Deutschland86 Season 2 Episode 7 Review: El Dorado Canyon

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Well, after that incredibly intense hour, all I have to say is, WHY AREN'T MORE PEOPLE WATCHING THIS SHOW?!!!!!

There's drama, romance, and adventure (and some pretty hot sex scenes if that's your thing!) You'll find people to love, and people to hate.

You'll find yourself rooting for Martin, rooting for Tina, and even rooting for East Germany to get its head out of the sand. But first, start with Tina because she needs a ton of support right about now!

Tina and her family were so close to getting out of East Germany on Deutschland86 Season 2 Episode 7, but Martin's desire to get his son back essentially turned him into a traitor.

Tina Headed for Doom - Deutschland86 Season 2 Episode 7

If anyone is to blame for the fiasco, it's Thomas' girlfriend who ruined the podcast tape and played Tina's instead which was the beginning of the end for Tina and her family.

The only reason Martin gave up the information about Tina's whereabouts was that (even though we didn't see or hear it), Annett made a clear threat to Martin that if he didn't give up the goods, he wasn't returning to East Germany.

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Getting his son has been his only priority since he left Angola, but he might have told Annett everything as a sort of payback to Thomas for having an affair with his girlfriend while he was in West Germany spying.

It was a horrible thing to do, but Martin wants his son, and, obviously, nothing is going to get in the way of his goal.

I can't imagine what's going to happen to Tina and her family, but it won't be good. She's going to be separated from her husband and daughters and who knows when she'll ever see them again.

Walter and Valdez on a Mission - Deutschland86 Season 2 Episode 7

My heart was pounding for their family from the moment they started to hide in the back of the van. At first, I thought Tina was giving her daughter some kind of poison because she didn't want to risk the very thing that ended up happening, but that didn't make any sense.

Unfortunately, the girl got fidgety and almost spoiled everything, especially after they got stopped by the East German police. 

But they almost got away until Annett finally got through, and, then, it was over.

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I can't believe the police shot the woman in the back. She had to have known she had no chance. Maybe she thought attempting to run was better than being put into an East German prison.

Maybe they even executed people for things like that. I don't know.

Still, it was shocking, sad, barbaric, and unnecessary.

The look on Tina's when she heard the gunshots was agonizing.

Tina and her husband had to put complete trust in a stranger to get them to the other side. It had to be one of the toughest decisions they ever made. 

Waiting for Nothing - Deutschland86 Season 2 Episode 7

Their lives were falling apart in East Germany, but now things just got a million times worse.

And all because of Thomas' stupid girlfriend.

Had the girl not gotten a phone call, she would've realized she put in the wrong tape. 

Tina's voice wasn't even disguised as she blabbed about all the goings-on at the hospital. What was even more shocking was that she straight out said she was leaving East Germany.

I had mistakenly thought in my Deutschland86 Season 2 Episode 6 review that Tina was the anonymous insider from East Germany reporting on all the craziness happening in that country.

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It could be that she was and that Thomas had disguised the voice, but I'm wondering if maybe that tape was just a voice letter meant for Thomas' ears only.

Tina isn't just going to be in trouble for trying to leave the country; she's going to face severe consequences for revealing so much about the hospital's drug testing.

There's not much Thomas is going to be able to do, and it's unclear if Martin had a plan in mind when he did what he did.

Rose and Lenora - Deutschland86 Season 2 Episode 7

I want to believe Martin somehow figured out in his mind how he would get what he wanted regarding Max and still save Tina in the process.

Punishing Thomas' family doesn't seem like something out of Martin's playbook.

No, he's got something else up his sleeve -- at least I hope he does.

Lenora struck out with Dietrich in getting money to help Rose and her cause, so she's going to come up with another plan.

She was shocked that Dietrich was all about money, but I'm shocked that Lenora is still living in a socialist dreamland.

After everything that has happened, why is she still flying the flag?


Even Rose sees that East Germany is messed up, and she's starting to question whether her deal with Lenora is even feasible anymore.

Seeing how things were in East Germany back then makes me appreciate the little things even more. For a grocery owner to have never heard of a sweet potato is incredulous.

But, on the other hand, I live in Chicago, and when you go outside of the area, some people never heard of giardiniera, either.

Still, a sweet potato is a staple food, not a local thing.

Lenora's world is about to come crashing down.

Tina's world just crashed.

And Martin? He's probably about to save everyone's world. Again.

Over to you!

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El Dorado Canyon Review

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Deutschland86 Season 2 Episode 7 Quotes

You can't replace Martin.


Lenora: Since when does East Germany do business with it's archenemy, West Germany?
Dietrich: Since we have no choice, Comrade Rauch.
Lenora: You always have a choice.