Hunted Season 1 Review “Khyber”

We’re back for the penultimate episode of TV’s most good-looking series, Hunted – it’s just a shame it’s also TV’s most unwatchable thriller for a long while. For those readers who have been able to follow the ever expanding mystery the show has been building each week, I applaud you. But me? I’m going to have to take another look at Sam’s evidence wall.

Last week, Stephen managed to open his eyes long enough to suss out that the woman he invited into his son’s life a few weeks ago might actually be a highly-trained government spy, but Sam manages to avert most of the damage before his father gets to him. He’s one of the good guys, after all, and you have to feel sorry for his situation. Stuck between the hot girl babysitting his recently bereaved son and his thoroughly dastardly father, he’s being pulled in several different directions every single week.

But, in Hunted’s world, no relationship is remotely functional. The pseudo love triangle that’s developed between Sam, Stephen and Aidan just proves that. The latter still hasn’t unveiled his real name, so expect this to play a significant part in next week’s finale. But they might not have time, of course, with Polyhedrus revealed to be the people pulling everyone’s strings, and the team at Byzantium will have to figure out how to win from within the belly of the beast.

And things will also have to be resolved on a more personal level for Sam, with the BBC not continuing their support for season two. Though it’ll essentially be the same series when it returns on Cinemax, my guess is that all threads will be tied up before HBO forge their own path with the resources available. With things having become so darn complicated over the seven episode run, that might mean just getting a pair of scissors and hacking away at all the threads that have been tied around each other.

What did you think of the episode? Will next week’s finale answer all of our questions? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.