Chernobyl Episode 3 Review
This episode concentrates more and more on the problem at hand and minutes ticking off for the solution.
This episode concentrates more and more on the problem at hand and minutes ticking off for the solution. We see one problem after another rising but nuclear physicist Legasov has solutions to all of them. But he understands how the bureaucracy can be used when disaster is higher than anticipated.
We see him becoming restless at the same time trusting Shcherbina to understand what he wants and why he is urging the government to do so. We see him gaining more power with the Central Committee, who were dismissal of him earlier. The human bond we get to see growing between the two characters makes us warm up to even politicians.
On the other hand, dumb love that fireman's wife shows towards her husband not trying to understand implications it will have on her future and her child melts us beyond what nuclear reactor can. The blind love in these scenes and Ulana's investigation are wel tied in to make us see how gravitating a small negligence can lead to. We somehow hate the government and even her for being so naive. At the same time, we feel for both of them, as one was filled with people who don't care about consequences and other is being human.
Heroic display of miners seem a bit of stretch at first but them rising up to the task understanding all the risks, seem to give their work a well deserved stature within the series. This one digs deep into the secrets as the mistakes by humans can only exposed by humans. We see world looking at the catastrophe and trying to understand the situation more, in this episode than before.
Here, the director Johan Renck should be applauded for getting the shots right and perfect pacing. Earlier ones feel slightly length but this one feels like an episode that balances everything effortlessly. The scenes that show how hard it is for anyone to take sides, is well choreographed too.
But writer takes a definite tone of how Socialism in itself is not completely a working model of governance. A lesser writer might have come upfront about it but Craig Mazin expertly keeps it behind the scenes and in-between the words.