‘Warrior’ Season 2 Episode 4: Will Sophie betray her sister Penny, what will happen if Leary destroys the factory?
With every episode, ‘Warrior’ Season 2 packs a punch and ends with quite a thrilling cliffhanger. Episode 3 titled ‘Not How We Do Business’ depicted the rising tension levels between the Tongs as Wang Chao (Hoon Lee) tried to keep things calm. Last week, a new character named Hong (Chen Tang) was introduced. Although Young Jun (Jason Tobin) and Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) were suspicious at first, his fighting skills impressed them.
Moreover, Sophie Mercer (Celine Buckens) sneaked into Dylan Leary’s (Dean Jagger) back room at the Banshee and was smart enough to figure out that he was behind her father's factory firebombing. Well, it's clear that her sister Penelope Blake (Joanna Vanderham) is in danger as her company is on the Irish workers' hit list too. Now, Penny has the protection of Hop Wei but Sophie seems to have a new plan in mind. As soon as Leary stepped in, the two kissed and she then told him, “This isn’t going to end well.”
The last 15 minutes of the episode showcased a brutal bloodbath at Officer “Big Bill” O'Hara's (Kieran Bew) home at the hands of Zing's (Dustin Nguyen) men. Now, as the next episode is on the brink of its release, viewers can't stop wondering how Bill will take revenge. Not just that, the other major concern seems to be around whether Sophie would choose Leary or betray her own blood.
Titled ‘If You Don’t See Blood, You Didn’t Come To Play’, the summary of the episode reads: “As the police prepare for retribution, Chao comes to Bill with a mutually beneficial proposal. A sympathetic Sophie offers Leary a new plan. Ah Sahm and Penny have a moment when he confides his plans for the future. Buckley (Langley Kirkwood) urges Blake (Christian McKay) to take a stand against the Chinese, Lee (Tom Weston-Jones) seeks to ease his pain, Mai Ling (Dianne Doan) invests in a legitimate business, and Nellie (Miranda Raison) urges Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng) to imagine a different kind of life for her sex workers.”
One sequence that may play a big role in this episode is Sophie's real mission. As her relationship with Leary continues to grow deeper, it's quite a mystery if she's on the side of the working men who have been attacking factories hiring Chinese laborers. How will that affect her bond with her sister? In a 35-second promo released by Cinemax, Leary tells Sophie: “Turning against your own people. That's no smart thing.” Is that just a façade to lure Leary and avenge her father's death or is she naïve enough to be lured into love so much as to go against her own kin?
Many fans feel that Sophie is going to “stir trouble.” Right in her introduction, her sister pointed out how Sophie rejects men without even looking at them. It can't be a coincidence that she meet Leary and it instantly blossomed into a romance. She does have a hidden agenda, doesn't she? Maybe she will betray her sister at first but it may fit into a larger scheme of things. Or maybe she will have a greater realization later. As the next few episodes roll out, we may soon find out.
Catch more episodes of ‘Warrior’ Season 2 on Cinemax every Friday at 10 pm ET.