This week’s new episode of X Company, “Promises,” written by Nicolas Billon, is a doozy, and the show’s cast and creators have been (rightly) sounding the alarm bells on Twitter.
— Mark Ellis (@MarkEllis_TV) January 26, 2017
You may think you're ready for this week's episode of #XCompany. But you are sadly mistaken
— Connor Price (@ConnorPrice_) January 30, 2017
The spy team is headed to Poland, and Sinclair’s (Hugh Dillon) choice to tell Frommer (Thorston Maderlay) his son is dead has major consequences as Harry (Connor Price), Alfred (Jack Laskey) and Neil (Warren Brown) attempt to arrange transportation from France. Meanwhile, Aurora (Evelyne Brochu) tries to mend her friendship with Sabine (Livia Matthes) during an eventful train journey with the Fabers.
Here’s a sneak peek:
A tale of two trains
One of X Company‘s finest hours–Season 2’s stellar “Fatherland”–took place on a train, and “Promises” doubles the feat by centring the action on two very different trains headed for two very different destinations.
Aurora and Sabine alert
The budding friendship between Aurora and Sabine was one of the highlights of Season 2, but watching them in “frenemy” mode is even better. Evelyne Brochu and Livia Matthes for the win.
Who is Heidi Adler?
Heidi is feisty, capable and more than a bit mysterious. Both the character and actress Madeleine Knight are intriguing additions to the show.
Tense times for Faber
Faber’s first-class ticket to Poland doesn’t result in a first-class experience, which allows viewers to see him in a new light and Torben Liebrecht to turn in another top-shelf performance.
This episode contains heavy subject matter–even for X Company–and has a gut-wrenching conclusion. Prepare yourselves the best you can.
X Company airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on CBC.
Image courtesy of CBC.
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