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Anyone who can remember the finale of Into the Night Season 2 – apparently I’m not one of them, since I didn’t even realize that the shows were related at first – will be cursorily familiar with the Yakamoz S-245, which turned up at the end of the season at the Doomsday Vault in Norway, where Ayaz was pointing a gun at Markus for some complex reasons it isn’t worth getting into right now. As the show ended, Arman, a guy from the submarine, ran into the seed vault and took a bullet for his troubles. At the time, nobody knew anything about Arman or the submarine that carried him into the show. But that’s no longer true.
Yakamoz S-245 is a seven-part series set in the same universe as Into the Night that follows the crew of the titular submarine focusing primarily on Arman himself as the sudden shift in the sun’s polarity throws the world into disarray and makes the submerged vessel one of the few “safe” places remaining. Of course, the pressures of the calamity render the sub anything but safe, surprising absolutely nobody.
Arman is with his old flame Defne and her crew – assistant Rana, oceanographer Felix, and marine biologist Cem – to ostensibly investigate the Erena Trench in an expedition funded by Arman’s greedy father Asil, with whom he isn’t on good terms. The team are initially saved from the first wave of the cosmic calamity by virtue of being on a preliminary dive, but emerge in the midst of it and have to make their way post-haste to Kos Island, where they encounter the Yakamoz.
From there many things happen; conflicts and conspiracies develop, loyalties are tested, people die, and the disaster first established in Into the Night begins to take on a clearer shape. A good amount of drama revolves around the mission directives of the Yakamoz itself, since it can’t have been a coincidence that the vessel encountered Arman and his crew at exactly the right time. Through a stowaway intelligence officer, Hatice Celik, who was the first to discover the changes in the sun’s polarity but was ignored by her superiors, we eventually learn – after the deaths of both the sub’s commander, Eranay Yilmaz, and Defne at the hands of a disgruntled Spanish miner – that Yakamoz S-245 was specifically tasked by NATO to pick up Arman and his team and whisk them to an island off the coast of India – a plot by Arman’s father, Asil, to save his son and deliver him to the “new world”, which we can safely infer was already being prepared by the rich and powerful, raising all kinds of questions about who knew about the disaster ahead of time. Defne also seemed to be a pawn of Asil, ensuring that Arman could be brought to him since there’s no way he would have listened to his father otherwise.
As it happens, Arman still doesn’t listen to his father. After Umut is displaced by Yonca, Arman asks her to reroute the sub’s course to the Svalbard global seed vault, figuring it as a relatively sustainable solution that wouldn’t require the extreme privilege and control of his father’s new world. Of course, we know what happened then – Arman got a little ahead of himself and ended up running right into Ayaz, though he isn’t dead by the end of the season. With both shows now having caught up to one another, so to speak, it stands to reason that Into the Night Season 3, or perhaps Yakamoz S-245 Season 2, will continue the story of these survivors.
You can stream Yakamoz S-245 exclusively on Netflix. Do you have any thoughts on the Yakamoz S-245 ending? Let us know in the comments.
Thank you. I was just thinking of a coincidence. Two very good series.
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