So… Mason Kane is a lovelorn madman, but apart from that, episode six of Citadel was actually an upgrade from episode five. Although, all that family drama? We level up – more revelations and kinfolk problems come forth.
The content lives up to the episode’s title – “Secrets in Night Need Early Rains”, which didn’t make much sense at first glance. Then I put on my “literature honors student cap” and thought, “Ooh, they mean early rains will wash away secrets, and nobody will come to know of it. Nice.” In “Citadel,” you need a memory-erasing chip to do the job. At this point, that’s not even a spoiler.
There isn’t a lot of action in this edition, but there’s an exciting exaggerated sequence where all three remaining Citadel spies attempt to thwart Manticore’s plan to activate nuclear warheads. So it’s Team Mason Kane (Richard Madden), Nadia Sinh (Priyanka Chopra Jonas), and Carter Spence (Osy Ikhile) against the world, sort of.
A massive revelation is made towards the end, a thrilling twist which I had predicted would happen regarding Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ Nadia, but it turns out to be for someone else. The writers quickly back up the revelation with a backstory too, which has its pros and cons. Pro – we now have the answers to some key questions. Con – there isn’t much mystery left, unless we’ve been lulled into believing some well-told lies. That would be snarky and cool. Things can only get more exciting from here on, or they might just nosedive into a snooze-fest. Let’s hope it’s the former.
You can stream the series on Prime Video.