McMafia (2018– )
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Episode #1.5 

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Alex and Rebecca's engagement celebrations are disrupted when Semiyon is arrested in Tel Aviv, forcing Alex to fly out to Israel to try to expose his accusers. Katya unravels a shocking secret.


James Watkins


Misha Glenny (based on the book by), Hossein Amini (created by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Norton ... Alex Godman
David Kirillov David Kirillov ... Systema Class Instructor
David Strathairn ... Semiyon Kleiman
Daniel Gad ... Ezra Levi
Kirill Pirogov ... Ilya Fedorov
Merab Ninidze ... Vadim Kalyagin
Igor Pokrajac Igor Pokrajac ... Kalyagin's Bodyguard
Sofya Lebedeva ... Lyudmilla Nikolayeva (as Sofia Lebedeva)
Yuval Scharf ... Tanya
Simon Connolly Simon Connolly ... American Investor
Oshri Cohen ... Joseph
Kemi-Bo Jacobs ... Karin
Ellie Piercy Ellie Piercy ... Sandrine
Faye Marsay ... Katya Godman
Maria Mashkova ... Masha


Semiyon rings Alex to tell him how he thwarted Kalyagin's plans in Mumbai but is then charged with raping a young man, Ezra Levi, leading Antonio to suggest to Alex that he transfers his interests to him. Instead, Alex travels to see Semiyon in Tel Aviv where Lyudmilla claims she can alibi him in exchange for his letting her go as a hostess. Semiyon is cleared but not without casualties and Alex is surprised to see Kalyagin at the airport, with a possible clue as to who framed Semiyon. Back in London, Alex's sister Katya hears disturbing news about her father. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Thriller







English | Russian | Hebrew | Spanish

Release Date:

2 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Eilat, Israel See more »

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Episode 1.5
28 January 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

We know Kleiman is dangerous, not to be trusted. He has money, he has an involvement in a sex ring. Kleiman has made promises to Lyudmilla that has not materialised.

We see Kleiman confidently talking to investors and politicians about building casinos in Israel but Vadim is not taking the setback in Mumbai lying down. He gets revenge on Kleiman.

Ezra is an handsome young man and he is Kleiman's toyboy. After a lavish party Ezra claims Kleiman assaulted him and the police arrest Kleiman. He is humiliated with his sexuality becoming public.

Luckily Lyudmilla saw Ezra at the party with another man, when Alex finds out, he saves Kleiman but not before backing him into a corner and forcing him to do a deal with the Mexicans.

More intriguingly Alex and Vadim come face to face in this episode, it is like two wolves sizing each other up.

It is rather clear now that as lavish as McMafia is, it is moving too slowly. It might be to do with the co-producers who want more episodes and thus the series gets padded out.

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