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“In Swarm, the sound of buzzing bees is a portent of violence. As the limited series follows Dre (Dominique Fishback) on a killing spree in honor of her dead best friend Marissa and their favorite artist, pop star Ni’Jah, an insect drone enters the sound mix, cueing Dre’s internal shift into simmering frenzy. But the aural anxiety of Swarm also signals Dre’s desire to be seen and heard, to connect with someone as she once did with Marissa. As Swarm moves Dre around the country, it pokes and prods at what obsession and loyalty do to an individual, positioning those guiding forces as distorted reflections of the same desire for closeness.” — Roxana Hadadi, “Swarm’s Most Dangerous Devotion

  1. Episode 7 Only God Makes Happy Endings
    Swarm Finale Recap: Everything Is Love Swarm doesn’t provide any definitive answers, but it opens up the floodgates to an already polarized conversation.
  2. Episodes 5 and 6 Girl, Bye / Fallin’ Through the Cracks
    Swarm Recap: The Making of a Murderer As this story nears its end, Ni’Jah almost feels like a Wizard of Oz–type figure, which means the real story lies with Dre, Swarm’s Dorothy.
  3. Episodes 3 and 4 Taste/Running Scared
    Swarm Recap: Forbidden Fruit Dre’s righteous murder spree brings her face-to-face with Ni’Jah and Billie Eilish.
  4. Episodes 1 and 2 Stung/Honey
    Swarm Series-Premiere Recap: Killer Bey Donald Glover and Janine Nabers’s horror-comedy follows fandom down a violent rabbit hole.

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