Sacred Games 2 Episode 8 Review: Will Sartaj's Bravery Stop A Ticking Time Bomb?

It’s all come down to the last 48 hours. Netflix’s Sacred Games 2 comes to a sweeping finale in a thrilling last episode. Here’s our review

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Sacred Games 2 Episode 8 Review: Will Sartaj's Bravery Stop A Ticking Time Bomb?
The timer has been set to 48 hours and the makers have hit go. 

It’s time to jog your memory back to the first season of the show. Gaitonde is hiding out in his concrete bunker and Sartaj manages to come in. On seeing him, Gaitonde kills himself. Jojo is also dead, lying on the floor and it is later revealed that Trivedi was dead in that very same bunker too. The last episode chronicles the events leading up to these three deaths. 

In the days leading up to his death, Gaitonde was not of sound mind. The drugs had created a level of hyper paranoia in him, which was making it difficult for him to trust anybody – not even the ones closest to him. This state of manic activity was the highlight of Nawazuddin’s performance and in scenes that could lead to overacting, he manages to remain pitch perfect. 

In Mumbai, the city is ablaze with fear before the bomb sets off. The cops, politicians, bomb squads are all scrambling in desperate attempts to save the city. Sartaj who is now in the ashram seems almost passive. Is he going to go along with the events after all? Is there nothing he is going to do to save his beloved city? We all know that he is the only one who can, if at all. 

The most thrilling portions of Season 2 play out in the last 20 minutes. Sartaj triggers a chain of events which give us hope, maybe there is a saving grace after all. Shahid’s bomb is in place and it seems like only Sartaj can prevent it. Will he manage? It is literally down to minutes now. 

Episode 8 is a fitting end to the much-awaited second season of the show. Our only complaint? For a character as formidable as Shahid Khan and an actor as talented as Ranvir Shorey, his part seems under-written. The makers of the show have stuck to and stepped away from the book at the same time, new characters have been introduced and they have made all the difference in making the show what it is. 

The end of Season 2 is a cliffhanger. While we don’t know what really happened, it also gives us hope that maybe, just maybe, there will be a Season 3.  Team Sacred Games, take a bow! 

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