Barry (2019): S02E08 – Berkman > Block


Barry is an American dark comedy-crime television series created by Alec Berg and Bill Hader that premiered on HBO on 25 March 2018.

Hader stars as Barry Berkman, a former US Marine and a hitman, from Cleveland who travels to Los Angeles to kill someone but finds himself joining an acting class taught by Gene Cousineau (Henry Winkler), where he meets aspiring actress Sally Reed (Sarah Goldberg) and begins to question his path in life as he deals with his criminal associates such as Monroe Fuches (Stephen Root) and NoHo Hank (Anthony Carrigan).


Unable to bring himself to shoot Gene, Fuches flees the scene. Barry and Gene are taken into custody. Barry is soon released, while Gene is arrested on suspicion of killing Janice. Barry calls Fuches and promises to kill him. Gene’s students, sans Gene, perform their scenes in a professional theatrical venue secured by Sally’s agent, Lindsay. Sally changes her scene with Barry mid-performance, declaring to Sam, played by Barry, that they are finished before Sam can choke her, as originally scripted. Sally’s performance is met with acclaim from the audience and Lindsay’s colleagues, though the two of them are dismayed that they are getting attention from telling a lie. Meanwhile, NoHo Hank and the Chechens move into the Buddhist monastery, previously held by the Burmese mob, and arm themselves for an imminent fight with the Bolivians and the Burmese. Hank reaches out to Barry for help, but Barry refuses to come. Fuches, seeking protection from Barry, brokers a peace between all three gangs, bringing Hank and Cristobal back together in a tearful reunion. The police release Gene to Leo, his son, after finding Hank’s Chechen pin near Moss’s body, planted there by Barry. Barry attempts to call Gene, but instead talks to Leo, who tells him that Gene has been cleared of all charges and released. Barry tells Leo that his dad was right, and people really can change their nature. However, Barry gets a text from Hank almost immediately afterwards revealing Fuches’s location. Barry travels to the monastery and kills nearly all of the gang members, including Esther and Mayrbeck, as he pursues Fuches, who successfully escapes. NoHo Hank’s successor Batir, sent from Chechnya, finds Hank alive at the temple, and is pleased with him for killing Esther. Later, Gene remembers something Fuches whispered to him before he left Gene with Moss’s body: “Barry Berkman did this.”

Barry Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Bill Hader.
  • Writer(s): Alec Berg and Bill Hader.
  • Release Date: 19 May 2019.
  • Running time: 26-35 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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