I have to admit, while watching The Diplomat, 1×04, I was extremely confused. Well I was confused as to what was happening because it was so much happening in just a few minutes and I was like well, shit. There is a lot going on for Kate in this episode and if I was her, I would have turned tail and ran. But not her, she handles this drama like a champion.
It’s been like 48 hours since the President left and Kate and Hal aren’t wanting to even be in the same room as each other. They aren’t speaking, but by their actions, you can tell that they haven’t given up on each other. They eat each others food, look for each other, and tons of other little things that they don’t seem to realize that they are doing. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, they love each other.
It has been a few days since the President left. There has been no news about the US pulling out of sending a carrier fleet to help the British. It all seems like it is only going to get worse, and that is probably because it will get worse.
Kate and Hal have issues because they aren’t honest with each other. She doesn’t trust him, but she’s still contemplating the VP position and that means that she would need to stay married. She doesn’t want to be the VP, she tried to decline it, and says that it didn’t land well. For Kate though, the biggest thing right now is she wants to prove that Iran didn’t do it.
Have to say that I am loving the fact that Eidra and Kate are on the same wavelength now though and these two are working together. They understand each other and they are on the same wavelength. They are trying to respect each other and they bounce well off each other. They know that they can’t reach out to Shahin (well they can, but Kate is trying to not do it), so they devise another way of getting the message to them.
And well she’s going to need a lot of help, because the British Prime Minister is about to screw the President over. He tells everyone at a gala that night that the United States withdrew their offer to send ships to help the British navy out. And man does he do a good job of selling it and fucking over the United States. Kate and Hal just stare on, not saying a word.
Kate wants to know what the hell the British government is up to. They’re sure as fuck not going to get any support from the United States government at this point. Kate, Stuart, and Eidra decide that to get a message to the Iranian government.
They hide the message in plain sight.
Now this reminds me of that one movie about conspiracy theories a long time ago, but I don’t want to dive into that, because I despise Mel Gibson. But the truth is that after seeing The Diplomat talk about hiding a message in plain sight, I certainly started to look at everything different I read. It doesn’t matter if this is a television show, everything is based in something.
TBH, I am really interested to see who did this. They are fucking with three countries that won’t put up with that crap. They are instead screwing with three countries that will truly rain down hell fire down. The United States isn’t going to back down, the British Prime Minister is a manipulative dick, and well, I will not comment on Iran except to stay in real life, I stand with the women of Iran.
As all of this is unfolding, Heyford is trying to understand what Kate is up to. He’s also trying to cement his place. He’s sure that she doesn’t need to be married to make a difference and be the VP, but she doesn’t agree. She doesn’t think that anyone else would agree. And TBH, I would have to agree with Kate here. It doesn’t seem like they want anything else.
But then again, I feel like Hal could be saying what he needs to and getting in her head to set himself up. Like, he wants to repair his own image and I think that if anything he’s using her. Loving someone and using them are not mutually exclusive.
Kate is pissed when she thinks that Dennison has planned a meeting with the Iranian’s without telling her. But when she calls him, she finds out that he didn’t. But she knows that the Iranian’s posting about it means that she needs Dennison to do just that.
Edira convince Kate that she needs to approach Dennison to do just that and he does. He listens to Kate which, if we’re being honest, a little shocking. But it also leads to her telling him that she needs to be in the room. Dennison can try to protest, but we all know that she’s going to be there.
Now, you can cut the tension between Dennison and Kate with a knife. But I am not talking political tension, I am talking sexual. Maybe the attraction is because of politics, IDK. I mean, by the end of this episode, I would bank on it being politics being the turn on for them.
Now, Dennison agrees to let her in the room, as long as no one sees her. She sneaks in the back and when the diplomat from Iran comes in the room, he’s shocked to see her. But Hajjar doesn’t stop from giving the name of the attack planner – Roman Lenkov.
Iran can’t do anything to Russia, because they are huge trading partners, but Iran doesn’t want to take the fall for all of this. Hajjar starts to sweat and is afraid. Medics have to be called and Kate has to sneak out. She can’t figure out what to do, but sneaks out and makes her way around to the front, so it looks like she just arrived.
The medics are saying that Hajjar has passed, but that announcement can not be made in that office. If Hajjar is declared dead in that office, that means that Iran will immediate retaliate. And that will not be a good thing. The British don’t need anymore conflict with Iran, especially not one that will be seen as an act of retaliation and war.
I am just not sure how Dennison and Kate seem to make it out of this, but the way they talk after the incident makes me wonder just how long until these two are together. The way that they laugh, look at each other, had exchanged glances… I loved every second.
But Kate going home a screwing Hal, that felt like it was happening because she couldn’t screw Dennison. It felt weird. But everyone I know that is married has done some weird shit, so hey…
While I thought that the name of the Russian that was actually responsible would remain a secret between the two, Eidra shares with her MI6 counterpart and it makes me wonder if I actually like her. I thought I did, but here we are and she’s making me wonder, again if I do.
Damn, I love The Diplomat.