In the latest episode of Strike Back, the team tracked Jane Lowry (Katherine Kelly) to Budapest. Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson) and Mac (Warren Brown) were tasked with infiltrating an extremist group.
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Episode three opened up in Budapest, Hungary. Colonel Adeena Donovan (Nina Sosanya) briefed the team on the latest sighting of Jane Lowry at a train station in Budapest. Lowry was meeting with a woman named Rosa (Kelly Gough) who runs a far-right extremist group called Magyar Ultra with her younger brother, Josef (Mark Strepan).
Donovan told Wyatt and Mac to infiltrate the group. Reynolds (Roxanne McKee) and Novin (Alin Sumarwata) were given orders to shadow Rosa to find out what Lowry wanted with the group.
Most of Magyar Ultra’s illegal activities were hidden behind brutal Mixed Martial Art Cage Fights. These were also used to recruit people into the group. Wyatt and Mac made attending one of the fights their first priority. They said gained entry by saying they were fighters. Josef said there was only one slot left on the card so Mac volunteered to fight.
Mac took a bit of a beating while the team watched from the sidelines. Mac then turned the fight around to win and got the crowd on his side. Josef watched on with interest and confronted Mac and Wyatt after the fight.
Meanwhile, Reynolds and Novin tailed Rosa to a coffee shop. There they used some tech to steal her mobile phone data to listen to her call. They discovered she was talking to Lowry and that she was just 50m away. The pair raced to try and find her. They found her in a church and Lowry was waiting with a gun. She managed to escape again.
Wyatt and Mac watched as Josef was abducted and gave pursuit. He was taken to see a gypsy forger that he does business with. Wyatt and Mac took out a guard and stole his pistol then went inside after Josef. They saw a deal going down and the gypsy wanted double money from Josef. He refused and took out a guard but was overpowered himself.
Wyatt and Mac sprung into action and took out all the guards. Josef went after the gypsy and shot him dead before realising he needed him alive to unlock his iPad. Mac had an idea and used a meat cleaver and hammer to crack the dead guy’s chest so he could massage his heart. Doing so allowed the blood to flow to trick the iPad into unlocking.
A delighted Josef kissed Mac on the head and then called Rosa with the details of the man called Zarin that Lowry was after. Rosa called Lowry to give her the news and Lowry told Rosa that they may have been infiltrated. Josef called on his contacts to find Zarin for Lowry so he and Rosa would get paid $250,000.
Donovan and Reynolds went out into the field to pursue a lead. They found a room that contained pictures and information on all current and previous members of Section 20, including Damien Scott and Michael Stonebridge. They triggered a motion sensor which blew up the room and they got out just in time.
Josef introduced Wyatt and Mac to his sister Rosa and she told them she was suspicious. Josef wanted to test them and gave Mac a knife. To keep their cover he stabbed Wyatt in the side and Josef had Wyatt thrown out.
Mac found himself left with Rosa who questioned him. She checked him for a wire which led to them seducing each other and having sex. Josef interrupted them with news that they had found Zarin.
Meanwhile, Wyatt made his way back to HQ and got stitched up. Donovan arrived to brief him on their next moves. Wyatt voiced his concerns on leaving Mac undercover.
Josef and Rosa took Mac with them to find Zarin. Novin tailed them on a motorbike with Reynolds and Wyatt close behind in a car. Inside a hospital Rosa found who they were looking for but he killed one of their men. Downstairs more men turned up and were dealt with by Reynolds and Wyatt.
At the end of the episode, Zarin fled by car and everyone followed in pursuit. Josef’s group got to Zarin first and Mac tried to take him to safety. Annoyed at being misled, Josef knocked Mac out and took him as well. Novin tried to save him but they got away.
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Strike Back: Retribution continues Tuesday at 9pm on Sky 1 and will air in the US on Cinemax in 2018.