The penultimate episode of CBC’s outstanding Second World War spy drama, X Company, has finally arrived, and with it the directorial debut of series co-creator Stephanie Morgenstern. The action-packed instalment sees Sinclair (Hugh Dillon) and Krystina (Lara Jean Chorostecki) travel to Berlin to help the team assassinate Voight, the scientist who could win the war for the Nazis.
Episode writer Daniel Godwin promises that viewers are in for a treat with Morgenstern at the helm.
“Her attention to detail is so impeccable, and then, of course, her experience coming from the acting and writing worlds, combined with her knowledge of the show, I think really shines through in this episode,” he says.
Here is our spoiler-free preview of “Friendly Fire.”
“Action Krystina” is back
We got a taste of Krystina’s spy skills when she nabbed Scubaman earlier in the season, and this second peek has us clamouring for more. Krystina spin-off? Yes, please.
Can Faber be trusted?
You will likely have a better idea after this episode.
This is a huge Sinclair episode
Which means it’s a huge Hugh Dillon episode. Enjoy.
The table is set for the final episode of the series
Some penultimate episodes outshine the finale by stealing all the action or resolving storylines too soon, but the major events of “Friendly Fire”—and there is at least one true stunner—are thrilling and emotional while upping the stakes for next week’s “Remembrance.” Kudos to Godwin and Morgenstern.
X Company airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on CBC.
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