‘Into The Badlands’ Season 3 Recap: Episode 7 “Dragonfly’s Last Dance”

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As new alliances are being formed, AMC continues Season 3 of Into The Badlands with Episode 7: Dragonfly’s Last Dance, starring Daniel Wu and Emily Beecham. Get ready for the visually striking fight sequences that action junkies already love about this show!

As Nathaniel Moon (Sherman Augustus) , Lydia (Orla Brady), and Gaius (Lewis Tan) plan their next move, they do not realize a coup is actually taking place. Arthur and Wrenn are in charge of the takedown. Nathaniel is away on mission when Gaius and the Widow (Beecham) are taken prisoner.

Still on Lily’s boat, Bajie (Nick Frost) and Sunny (Wu) hold the River King as their captive. The River King reveals to Sunny that the boat was previously attacked and left only one survivor. Because he wants to be released, the River King promises no harm will come to Sunny and his friends from him.

While Gaius and the Widow are locked in a cage, Sunny meets the survivor from the boat attack. The survivor mentions the River King has a list of names from the people who were on the boat. Elsewhere, Bajie tries to make up for lost time with Lily (Sophia Di Martino), but she only has dreams of becoming the River Queen.

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Lewis Tan as Gaius – Into the Badlands _ Season 3, Episode 7 – Photo Credit: Aidan Monaghan/AMC

After Gaius is struck with an arrow by Arthur, Lydia kills her way to meet with Wrenn. Lydia stalls for time, telling Wrenn she can deliver the message of the Widow’s surrender. Though the Widow will not accept defeat, she secretly knows Lydia has an alternate plan.

At the funeral for Castor (Dean-Charles Chapman), Pilgrim (Babou Ceesay) tells the crowd that he lost a son. Unfortunately, Nix (Ella-Rae Smith) doesn’t believe him. Just like Nix, Pilgrim has doubts about Cressida (Lorraine Toussaint)’s loyalty to him and her prophecy about the Catalyst.

Tilda (Ally Ioannides) and Nathaniel spot Lydia walking out of the mansion on horse. Lydia is lucky they believe her when she says she hasn’t turned traitor. Lydia reveals the Widow told her there was a secret passageway into the mansion.

The Widow uses the arrow to kill Arthur and steal the keys from his dead body. After Gaius and the Widow escape, Tilda shows up and slits the throats of the opposition. The Widow knocks down Wrenn, grabs her sword, and defeats her finally.  

Sunny confronts the River King and demands answers. After discovering he has a sister, three assassins take him by surprise. Knowing the River King sold him out, Sunny makes his way through the three assassins to get to him.

Bajie arrives in the nick of time help Sunny against the River King. No longer wanting to make deals with him, Sunny throws the River King into a spike. The Black Lotus are still coming after him.

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Emily Beecham as The Widow, Tamsin Topolski as Wren – Into the Badlands _ Season 3, Episode 7 – Photo Credit: Aidan Monaghan/AMC

In front of the firing squad, Wrenn asks the Widow to end the war before they open fire.

Season 3 of Into the Badlands continues Sundays at 10pm on AMC.

By Jorge Solis