Since his introduction last season Khary Payton’s King Ezekiel has been one of the most compelling characters on the show. His dual persona – charismatic King from another time and humble every-man – has always been entertaining to watch, partly thanks to Payton’s brilliant performance of the character, and this week’s episode explores the idea of Ezekiel’s identities competing further.
The episode opens with an intimate sequence focused on Ezekiel as a he prepares himself for the mission that unraveled (and is still unravelling) in the previous instalment. He washes himself, prepares those mighty-fine dreads of his and assembles his combat outfit before delivering yet another speech – we’re in at least one-per-episode territory now – but it’s, as ever, a charming performance from Payton.
A clever match cut takes us from Ezekiel being