6.9
311 votes
The Rook

The Rook

Starz 2019

Myfanwy Thomas wakes up in the rain beside London’s Millennium Bridge with no memory of who she is and no way to explain the circle of latex-gloved dead bodies splayed around her. When Myfanwy discovers she is a high-ranking official in the Checquy, Britain’s last truly secret service for people with paranormal abilities, she will have to navigate the dangerous and complex world of the agency to uncover who wiped her memory—and why she is a target.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Rook

The Rook - S1E8

#1 - Chapter 8

7.80

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 #1 Best episode of The Rook from 480 votes.

The Rook - S1E7

#2 - Prologue

7.74

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 #2 Best episode of The Rook from 490 votes.

The Rook - S1E5

#3 - Chapter 5

7.68

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 #3 Best episode of The Rook from 571 votes.

The Rook - S1E6

#4 - Chapter 6

7.62

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 #4 Best episode of The Rook from 521 votes.

The Rook - S1E4

#5 - Chapter 4

7.56

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 #5 Best episode of The Rook from 609 votes.

The Rook - S1E3

#6 - Chapter 3

7.43

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 #6 Best episode of The Rook from 698 votes.

The Rook - S1E1

#7 - Chapter 1

7.38

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 Best episode of The Rook from 1019 votes.

The Rook - S1E2

#8 - Chapter 2

7.36

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 #8 Best episode of The Rook from 803 votes.

Last updated: oct 27, 2020

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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Pretty good series, too bad it ended after just the first season. There is a proper ending, so dont discard it just coz it got cancelled. Starz has been good at cancelling quality series and let utter crap continue on; this is one of those. Of course its another series about people with special abilities, but this is not Marvel or DC - give it a chance.

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It's a little bit X-men and a little bit Jason Bourne. Overall it was quite good. Keeps you guessing till the end what is happening and why. Sadly it was also cancelled and we'll never get to see where this show could have gone.

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It is not a "returning series" but "ended". The Rook won't be returning for a second season.

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I'd say this about covers 10% of the book, and only barely. Pacing is pretty flat for the first 2-3 episodes, followed by a complete departure from the book and subsequent love triangle (quadrangle?), illegal slave auctions, and a some EVA's on the run, oh and Olivia Munn that just kind of plays Olivia Munn as a drunk obsessed with a dude she met at work. Ehhhh.

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Ah what a shame, this had promise, but failed to deliver. It wasn’t awful, and I watched the whole season intrigued to where it would lead. But, it didn’t go far. It was a kind of crime and espionage show, with a hint of sci-fi. I enjoyed most of the characters and their abilities, but it hardly touched on the subject. It just lacked something unfortunately. If there’s a season 2, I won’t watch it. It’s still ok to watch, just don’t expect anything to wow you. I’m disappointed for the actors in honesty, 99% of them played their parts well, considering the lack of anything particularly going on. I didn’t enjoy the lead actress portrayal of the character, she came across a bit lame and boring. Some of the other characters parts were weak too, but the actors seemed to play their parts with far more strength. Maybe, it’s how she was directed to play the character, but she did bore me. Again, it’s a shame, I think it could have been a good show :(

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Wow that was incredible waste of 8 hours. Don’t bother with this show. Looks like it’s cancelled after 1 season. They spent 6 episodes building the story then ended it. So dumb. Save yourself the 8 hours. If you really want to invest time, read the book. A lot of reviews are saying the book is much better.

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Overall boring most of the time. Could have been a lot better.

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