Netflix The Night Agent season 1 recap guide: All 10 episodes explained

The Night Agent. Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland in episode 110 of The Night Agent. Cr. Dan Power/Netflix © 2023
The Night Agent. Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland in episode 110 of The Night Agent. Cr. Dan Power/Netflix © 2023 /
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The Night Agent. Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland in episode 104 of The Night Agent. Cr. Dan Power/Netflix © 2023 /

The Night Agent episode 4 recap: Eyes Only

It’s time to learn more about what happened to Erik Monks to get him relegated to one of the lower-stakes Secret Service details. The Night Agent episode 4 takes us back two years to the day Monks took a bullet for the President. It’s a short scene that establishes Monks’s competence at his job, even if Chelsea has doubts.

In the present, Chelsea and Monks come to an understanding regarding his status on her team. She doesn’t fully trust him because she’s had bad experiences with recovering addicts, but as long as he does what he’s told, she’s willing to give him another chance. Not that she has much choice in the matter.

Farr, Rose, and Peter come to an understanding regarding the hard drive’s contents and the next phase in their plan. Farr reveals that President Travers is the one who created the night action desk, and she specifically requested Rose’s aunt and uncle for their mission. But Rose is mistrustful and would rather keep working with Peter and Peter only.

Farr vouches for the President, but Rose is adamant. However, she does mention that she found an address on the hard drive that might be worth investigating. Farr agrees to let Peter and Rose go to the address. In the meantime, she’ll look into “Osprey” since Rose brings up the code name she heard her aunt mention.

The address in question supposedly leads to an engineering company. During the drive, Rose asks Peter what he knows about Omar Zadar and the People’s Independence Freedom group. Peter comments that although the PIF initially took credit for the metro bombing, Zadar later denied it. There was never any evidence that he was connected to it. But since he has a file on the hard drive, Rose wonders if her aunt and uncle might have found something.

The address in question turns out to be an isolated house in the middle of nowhere belonging to a former civil engineer named Lorna, an old friend of Emma and Henry’s who knew Rose as a kid. Lorna reveals they were looking for blueprints and schematics on specific buildings to gather intel on power and gas lines running through Washington, D.C.

They go to the area in D.C. that Emma and Henry were focused on and stop inside a café to look at some maps. While there, Peter goes into the bathroom and notices that you can feel the rumbling from the metro train, meaning it must run directly underneath them. That might explain why this specific café was on the hard drive Rose found. With Peter out of the room, Lorna suggests that Rose be careful about trusting him, considering who his father was, and advises her to look and see if he has a file on the hard drive. He doesn’t.

Once Peter realizes the train runs right through there, he returns to the table with a map and points out that he stopped the bomb from going off a few blocks away, but if he hadn’t stopped it, the bomb might have gone off near a gas line. According to Lorna, that would have taken out over two city blocks. The bomber may have had much grander plans than they initially thought. If they want to figure out what the traitor in the White House is planning, they need to uncover what they failed to accomplish a year ago.

From there, Rose and Peter get a motel room to regroup. They continue bonding, and Peter tells Rose more about his ex-fiancée and why things didn’t work out between them. Farr contacts them to inform Peter that he was right; someone did install spyware on her phone. She tells him to switch burners after their phone call.

Accessing surveillance footage on the hard drive, they see a video of Chelsea Arrington sitting in the café they were at earlier, seemingly observing something, and Peter recognizes her. Now we know there is a potential connection between the metro bombing and the storyline involving the VP’s daughter. It gets further complicated by a final reveal that Vice President Ashley Redfield is the man who hired the assassins, seemingly making him the primary antagonist and traitor in the White House. He’s been working with Gordon Wick, who hired Ellen and Dale to do their dirty work.

And speaking of the assassins, they track down Lorna and interrogate her to learn more about Rose and Peter’s whereabouts. Sadly, Lorna doesn’t make it out alive, and the assassins bury her in the woods. The VP is aware of all of this, and even though he doesn’t want to get his hands dirty, he also tells his minions not to leave loose ends, so Lorna’s blood is on his hands.

Speaking of Maddie Redfield, things have gotten progressively steamier between her and her art professor. They make out, and he asks her to ditch her Secret Service to meet up with him alone. Maddie says she knows how to make that happen, although I presume that’s not a good idea!

Written by Maddy Lennon