There are spoilers in our review of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, season 3, episode 1, “Falcon,” on Prime Video.
We know the Russians are preparing something lethal at Matoksa, where a Russian general and his squad have just arrived. The group of technicians and scientists meet with the general. The project manager informs them that they would require six more weeks and that the launch test vehicle had a setback. The General acknowledges their understanding and compliments their accomplishments. The guy even extends a handshake to the scientist. He instructs his second-in-command to take his squadron and destroy the team, but only after he and he have left the facility. Why? because it is now too risky to continue. In 1969, a cold war mindset. The project’s name, please.
Season 3, episode 1 of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan recap
Currently meeting an asset while undercover, Jack Ryan He lights her cigarette, and her name is Zoya. She instantly delivers him a little chip that seems to be compatible with any smartphone. We now know why Zoya is aware that Jack is looking into the Sokol project. She informs him that it is a nuclear weapon designed to be invisible to radar. The project, which was abandoned in 1969, has recently been restarted, as we read above. James (Wendell Pierce), who receives the information from Jack, fittingly bursts his balls in the process. Jack’s new employer doesn’t appreciate heroes. Elizabeth Wright, who plays Betty Gabriel in the film Get Out, is a meticulous person. That’s not how Jack rolls, so he went on his own on an unauthorised expedition to meet Zoya.
Alena Kovac, the president of the Czech Republic (played by Tar’s Nina Hoss), meets with the Russian Minister of Defense, Dmitry Popov, in preparation for peace negotiations in another subplot (Michael Gor). She is set to meet with them at the NATO summit and finds herself in a difficult situation. Why? she is trapped between hard-liners and pacifists. But as she continues their conversation and accompanies Popov to the greatest football game of the year, it becomes clear that she is being exploited as a pawn.
A stunning blonde lady waits impatiently for an unreliable date in a pub. The bartender approaches her and makes an attempt to get her attention. She had two tickets to the soccer game and intended to surprise the man with them. As a result, he gives her a drink and extends an invitation. He dashes out of VIP parking and announces that they can see the field from here as soon as they get there.
When that happens, the lady stuns him from behind. The woman’s boyfriend moves next to the vehicle and sets up his sniper rifle while he is dozing off. He shoots Popov in the head while speaking to Kovac a short time later. The bartender is conscious, is having problems moving, and the agents leave the gun in his hands when Kovac’s security detail (I originally believed it to be Popov’s) arrived at the location where the shot was fired. Two rounds are fired at him by the agent. I have a suspicion that he is involved in the assassination scheme as well.
Jack has learned that Sokol is being transported aboard a Russian ship and is being escorted by the SOG Team. They enter the ship using their SDV (Seal Delivery Vehicle), fire harpoons that stick, and proceed to walk up the enormous ship in a fantastic sequence. When they discover the shipment, Yuri, a scientist, is inside. A little breathing tube that is emerging from the cargo is visible to Jack.
Our hero just escapes being forced to jump from the ship after repelling a Russian onslaught in order to get him off this ship. They find an extraction squad waiting for them on the beach. The scientist is next put to the test by Jack. For four years, Yuri has been working on Sokol. He was a member of the team responsible for admissions reflection, and the weapon is small. Yes, it is hence undetectable to any radar. Until he receives refuge, he won’t answer any more questions. A Russian kill team appears at that point, as far as we can tell. With the exception of Jack and Yuri, they eliminate the whole squad.
That also doesn’t last very long. Once they enter Greece, they are pursued once again. When they ditch the vehicle and seek refuge inside an apartment building, Yuri is wounded in the back. Jack carries him up the stairs while escorting a father and son to safety from the floor. The assassins arrive at that point, murder Yuri, and Jack flees for his life. He accidently kills a police officer while he shoots bad men, leaps from roofs, and breaks windows. Even so, he made it to the safehouse Elizabeth had directed him to, but when he got there, he saw several individuals were observing the area. What is occurring?
Jack contacts Elizabeth and James and inquires as to why he hasn’t yet entered, at least that is what he asks them. Elizabeth informs him that the official narrative is that he committed immigration fraud and murdered a police officer. He responds, “Holy s**t, you’re searching for a fall man.” James is wide-eyed and unaware that this is taking place. When they told him Popov had been assassinated, Jack realised this was the beginning of seven Clancy’s first defence minister assassination. Sokol will be last.
When Jack’s supervisor calls him in, he spins it as a need for him to keep going since he is their only chance of locating Sokol. James speaks to him in an unusual tongue before he hangs up (at least to me). James has a quarrel with his supervisor as a result of Jack cutting off the conversation. Who was responsible for Jack’s burning? Elisabeth? maybe her boss? She confesses to James that she contacted in order to kill his partner. Then, she queries James as to what he said to him.
Shelter in paradise, James answers.
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