Amazon Prime’s The Feed season 1, episode 7 recap

The Feed stars Nina Toussaint-White and Guy Burnet (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images for ZFF)
The Feed stars Nina Toussaint-White and Guy Burnet (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images for ZFF) /

Episode 7 of Amazon’s The Feed offers a prison break.

Episode 6 of Amazon’s The Feed revealed more about “the takers,” and it seemed a bit supernatural. Also, of course, Lawrence Hatfield (David Thewlis) was actually murdered by Eric Bell (Jonathan Aris).

Episode 7 basically picks up the pieces from there, starting with Lawrence’s will. Ben (Jeremy Neumark) and Meredith Hatfield (Michelle Fairley) are there, too. Tom ends up being the primary beneficiary, and even inherits Lawrence’s “mundles,” or memory bundles linked to The Feed.

In a bombshell revelation, Ben learns he’s not even Lawrence’s biological son. After Tom assures him they’re still brothers, ben rebukes him pretty sharply. It might inspire viewers to wonder why everyone hates Tom so much, yet seemed quicker to connect with Lawrence. The answer is likely simple: Lawrence had money and power, so there was an incentive to zero in on him for support.

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As if in line with that theory, The Feed — or the Hatfield brand — is arresting a substantial number of people. We don’t know how many are rebels against The Feed or “takers” (someone whose consciousness has taken over someone’s body).

Gil (Chris Reilly) is also arrested, or tossed in a cage. In the process, we’re briefly introduced to a new character named Mr. Barker (Mark Burgess) in a hospital setting. This all happens as Tom goes through Lawrence’s mundles, looking for any decent trace information he can find.

Meanwhile, Feed resisters named Tia (Olivia Morgan), Naz (Wasim Zakir), and Kate Hatfield (Nina Toussaint-White) all wear high-tech invisibility suits to break into/hack The Feed. They end up needing to incapacitate guards with electro-magnetic pulse stunners. They successfully return to the resisters’ compound. However, as this happens, Miyu Hatfield (Jing Lusi) finds the corpse of a nurse, then gets attacked by Mr. Barker.

Evie and Max

The series gets back to Evie (Clare-Hope Ashitey) and Max (Osy Ikhile). Basically, Eve learns that Max is still a Taker. He even says, “You can call me ‘D’,” and that the real Max died at the farm. Understandably, Eve addresses the imposter coldly, noting that Eric Bell was a sociopath. She adds that he should have killed her when he had the chance.

Chaos in the prison

At The Feed corporation itself, Amanda Javad (Sheila Atim) and announces that she’ll run the company with Meredith. Then Sue Cole (Tanya Moodie) meets Ben to inform him that Miyu was attacked by one of the Taken, and Ben visits her.

Meanwhile, in The Feed’s prison area, Gil slams a man’s head against a table after the inmate (Carl Prekopp) insulted him and Lawrence. Then, pretty much out of nowhere, a girl escapes from her cage, stabs a guard and takes his keys, resulting in a mass escape where guards are killed by inmates. Ouch!

Other big moments

As Tom and Eve look through Lawrence’s mundles, the resisters Feed hack begins interrupting electricity. Ben and Miyu start getting sexual, but his behavior gets out of hand. He apologizes and suggests he’ll do anything she asks. It results in her odd request to clean her floor with his shirt. When he starts doing so, it’s too weird for her, so she tells him to leave.

By the end of the episode, Tom, Eve, and baby Bea are hiding from escaped inmates in a red room. One of the escapees (presumably a Taker), reaches for Bea, resulting in Tom and Eve shooting and stabbing the inmates.

Then, out of retribution, the inmate Gil attacked earlier appears to beat him to death (or at least to a very bloody pulp). Finally, Ben admits to Meredith that he put the corrupted porn app into Gil’s feed, and we also learn that Eve now has a Max simulation.

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