'The Rook' season 1 episode 3 will answer some questions about Myfanwy's past as Monica hovers as a shady presence
On June 30, Starz premiered one of the most thrilling shows of the year, and with the second episode on July 7, ‘The Rook’ did what very few thrillers have been able to do – continue in the same vein of suspense that was introduced in the premiere episode.
As confusing as the show continues to be, so far we have got a few answers, thanks to old Myfanwy’s (Emma Greenwell) video recordings for the new one with no memory.
We have learned that Checquy is a secret wing of the British Intelligence that recruits people with superhuman abilities – people like Myfanwy. Within the organization that uses chess check pieces as code names of the agents, Myfanwy is a rook, along with Robert Gestalt (Ronan Raferty), Eliza Gestalt (Catherine Steadman), Alex Gestalt and Teddy Gestlalt (both roles played by Jon Fletcher).
Linda Farrier (Joely Richardson) is the King of the Checquy, while Conrad Grantchester (Adrian Lester) is the Queen. Together they form one functioning unit and as of now, these are the only people Myfanwy can trust to have her back – or so she thought. However, it has become abundantly clear that the person responsible for her memory loss is one of the very people she trusted wholeheartedly.
However, with the American agent Monica Reed (Olivia Munn) sniffing around for her own selfish needs, she needs to know who she can rely on, and who she needs to keep at an arm’s length. Until she figures that out, she need to pay heed to her own advice. “Don’t. Trust. Anyone.”
While the focus is still on finding out what happened at the Millennium Bridge and at Mansel bank, episode 3 will see the Checquy attempting to find a scapegoat for the murders. The mysteries surrounding Myfanwy continues to be a mystery but episode 3 synopsis promises that she will bump into a disconcerting clue regarding her mysterious past. Meanwhile, she continues to do her own undercover work motivated by her desire to find out the truth about “what happened to someone she cares about.”
For the next episode, tune into Starz on Sunday, July 14.