I wish for my sake that Imposters didn’t come on right after RHOBH; but, I suppose over all it is a good timeslot for the show. I have a lot of promotion to do after housewives shows and you all know I am dying to get over her to recap my favorite show on Bravo! I added an Imposters link in the menu bar atop each page on this site to make it easy for you to locate any episode recap you may want to revisit. And of course I always sprinkle links to the previous recaps here. This is episode 8, so there are only two more after this. I’m already feeling sad it will end soon. There was an unusual amount of footage of previous episodes to start this one. I take that to mean they are going to tie lots of things together.
We begin back at the diner. Ezra has returned to town and apparently the three of them are going to tell her about Patrick together. She laughs when then tell her. But once she believes them, she freaks out and goes to the bathroom and exits out the bathroom window.
Maddie takes a taxi straight to the airport. She starts thinking back on every interaction with Patrick. She starts to realize that everything about him was straight of her playbook. The two undercover associates, being exactly who she needed him to be, the whirlwind relationship, and to fast proposal. All of it was her M.O., and she fell for it hook, link and sinker just like her marks. She can’t leave now. Now she has to out maneuver him. She has to win. So she has the taxi driver take her to his house.
Then we have some plot holes. Where did she get a gun? Why would she have worn it to the diner? How would she have gotten it on a plane? Why is she suddenly drawing a weapon and clearing the house like a cop on Cagney & Lacey? This whole scene should have been cut.
Apparently, she figures out Patrick is in the shower and gets nekkid, as one does when there is an extremely hot man in the shower. They have angry sex, which startles Patrick because was not angry. Then she proposes. He opens up the safe and gts out the ring that she originally rejected. Game on.
Patrick reports to his boss that he has landed his mark. Auntie Bossy lady is thrilled. She says the pattern is for The Doctor to collect within 20-30 days. Then they will go back and “clean up this little guy.” She holds up a photo of Ezra. Out of all the marks, this one has always been their secondary target. You clearly can’t trust anyone in this world. Not even the sweet little Ezras.
Maddie reports to Max that the mark is a Fed. Max says they still have time to run. He wants them to split up and run. Maddie says if they run they die, and he knows it. She says they have to work with the POV. Max has no faith in that plan, but he’s out of options.
The POV waits in an aquarium to meet up with Maddie. Jules says the place is like a giant birth canal and wonders if Maddie chose it for the symbolism. She shows up with Max. Maddie says they all have to work together. The POV lightly mocks her falling for Patrick.
Maddie has come up with some sort of super elaborate plan in a matter of hours. We’re going to be suspending our disbelief a lot for this. While Maddie is out with Patrick and his sister announcing their engagement, Max and Richard are searching Patrick’s house. Because an FBI agent with a fancy pad paid for by the FBI would not have at least the number of cameras as Kim and Kroy Biermann. It seems that the mission is to plant cameras in the bedroom. Do they hide them in plants? Conceal them in some unexpected way that even a trained FBI agent would not notice? Nah, they just drill them into the walls in plain sight.
Saffron is talking to Patrick and his sister in the FBI, Gina about the wedding plans. Ezra comes in the restaurant pretending to be drunk and causing a scene. Since they know that Patrick knows, Ezra starts drunkenly welcoming Patrick to the club and starts telling a story about Ava a Belgian girl he met and Maddie jumps up and takes him out and leaves with him telling Patrick she will catch up to him later. They head to a real bar to celebrate their con. Ezra falls right back in love with her. Then Ezra gets pissed at her for flirting and flatly tells her to stop. He leaves her with the tab.
Gina is confused. She thought Ezra was in on it as the fake brother. Apparently, the FBI didn’t know that he was a former mark? Then how did the know about the TOV? This makes no sense. They have the TOV’s photos on a wall in the FBI office. They are all from three different cities with no ties other that Maddie? Please don’t let this show start to fall apart now.
Richard needs to come down after his first espionage mission so he asks Max if he wants to blow off some steam. Richard, who is not from Seattle, knows just the place. He takes him to a high school football field whose location he has no way of knowing about. Richard throws him a fifty or sixty yard pass that Max catches. They sit in the bleachers and drinks lots of beer and Richard tells Max about the heartbreak of losing “Alice.” Richard asks if he as a special lady in his life. He says no, but he did have someone. If things would have been different, if they weren’t “in the life” she could have been the one. But she screwed up and he had to break it up and “send her packing” so to speak. And now she’s gone.
Maddie goes home to find Patrick lying in the bed waiting for her. She climbs on top of him and cuffs his wrists to the iron headboard of bad feng shui. She says she is going to tell him three things. (1) I really, really almost fell in love with you. (2) I know you’re in the FBI. (3) I’m going to make you a deal. And we are both going to get what we want, okay?
Maddie tells Patrick that she knows they want the doctor. She wants to give him up to get out of her situation. Her plan is to tell The Doctor that she found another half a million dollars hidden in his house, he will come to collect it. She wants the FBI to provide the half a million. He wants to know why anyone would trust her with that much cash. The way she figures it, he doesn’t have a choice. All she wants is immunity and a chance to start over. She said that she wants them to leave Ezra and Max alone. Again, why Ezra? She doesn’t care if they get immunity, but for now they need them. He asks about Ezra’s girlfriend, Jules. She says she is totally clueless. He only got with Jules to get over her and she feels kind of bad for her. But if they break them up she will know something is going on. Patrick agrees to the deal on the condition she give the million dollar ring back.
There was no mention of Richard.
In the very next scene, Maddie is trying on a wedding dress. Jules is with her. She is still totally in love with Maddie. Jules is sad she didn’t get a real wedding with Maddie because they eloped. Jules starts making out with Maddie and calling her Cici. Maddie stops her and Jules has a meltdown and says she is out. She’s bailing on the whole deal. Maddie calls Ezra and tells him to stop Jules. Ezra convinces her that they need to finish this together for their own resolution, not for Maddie. They’ve come too far. She lays down on the motel bed, asks Ezra for some quarters and turns on the vibrating bed. I bet that pisses off the bed bugs. Or maybe they enjoy it.
Max let’s the The Doctor know that the wedding is on. I’m still not sure what Maddie’s real plan is. Will she run?
Ezra leaves the seedy hotel room and gets stopped by the local police, guns drawn. The next thing we see is Patrick explaining what is going to happen to Ezra. He has photographic proof of credit card fraud, identity theft and petty larceny. So he needs to let go of all hope that he will somehow end up with Maddie and do exactly what he says. Or, he is “going to go to big boy prison.”
And that is where it ends.
The previews show that next week he introduces Ezra to Auntie Boss Lady. And I was wrong about the last episode being called The Doctor Is In. It looks like that is next week’s title.
What do you think Ezra will do? And why is he such a pivotal player above the other two that the FBI doesn’t seem to care about at all? And what happened to Richard after the football scene?