'The Third Day' Episode 4 Preview: 'Winter' chapter introduces a new character in Naomie Harris as Helen
HBO's 'The Third Day' is one of those shows that are rare to come by. The miniseries tells the story of a mysterious island and its even more mysterious inhabitants with their age-old Celtic way of life and practices. What had started as a vague story about magic, superstition, supernatural and intrigue took a very dark turn by its third episode 'Sunday — The Ghost'.
The third episode of the miniseries pretty much shut the chapter for Sam (Jude Law). Osea Island had got herself a new god that night after the locals vanquished Sam and all his attempts at fleeing the island. With no way out — everyone around him is playing their own role in the mess that is working to keep him back, including Jess (Katherine Waterston).
The third episode of the show marks the end of Sam's chapter in the story. Titled 'Summer', it was meant to follow Sam's arrival on the island. Now that it is over, we will be moving forward to 'Winter', which will be focusing on a brand new character: Helen, played by Naomie Harris.
In the upcoming new episode of 'The Third Day' episode 4 titled 'Monday — The Mother', Helen surprises her two daughters, Tallulah (Charlotte Gairdner-Mihell) and Ellie (Nico Parker), with a trip to Osea Island for Ellie's birthday. The official synopsis of the episode says that "the cottage she booked is suspiciously no longer available and she cannot find a place to stay."
If we are to go by any of the impressions of 'The Third Day', this situation is not ideal for Helen and her two daughters Tallulah and Ellie. The locals are hardly the best people around here. With Sam, we saw the foundations of their overbearing nature and their true intentions behind keeping Sam from leaving the island. Sam had come to Osea to rid himself of the guilt and the pain he felt about his son's death. Why then, is Helen coming her to celebrate her daughter's birthday? Or is she really?
Helen's chapter is directed by Philippa Lowthorpe and it will follow her, a "strong-willed outsider who comes to the island seeking answers, but whose arrival precipitates a fractious battle to decide its fate".
"A fractious battle to decide its fate" — could it be possible than Helen is set to bring with her doom for the island? It will be interesting to see another backstory of a visitor at Osea. Does this also mean that we won't be seeing Jude Law anymore as Sam?
'The Third Day' airs 9 to10 pm EST on HBO. The episodes will be available to stream on HBO Max following the airing.