We watch the occupation unfold through the eyes of two sets of characters.
The first is Hans Martin Djupvik, a bodyguard of the Prime Minister.
The second is the family of Thomas Eriksen, a journalist whose wife, Bente Norum, owns a failing restaurant that might survive due to patronage by rich Russians.
Without spoiling anything (the Wikipedia entry spoils it all!), tensions increase in this episode.
The Prime Minister — is he a coward or a responsible pragmatist?
Yes, that’s a key scene and perhaps some spoilerage, but it won’t ruin the episode for anyone. There are lots more where that came from.
I’m not sure how many people this will appeal to. It’s not Bang-Bang-Shoot-Shoot.
But I’m loving it so far and am hooked.
And I still have no idea where it will go.