Rubicon In Whom We Trust S01E10 (AMC)

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There is so much about this show that is really interesting. First of all, the main characters all work in a think tank. I find that an interesting line of work. They are basically paid to think about certain problems. It all looks collegiate, but there is more than meets the eye, as the protagonist discovers.

Warning: spoilers ahead.

I like where this is going, but the intrigue is slowly building. We’re already at episode 6 and this show probably has got another 4 or so before it ends. It’s too bad, because this is one of the best shows on TV. You definitely need to watch everything that you see, otherwise it’s hard to miss the connections. We learned that Bloom is connected to Roy, who’s also ex-CIA. He now works for Atlas MacDowell, the company on who’s board Tom Rohmer served as. When Bradley committed suicide, his spot on Atlas MacDowell’s board of directors was filled by Tom. Ingram is helping Will out. He tells him about the bugs and surveillance.

Katherine and Will meet again, although Spangler doesn’t like it and warns Katherine off. It doesn’t stop her from giving Will a clue to the puzzle that is Atlas MacDowell. I love how the story of this show is spread out. It’s a continuing narrative and makes it really interesting to watch, compared to shows that focus on one story per episode.

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Ingram is awake late at night. He spies out his window because he knows that he’s under surveillance. He sweeps his home for bugs. He finds one.

Will wakes up in Andy’s place. He hears her talking with someone in the bathroom. She’s on her cell phone. It’s somewhat suspicious. She says that she was talking to her sister. She gives him keys to her place.

Will goes looking for Katherine. He says that he is working for API. Katherine hides her research. Her new place is huge. She puts out a kitchen knife as protection. She doesn’t open the door completely. It looks like someone is surveilling her. It’s Ed Roy. He asks her about a four-leaf clover and leaves her his contact info.

Ingram puts Tanya to work filing stuff in the basement.

There was a bomb in Yemen. Americans died. Will is onto something. He asks about the times of the bombings. It was 4:20 in NYC on every single bombing. Kateb was responsible because it’s his signature. He’s still alive.

Katherine meets with Will. She tells him that Tom killed himself. She says that Bradley also killed himself. His wife Alice also found a four leaf clover after he shot himself. They were both on the Atlas MacDowell board.

Sophie calls her mom Maggie. Her dad just left her in the hotel room for 3 hours. He says that he is petitioning for joint custody.

Will goes to check on the white papers. He looks at a diagram. In the center, there’s Atlas MacDowell. There are lines joining it to Venezuela, Nigeria, Burma, Pakistan, and Kazakhstan. He checks out one of his white papers on Nigeria. It’s the same that David checked out. He goes back and checks out some more papers. He asks the librarian if David checked these papers out. He did.

Maggie takes Sophie to API. She tells Ingram about what the dad did. Ingram says that he will take care of this.

Tanya is in therapy. She admits that she needs help.

Kateb has gone off the grid. Yuri Popovich is dead.

Katherine is waiting for someone. Bloom sidles up to her. He gives her a message. It says that if she spends any more time with Will, he will be killed, she will be killed as well as her parents. She leaves and Will comes by. He sees Bloom.

Grant goes to see Tanya. He helps her do some filing.

Ingram goes to see Craig. He puts him on a bus to Denver. Will goes to see Katherine, but he sees someone surveilling her. He sees Will. Will goes home. He ignores a call from Andy. He goes to see her. He takes her phone to see whom she was calling. She catches him. He says that he wasn’t always like this.

Roy and Bloom report to Spangler. They have a three-man team on Ingram. He still manages to go off the grid for hours.

Julia finds Miles lying on the conference table. Beck has been found dead. Will called this. Whatever purpose Tanaz, Yuri, and Beck served, it’s been done. Someone is severing ties. They are preparing for something that is going to happen. There is an operation in progress.

There are some beautiful shots of NYC bridges leading to Queens and Brooklyn. Simply looks amazing.

Katherine mailed an envelope to Will. There is a note begging him not to contact her anymore. Inside, there is the photograph of the young boys. James Wheeler, Spangler, Tom Rhumer, and Bradley are in it with two unidentified boys.

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