There’s no character in Rabbit Hole you can trust, and with a nice sense of comic relief, the Paramount+ series is quickly becoming appointment television.
We recap the Paramount+ series Rabbit Hole Season 1 Episode 4, “The Person in your Ear,” which contains spoilers.
One of the interesting aspects of Rabbit Hole is how little you can trust what the protagonist (or anyone else, for that matter) says. In another stellar episode, John (Kiefer Sutherland) reveals he has been lying to Hailey (Meta Golding).
Hailey lied to him about a critical issue when she quit her previous job. Combined with a nice touch of comic relief, this Paramount+ series is becoming appointment viewing television.
Rabbit Hole Season 1 Episode 4 Recap
Why did “the intern” kill Xander?
We don’t know initially why “the intern” killed Xander, but he later tells his boss he was not supposed to kill him and was just showing initiative.
What happens is while in the office, he hits Xander in the throat with the order he is carrying. He then tosses Xander off the balcony. He then leaves a Vladimir Lenin bust on Xander’s desk. When talking to his boss later, it’s clear he was not told to kill Xander and did it alone. And yes, I was wrong in the last recap about Xander committing suicide.
John, Ben, and Hailey are now in an additional safe house that John owns. He punches another hole in the wall to pull out more money and equipment. John indicates to Hailey that he has even more around the city and country.
They discussed the emails in Valence’s account, and he bought hundreds of NFTs. Edward Homm then yells from the floor below (he has heard everything through the vent) and explains the values of NFTs. What are they? They can basically be used for smuggling. Someone can create a cartoon that costs a couple of bucks, then say it’s worth a cool million. (That’s where the term “fungible” comes into play).
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Valence was trading NFTs with a trader named Gow. Weir, again, uses Magi as a pawn by having her contact him with a tip by phone. While that was happening, John was training Hailey on how to be an operative in the field by stealing a crossword puzzle in front of a police officer in a gas station.
This was enough to send her to Gow’s fundraising event later. Hailey pretends to be Madi. Since Gow has no idea what Madi looks like, she flashes a badge. And he buys it. This is happening while John is down. He opens a manhole cover and climbs down to access video from Gow’s floor.
What did Hailey steal?
We learn that Hailey stole money from her former boss. There is a land developer from Chicago at Gow’s party. She is filtered and leaves Gow. Hailey tells John that she also stole some of their money when she quit her job for this person (who sounds like he is or has ties to organized crime).
This was the money she accessed through an app on her phone. The money she stole ballooned up to 26 million dollars when she added it into cryptocurrency.
When Hailey is about to leave, the guys in the blue Mercedes show up. John does not know who they are — they work for Hailey’s former boss. John then enlists the help of Eddie to go into the building and pretend to be an inspector to buy Hailey some time to escape.
Eddie accidentally kills a security guard, but John doesn’t have the heart to tell him. Hailey, though, is apprehended by Gow’s security. Ben shows up and pretends to be Crowley. He then begins to berate Gow for talking to the FBI.
What does Gow tell Ben?
Gow tells Ben that he never told the FBI anything about the “Intaverse” or the ledger. He also mentions how he inferred to the FBI that he was not offshoring his money but concealing it from the Treasury Department.
John is back in position by then, and Eddie is in the van. The real Crowley then calls Gow, tells him to take a picture of the man pretending to be him, and then hands Ben the phone. When he does, a text says, “Jesus, Ben, you got old.”
Ben asks John to offer cover, which he does by sticking a piece of metal into an electrical box, causing the building to lose power. Ben runs, and Hailey again beats up two trained men of Gow’s security.
Rabbit Hole Season 1 Episode 4 Ending Explained
What is the Intaverse?
When they escape, Eddie tells them that “Intaverse” is a web media company that owns a website called Get Together, where people have consensual affairs. Crowley used this website to gather information to blackmail politicians into putting them in Crowley’s pocket.
At the same time, they show “the intern” at a protest, and he starts to vandalize a police car. That’s when a bunch of men dressed in black jump him and begin to choke him.
Why did John lie about his team being killed?
John lets it slip in front of Hailey and Eddie that his team is still alive but doesn’t reveal why he pretended they died. This most likely means that the man turning the corner before the bomb went off was Ben. This also raises the question of whether “the intern” may be working for John after all.
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