'Stateless' Episode 4: How does Rosna and Javad's extremely well-crafted escape plan fall apart?
Everything was going according to plan until one of the guys spotted cameras lenses covered with toothpaste
Spoilers for 'Stateless' Episode 4
Having spent ages in the miserable living conditions of Australia's fictional Barton Detention Center it is understandable why riots emerge and protest double when new General Manager Clare (Asher Keddie) is appointed. The Tamil refugees refuse to get off the roof of the facility, attracting reporters swirling atop on helicopters. And then there are rebellious detainees such as Rosna (Helana Sawires) and Javad (Phoenix Raei) who have already expressed their intent on breaking out. But even with outside help and leaks inside, with protesters clamoring to help them break free, Javad and Sofie Werner's (Yvonne Strahovski) plan fails and they are brought back into Barton. All because of a newly appointed guard who goes beyond his principles to do his job.
Stealing spatulas and other cutlery, Rosna and Javad succeded in shoveling a tunnel to escape from Barton. Their plan involved Janice (Kate Box) and her group of protesters organizing a distraction at the gates, which would occupy the guards' attention. Meanwhile, as the guards attempted to control the commotion, Sofie would block the security cameras with toothpaste to avoid anybody catching them in the act, before running over to the people digging the way outside Barton.
Everything was going according to plan until one of the security guys spotted the covered cameras. He also noticed the guard Javad had locked inside his isolation chamber and requested for immediate back up to which Cam Sanford (Jai Courtney) responded. When Cam arrived, only Javad and Sofie were able to break out with 12-year-old Mina's help. Javad disappeared, but we see Sofie running across acres and acres of land into the desert, panting and gasping for air, not looking back for even a second.
When she reaches what looks like a road, she hides behind some shrubs, and very luckily, Janice's car happens to pass by. Janice stops, immediately recognizing where Sofie might be running from. She readily gives her a ride and Sofie finds Javad already hiding in the backseat of her car. Soon they go over to the facility where Javad's wife and young kids are detained and help them break out too. Janice informs Sofie of their plans to put up at a local shack nearby, arranged by herself and the nuns but they are stopped by a police patrol car on the way. Once again, luck favors them and Janice happens to know the police officer so she gets out of the car and distracts the cop while Sofie drives the five of them off to the shack.
Unfortunately, Cam chances upon the burner phone Janice used to communicate with Sofie when she texted her the address of the shack and after much deliberation, to keep his job and upon his wife's insistent urging, he snitches on the location where Sofie and the others are hiding for the night. The inevitable happens, and much to their chagrin, they are dragged back into Barton, with Javad possibly losing all chances of ever getting out and reuniting with his family.
'Stateless' is now available for streaming only on Netflix.