Episode four begins in Morocco on the Manticore Black Site, the place Mason and Nadia sneak their approach in. They take out all of the folks inside, with Nadia taking the lead within the preventing. They find Carter Spence in a cell however the twist is that he accuses Mason of being the reason all this is happening.
A flashback to Paris, ten years ago, reveals Mason and Nadia chatting after their evening collectively. Mason finds out he’s not the only individual she’s come to Paris with but he claims to have the ability to see by her masks now. Nadia says she’s bringing a new Tier 1 to the team – Celeste Graham, a lady Nadia claims to belief since she saved her life.
At the Citadel headquarters, Mason meets Celeste who seems to be none apart from Abby. They discuss whether or not to send Celeste on a case dealing with the Silje brothers. Anders, apparently, is creating something called an Oz Key which could take over a whole country’s infrastructure. And Celeste is to go undercover and stop him. Mason and Nadia give her recommendations on going undercover.
She goes to Amsterdam as Brielle and meets Anders. As per Mason’s instructions, she believes her personal lies to make the deception full. Her mission is to get all the intel on the Oz Key. Mason retains checking in each week along with her to maintain her tethered to reality.
In London, Nadia and Mason have fun collectively after learning about one of the Silje brothers’ contacts.
Then swiftly, it’s been three months that Celeste has been dark with no contact. To high that, Mason discovered Celeste’s twin brother is a gambler and in a lot of debt. And the Oz Key would bring Celeste more than sufficient cash. He doesn’t trust her and decides to ship in an ops team.
Meanwhile, Celeste swaps the Oz Key with a pretend one but Davik sees her. He confronts her and they combat simply because the ops group comes in.
A staff member offers Mason an update – Celeste is alive, Anders is caught and Davik isn’t to be discovered. Nor is the Oz Key. Mason exchanges cryptic texts with someone.
Celeste and Anders are brought in. Mason interrogates Celeste however doesn’t let Nadia in on it. The questioning doesn’t go nicely. Celeste says she put the Oz Key in her bag but it turns out to not be the real thing. She says she left Davik within the basement however he wasn’t there. Mason threatens her brother’s life to find out if she bought the Oz Key however is stopped midway by Nadia.
Outside, Nadia and Mason argue. Nadia believes Celeste wholeheartedly and pushes to maneuver her to a secure home, protected from Davik, for the meantime. After she leaves to interrogate Anders, Mason urges Grace and Carter to backstop Celeste as one of the best ways of defending Citadel. He says they will do it off-site so nobody, not even Nadia, is aware of. And if she’s innocent, they’ll simply give her memories again. Grace agrees.
They then feed Celeste a faux story about putting her by means of a procedure to change her cornea and fingertips, to cease Davik from being able to find her. She agrees to go together with them.
Grace lies to Nadia and tells her that Celeste was despatched to a secure house.
Meanwhile, Mason finds a home for Celeste’s new life. Later, he tells Bernard to destroy Celeste’s unique memories. Bernard warns Mason that if he does this and he’s flawed, he can’t come again from it.
At the Backstop facility in Mexico City, Celeste is sedated.
Nadia thanks Mason for having her and Celeste’s again.
Afterwards, Mason and Carter discuss that there aren’t any leads on the Oz Key. Carter reveals that because the particular person who is in command of all communication in Citadel, he came upon that a Tier One agent despatched the chief of the ops crew a cloaked order to hide the Oz Key and convey it to them personally. That order was from Nadia. This doesn’t seem information to Mason who, Carter claims, put suspicion on Celeste to take it away from the girl he loves.
Back in the current, turns out Carter isn’t accusing Mason. He’s accusing Nadia.
The Episode Review
This episode of Citadel spends most of its time in a flashback but it’s not a very justified use of time. While it’s fascinating to see Abby as Celeste and perceive her position in Citadel, the overall story just circles back to the suspicion on Nadia. So there isn’t a lot of forward motion and the undercover mission itself is pretty commonplace. There’s nothing new to lap up and the little of Mason and Nadia’s relationship that we see isn’t sufficient to spark more interest.
To this point, that is an episode where Citadel’s average plot turns into quite overbearing. It’s most obvious when the characters discuss the Oz Key. Clearly the makers wanted this to come throughout as an ominous piece of tech that could have countries fall like dominos, but its grandeur (and the oversimplified expertise) is finally what makes it really feel so fake. This episode has no signal of romance (although we do learn that it is love that’s driving Mason), no notably thrilling motion, no intriguing missions (again, oz key?!), and most importantly, barely any Stanley Tucci.