'The Lost Symbol' Episode 4 Review: Robert Langdon becomes likable amid Capstone hunt

The character development has been one of the highlights and Ashley Zukerman's Robert Langdon becomes relatable and likable by the episode


                            'The Lost Symbol' Episode 4 Review: Robert Langdon becomes likable amid Capstone hunt
Ashley Zukerman as Robert Langdon in 'The Lost Symbol' (Peacock)

Spoilers for 'The Lost Symbol' Episode 4 'L’Enfant Orientation'

'The Lost Symbol' continues to impress, and with each episode, it firmly cements the fact that the mystery drama is better off as a series rather than a movie. The character development has been one of the highlights and Ashley Zukerman's Robert Langdon becomes relatable and likable by the episode. 'L'Enfant Orientation' sees him make some serious headway as the titular character as the hunt for the Capstone gets intense.

There's a bit of Indiana Jones as Langdon, after searching for the location of the pyramid exorcizes his demons as he manages to free climb down a quarry to find the all-important piece of the puzzle. It's each character to their own in the episode as Katherine Solomon (Valorie Curry) uses her knowledge of noetic sciences to deduce the location of her father. And we still stick to our claim that Rick Gonzalez who plays Nunez is pretty much the ultimate breakout character.

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There's less of Mal'akh (Beau Knapp) as he's still intent on putting Peter Solomon (Eddie Izzard) in enough dire straits. Inoue Sato (Sumalee Montano) works with Katherine and also makes some progress on finding out who killed Zachary. Unlike the third episode that saw a major death, it's more of a treasure hunt in this chapter. At 44 minutes, the crisp storyline makes it a breezy affair. Any romantic angle between Katherine and Langdon will have to wait as ther is a subtle tease, but vanishes as quickly as it appears.

'The Lost Symbol' certainly gets better by the episode and in it's attempt to keep the audience hooked, especially the section that's read the book, it puts all the attention on the characters. Katherine's childhood and her relationship is revealed and is shown to be better than her brother Zachary's. He's the rebel, she's the genius. He's the insolent one, she's the type who you would be proud to call as your daughter. Her noetic science plotlines are interesting as they add another layer to her character rather than make her a broody and upset daughter.

With six episodes, expect the next couple to be rather slow, but for now, this one's intriguing, and worth the watch.

'The Lost Symbol' airs Thursdays on Peacock.

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