6.8
420 votes
The Rook

The Rook

Starz 2019

After waking in a park with total amnesia โ€” and surrounded by dead bodies, all wearing latex gloves โ€” a young woman must fight to uncover her past, and resume her position at the head of Britainโ€™s most secret (supernatural) service before the traitors who stole her memory can finish what they started.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Rook

The Rook - S1E8

#1 - Chapter 8 (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Myfanwy and Farrier quickly discover how dangerous life is outside of the Checquy, while Grantchester runs out of options. Myfanwy chooses between her freedom and Farrier's life.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 480 votes.

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The Rook - S1E7

#2 - Prologue (Season 1 - Episode 7)

After a terrifying prophecy, Myfanwy's desperation leads her to a place to trust in a powerful enemy. But when her plans go awry, she is forced to run for her life while her memory slips away.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 490 votes.

The Rook - S1E5

#3 - Chapter 5 (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Myfanwy and Monica work to extricate a young EVA, while Gestalt's suspicions of Myfanwy lead to a confrontation. Farrier is suspended, only to seek powerful revenge.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 571 votes.

The Rook - S1E6

#4 - Chapter 6 (Season 1 - Episode 6)

While Myfanwy returns to her childhood home, Farrier faces consequences at the Checquy and Monica copes with the discovery that she was betrayed by Marcus.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 521 votes.

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The Rook - S1E4

#5 - Chapter 4 (Season 1 - Episode 4)

While Myfanwy uncovers a twisted relationship with her psychiatrist, Monica and Gestalt scour London for a missing EVA who escaped after auction. Farrier makes a connection wih a mysterious prisoner.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 609 votes.

The Rook - S1E3

#6 - Chapter 3 (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Myfanwy discovers a disturbing clue to her past, Farrier searches for a scapegoat for the bankside murders, and Monica goes undercover to attend an EVA auction.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 698 votes.

The Rook - S1E1

#7 - Chapter 1 (Season 1 - Episode 1)

After waking up surrounded by dead bodies and no memory, Myfanwy Thomas is thrown into the world of the Checquy, a paranormal secret service where she's a high-level operative known as a "Rook" - and no one can be trusted.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 1019 votes.

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The Rook - S1E2

#8 - Chapter 2 (Season 1 - Episode 2)

While Myfanwy revisits the crime in search of her past, Monica discovers a dark truth about one of the victims - her lover and fellow agent. One of Myfanwy's dead attackers disappears from the morgue.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 803 votes.

Last updated: aug 16, 2022

Comments

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If you've read the book(s), don't approach this show expecting a direct adaptation. A few characters have been redefined, but moreover it's missing the wry humor that makes the source material so endearing. Having said that, it still beats most "average people with powers" shows. You'll only find it boring if you don't like the pacing of British television. If you did enjoy this, I recommend Syfy's sadly truncated Alphas and neatly-concluded Haven.

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It's an intriguing premise. But I feel like it could've been a whole lot better. And I don't mean that in a bad way. It was still good and enjoyable but should've been better. The main storyline was underwhelming, honestly. Myfanwy makes up with no memory and finds out she's apart of the Checquy, a secret agency that deals with people with unique abilities yet that's barely focused on, what they exist to do. Myfanwy is the main character and attempting to find out what happened to her is the whole point of the show, I get it. I just think what the Checquy do should've been shown and utilized more instead of being on the back burner which shouldn't have been the case.

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The Rook is kinda cool, but it's greatest power, and Eva's powers, is to put us to sleep, and bore us to death.

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