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 106 of The Night Agent. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

The Night Agent episode 6 recap: Fathoms

Following the pattern of several previous episodes, The Night Agent episode 6 starts with a flashback to two years earlier. This time, to check in on the assassins and how they began working together. We see their first kill, with Dale teaching Ellen how to dispose of a body.

Returning to the present, Peter and Rose discuss the possibility of Vice President Ashley Redfield legitimately being involved in the grander conspiracy. Given the circumstances, Peter feels uncomfortable bringing Rose to the White House. Even if Redfield is involved, he doesn’t have the clearance to have pulled her Secret Service detail, so they still need to watch their backs.

Instead, Peter plans to go in alone and meet with President Travers to determine a protection plan. In the meantime, he brings Rose to his friend Cisco’s house to keep an eye on her, leaving them his car if they need to make a quick exit.

All hell has broken loose at the White House after Ben informs the Vice President of Maddie’s kidnapping. Monks and Chelsea are devising a plan to find her, starting with investigating the professor’s apartment. When Ben arrives, he blames Chelsea and tries to take her off the case, putting Monks in charge. But to Monks’s credit, he comes to Chelsea’s defense. Ultimately, Ben agrees to let them stay on the case as long as Monks takes the lead.

At Cisco’s house, we get a bit of backstory regarding his and Peter’s friendship. They were roommates at Quantico, and he assumes Rose and Peter are on their way to romance. Rose sets him straight, though it’s obvious Cisco is correct. The fact she knows about Peter’s dad and his ex-fiancée Zoe is a big deal, Cisco says, since that’s considered “major sharing” for Peter.

Let’s take a second to catch up with the damn assassins because, for some reason, they have a whole relationship arc unrelated to anything else in the show. Despite Dale’s previous misgivings, he is now considering having a baby.

But he misunderstood Ellen because she doesn’t want to conceive a child. She only wants a baby if they steal it since she doesn’t think they deserve to be parents. Then she disparages Dale, saying, “you can’t even f**k me properly, and now you want to impregnate me?” Honestly, I don’t understand the writing in this scene or the intention of including the Dale/Ellen stuff.

Chelsea and Monks search the professor’s art room at the university, finding several paintings, including a portrait of the tattooed guy, Matteo, that kidnapped Maddie. They move to Maddie’s room. Chelsea remembers that Maddie has a secret stash hidden in a loose ceiling tile and finds a box containing a brochure for an environmental protection group called New Leaf. They track down the New Leaf Instagram. In one post, they see the tattooed man from the paintings.

When Peter gets to the White House, he meets with Farr to inform her that he and Rose believe Turn Lake orchestrated the bombing and allowed People’s Independence Freedom to fall for it. Turn Lake CEO Gordon Wick is friends with Redfield, as demonstrated by several photos of them online. The data on the hard drive suggests that the metro bombing was an assassination attempt disguised as a terror attack. Is it possible they could have been targeting Maddie?

Peter agrees to bring Rose and the hard drive in as long as they do it discreetly, but then Farr tells Peter to have his “trooper friend” bring her in. The thing is, Peter never said which of his friends Rose was staying with! In a twist, it’s revealed that Farr is a traitor after all and has been working with Redfield this entire time.

Once Peter realizes Farr’s slip-up, he immediately calls Rose and Cisco, telling them to run and meet him at the pier. Then he escapes the White House before Farr can arrest or isolate him. Farr calls Redfield in a panic to inform him that Peter is onto him. She’ll do what she can to keep him in holding while also giving the green light for the assassins to go after Rose again and finish the job.

Since the assassins put a tracker on Peter’s car and Peter left it behind for Rose and Cisco, they have to use it to leave Cisco’s apartment. Cisco realizes they’re being followed and devises a plan to drop Rose off so she can run to the meeting place while he misdirects the killers in the car. Unfortunately, his plan doesn’t work because Dale notices Rose exit the vehicle. Ellen crashes into Cisco and finishes him off with a single gunshot to the head.

As for Rose, she makes it to the pier but not in time to outrun Dale. A violent fight ensues as Dale tries to strangle her. Thankfully, Peter arrives just in time to stop him. With Rose’s assistance, Dale and Peter fight until Peter can pull a gun on Dale. But Dale antagonizes Rose, and she attacks him again, forcing Peter to kill Dale rather than arrest him. And yes, Ellen finds Dale’s dead body at the end of the episode, which undoubtedly means she will be hellbent on seeking revenge.

Peter and Rose hide out on a boat belonging to his godfather while they recover and patch up their injuries. While there, they listen to the news via a radio broadcast. That’s how they learn of Cisco’s death and a chilling turn of events. Farr’s new plan to isolate Peter is to blame him for Maddie’s kidnapping. She gives Redfield a statement to read. He goes on national television to tell the country that Peter Sutherland is now a prime suspect in his daughter’s disappearance.

Written by Maddy Lennon