'The Rook' episode 5: Monica fights the Checquey for custody of Nazim, the EVA that erased Myfanwy's memory
Nazim will be an integral part of the upcoming episode 5 of 'The Rook', where almost everyone is chasing after him
After several episodes shrouded in mystery, 'The Rook' season four finally opened some huge doors as to who Myfanwy (Emma Greenwell) was before her memory was wiped off. In the previously aired episode four of the Starz miniseries, we see Myfanwy encounter an old lover, who unwittingly helped her understand that she isn’t the important and loved member of the Checquey she thinks she is, but rather a pawn or a weapon.
She is left to process the news that Linda (Joely Richardson), who claims to be her protective mentor, was using sex and pain to keep her powers under control. Meanwhile, she was thrown a new curveball in the form of Nazim (Michael Karim), who admitted to Myfanwy towards the end of the episode that he is the one who wiped her memory off.
Nazim will be an integral part of the upcoming episode five, where almost everyone is chasing after him. Myfanwy obviously wants to get answers from him, while Linda is trying to capture him for her own hidden reasons. What we do know is that she is giving Myfanwy in exchange for Nizam in a shady deal that she doesn’t want anyone to know about.
While the rest of the Checquy, especially the Gesalts (Jon Fletcher, Ronan Raftery, and Catherine Steadman) are following Linda's instructions, Conrad (Adrian Lester), who had a stand-off with his King in the previous episode seems to be working solo, much like Monica (Olivia Munn). Last episode we saw Monica working hard to understand what her ex was up to.
She chased after a van which contained the EVA who escaped from captivity, and she wants to find him to get answers regarding her late ex. However, as Conrad puts in the promo for episode five, "Our soil, our asset", the last thing on his mind is to hand Nazim over to Monica – that is, if they capture him.
It seems like Myfanwy and Nizam are working together, seeing as they both seem to be pawns in Linda's plans. Monica also seems to expect to start off a partnership with Myfanwy, because she believes that all of the Checquy is trying to hide things from her.
Watch episode five of 'The Rook' on Sunday, July 28, when it airs on Starz.