Truth Be Told Season 1, Episode 2, “Black People in the Neighborhood” sees the plot thickening rather quickly as Poppy looks for a new motive.
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Episode 2 opens up with Warren (Aaron Paul) ringing his mother about her terminal illness. He is upset that she never told him. As he puts the phone down, an inmate mocks his mother and Warren proceeds to attack him. Warren’s time in prison is getting dangerous.
Warren Cave’s father Owen approaches Poppy and wonders why she is reopening wounds again with her podcast. Owen is also a police officer and states that “my son deserves to be in prison”. Poppy is curious as to why even Warren’s father is against finding clues to his innocence. Poppy’s next route is that she wants to speak to Susan Carver, who was close to the twins Lanie and Josie. Poppy asks Marcus to look into Owen.
Lanie is worried about Poppy’s investigation and speaks to Warren’s mother about her son. There was a slightly suspicious moment where Melanie hints at Lanie’s mental health — it seems that both women have something to hide. In the latest podcast, Poppy describes how the twins woke up to screaming when their father was found dead by their mother. Poppy insists that they have to find Josie who has disappeared.
Family tensions are clear in Episode 2. Susan and Lanie have an argument in the car about Josie and her whereabouts and they end up in a serious accident. Marcus tells Poppy that Lanie is in the hospital and that Susan is dead. Marcus feels guilty as he picked up Susan’s phone from the scene of the accident. It’s conveniently unlocked. Poppy finds Josie’s number.
While Poppy tries tracking Josie down, Josie is partaking in an interview for a visa. Poppy leaves a voicemail insisting that she just wants to fill in the blanks. Josie listens to the podcast and seems spooked by it.
It doesn’t take long for Lanie to search Susan’s house for her phone but her partner tries calming her down. He looks through old school photos. Lanie used to be close friends with Warren Cave.
Episode 2 finally sees another interview between Poppy and Warren. She asks him about his father who is a cop and why he will not help him. Warren’s father visits him and he tells Warren to stop talking to Poppy. Warren asks his father what he is trying to hide. There are so many suspicious characters at this point that it is hard to keep up.
In the third act, Poppy finds Josie who quickly runs off to the subway. They face each other across the platforms and Poppy rings her. She sits with Josie in a cafe and tells her that Susan is dead. An emotional Josie thanks her for delivering the news. Poppy gives Josie her aunt’s phone.
Truth Be Told Season 1, Episode 2, “Black People in the Neighborhood” closes with Marcus ringing Poppy — he tells her that Melanie Cave was having an affair with Chuck Buhrman. It seems Owen has a motive. Josie gives in and rings Lenia. Lenia asks Josie to come home, and both sisters express how much they miss each other. Josie ends the phone call by saying “I’m never coming home, you terrify me”. Episode 2 does not end well for Warren who is stabbed in a riot in prison.
- Poppy’s siblings disapprove of her support for Warren. She asks about her father and his memory loss.
- Warren is asked by the Nazis in prison “who was that black woman?”.
- Ingram wanted Poppy to be at a dinner party for his footing at a firm. But she went to go see Josie instead.
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