'Warrior' Season 2 Episode 8: Penny's manservant kills Samuel Blake, triggering war between Chinatown and mayor's office
As 'Warrior' season 2 nears its end with no news yet of a season 3, we are looking at a possible end of the franchise that has been brilliant in portraying Chinese immigrants taking over the underworld scene and the tongs that ruled the opium trade in the city of San Francisco.
In episode 7, we saw how Penny's (Joanna Vanderham) manservant Jacob (Kenneth Fok) ended up hitting Samuel Blake (Christian McKay) in the head after the mayor tried to strangle Penny to death. This, after pushing Sophie (Celine Buckens) away and hurting her as his male ego was bruised at having to see his wife run a business.
From the promo of episode 8 titled 'All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic', it becomes clear that Samuel is dead while Sophie survived and Penny arranges his funeral. Jacob, on the other hand, seems to be on the run because the promo pictures from the upcoming episode hint at a reward being assigned for his capture. The official synopsis of this episode reads, "The police shut down Chinatown in their hunt for a killer, just as the Hop Wei make a move that puts Mai Ling (Dianne Doan) on edge. Buckley (Langley Kirkwood) steps into a new role and considers a proposition from Leary (Dean Jagger), who faces questions from the Irish workingmen. Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng) fights for her life, while Chao (Hoon Lee) faces a major dilemma." Now, with the promo, we can confirm that Walter Buckley has become the next mayor of San Francisco. We already know how he manipulated Mai Ling into bringing forth chaos and war among the tongs. Now, it seems that he will work with Leary to further oppress the Chinese.
We also see Bill, the Chinatown cop who worked with Chao (Hoon Lee) in bringing Zing (Dustin Nguyen) down in the earlier episodes, work with the Mayor's office in shutting down Chinatown and taking pleasure in it. In fact, in one of the pictures we see him wait on the sidelines as a cop pat searches Chao and compares him to a poster of Jacob. The one thing the promo doesn't hint at is what the Hop Wei did to bring trouble to Mai Ling's tong Long Zii. We also wonder how Young Jun will come out of Chinatown shutting down as a new leader of the Hope Wei, also, where is Ah Sahm, and how does he fit into all of this? We cannot wait to see it.
'Warrior' season 2 episodes will be aired on Cinemax every Friday at 10 pm ET.