RUBICON “Connect the Dots” Review

RUBICON Episode 5 Connect The Dots

Tonight RUBICON focuses on the search to find out who Donald Bloom is. We see Ed’s grief over the death of his best friend, as he maniacally tries to solve the puzzle and “Connect the Dots” as the episode is aptly titled. We get a glimpse of Tanya, struggling to work under the shadow of her alcohol and/or drug problem.

Will sees Kale and Bloom at lunch, where Bloom thanks Kale for “the job”. What is the job? We learn that they are old friends; both used to be ex-CIA agents; and they killed people together. Ed comes across a connection between Beirut, Houston, New York, and Nigeria, all places involving Bloom and death. Ed theorizes that somewhere there are crossword puzzles that contain the go-codes for killings in Nigeria or Houston.

Tanya is on Kale’s radar as a security risk because of her apparent drinking habit. Will tells her to prepare a presentation for Spangler, concerning the Yuri Popovich and George Beck case. Tanya proposes that they should put their attention on Beck, because he has the reasons, the means, and the profile. This approach gets the go-ahead from Spangler. Is Beck a side story; or is he related to our main characters and their secret motives?

Katherine looks into MRQ Alternatives – its stocks and the business. Her husband Tom wanted her to have them, but her financial advisor and James Wheeler tell her to get rid of them since they are worthless. But are they; and why did Tom want her to have them? Like Will who discovered articles (specifically one named “The Houston Problem”) missing from David’s files, Katherine couldn’t find anything in Tom’s file cabinet, except a news article about the suicide of a Professor Bradford.

Will makes an about face in this episode of Rubicon. He tells Ed that his findings are incorrect and to stand-down. He plays ignorant when Kale confronts him about Donald Bloom. He doesn’t press things, when he comes to a dead end, searching for information on Kale and Bloom. Will is becoming less rash and more cautious. You can feel his growing sense of fear, which is very much a theme in tonight’s episode. There is Will’s fear of knowing too much and of the immense unknown; Tanya’s fear that she’s not good enough to be an analyst; and Ed’s fear of not being able to connect the dots and find the truth. How will Will’s trepidation affect his future actions?