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Into the Badlands finale recap: Hand of Five Poisons

When the Jacoby and Ryder go after Quinn, Sunny sees his opportunity to escape the Badlands with Veil and M.K.

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Into the Badlands

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In Season

From the very beginning of the first season finale of Into The Badlands, it’s clear that Sunny has a plan. He delivers the head of someone he’s hoping looks like M.K. to the River King in exchange for passage out of the Badlands. What isn’t clear, though, is whether such a shoddy plan will actually work.

The River King, for now, accepts Sunny’s payment and tells him that anchors will be up at midnight whether he’s on the boat or not. That doesn’t leave him with much time to inform Veil of the plan and get M.K. (maybe) on board, too, but it’s the best option he has.

When Sunny goes to tell Veil about the plan, though, she throws a wrench right into it. She straight up asks him if he killed her parents. When he says it was Quinn, like he told her before, she asks if it was his sword and if he could have stopped Quinn. Sunny’s lack of an answer is answer enough. Still, he tells her that he’ll be back to get her. She says that if she’s still there when he gets back, then she’s decided to stay with him.

Meanwhile, if M.K. is part of Sunny’s plan, as well, he may have some obstacles to overcome. Remember last week when I said M.K. was a “Dark One” and it looked like some religious folks might be after him? Well, in this episode the “Brothers” learn about M.K. and his location and go looking for him. What they want from him, though, is still unclear.

Back at the fort, Jade is recovering from her sickness, and Lydia is by her side. It looks like the two are really bonding until Quinn storms into the room and says that Jade was poisoned and that it was Lydia who did the deed. She staunchly denies it, but considering Quinn found poison in her room and the “rumors” that have plagued her ever since Quinn’s previous wife died, she doesn’t have much of a case. Still, considering the slight smile Jade gives her on the way out, it would seem she’s being framed.

Quinn has more than just his poisoned soon-to-be wife and now-exiled ex-wife to worry about, though. Not only does Ryder not have the Azra pendant that Quinn is looking for, but he also has a traitor within his ranks. His assumption is that it must be Sunny, no matter how loyal he’s been over the years, so he has him captured and chained in his dungeon and orders Veil to be brought to him.

Veil is nowhere to be found, though, because the Widow has had her kidnapped. Just like Quinn, the Widow needs Veil for a medical emergency after last week’s run-in with Sunny’s sword. After treating her wound, she sets out three different bottles She says that once she’s home safe, she’ll tell Matilda which bottle is the medicine and which ones are poison. After all this kidnapping, Veil is getting good at watching her back.

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