Truth Be Told Season 3 Episode 9 Recap – who blackmailed Finney?

March 17, 2023
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More cliched, excessive theatrics from Truth Be Told as we head toward the season finale. And as always, there are plenty of twists and revelations in this installment too. These twists may be shocking, but the plotting falls apart under closer examination.

We recap the Apple TV+ series Truth Be Told Season 3 Episode 9, “Only Little Secrets,” which contains spoilers.

The mayoral candidate and presumed sex trafficker Andrew Finney were brutally murdered in Truth Be Told Season 3 Episode 8, with his body being repeatedly run over by an unknown attacker. In “Only Little Secrets,” the police and Poppy’s gang separately search for Finney’s killer. His death brings about many new issues as the main players all hunt for the truth, leading to more revealing plot twists.

Truth Be Told Season 3 Episode 9 Recap

The writers have framed Principal Eva Pierre as the lead suspect. She was seen talking with Finney just before his death and has a strong motive for wanting him dead. The episode starts with Eva reflecting on that intense confrontation while Poppy narrates the scene for her podcast. Poppy states that Finney was a sex trafficker who paid law enforcement to hide his crimes. Someone blackmailed him, though. Poppy wants to find out what other secrets Finney was hiding, who killed him, and who is actually in charge of the trafficking ring.

Poppy meets with her most trusted allies, Markus and Aames. She suspects Eva and Aames do too. He has found CCTV footage of Eva meeting with Finney only minutes before his death. Markus thinks the killer is Bill Ochoa, though. Aames urges Poppy to stay away from Eva while the investigation is ongoing. So, what does she do? Poppy heads straight to the Principal’s office. She finds no incriminating evidence while snooping around the suspect’s room.

Who is Nico Zebka?

Aames returns to work, where his boss Fostokowski wants Finney’s killer caught immediately, as the District Attorney is breathing down his neck. The police have Bill’s footage and the video that blackmails Finney, information that Poppy and Aames had weeks ago. Aames asks to speak with Bill. Fostokowski allows it but asks Aames to follow up on a lead in the meantime. The car that killed Finney relays back to a car dealer called Nico Zebka. Aames questions Bill first, but the crook denies all charges.

At the dealership, Nico explains how he rents his cars for special events. He receives the details via a Questeur app message from an anonymous source. These messages are encrypted and only go one way. After the meeting, Aames asks Markus if Trini would be willing to testify. He wants to get Bill Ochoa behind bars once and for all. Markus wants the same result and hopes Trini will cooperate. Markus and Zarina ask their daughter to testify, and thankfully she agrees.

READ: Truth Be Told Season 3 Review

Poppy tries snooping around Eva’s office again but is caught this time. Eva knew Poppy was on to her and confronted the podcaster. Poppy wants the truth; she suspects Eva of killing Finney. Eva denies killing the man, although she wishes she had killed him. It’s clear Poppy doesn’t trust the Principal anymore, but she can’t prove that she is a killer either.

Aames heads to the location where the car was last spotted and questions an eyewitness. The witness saw a young black girl driving the car. Aames and Markus show the man photos of Eva, Trini, and Melanie, but he doesn’t think the driver was any of them. Markus updates Poppy on this new information and the one-way messaging function hidden within the Questeur app. Poppy decides to question the app’s founder Lee Hackman. Of course, Lee denies any involvement in sex trafficking or murder.

How does Eva fight back?

After confronting Eva, Poppy discovers that the Principal has fought back and she is fighting dirty. She has complained to the podcaster owner, Boisterous. Poppy’s boss, Ezra, knocks on her door.

He threatens to remunerate their entire deal back to Boisterous. Poppy could lose her home, everything, because of this nasty attack. Poppy phones Eva to relay this information back to her rival. Eva urges Poppy to tell the truth.

Who killed Finney?

The sketch of the suspect is shown to Aames, and immediately the detective knows who the killer is. Finney was killed by the prostitute Rochelle Johnson. Fostokowski wants her found and arrested immediately.

Poppy is updated on this vital piece of information and passes it on to Eva immediately. The Principal apologizes for ruining Poppy’s career. She says that she has found Nadia, the girl in the video that was used to frame Finney.

Truth Be Told Season 3 Episode 9 Ending Explained

Trini returns to school for the first time since her ordeal. She is bullied by the other girls and has panic attacks, reliving horrifying moments from her time in the trafficking ring. Eva supports Trini through this tough time when she can’t confide in her parents. Trini reveals her real emotional state to her parents and tells her mother that Markus is drinking again. Trini’s parents comfort their child.

Who blackmailed Finney?

Eva and Poppy visit Nadia, the trafficking victim who helped to frame Finney. She forgives Eva for getting her involved in the trafficking ring in the first place. Nadia explains the blackmailing video of Finney. She was paid to make this video as revenge. Poppy asks if it was Lee Hackman who paid her. Nadia confirms that Lee Hackman was the man who blackmailed Andrew Finney. Poppy suspects that Lee may be the leader of the trafficking ring as well.

As the episode ends, Poppy records another episode of her podcast. She confirms that Rochelle Johnson was Finney’s killer and that the real leader of the trafficking ring is still at large. In private, Poppy tells her sisters all about her mother’s relationship with Alexander. They comfort Poppy. The next day, the gang all gather for Trini, who is testifying against Bill Ochoa. Outside the building, a hooded man attacks, firing his weapon at Trini. The mystery shooter misses and hits Eva instead.

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