The Old Man Season 1 Episode 4 Recap “IV”

Don’t miss Celebrity Myxer’s recap of The Old Man Season 1 Episode 4 “IV.” Both Chase and Harper try to move forward with their plans, but their choices backfire. Here’s what you missed!

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Previously on The Old Man Season 1 Episode 3, professional hitter Julian Carson was sent to take out Dan Chase but the old man managed to shoot Julian, wounding him in their fierce melee.

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Harold started to put the pieces together as to why Raymond Waters was tasked with this operation. He concluded a meeting with Faraz Hamzad would be the next move.

Meanwhile, we learned the shocking truth that Angela is Dan’s daughter and she may be feeding him intel. Zoe tried to flee Dan but he couldn’t let her go. Was that Zoe in the trunk?

Warning… Spoilers below!

On The Old Man Season 1 Episode 4, in the desert Chase (aka Peter) looks into his open trunk. As he steps away, Zoe climbs out and rips the duck tape off her mouth. She’s afraid of Chase, even more so when he tells her he would do it again if they sent another professional hit man after him.


Chase tries to explain that he’s attempting to keep her safe, but she is skittish and unconvinced that he won’t hurt her. Before they head out, he asks her to call her son and tell him she’s alright since the FBI will be coming to question him. After she calls she needs to destroy her phone.

When Zoe calls Jason, he sends her to voicemail, preventing her from telling him anything. Shell shocked, she gets into the car with Chase, and they head out on the run again. On the FBI side, three days later, the agents and Harold conclude that Dan and Zoe are gone for good.

At Harold’s, he and Angela (Emily) discuss his grandson. He’s jealous of her easy relationship with him, and Angela reminds him that he’s doing the best he can. When he mentions the Chase case closing, he remembers Angela’s interest in Chase’s wife and asks her about it.

Dangerous Curiosity

When Angela asks Harold about Abbey Chase, he mentions she had a gravitational pull on the men in her life. After leaving Harold’s, Emily (Angela) calls Chase and asks him about Faraz Hamzad, and what information he wants from her father.

Chase is worried about her sitting in on the meeting with Hamzad’s lawyer, and warns her to be careful. He also reminds her that Hamzad is truly angry because Chase helped Abbey escape him, and that he knows people in LA who might be able to take on Hamzad themselves.

The next day, Chase tries to supply the unresponsive Zoe with clothes and toiletries, but she has no reaction. He introduces her to their new identities and promises to compensate her with half a million dollars for the trouble. Through it all, she still refuses to speak to him.

Eventually, Chase and Zoe arrive at a penthouse apartment Chase had set up under an alias. He has a lunch meeting with a man named Zach, and Zoe spots a sign he wrote for his wife while they were there, which says “Your name is Marcia Dixon.”


In a flashback, Abbey rides into a village on horseback, while Chase and Hamzad shared dinner by lantern light. When Abbey arrives, she is injured and tired, and Hamzad’s soldiers describe the horrors committed by the Russians. Hamzad wants to respond, but Abbey is sure they will lose.

In the room alone with Abbey and Hamzad, John (Chase) suggests a sneak attack on the Russian commander, rather than a frontal assault on the entire front. He offers to do it himself and claims it would be good for everyone in the valley to know that Abbey must be protected.

At a hospital, Mike discusses safety and livelihood with his brother Julian. Mike wants to know whether or not Morgan Bote set them up, so Julian calls Harold. He asks for 20% of the fee for trying and tells him that Chase knew he was coming, putting Harold on high alert for a mole.

In the meeting with Faraz Hamzad’s lawyer, Harold is accused of helping Chase escape from Hamzad. Harold promises that he is the only one with the answers Hamzad is looking for, but Hamzad’s lawyer is firm until Harold drops Abbey Chase’s real name, Belour Daadfar.

Truth Will Out

As Angela (Emily) listens, Harold describes her mother’s position as Hamzad’s wife and confidant and her betrayal of him for Johnny Kohler (Chase). Harold manages to convince Hamzad’s lawyer that he has valuable information, and she promises to connect them over the phone.

