What happened in Swarm Season 1? (Episodes 1-7)
Prime video continues to consolidate itself as a player in the streaming TV space swarma seven-episode miniseries that follows Dre (Dominique Fishback)a young teenager obsessed with Ni’jah, a superstar music artist who takes a wild and murderous turn for the worst. As we peel off the layers of this world, we see things quickly unravel for Dre, but she emerges from every corner unscathed. Here’s a breakdown and recap of everything that happened in every episode of swarm season 1.
Recap – what happened in Swarm Season 1? (Episodes 1-7)
Episode 1 – “Stung”
We meet Dre and Marissa, two sisters who are the biggest fans of this singing superstar, Ni’Jah. Marissa’s birthday is coming up and Dre wants to surprise her with a huge birthday present in the form of concert tickets to see her favorite artists. But Marissa’s boyfriend has other things on his mind and causes discord between the sisters. One thing leads to another, and a fight leads to Marissa telling Dre that she’s moving in with her boyfriend, Khalid. Later that night, Dre goes to a club and goes home with a guy. The next morning, she plugs in her phone and finds that she has missed calls and messages from Marissa. When she gets home, she finds Marissa dead on the bed. Because of this, Dre goes to Khalid’s house and beats him to death.
Episode 2 – “Honey”
The show moved to Fayetteville, TN where Dre became a stripper, but there’s a reason for everything. We see that Dre’s obsession with Ni’Jah causes her to do crazy things, and what she’s doing in Fayetteville is chasing down a man named Reggie who has been tweeting negative things about Marissa and Ni’Jah. In this episode, we see Dre chasing after Reggie, but no matter how hard she tries, she comes back empty-handed. Then one day after partying with her strippers, her car flattens out and Reggie sees her on the side of the road. A wild chain of events ensues, culminating in one of the strippers shooting and killing Reggie.
Episode 3 – “Flavour”
We have Alice, a woman who makes headlines for herself when she yells Ni’Jah for her anti-cop music, and this catches the attention of Dre, who begins stalking her. Then, just as she was about to kill her, she saw George, who had ID’s to help her access things. George was a DJ she brought to this club one night Ni’Jah was at – after locking George in the freezer it was time for her to be in the same room as her hero. Eventually, as she gets closer and closer to Ni’Jah, she bites her, causing the crowd to freak out, and Dre runs, not looking back.
Episode 4 – “Race in Fear”
The internet is in an uproar about Ni’Jah’s bite, and people want to know who it was so they can deal with it. Dre is on her way to a new town where she heads to Bonnaroo. There she meets Eva, a group leader for women’s empowerment, whom she takes under her wing. Things start to get weird for Dre as Eva contemplates everything from her childhood to realizing she’s a killer to wanting to eliminate Ni’Jah from her life. After being brainwashed by Eva, Dre snaps out and eventually kills Eva and some of her roommates. When she arrives in Bonnaroo, the security guard turns her away because the festival is over, causing Dre to break down and cry while watching video highlights of the night on her phone.
Episode 5 – “Girls, Bye”
Dre is on the verge of a nervous breakdown after finding out that Harris Jackson (Marissa’s father) turned off Marissa’s phone that she is using. Because of this, she goes to the Jackson household to get them to turn it back on. However, things don’t go as planned and things get ugly. Harris is upset because he believes Dre is the reason for Marissa’s death. Finally, Harris tells his wife to leave the room because he wants to shoot Dre. Just before it happens, Dre is able to get out and climb out the window at the top and run while Harris shoots at her.
Episode 6 – “Stung”
This episode focused on Detective Greene, who believes that these murders, which are happening in multiple states, are somehow connected. Try as she might, she could never find any connection between the murders until she stumbled upon Khalid’s brother, who told her about Marissa and Khalid. This leads to Detective Greene finding out about Dre. We learn a lot about Dre’s childhood and the stories that made her who she is today. At the end of the episode, Detective Greene receives a call confirming Dre’s identity from one of the strippers in Fayetteville.
Episode 7 – “Only God Makes Happy Endings”
Dre is still on the run until one day she meets Rashida, a college student. Her bad luck seemed to end when she fell in love with Rashida. Everything seemed to be going well between the two, Dre met Rashida’s parents and they accepted her. On the eve of her anniversary, Dre gives Rashida a gift: front-row tickets to a concert by Ni’Jah. However, Rashida hates Ni’Jah and freaks out because she works two jobs to pay her bills to cover Dre’s share of the rent and she wasted all that money on tickets to something stupid. This, of course, enrages Dre, which leads to her choking her to death. After burning her body, she finds that the tickets for Ni’Jah were in Rashida’s pocket. At the venue, she finds a scalper and while trying to sell her the tickets, Dre kills him. We see Dre enter the venue and finally get to see Ni’Jah live. The season comes to an end as Dre comes onto the stage before the guards escort her away, Ni’Jah stops her and we see the two get into a limousine after the show with Ni’Jah comforting Dre.
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