Apple TV+ High Desert is gradually exploring the realm of black humor while Peggy (Patricia Arquette) struggles to reshape her life, constantly hindered by her own destructive habits. She is prevented from moving further on her quest by these challenges, whether they are related to her addiction or her fruitless attempts to rob Denny’s. Bruce (Brad Garrett) is working nonstop to resurrect his company, and Carol is helping him by helping Peggy with her minor demands. Peggy investigates the mystery surrounding Donatella’s disappearance at the same time in an effort to find solutions. Catch up on all the excitement with our (www.tvacute.com) breakdown of the episode 6.
High Desert Episode 6 Recap
Beginning with Guru Bob (Rupert Friend) fleeing from his home, Heather (Julia Rickert) and Arman (Carlo Rota) chase him because they are annoyed by his stalling tactics. Guru Bob tricked them into buying a fake painting in the past, but now he claims to have found a real buyer since he thinks Peggy’s buyer is real. Unbeknownst to Bob, Peggy had tricked him into believing James Kachel, the buyer, was a trustworthy individual. She stops the phone abruptly when he tries to reach Peggy.
Peggy brings the finger that Denny (Matt Dillon)‘s dog found in Bob’s backyard to her supervisor, who sends it for a DNA test. It will take a week for the results to determine whether the finger is Donna’s. Peggy can’t wait any longer, so she pulls a nail from her finger and goes to the nail salon that Donna frequents frequently, thinking that someone who spent so much time there would have provided information about their lives, possibly giving Peggy a clue to solve the riddle.
Peggy struggles to manage her addiction while doing her inquiry. She takes drugs on the day she is supposed to take a drug test, then makes up reasons not to, which prevents her from getting her prescription for the week. Denny takes up camp at Peggy’s house in the meanwhile because he has no other place to set up his studio. He tries to get Peggy to tell him something about the finger, but she won’t.
Peggy learns that Ginger handled her work while she was away. Peggy is reminded by Ginger that she is just a doppelganger and not her real mother, and she dismisses Ginger from the play as a result of their chat. Carol (Weruche Opia) attends Peggy’s lessons in the meantime and keeps Peggy informed about the case she was tasked with cracking; when her supervisor noticed the finger, he began to take the Scarborough case seriously.
Peggy finds herself in a dangerous situation with several thugs in High Desert Episode 6 as a result of her inquiry into Guru Bob’s wife’s disappearance. When she sees the Scarborough father-daughter team abusing Bob in his backyard, she realizes that she is in danger. Peggy understands that the severity of the situation is highlighted by the removal of one of Bob’s nipples while being uninformed of Bob’s involvement. This episode demonstrates that Bob’s false art sales are the root of the problem.
Peggy first thought the paintings in Bob’s home were real, but she subsequently learns they are all fakes created by Donna. Gatchi purchased one of these fakes from Bob, and after showing it to others, Gatchi realized the trick. He was humiliated in addition to being duped. Gatchi can’t let such dishonesty go unpunished because he’s a gangster. Bob is currently trying to sell more fakes in order to pay Gatchi back or to disappear permanently.
Bob draws Gatchi and his daughter’s attention to Peggy in order to demonstrate the existence of a potential purchaser. The gangster, however, does not believe Peggy when she says she has a willing buyer for a fake painting. Nevertheless, Peggy makes a strong case and, for the time being, succeeds in protecting herself from danger. She makes a vow that, if broken, could be fatal in an effort to save her life. She makes up a fib that her customer is prepared to make a $250,000 deposit within two to three days in order to prove the veracity of their interest. Gatchi releases Peggy on the condition that she provides the money because Bob owes her this money.
Peggy used James Kachel’s name to prove her link to a potential buyer because she had already learned that he was one of the buyers. In this episode, it is made clear that Peggy has a personal history with James Kachel in addition to her professional acquaintance with him. Peggy comments on the young man’s long hair during their video talk, calling out to him. Ethan, who she notices in the distance, ignores her. Her eyes well up with tears as she catches a glimpse of his own real feelings.
The possibility exists that the boy is Peggy’s son given the mystery surrounding her past. In an unexpected realization, Nick Gatchi (Carmine Giovinazzo) discovers that the woman who stated herself is not Sylvia Plath as she had claimed. As he enters the washroom, he discovers that one of his prized paintings has already been stolen. In this scene, our protagonist urgently awakens his brother Leo Gatchi (played by Michael Masini) from a bed in order to reach Sylvia, also known as Peggy, as soon as possible.
Peggy’s relationship with James Kachel is not explicitly stated, it suggests that she may be able to obtain the funds promised to Gatchi by doing so. Roger, Donna’s brother, represents a further threat to Peggy. Peggy visits his tanning business under the guise of Sylvia Plath, a grieving individual who is interested in Donna’s tale. Roger learns from the nail salon employee that Sylvia Plath is not Peggy’s real name and that she has been enquiring about his sister. He also discovers that Peggy took one of Donna’s paintings from the tanning business, which makes him even more determined to catch Peggy. Gatchi is on one side and Roger is on the other, so Peggy needs to be careful with her next move. She doesn’t know what happened to Donna, but the fact that her finger was cut says that whatever killed Donna would not think twice about killing Peggy. Consequently, Peggy must negotiate these two risks and come up with a strategy before she turns into another unresolved mystery for the following private eye.