Truth Be Told Season 2, Episode 3 recap: If Wishes Were Horses

Episode 3. Octavia Spencer in “Truth Be Told” season two, now streaming on Apple TV+.
Episode 3. Octavia Spencer in “Truth Be Told” season two, now streaming on Apple TV+. /

Spoiler warning: The following article contains spoilers for Truth Be Told Season 2, Episode 3.

In Truth Be Told Season 2, Episode 3, “If Wishes Were Horses,” all signs start pointing to Ramon as the primary suspect in Joshua and Drew’s murders. Poppy starts to suspect that there is a lot more to Micah’s assistant than meets the eye, while Micah becomes distrustful of everyone in her life.

With additional research, Noa and Poppy track down Drew’s birth mother, a former associate of Joshua’s named Leana Parker (Tessa Munro). Through a meeting with Leana, Micah and Poppy realize Ramon was in a relationship with Drew before he died, potentially giving him motive to murder Joshua if he mistakenly thought the two were sleeping together, as many others assumed.

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Initially, Micah assumes Ramon might have been in love with Joshua, leading to his recent caginess in the wake of his death. But when Markus confronts his weird behavior, Ramon says he is aware Joshua wasn’t gay, which makes it harder to discern why he would want to kill Drew. Personally, I don’t think he’s the killer. It’s much too early in the season for that, let’s be honest.

That said, he doesn’t do a great job of making himself look innocent in this episode. Micah turns on him immediately after what she learns from Leana, selling him out to Inspector Aames, who confronts Ramon in the street.

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The biggest betrayal of trust is that Micah tells Aames about Ramon’s juvenile record. We learn that when he was 16-years-old, Ramon attacked his high school bully after years of being tormented, resulting in permanent brain damage. While we don’t learn all the details surrounding the incident (and it is just Ramon’s word we have to go on), the incident was expunged from Ramon’s records.

Truth Be Told Season 2
Episode 3. Kate Hudson and Octavia Spencer in “Truth Be Told” season two, now streaming on Apple TV+. /

Considering no one else would have been able to supply Aames with that damaging intel, Ramon immediately discerns that Micah has thrown him under the bus. Aames confirms that to be the case. Enraged, Ramon goes live on social media, slamming Micah and Shelter as insidious liars partaking in illegal activities. Before he can reveal anything too damning, Markus and the Shelter team manage to shut down his stream (because he was operating via a company cell phone).

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In the episode’s final moments, Micah returns home alone at night and finds Ramon waiting for her in her bedroom! Is Ramon planning to attack her? Or does he genuinely just want to talk?

Truth Be Told Season 2, Episode 3 recap: Who is Andrea Spivey, and where is she?

It feels like Truth Be Told Season 2 is balancing quite a few subplots this season. It’ll be interesting to see if the show can handle all of them. It feels like there is a lot going on. The most recent addition to the show is a new mystery regarding the disappearance of a teen girl named Andrea Spivey, a classmate of Markus’s daughter Trini.

Her mother, Charise (Erica Tazel), went to high school with Markus and runs into him at the local bar. They get to talking, and Markus notices the missing girl flyers in her hand. He investigates Drea’s disappearance, including consulting with Trini, who says Drea is a continual junior. The students all assume she’s a runaway. Will Drea’s disappearance tie into the main mystery?

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Odds & Ends from Truth Be Told Season 2, Episode 3

  • This season is sprinkling in breadcrumbs here and there related to the first season for those who might be interested in what previous characters are doing now. In this episode, we learn that Lanie is still in jail, and Josie is off to who knows where.
  • Before his death, Joshua worked on a project with Shreve allowing the older man to recount important memories and recollections on videotape in case he starts forgetting soon. In these tapes, Shreve reveals he was horrifically abused during his time in the army. He and other Black enlistments were forced into boxing matches. Participants took bets on who would win. Shreve admits that the physical damage he underwent during that period is likely the cause of his current medical diagnosis.
  • Micah’s distrust causes her to lash out at her staff members. She accuses Lachlan and Ivy of sleeping together. Lachlan seems like a creep to me, though, so I don’t blame Micah for snapping at him.
  • Cydie shows Poppy a photo of the man who harassed her on the bus in the previous episode. Right now, Poppy doesn’t know who he is, but we do know that he’s the same man we’ve seen making the dollhouse replica of Micah’s house and will likely come back into the story at some point.
  • Poppy starts preparing for her impending lawsuit, with Ingram assisting her in practicing for the intensity of the defense’s lawyers.

New episodes of Truth Be Told Season 2 stream Fridays exclusively on Apple TV+.