The Witch Who Came in from the Cold – Episode 6
Intel Log: Episode 6- A Week Without Magic
ANCHISES is a CIA operative to help soviet scientist defect. New agent Dominick Alvarez has been brought in by the CIA to oversee. Those higher up in command in both the CIA and KGB have converged on their prospective agencies. Apparent overhaul and investigation is taking place on both sides. Or at least an attempt… Everyone working in those agencies are on edge and fearful. On their respective sides, though quite the contrary, Gabe and Tanya maintain they have nothing to hide. A new character has entered the picture on full display in all white. Magnus Haakensen, known as the Norwegian, arrives but it’s not known exactly why he is there. Tanya makes use of the Norwegian to scare off Bykovsky the new KGB boss from Moscow in charge of the changes being made to her headquarters. Aim appears to be more of a warning for Sasha after he broke into her apartment. Nadia and Tanya face off about Ice, and now that each is “spying” on the other, it appears something is going to come to a head with these two. Ultimately, paperwork and paper trails are the name of the game this time.
Episode 6 of The Witch Who Came In From the Cold puts the Cold War front and center for both the Americans and KGB. Knowing the magic is still present and will return adds to the anticipation of what is coming in future episodes. Even though it is mentioned very briefly in this episode, it is interesting to learn that Jordan is a neutral party in the Fire and Ice game. It will be interesting to see how that works into the story. The characters, Tanya and Gabe, have a lot of turmoil between them and want to use each other however, it seems like they might end up needing each other instead. Another piece of the puzzle that will be interesting to see unfold. Finally, the addition of the Norwegian can be seen as comic relief in an episode that is played off as so serious. Hope he sticks around.
Catch up on episodes 1-6 and get ready for episode 7 next week.
Lindsay Smith, Max Gladstone, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Ian Tregillis
Serial Box Publishing