Hello! This week I’m reviewing episode 8, Sandie Shaw, of Pennyworth.
In Buckingham Palace, the prime minister is talking to the Queen about an upcoming rally of the Raven Society. He wants to deploy all possible forces to stop it from escalating, but she won’t let him use any hard methods. The rally seems to be the idea of Lord Harwood because, at the rally, Frances Gaunt resigns from her position as the leader and Lord Harwood makes an entrance. This causes the Prime Minister to still call for the heavy forces, but Harwood can deescalate the situation with just a single shout.
Alfred and Bet found a nice little cafe to drink coffee and talk about what happened the night before when they let Curzon escape. Bet wants to get revenge for Esme’s death, but Alfred won’t take her along. But then she gives him some important information about the woman who was with Curzon when he killed Esme and that the duo had keys to enter the apartment building. Alfred goes to the estate agent and Bet follows him. She loses control and almost stabs the estate agent in the eye. The estate agent admits to handing over the keys because that is a standard procedure when selling apartments in buildings. He also told the cops that, but they didn’t do anything with this information.
Alfred goes to the pub where he orders Bazza and Dave to track down the woman who was with Curzon. By Bet’s description, it sounds like it was Miss. Pike, Curzon’s housekeeper. Meanwhile, Alfred pays a visit to the police inspector. Although he wasn’t working on the case, he still knows what happened. Curzon is the bastard son of a lord, so favours were called in to drop the case. Nevertheless, Alfred gives the inspector 24 hours to give him the location of Curzon. But before the inspector does that, he pays a visit to the prime minister and Lord Smytth, Curzon’s father. The inspector leaves that visit with only one goal, keep his son save and kill Alfred.
The next day, Alfred gets a call from the inspector that Curzon can be found in an abandoned factory. When Alfred arrives there, he finds both Curzon and his housekeeper tied up there. He suspects that it is a trap and he proves to be right when the inspector and some cops show up. That doesn’t bother Alfred, he still wants to kill Curzon, even if it results in his death. The inspector even gives Alfred a chance for a deal, let Curzon live and he can escape abroad. But Alfred still doesn’t bite and wants to shoot Curzon. Then Bet suddenly comes in and puts a knife to the inspector’s throat, demanding that everyone puts their weapons down. With Alfred’s help, she cuffs all the policemen. She wants to torture Curzon, but Alfred is impatient and kills both Curzon and his housekeeper with a single shot in the head. Sometime later when he is visiting Esme’s grave, he is arrested by the police.