'Truth Be Told' Episode 2 review: Lizzy Caplan is perfection as Josie and Lanie, but the background score may be the winner of this story
Spoiler alert for Episode 2 of 'Truth Be Told'
After perfectly setting the stage for everything that is to come in Episode 1, ‘Truth Be Told’ furthers the mystery surrounding the death of Chuck Burhman (Nic Bishop) and the following trial of his supposed murderer Warren Cave (Aaron Paul). Despite featuring powerhouse performers such as Octavia Spencer, who portrays Poppy on the show, and Paul, Lizzy Caplan shines through in this episode, as she brings two very distinct characters – twin sisters Josie and Lanie Burhman – to life.
Poppy’s search for the truth brings her to two important puzzle pieces in the form of Josie and Lanie, neither of who have any interest in reliving their brutal past. While both of them have created new lives for themselves, hoping to distance themselves from the past, Josie has taken extensive measures so as to remain anonymous, so much so that each of the twins has strikingly different personalities and demeanors without being too obvious about it.
Caplan has done a brilliant job of capture these differences within the similarities and we have no qualms in saying that she steals the episode. Even with all the new revelations involving their father, and Warren’s mother Melanie (Elizabeth Perkins), and the sudden death of a character close to them, we cannot help but be in awe of her performance. Spencer and Paul also continue to be amazing on the show and we are hooked to the show, thanks to them.
However, if we were to nominate a winner for Episode 2, it would be the background score. Perfectly complementing the actions on screen, this is possibly the best usage of background score we have experienced in a TV show in recent times. Especially in the tensest moments of the episode, the music elevates our experience and transports us to the crowded New York subway station where Josie is trying to run away from Poppy literally, and her past metaphorically.
You can watch Episode 2 of ‘Truth Be Told’ on Apple TV+ after it is added to the library on Friday, December 6.