Truth Be Told continues to have this odd imbalance as it throws as many random plot points at the audience as possible.
This recap of Apple TV+’s Truth Be Told season 2, episode 2, “Ghosts at the Feast,” contains spoilers.
If you’ve made it this far, I assume you like Truth Be Told. Lucky you. As we start a new investigation, I’m still not sure if this series works. There’s something not right about it — some imbalance that does not make sense.
Truth Be Told season 2, episode 2 recap
In the usual style, episode 2 opens with Poppy recording her new podcast, claiming that Joshua strived for the truth; she states the subject of his latest documentary was “The Sons of Ivar,” and that potentially was his downfall. By disavowing from the group that claims to empower men to be their best, he made enemies — he felt the group were all violent men. Detective Aames decides to softly investigate due to the podcast, despite the case been closed (by himself). After talking to Noa about her latest findings, Poppy feels conflicted due to her best friend, Micah. She couldn’t have seen that coming?
But moving away from the podcast for a short while, Shreve tells his family that he’s suspected of having CTE, a brain disease likely caused by boxing. What this means for the family is unsure at this point, but like season 1, expect plenty of uncertainty, especially with Poppy finding herself delving into a dangerous conspiracy again.
At a celebration of Joshua at the Shelter event, Micah delivers a speech and talks about the grief protocol. A woman named Ruthie talks to Micah about her grief in front of the audience, which freaks Markus out, seeing it as a security risk. Afterwards, Ruthie feels threatened by an unknown person in the car park after they smash her car window… to be continued.
With pressure on Poppy to deliver an authentic podcast, Bobby tells Poppy not to kill her journalistic integrity to find the truth due to her relationship with Micah. Unfortunately, Micah overhears this conversation, and an argument ensues. Micah and Poppy go for a drink, and Poppy asks her if she knew Joshua was cheating. Micah describes the miscarriages and how they grew apart — she turned a blind eye. Again though, surely Poppy and Micah knew this was going to be personal?
At another event in remembrance of the man that was killed at the same time as Joshua (and in his arms), Poppy sees a young man from Shelter with dodgy body language, so follows him. She asks him if he’s looking for evidence for Micah — she sees topless photos of Joshua with Drew. She rings Drew’s mother, Ester and asks if Drew was adopted — it turns out he was. Oh, the plot thickens!
And then it thickens even more; Noa excitedly tells Poppy that Drew and Joshua had the rarest blood types. Poppy realises that she could end up embarrassing her friend Micah on the podcast (no s**t). Before another Shelter event (there are loads of these events), Poppy tells Micah that Drew and Joshua had many genetic similarities — it’s looking like Drew was Joshua’s son. This is not the type of thing to tell a friend before she walks on stage.
And so, Micah delivers another speech at Shelter again, and she talks about “keeping your house in order” and then gets angry about her husband. She reveals how Joshua hid a son from her and loses control. The live stream is cut.
As the episode closes out, a threatening man scares Cydie as she finishes her shift on the bus. Poppy feels there is someone outside her house, and then the doorbell rings. She is served a legal letter — Lola cave is suing her for the wrongful death of Owen Cave…it may be best to stop podcasting and end season 2 early!