Barry Season 4’s opening episode revealed the physical and psychological locations of Berkman, Cousineau, Fuches, Sally, NoHo Hank, and Cristobal. Fuches and Barry were shown to be in the same prison. Fuches was prepared to blame Barry for all the crimes he had committed in the past because doing so would have allowed him to flee under FBI protection, but he changed his mind once he realized Barry wanted to put the past behind him. Sally learnt that Barry had been imprisoned for killing Janice Moss while traveling to her home in Joplin. Sally’s mother gave her the cold shoulder and irritated her since she mentioned her abusive ex-husband, Sam, in her act, but her father offered some support. We learned that Hank and Cristobal were content in their Santa Fe house. After their most recent failure, Cristobal made the decision to seize the opportunity presented by the local lack of construction sand. Hank was riding along. But as soon as he found out that Barry was being held captive, he became preoccupied. Cousineau was preparing to switch back and forth between giving a course in acting and testifying against Barry. He reverted to his former behavior, though, and made the decision to capitalize on the attention he was receiving.
Warning: Major Spoilers
Sally meets Barry
Barry Season 4 Episode 2 opens with Berkman in his cell, his face horribly deformed from his wounds. He is contemplating his past. He is specifically talking about the day his father initially introduced him to Fuches, making a clear connection between the beginning of his relationship with his handler and what is undoubtedly Barry’s final encounter with Fuches. Fuches, who must inform Barry, cancels their agreement and goes to the FBI in the meanwhile. He names Gale Winograde as his legal representative and declines to disclose any more information regarding his relationship with Barry. Fuches addresses a group of prisoners who appear to be watching Yellowstone, which is an odd choice given that movie belongs to Paramount+ rather than Warner Bros. or HBO. Typically, television programs and films aim to casually showcase their own intellectual property (IP) rather than that of third parties. Therefore, it’s unexpected to see an HBO program supporting a Paramount program. In any case, Fuches calls himself The Raven, an alias that NoHo Hank gave him while the FBI was questioning him. He makes an effort to enlist the prisoners into his gang because he and Barry anticipate being there for some time. But he believes that if Winograde really as good as everyone thinks he is, they will soon be able to move on with their lives.
Cristobal contacts an Asian smuggler named Bong and asks him to sit with the Guatemalans so they may collaborate on the sand mining and building industries. They are talking about beginning over. Cristobal and Hank utilize their relationship as an illustration of how adversaries can put aside their differences and get along during the meeting, which is held in a Dave and Busters location in Torrance. Evidently convinced, Bong and the Guatemalans continue their meeting at this point. However, Hank is determined to get Barry out of jail. In order to find out if Barry has interred the motorcycle gang member and whether it might be linked to her, Sally does visit him in prison. She’s safe, according to Barry. After clearing it up, Sally accuses Barry of lying. Barry claims he didn’t tell her a lie. He merely left out the information from his reality that he didn’t want to include, which is another way of expressing that he was lying. He claims Sally taught him to be humanitarian, which is why he did that. Sally makes an effort to pay it back by telling Barry how secure she feels around him. However, Sally departs after she witnesses him constantly stating that he wants her to know that he is not dangerous to her, contradicting his earlier harsh behavior toward her.
Barry Decides to Work With the FBI
Cristobal follows the script and discusses their approach to the sand mining and construction enterprises while Hank and Cristobal present to the two gangs, who are amusingly seated with their plush toys. But Hank deviates from the plan and suggests that Barry be jailed. The fact that Barry is undesirable and that trying to extricate him might jeopardize their future intentions causes neither the gang nor Cristobal to react favorably to this. Cristobal tries to convince Hank of this, but Hank seems determined to free Barry from jail. We observe the man of the hour dreaming once more about a meeting he had with Fuches when Barry was a young child. However, Barry’s imagination conjures up a scene in which he and Sally are slow dancing at a wedding with an older version of themselves. Barry likely believes that if everything had worked out, he and Sally would have grown old together and celebrated their children’s weddings while gazing lovingly into one other’s eyes.
Sally, on the other hand, is not permitted to daydream. She must deal with the fact that she will be known as the “C-girl” and that she will never again have the chance to work as an actress. Given the hype about her, Lindsay recommends her to take a chance on reality television or podcasting since viewers will want to see the genuine Sally rather than the false persona she plays. Sally makes the decision to visit Cousineau, who is portraying himself as the brains behind trapping Barry by giving a distorted account of what happened between him and him. Currently, Barry is playing his own game while Hank plans to free him unexpectedly from jail, Fuches plans to free him and Barry legally, and Cousineau portrays Barry in a foolish light. If he can escape with a plus one, he’ll cooperate with the FBI and provide them with all the information they require regarding every gang in Los Angeles.
Season 4, Episode 2: Ending Explained: Why Does NoHo Hank Want to Kill Barry?
Sally confronts Cousineau after he finishes telling the Vanity Fair journalist about his (false) incident with Barry. He completely dismisses her pain and advises her to teach acting, which is incredibly strange but consistent with Cousineau’s personality. He behaves just like a terminally online Millennial or Zoomer who only understands how to take any terrible situation and make it into a theatrical spectacle, despite the fact that he is a Boomer. Although he claims he doesn’t want any of the attention, Cousineau is aware that the more he can talk about his relationship with Barry, the more attention he’ll get, which will benefit his career. The advice Lindsay gives Sally to follow is essentially what Cousineau gives her. It’s only that Lindsay explained it as simply as she could, in contrast to Cousineau, who presents his advice as though it were divine insight even though everyone knows it to be complete nonsense. Returning to Barry, it appears that he has either left the jail or been transferred somewhere else with his plus one. Fuches is not Barry’s plus one, though, given how he learns about it.
Barry season 4’s second episode ends with Fuches calling Hank, who naturally feels deceived. He informs him that Hank and Cristobal are among the LA gang members whose information Barry is hand-in-glove with the FBI and is divulging. Hank and Cristobal got into a fight because Hank was determined to free Barry from prison. He decides to kill Barry instead of letting him go after finding out about his betrayal. Yes, this scene reminds me of a scene from Barry’s first season when Hank and his guys were tasked with killing Barry. The series’ lighter tone at the time led to Barry working with Hank and instructing his guys to become better assassins, solidifying their friendship. However, the situation has become much more ominous, and I don’t believe Hank will treat Barry as a buddy any longer. It’s inappropriate for Cristobal to chastise Hank for being overly sentimental. Hank appears to have reached his breaking point, and if he lets go of his humanity, we’ll get to see what Hank really looks like.