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Episode #1.4 

While Jonathan takes advantage of Corkoran's instability and agrees to act as frontman for Roper, Burr's operation receives an unexpected boost, but forces from above are determined to stop it.

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Susanne Bier

Writers:

John le Carré (based on the novel by), David Farr (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Laurie ... Richard Roper
Tom Hiddleston ... Jonathan Pine
Elizabeth Debicki ... Jed Marshall
Noah Jupe ... Daniel Roper
Olivia Colman ... Angela Burr
Antonio de la Torre ... Juan Apostol
Salvador Oliva Salvador Oliva ... Madrid Waiter
Douglas Hodge ... Rex Mayhew
Adeel Akhtar ... Rob Singhal
Buffy Davis Buffy Davis ... Pearl
Tom Hollander ... Lance Corkoran
Hovik Keuchkerian ... Tabby
Bartholomew Cariss Bartholomew Cariss ... Tailor (as Bart Cariss)
Alistair Petrie ... Sandy Langbourne
Michael Nardone ... Frisky
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Storyline

Roper makes Jonathan his front man for a bogus tractor company and accompanies him to Istanbul for an arms deal though not before Jed has shared a confidence - and secret sex - with Jonathan, increasing Corkoran's jealousy and mistrust. Angela obtains a list of Roper's contacts from Juan Apostol, which she gives jaded MI6 officer Harry Palfrey, in exchange for news of his superior Dromgoole's corruption. However Dromgoole also sees them, endangering Angela's operation. Apostol is murdered and Angela orders Jonathan to give up his mission and return home but he refuses, believing that he is near to exposing Roper. Written by don @ minifie-1

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When Andrew is talking to the Turkish lawyer, there is a shot of Tabby holding open his jacket and his firearm is showing. The camera changes angles and now his jacket is closed and his hands are folded in front of him. See more »

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Lance Corkoran: Andrew Birch to the rescue!
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In For The Count
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Keeps things going

"The Night Manager" is two thirds gone, and things seem to be coming together. Roper has made Pine his man of straw on an arms deal, and Pine is more than happy to play the part. Angela keeps having problems and Jed has more than a passing interest in our protagonist.

Anything that happens in this episode is storytelling 101. There are not many surprises and it has been seen hundreds of times before, from Pine savvy personality, easy charm and resourcefulness, to Lance fall from grace. It happens too fast, actually, so fast that it is just a little bit of a stretch. That is what works the most against the episode, that Pine's rise seems a little bit rushed. Also there is the problem that Laurie's Roper is not much of a character actually, just your typical shady boss.

Nonetheless, the series keeps being entertaining enough, even if not original, and the acting is good. It is probably what saves it. It never falls into boring, but it should offer a little bit more to make it notable.


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10 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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