe nosebleeds. He currently is able to hide these from Mark (Adam Scott) whose basement he is hiding in. After making sure he's ok Mark leaves for work which sees Ms Cobel (Patricia Arquette) break in and tries to look for evidence of Petey. Although he manages to sneak away, the sight of Ms Cobel triggers Petey's memories leading to him being in pain again.
At work we see Mark replace the old group pictures which had Petey in them with the new ones that feature Helly. But this simple act leads him to discover an intriguing detail about pictures. While almost all of them had a blank side, one picture has a map drawn on its backside and we see a flashback of Petey drawing it. As Mark stares at in confusion the scene shows a lost and disoriented Petey outside and on a bridge, seemingly drawing the same map. Another interesting detail is that when Mark begins his descent in the lift during which the severance kicks in, Petey suffers an attack on the outside and collapses.
Later on, we see Mark drive back home, but upon spotting ambulances instinctively follow them which leads to the gas station Petey is at. As a bleeding, exhausted Petey walks out their eyes meet which is when Petey goes into shock and has an attack with the personnel yelling out that he is not breathing. A wary and scared Marks rushes home to clear evidence of Petey being there. But just as he's leaving the basement he hears a phone buzzing under the table. The ending left a lot of questions that had Mark confused. What does the map mean? What did he suspect that forced him to rush home and cover up the trail? Whose phone is it and who is calling? Is Petey dead or did he survive? As the irregularities build a worried Mark is left more befuddled than ever.
'Severance' returns with a new episode each Friday on Apple TV+.