In another flashback, Johnny and Belour’s sister ride through the desert, and she describes her sister’s influence over Hamzad, the influence she can now see Chase has fallen under as well. He promises her his retribution against the Russians will not be bloodless, no matter what.

During the mission, Johnny silently and violently takes out Soviet operatives one after another. Eventually, he arrives at the commander’s office and kidnaps the man. In another time and place, Zoe practices her false signature and talks to Peter’s dogs about things while he’s gone.

Finally settling in, Zoe sets up on the couch with both dogs and a glass of red wine. At his lunch meeting, Chase, (Henry) talks with Zachary (Jordan Bridges) about investing in a company headed by Sulleyman Pavlovich. He wants the investment made as soon as possible, surprising Zach.

Tough Situations

Back in a flashback, Johnny delivers the Soviet commander to Hamzad. In his head, he hears the older voice of his wife warning him that this deed is what will turn Hamzad into a monster. She mentions Sulleyman Pavlovich and claims that they all take turns as monsters in the end.

At the hotel bar, Angela/Emily sparks a conversation with Agent Waters. Waters tries to befriend her again and asks her about the rumor that she assaulted a supervisor. She opens up about not knowing her mother, and that it always felt like a piece of her mother’s life was missing.

When Hamzad’s lawyer is finally ready to talk, she tells them Hamzad wants Harold on a plane to him in one hour. If he goes, Hamzad will consider the conversation ongoing, but if Harold decides to not go Hamzad will lay the blame for losing Chase at Harold’s feet.

Stressed out, Emily calls Chase from the bathroom of the hotel to tell him about Hamzad’s request for Harold. She opens up about Harold’s suspicion of her and claims that if she doesn’t go with him he’ll be even more suspicious since Angela would never turn the opportunity down.

Dangerously Close

Upset, Emily tells her father that she’s coming apart, and beginning to forget the difference between Emily and Angela. Chase asks her to walk away, burn her phone and go into hiding, but she refuses, too interested in Hamzad and what he means to her and her mother.

Talking to Chase, Emily tells him she won’t be okay until Hamzad is dead. She promises to be careful and flushes her phone before she leaves the bathroom and heads back to Howard. On the tarmac, Waters tells Howard that Angela is loyal.

Harold Harper makes a choice on The Old Man Season 1 Episode 4

Harold Harper makes a choice on The Old Man Season 1 Episode 4

Harold is vague, but hints that he may know Angela is betraying him. At Chase’s house in the city, Zoe has ordered takeout, turned on classical music, and is talking to Peter again. While they sit, Zoe subtly threatens Chase with a fake letter asking him for a divorce.

Chase is furious with Zoe’s attempts to blackmail him, but she says they have two options. She can stay and help him through this if he’ll transfer half of everything he owns to her name. Otherwise, the email containing the divorce letter will go out and his life will be forfeit

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Air Date: June 30, 2022

The Old Man Cast

  • Jeff Bridges as Dan Chase
  • John Lithgow as Harold Harper
  • Amy Brenneman as Zoe McDonald
  • Alia Shawkat as Angela Adams
  • Gbenga Akinnagbe as Julian Carson
  • E.J. Bonilla as Raymond Waters
  • Bill Heck as Young Dan Chase

Guest Starring

  • Leem Lubany as Young Abbey Chase
  • Pej Vahdat as Young Faraz Hamzad
  • Milo Stein as Henry Harper
  • Jessica Harper as Mrs. Harper
  • Noor Razooky as Young Khadija
  • Iman Nazemzadeh as Wahid
  • Andrew Perez as Young Suleyman Pavlovich

Catch a new episode each week on FX and Hulu, check out listings dates below. Stay right here, stay mixed in because The Old Man Season 1 Episode 5, Chase and Harper face decisive tests. Zoe finds a new path forward as old stories resurface! Drop your email to get insights into your inbox…

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The Old Man Season 1 Episode Guide

Season Episode Title Air Date
1 7 VII” The Old Man Season 1 Finale July 21, 2022
1 6 VI July 14, 2022
1 5 V July 7, 2022
1 4 IV June 30, 2022
1 3 III June 23, 2022
1 2 II June 16, 2022
1 1 I” The Old Man Season 1 Premiere June 16, 2022

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