HBO’s ‘The Undoing’ Episode 5 Recap and Predictions

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The penultimate episode of HBO’s The Undoing premiered Sunday evening, leaving viewers with a number of suspects within the whodunnit drama. As the psychological thriller continues, twists and turns work to underscore or undermine earlier presumptions surrounding the present. As of now, just about each member of the Fraser-Reinhart clan looks like a potential suspect. So, what occurred in episode 5, and what do the newest occasions imply for the season finale? 

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Noma Dumezweni Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant of ‘The Undoing’ | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for WarnerMedia

Much of episode 5 takes place in a courtroom 

Episode 5 largely takes place in a courtroom; Hugh Grant’s Jonathan Fraser is on trial for the homicide of Elena Alves. It’s as much as his lawyer, Haley Fitzgerald (Noma Dumezweni) to direct consideration away from her shopper. She examines and cross-examines varied witnesses to reroute the jury to a defective police investigation, and a set of detectives trying to shut the case on such a violent crime as rapidly as potential. 

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Haley Fitzgerald notes that Grace Fraser was additionally positioned close to the crime scene the evening of the homicide (which was caught on digicam) and that Elena’s husband’s DNA was additionally on the sight. She doesn’t use these tidbits to put blame on different people; fairly, she makes use of such info to make it clear that different individuals ought to have been on the listing of potential suspects.

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What went on exterior the trial 

Outside the courtroom, the connection between Grace and Jonathan takes a flip, as Grace heads dwelling to sleep in the identical mattress as her husband one evening. She later discovers that the story he instructed her about his household canine that died was not correct; he was not blamed for the loss of life of a canine, however fairly the loss of life of his youthful sister. 

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When Grace receives a late-night name from Jonathan’s mom, she finds out that after his sister died, Jonathan confirmed no indicators of guilt. He confirmed no ache. Questions of sociopathy surrounding Jonathan turn out to be focal. Yet, proper earlier than the episode ends with Jonathan as soon as once more within the scorching seat, Grace discovers what’s presumably the homicide weapon in her son’s violin case. The two make eye-contact as her son, Henry awakes to his mom kneeling on the bottom along with his violin case opened earlier than her.

What does the top of episode 5 imply for ‘The Undoing’ finale? 

The Undoing has succeeded in retaining its listing of suspects expansive sufficient to forestall predictability. It may nonetheless be Reinhart. Remember: Reinhart instructed Jonathan he would kill him along with his personal fingers if he tried to run when he was launched on bail. 

Could or not it’s Henry? Could Henry possess his father’s sociopathological tendencies? Is that what the episode’s ending was alluding to? It appears extra possible that Henry is retaining a secret for somebody — his grandfather, or the daddy he idolizes. 

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Or, was Henry simply shocked to see his mom in his room at evening? Did Reinhart capitalize on a toddler’s tendency to maintain issues a multitude — hiding a weapon in a spot Henry would by no means look – the place his violin belongs (not on the ground surrounded by his soiled laundry)? The extra that happens, the extra arrows that time to Reinhart — or a coverup involving Reinhart and others… 

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