Episode 5 of Copenhagen Cowboy kicks off with worlds colliding as we get some of the amazing visuals that this show does so well. The screen is split in half by panning camera shots above and below, showing two sides of the battle about to begin in this chapter. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here!
Copenhagen Cowboy Season 1 Episode No 5 Recap
We return to Miu, answering a call from Danny. “The city is burning. I need your help.” He says. Miu leaves and learns that a gang war is going on. Miu is told to focus and be on her side to come out on top of this.
Although this isn’t Danny’s first rodeo, he has a track record of killing and makes sure no one messes with them. When Miu sees someone rushing towards Danny, she knocks him down with a punch to the gut. Unfortunately, as Miu turns around and ends up bleeding out, Danny is shot in the process, but not before shooting two other walkers coming towards him.
As Danny bleeds out, Miu casually steps on his hand to stop him from clutching his wound and watches the life drain from his eyes. Miu takes the bag and leaves. At the same time, the men come to see Miroslav and tell him that Danny has been killed and that Miu has taken off with 8 kg of coke. Miu is his responsibility and so Miroslav is told to take care of it. Miroslav is worried, wondering if Miu is here to cast her spell to completely destroy his operation and cause a gang-destroying battle.
Miu comes to see Mr. Chang with a bag full of cocaine. He’s not happy, but when he learns there’s more to it than the agreed-upon payment, Chiang of course changes his tune. In fact, he gives Ai a new plan by telling Hulda that he must kill someone to get back. He has until tomorrow morning to do it and use the gun too. Miu refuses the weapon and states that she has her own methods for this.
Niklas is still recovering and is having terrifying visions of his sister while all this is happening. Niklas wants revenge, and the spirits floating in his memory tell him to take Ana’s blood if he has the chance to do so.
Miu comes to see Miroslav, who can’t believe she took the coke and left him high and dry. “What did you do to me?” Miu asks Miroslav. She asks if it’s possible to fix and stop what happened before, but when Miroslav looks at her, she begins to lose control and begs him, taking off her jacket and claiming that her heart is full of regret. “Please don’t curse me!” He begs and says that he is sorry for everything.
As a child, he was like ice, stuck in the snow. He didn’t believe he was human. A woman claimed to be his mother, but Miroslav knew she wasn’t. Miu, who killed the woman, began to breastfeed.
Miroslav notes that people around Miu either die or take on new life. Rumors swirling around her claim that everyone should fear for their lives if she reappears with short hair. And here she is, with short hair and revenge on those who allegedly deserved it.
Miu comes to see her target Dusa and quickly turns it on. As we approached Niklas, who went down to the basement, opened the coffin and retrieved the sword, he called to warn Miroslav. It’s very obviously a metaphor for Niklas’ masculinity (or lack thereof), but when he walks up, his mother is sitting in a chair, clutching his chest seductively. Niklas stabs her and the blood falls down his red sword, dripping onto his sister’s waking body.
The penultimate episode of Copenhagen Cowboy sees more of Miu’s history come into focus, including bits of her past about her mother breastfeeding and passing away.
Elsewhere, Niklas seems to have been given a purpose now, and presumably killed his mother off-screen. The visuals are pretty obvious and like I said before, this show is certainly artistic and doesn’t shy away from making bold choices with its sound and art.
Both shows are incredibly artistic with great soundtracks, but both gave compelling and well-written stories to back it up. Copenhagen Cowboy, unfortunately, does not. Again, I hope we get a final wrap on this series to wrap things up.