Hulu’s newest series Nine Perfect Strangers starring Nicole Kidman was premiered on August 18, 2021, with three episodes released all at once. What date will episode 4 be available on the platform?
*Warning: episode 3 spoilers ahead*
Based on the novel of the same name by Australian author Liane Moriarty, Nine Perfect Strangers is Liane’s second novel TV adaptation; the first being HBO’s Big Little Lies.
Nine Perfect Strangers follows nine city residents who attend a premium 10-day getaway at health and wellness resort, Tranquillum House, in a bid to rid themselves of their personal demons. However, the retreat is not what they expected as they learn secrets about Masha (Nicole Kidman), the mysterious Russian woman in charge, who observes them from her ‘lair’.
Nine Perfect Strangers: episode 3 recap
Appropriately titled ‘Earth Day’, Masha dictates that her guests will ‘give themselves to the Earth’, which involves a playful sack race and food foraging. The guests are paying big bucks to be at Tranquillum House, but the only food they’ll be consuming today will be whatever they find on the resort grounds.
Personal secrets are spilled when Carmel admits that she gets angry when she sees pretty young women since her husband left for a younger woman, while Francis admits that she never feels present in the moment since she’s constantly mentally recording her life, for writing purposes.
Napoleon opens up to Masha, speaking about the effects of his son Zach’s suicide on Heather, though he quickly learns that he’s also broken after Masha tells him to picture his son and he gets uncomfortable. By the end of the episode, we learn how truly guilty Napoleon feels, blaming himself for the death.
‘Earth Day’ concludes with a campfire celebration with a goat that the guests slaughtered. The episode is left on a cliffhanger when Napoleon tells the rest of the group about Zach’s death with slurred words, prompting his wife to question whether Masha had been drugging them, to which the episode closes with Nicole Kidman’s devious smile.
Although it wasn’t confirmed, it seems pretty likely that Masha drugged them because it’s very unlike the characters to share their troubles with complete strangers. They probably consumed the medication during breakfast and were purposefully kept hungry to ensure that the drugs were quickly ingested.
Episode 4 release date and total episodes
From episode 4 onwards, Hulu will air one episode every week on Wednesdays and there are a total of eight episodes.
- Episode 5: September 1, 2021
- Episode 6: September 8, 2021
- Episode 7: September 15, 2021
- Episode 8: September 22, 2021
For viewers outside of the US, Nine Perfect Strangers will be available on Amazon Prime Video; episodes 1-3 will released on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 12am GMT.
- Episode 4: August 27, 2021
- Episode 5: September 3, 2021
- Episode 6: September 10, 2021
- Episode 7: September 17, 2021
- Episode 8: September 24, 2021