'The Rook' episode 4 raises the bar for suspense a few more notches, as Myfanwy continues to wonder who she can trust
Episode 3 of Starz’s ‘The Rook’ continued to confuse us by teasing a bit more information while also leaving a lot to the imagination. Let’s do a rerun of what we know – Myfanwy’s powers didn’t always do good and she had a life before the Checquy; Gestalts have a thing for Myfanwy, somehow making them creepier; Linda and Conrad have their differences; Monica’s ex was into something shady and it seems like so is she; Myfanwy still doesn’t know whom she can trust; and someone wants her dead real bad.
Despite the twists and tense moments over the past three episodes, we are just a few steps ahead of where we started off in episode 1. At this point, it does seem like the essence of the story is taking a backseat, while the focus is on establishing the intricacies of the Checquy and the power dynamics that come with it.
In upcoming episode 4, the story is expected to graduate from its existing snail pace, because the promo suggests major advancements in the plot.
Myfanwy especially is expected to get some answers about her personal life when she uncovers a twisted relationship with her psychiatrist. It remains to be seen if like everyone else, the psychiatrist too tries to keep her from the truth, or if he will assist her in the search.
Meanwhile, Monica is on her own journey of finding out what happened to her ex, but it has already led her to a very shady path with illegal activities. Despite seeming to be fazed by it initially, she continues on to find a missing EVA who she learns has escaped. This might be the clue to finding out what is going on with Linda.
According to the synopsis for the episode, she “makes a connection with a mysterious prisoner” which makes us wonder if it is the same EVA that Monica is tracking. We will learn when Starz returns with episode 4 of ‘The Rook’ on Sunday, July 21.