Rabbit Hole Season 1 Episode 7 Recap – what’s inside the Gilgamesh tablet?

April 30, 2023 (Last updated: 4 weeks ago)
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The penultimate episode of the freshman season of Rabbit Hole is a wild ride.

We recap the Paramount+ series Rabbit Hole Season 1 Episode 7, “Gilgamesh,” which contains spoilers.

Rabbit Hole is hard to recap because the series can change immediately after watching one scene. Nevermore apparent in the episode “Gilgamesh,” which has Weir’s paranoia go into hyperdrive, and we are unsure what is real and what is not.

The penultimate episode of the freshman season is a wild ride.

Rabbit Hole Season 1 Episode 7 Recap

The Shared Data Act has now been changed to memorialize the late Senator to Norah Evers’s American Protection Act and will be voted on early. This will now allow the select companies chosen by Congress access to the data. And, of course, one of them is Arda Analytics: An Intaverse Media Company.

Is John hallucinating?

John is hallucinating, and he hypothesizes several scenarios until he reaches the most logical conclusion. So, as he explains to Hailey, it’s hard for him to decipher what is real. For example, they open the Evers’ briefcase, and John sees it in his head with multiple and slight variations.

John sees Ben saying that the Evers operation was a distraction. Another scene expands on this when Ben reveals that the briefcase retrieval distracted passing the data bill. John is upset when Homm tells him they may not decipher the data in time for the fast-tracked bill signing tomorrow. He rants about not giving up, accuses Ben of lying for five years, and wants the bill to pass.

The team is taken aback, as Ben never said that.

What was in Evers’s briefcase?

Ever’s briefcase only has sheets of data and no incriminating photos. What does this mean? They think Evers may have been playing them because she initially insinuated that the case held something pornographic that would damage her Presidential run.

Homm, though, manages to decipher the endless sheets of data. He thinks the data is a roadmap to Crowley’s operation. The data has shell companies, bank accounts, routing numbers, and social security numbers of politicians, journalists, and even two supreme court justices.

Evers most likely wanted the briefcase for herself to become President or for when she entered the office as insurance.

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The issue is that Weir’s team cannot turn the briefcase into the authorities. That’s because whoever that is may be on the list and keep it hidden for their own personal protection.

Is Valence messaging John?

We don’t know if Valence is messaging John under the handle “Eye-See-You4728.” but it appears Valence is alive and well. He is seen walking down the street right after a scene where the team discovers John snuck out of the safe house. We later see Valence walking into a poorly lit apartment with a man questioning why he was late.

Meanwhile, John left because he was told the chat was burned and to leave. He manages to enter an electronics store and, under the handle John83429, receives a message from Anon043872, sending John a code to decipher. He breaks down “0205014 0210190504 021019,” which translates to “Ben Used Us.” John then has to go before he can solve a second message.

What does Hailey give Maddie?

Hailey gives Maddie a file on a USB drive, telling her that this proves John is innocent. When Maddie opens the file, she cannot believe it and approaches her boss. Maddie tells him he should read it because he wouldn’t believe it if she told him. After Maddie’s boss reviews the information, he tells her it’s a game changer.

However, he wants her to write her ticket so the file disappears. Maddie requests a transfer back to the criminal division. She also asks to be put in charge of the Weir case. We never learn what is on the file, but we can only assume it was the information in Evers’s briefcase.

Why is Crowley not Crowley?

We discover that the man we thought was Crowley is actually a stooge who is fed lines through an earpiece. Kyle brings John to the fake Crowley at gunpoint. He leaves, and then the stooge accuses Ben of being behind the shared data act so he could buy up Arda’s shares and become rich. However, John punches him, then exposes him as a fraud and puts on the earpiece.

John then hears the real Crowley introduce himself. He tells him that Ben has been living near him for over a decade as Dr. Ben Wolf when his father told John he was chasing Crowley near the Aero Dehli flight disaster.

Crowley even tells John Ben was behind Valence’s suicide. John then confronts Ben and hallucinates shooting his father.

However, Homm finds a computer chip in the tablet Valence sent to John.

Rabbit Hole Season 1 Episode 7 Ending Explained

What is inside the Gilgamesh tablet?

Valence sends John the Gilgamesh tablet that was in his office and hid a computer chip inside. This tablet is unique to John because back in grade school, while studying the ancient figure, Valence was always able to calm down John’s paranoia. Homm sees the chip when John accidentally breaks the tablet on the table when he confronts Ben.

When Homm puts the chip on his computer, it’s a message from Valence. H explains that Crowley told him to kill John, but he won’t. Since refusing Crowley will make him a dead man anyway, he gives John a chance to escape by killing himself. He apologizes to John, telling him he thought he could play Crowley and still work for their operation.

The episode ends with Ben telling the team they must end this now and can no longer wait to stop Crowley.

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