We're halfway through the season of Treadstone and the stakes couldn't be higher! If you've watched the first five episodes, you might be wondering the following (and if you haven't, stream now on USANetwork.com)!
How is Tara’s hunt for Stiletto Six connected with the Treadstone assets waking up?
While there is still more to come, what we have come to learn over these first few episodes is that there is something bigger at play -- something that transcends nationalism and borders -- as evidenced by the involvement of Russia, America, North Korea, and beyond. All Tara knows is that she was given a tip by the late General Kwon that the Cicadas are being woken up again, and that her white whale Stiletto Six might actually be out there after all these years of her being the only person insisting that it exists. Through Tara’s wild treasure hunt around the world -- as well as Edwards digging in deeper and deeper from the inside with each passing episode -- we’re starting to put together the threads of connectivity.
Speaking of Edwards, what is he doing now with the murderous Stephen Haynes?
When Edwards tracked down Haynes in the forest in Episode 4, he was faced with a pivotal decision: either turn Haynes in (or kill him trying), or help Haynes’ search for his daughter in hopes of getting closer to the truth about Treadstone in the process. As we’ve seen from Edwards, he has a tendency toward rolling the dice and sometimes coloring outside the lines. That side of his personality is on full display when he decides to accompany the dangerous Haynes based on the small chance of hope for greater discovery -- even at the risk of both his life and his career. As we’ll see going forward in the unpredictable second half of their story, this unlikely partnership will be tested with life and death at stake.
Will Doug and Samantha’s relationship recover?
In one of the most heartbreaking revelations of the first half of the season, Doug’s world was shattered when he learned that Samantha was one of his handlers when he was a Cicada, and that she’s been hiding her knowledge of his past self throughout their marriage. The questions this prompts are endless – does she really love him? What did she see in him as an agent? What are her real motives if she’s been lying about the truth of their relationship for so long? In one of the most unseen-before relationship dynamics, we’ll learn how fundamentally their love is put to the test as they continue to try to evade danger, all while questioning everything they thought they knew about each other.
How does the Bentley and Petra story connect back to the present day?
While we know the backstory of Petra’s present-day character and her role in shaping Bentley’s mind control, we are still in the dark about many other key elements. How did Petra go from high ranking KGB official to living on a farm, safeguarding a missile? Will Bentley ever recover what was lost in his mind, and will he ever get a chance to return home? Not only will we learn more about each of these questions, but we’ll also begin to see how the events of the 1973 storyline put the Treadstone saga on a collision course with the events of our present day story, and how what we learn from the past will have major implications on the present and future.
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