The Continental Episode 1 Review, Plot, Summary: The spinoff of the popular movie franchise John Wick is now streaming with Episode 1 on Amazon Prime Video on Peacock. The episode is around 80 Minutes long and here goes the recap and ending of episode 1.
The story starts at a prison in New York City, where we get to see two brothers, Frankie and Winston. The story now shifts to the current time, and we get to see a fully grown man, Frankie. Later on, we get to see the introduction of the character Cormac, who helped Frankie survive at a young age.
The story continues at the Hotel Continental, where Frankie is trying to steal something, a box-like object, from the safe of the Continental. After numerous bloody battles and fights, Frankie manages to escape with the box. Here, we are introduced to the show.
The story then shifts to London, where we see a fully grown Winston talking to an investor, Mr. Davenport, to secure funding for a car parking project. He successfully seals the deal. Later, we discover that Davenport and Winston are having an affair, and it is all part of their plan. They both become physically involved and just as Mrs. Davenport is taking a shower, some men arrive and start beating Winston. They kidnap him and take him to Cormac, the manager of the Continental. Cormac asks Winston about Frankie, but Winston has no clue.
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We now meet two more characters, KD and Mayhew, who are in a relationship. Mayhew is a police officer, and KD is an investigator. KD is following a case involving arms dealing and approaches The Continental, but Mayhew stops her before she enters the hotel. Later on, we meet two more characters, Miles and Lou, who are involved in selling guns and arms. Winston decides to help Frankie and borrow a car from his childhood friend, Charlie. Frankie goes to KD’s place looking for his brother and learns that they are also searching for him. Frankie used to work with them, but they haven’t heard from him in months.
Winston manages to find Frankie, and as they are being followed by Cormac’s men, Frankie and Winston must escape. Here, we are also introduced to Yen, who is Frankie’s girlfriend. Winston takes Frankie to Charlie’s place and assures them they are safe there. However, Charlie turns out to be a betrayer and provides information about Frankie and Winston to Cormac. Soon after, Frankie and Winston are attacked by a group of armed men. After an intense fight-and-chase sequence, they manage to eliminate all of them. Yen, Frankie, and Winston make it to the rooftop to find a helicopter for their escape, but in the meantime, Yen is shot by one of the sharpshooters.
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Frankie jumps out of the helicopter with the box to save Yen and Winston, knowing that Cormac is pursuing him and the box. Frankie is shot and killed instantly, and the box is taken back to Cormac. When Cormac opens the box, he finds that the coin press is missing, and instead, there’s a monkey gesturing with its middle finger. In the last few minutes of the episode, we see Winston approaching KD and asking for a substantial number of guns. The episode ends here.
The show is incredibly fast-paced, and episode 1 was stunning. The superb action sequences and thrilling scenes are captivating. The series begins with a bang, and we hope that episode 2 will be equally massive as Winston seeks revenge against Cormac. With no prior experience in gunfights and combat, it will be interesting to see how he handles this challenge.