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Kaleidoscope Season 1 Episode “Green” Recap

January 2, 2023

The “green” Kaleidoscope season 1 episode recap appeared first on Ready Steady Cut.

We recap episode “Green” of Netflix’s Season 1 series Kaleidoscope, which contains major spoilers.

Please note that the episodes are in random order for each viewer of this series. Check out our correct episode order for Netflix’s Kaleidoscope.

“Green” is a strange episode in Kaleidoscope. If you start with this episode, you’ll have no idea it was a big heist. I think that’s the beauty of it Netflix Series. It will offer each viewer a different experience.

Kaleidoscope Season 1 Episode “Green” Recap

“Green” begins with a narration of Leo – “criminals have different flavors”, discussing how they see a need and take it. Leo declares that he has been betrayed.

In the prison kitchen, Stan is confronted by a couple of menacing inmates. One of the men accuses Stan of selling his phone minutes before smashing his head with a rolling pin. Leo steps in and tells the inmate to kill Stan or walk away, because he doesn’t want to deal with “Stan’s complaints.”

Violent inmates come out. Leo tries Stan’s soup and he’s impressed. In the middle of the night, Leo has a fit and falls out of the top bunk. Leo goes to the prison hospital for a check-up. Leo gets blood test results from a doctor; they suspect that his symptoms are probably those of Parkinson’s disease. Leo’s world has been turned upside down.

Judy visits Stan; they are a couple. Judy snuck in some medicine and SIM cards for Stan to hand out. Judy tells Stan that she can no longer provide SIM cards due to the loss of a contact. Stan is appalled; impatient inmates expect cards from him.

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Leo asks Stan for supplies to try and break out of prison. Stan is surprised by his plans, but Leo tells him he owes him and asks Stan to escape with him. Stan points out that he only has six months left and dismisses the plans.

Judy visits another man to talk about SIM cards. He tries to offer drugs instead, but Stan tells him he wants to stick with SIM cards. This man manages to anger Stan, but Judy calms him down. The man tells her that he will bring SIM cards.

Stan can see that he is in danger of losing Judy, so he tells Leo that he will join him in his escape plan. He thinks they must cause a distraction using magic mushrooms. They set to work in the garden and the kitchen of the prison. Stan puts a “special ingredient” in the oatmeal.

Stan serves oatmeal to the prisoners while Stan goes to the infirmary to get an IV. The prisoners eat oatmeal topped with magic mushrooms. Suddenly, everyone starts laughing and acting loud. It’s worked. They have their distraction.

Seeing the commotion, Stan cuts himself off so he can get to the infirmary. Medical personnel are alerted to the prison cafeteria, so they, along with the guards, must leave Stan and Leo alone.

It’s chaos in the cafeteria. Leo uses a toothpick to free his handcuffs. Stan is hesitant to run away, but Leo pressures him – “are you in or are you out?” “. Stan says “he’s in” and uncuffs himself.

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Leo copied a key to escape through the backdoor. However, it takes some time to shake the lock. The guards are nearby, so Stan sacrifices himself by distracting them so Leo can escape.

Leo manages to escape and get inside the padding of the doctor’s back seat. Once the doctor pulled over, Leo got pulled out of the car. He desperately searches for air. He managed to escape.

Leo meets Ava in the middle of the night. These two clearly have a past. The couple catch up and Leo talks to Ava about his Parkinson’s disease. Ava offers to help Leo get out of the country. Leo wants to see his daughter Hannah first, but Ava thinks it’s a bad idea. Leo doesn’t want to die with his daughter without knowing why he wasn’t in her life.

Ava decides to help Leo find his daughter. Hannah’s last name is now Kim. Ava tells Leo that she is doing well in her new life. Meanwhile, the prisoner’s doctor is questioned by the police and he is angered at being accused of helping Leo escape.

The ending explained

Leo finds his daughter outside of work. She looks shocked to see him, but he asks for a moment to speak. It’s been 17 years since they last saw each other. Leo admires his daughter and her beauty. The girl doesn’t want to talk about her mother and is upset that Leo left her. Leo tells her that he wanted to protect her by leaving. They both have differences of opinion, and Hannah walks away and walks into her workplace.

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Leo watches Hannah enter, and he sees a businessman pat Hannah’s arm, reassuring her. He’s angry.

Meanwhile, the FBI interviews Ava. She tells them that she helped Leo get transferred to another prison because he feared for his life. Ava is dismissive and tells the FBI agents that the interview is over.

Leo meets Ava, and she offers to help him with the federal agents. Ava senses that Leo is not leaving the country. Leo has a problem with the man Hannah works with who recruited her. Leo states that this man (Roger Salas) took everything from him, including her.

Leo leaves a letter for Hannah. Ava gives Leo a license, a passport, and everything he needs for a new life. Ava tells Leo that he must be “Leo Pap” from this day forward.

Hannah reads Leo’s letter. He admits to lying to her since the day she was born, but that she needs to know about the other liars in her life, including Roger Salas, the man who recruited her. He wants Hannah to open her eyes.

“Green” is vague in context but offers enough story to keep the viewer tuned in.

What did you think of Netflix’s Kaleidoscope season 1 episode “Green”? Comments below.

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