‘The Diplomat’ Episode 6 Takeaway: Here’s why Austin Dennison never became Prime Minister
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The deeper you dive into 'The Diplomat,' the more you start either loving certain characters or nit-picking others — there's no in-between when it comes to this political drama. 'The Diplomat' Episode 6 stands out because while each and every character is given proper attention in this episode, whether it's Kate Wyler, Hal, or Trowbridge, the underlying focus remains on Austin Dennison.
Austin Dennison, played by David Gyasi, has had a seemingly important role in the previous episodes of 'The Diplomat' but in Episode 6, he's put in the foreground. 'The Diplomat' continues to be captivating while dealing with politics, marriage, lust, and everything under the sun, and Episode 6 is no exception to this notion!
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Underrated character shines through
‘The Diplomat’ Episode 6 picks up right after the previous episode, only this time around, we learn a little more about Austin Dennison, who might just be one of the most underrated characters of ‘The Diplomat.’ This episode features rising tensions and awkwardness between Austin and Kate. Rumors also circulate about Kate and Hal’s marriage coming to an inevitable end. All the drama happening in and around Chevening House has really brought out different dimensions of every character.
The one character whose story arc has been steadily building on the sidelines is Austin Dennison and we get a key insight into his character in this episode. We also find out why he never became the Prime Minister. All viewers can agree that Austin would have made a better leader compared to Trowbridge, so why did it never happen? The answer to that question is Margaret Roylin and the Daily Mail. If there is one thing that truly ruins a person’s image, it’s bad journalism, and that’s exactly what happened to Austin Dennison.
Did Austin Dennison commit a crime?
Kate knows that if there’s one person who can help them right now, it’s Margaret Roylin, but Austin is completely against the idea, and Cecilia, Austin’s sister, tells us why. Kate and Cecilia make their way to Roylin’s house, which is only a drive away, and Cecilia explains exactly what Roylin wrote about Austin, taking away the opportunity for him to become Prime Minister.
Cecilia had been through a miscarriage and was suicidal for a period of time. The only thing that she needed at that moment was oxy. Austin, being the brilliant brother that he is, got his sister unprescribed oxy, which is highly illegal. Roylin was quick to report on this, jeopardizing Austin’s image and his ability to become Prime Minister. It is unclear how important this factoid is to the overall plot, but it has heavily helped build Austin’s character arc, which was a long time coming.
You can stream ‘The Diplomat’ exclusively on Netflix from April 20, 2023