RUBICON “The Truth Will Out” Review

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In tonight’s RUBICON episode, titled “The Truth Will Out”, API is under lockdown due to a security breach. Will finds a bug in the owl figurine on his desk; and this bug comes and goes throughout the episode. Who is removing and then replacing it? On a side note, we also get a glimpse of Katherine who literally throws away her house keys and moves out after men break into her house and she finds a bug.

The API team is forced to undergo polygraph tests, in order to find the leak. Up first is Kale who is confrontational and completely in control of the situation. His resigned expression after answering whether any of his analysts are capable of running a covert operation is hilarious, especially since he answered truthfully in the negative. This expression is even more meaningful after Kale chews Will out for being an idiot upon finding him searching Spangler’s office.

Grant’s polygraph test brings up the issue of whether he has or will or wants to cheat on his wife. I interpreted this scene to mean that Grant feels like he is cheating on his wife by working so much and not being there for his family. But it’s possible he really has cheated and is in denial about it, or he has been feeling the urge to cheat. What was your interpretation?

Tanya is shown to be lying on all the polygraph questions, even on her name recognition. With such erratic answers, her drug use comes to light.

Will is preoccupied by the polygrapher’s comment about having handled a reinvestigation polygraph for David Hadas. Will is focused on why David was under investigation until the question of whether his friends find him trustful comes up. Who are Will’s friends; who can he trust? These questions are even more relevant after Will listens to a recorded conversation between David and Ed Bancroft, referring to Spangler’s unsanctioned operation. Ed whom Will thought he could trust knows more than he let on to Will.

Miles finally admits that he and his wife have been separated for a few months. He also admits that he committed a breach in protocol by taking a file out of the office, though lucky for him he is not the leak the FBI is looking for.

Spangler is the last to be called for a polygraph test. He belligerently refuses with a “do you know who I am” sort of arrogance, but then suddenly agrees. We don’t get to see his test, but from the rest of the scene, one would assume he knows the routine so well that he wouldn’t have any trouble passing (whether he was truthful or not). In any case, we don’t yet know enough about Spangler to determine what he is fully capable of. From tonight’s episode, we only know that Spangler is connected to Atlas MacDowell. And we know that Atlas MacDowell hired Edward Roy.

There has been a good deal of information presented in the last couple episodes of Rubicon, quickly moving the plot forward. Tonight Will realizes another piece of the puzzle, namely that Spangler may be a central evil figure in all that is happening. Will starts to wonder who API is working for and how they would really know. In addition, we are given the opportunity to definitively learn more about the characters. In fact, I am quite relieved to have the character-focused scenes and storylines. I must confess that all this conspiracy is starting to wear me down. There are just so many unknown (and known) participants. Are they working for the country, for the United States government? Who could the government be working for? Cue dramatic music – dun dun dun!