'The Lost Symbol' Episode 2: Is CIA spook Inoue Sato working with Mal'akh?
In 'The Lost Symbol' Episode 2, Sato's keen interest in Mal'akh is explained when she says he was a matter of national security
Spoilers for 'The Lost Symbol' Episode 2: 'The Araf'
'The Lost Symbol' was off to a gripping start and continued in the same vein in the second episode, 'The Araf'. The storylines included that of Peter Solomon's (Eddie Izzard's) potential escape, Katherine (Valorie Curry), and Robert Langdon (Ashley Zukerman) being rescued by Warren Bellamy, the architect of the Capitol, and a Freemason. As they lie low and decide on the next course of action, the director of the CIA's office of security Inoue Sato (Somalee Montano) tracks down Bellamy while continuing her search for Langdon and Mal'akh.
Sato's keen interest in Mal'akh is explained when she says he was a matter of national security, however, there have been theories on whether she is actually on his side. In the first couple of episodes, she rather looks to chase Langdon to get to Mal'akh and in the second chapter, she pursues Bellamy.
We could be wrong since the book suggests that she was on the right side of the law. However, the series may induce a bit of a twist. Dan Brown's novel sees Bellamy questioning if she was Mal'akh's side just for her to reveal disturbing evidence that shocks the architect.
Sato also gets impersonated in the episode by Mal'akh once who pretends he was part of the CIA, and in all probability, this debunks the theory as to why she is not in cahoots with Mal'akh. Going back to the book, she eventually works together with Langdon as they managed to discover the antagonist's schemes. That said, she does face trouble according to the synopsis of episode 3 titled 'Murmuration'.
The official logline reads: "With the CIA hot on their trail and Mal'akh demanding they split up, Robert and Katherine turn to Nuñez for help; Sato interrogates Bellamy and is pressured by her superiors to produce answers for the growing number of questions regarding the case."
'The Lost Symbol' drops on Peacock with a new episode every Thursday.