“American Odyssey” Season 1 Episode 9 “Figmo” aired last Sunday, May 28, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. In this episode, Sergeant Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel) and Aslam (Omar Ghazaoui) are rescued out of a tough situation by Luc Girard (Gregory Fitoussi), who, apparently had his own agenda with keeping Frank Majors alive. Meanwhile, back in New York, Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli) struggled to keep his conscience clear while trying to help Yusuf Qasim (Anthony Azizi) and Sophia Tsaldari (Orla Brady), while trying to keep his family safe. Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson) got dangerously too close to Ruby Simms (Daniela Pineda), and Bob Offer (Nate Mooney) discovered the awful price that he had to pay in exchange for telling Harrison Ruby’s true identity. Meanwhile, Suzanne Ballard (Sadie Sink) went to drastic measures in order to keep her new friend close, without knowing her true role in everything. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode picked up where the last episode left off. Sergeant Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel) and Aslam (Omar Ghazaoui) got surrounded by several men in jeeps. However, to their surprise, Luc Girard (Gregory Fitoussi), came and saved them. Later, Odelle and Aslam discovered that a barely conscious Frank Majors (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) was at the back of the pick-up truck as he had tried to kill Luc as well. Odelle then removed Frank’s tracker. Aslam volunteered to stand guard over him as they journeyed to one of Luc’s houses in Timbuktu.
Back in New York, Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli) picked up Sophia Tsaldari (Orla Brady). He instructed him to get in touch with Imam Khulus (Tony Mirrcandani) so that he could inform Yusuf Qasim (Anthony Azizi) that she was there to help him. Peter then persuaded her to meet with Alex Baker (Jay O. Sanders), the CEO of the company that killed her husband. They need it in order to buy them some time, and so that his family would be safe.
Meanwhile, the imam gave Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson) a time and place as to where to meet Yusuf the next day. Elsewhere, in a bookstore, Suzanne Ballard (Sadie Sink) confided in Julia (Allison Mack), who assured her that she wasn’t crazy.
Peter, after reassuring his daughter that he and their mom weren’t getting a divorce, met up with the imam. He told him that he and Sophia could get him into Greece. Meanwhile, Ruby Simms (Daniella Pineda) met Rasha (Rashmi) at the mosque. He threatened to harm her and her husband if she didn’t tell her the time and place as to where Harrison would meet Yusuf.
Bob Offer (Nate Mooney) then called Harrison over, and showed him proof that Ruby Simms was really Rikki Castillo. She warned him not to get too close to her as she was dangerous. He then revealed his feelings to Harrison, who left, and assured him that he would call Bob up later.
At the Ballard home, Suzanne’s father told her that he wanted to invite Julia over so that he could get to know her. They then received a visit from Colonel Stephen Glen (Treat Williams). He told them that the ring was made by the army as they couldn’t find her real wedding ring.
Back on the road to Timbuktu, Odelle discovered that Luc had been part of the Foreign Legion, but had gone AWOL. They then stopped the car after Frank, who woke up, took advantage of Aslam, and fell off the truck. Luc then kicked him away, and while Odelle wasn’t near them, told Frank that he was willing to give him Odelle, in exchange for Osela never bothering him again.
Back in New York, Peter told Sophia the deal that Societelle was willing to offer. After Baker had the room cleared, Peter rushed to Coney Island where Harrison was going to meet Yusuf as the imam decided to take Peter up on his offer. However, there, Ruby shot the masked man at the fringes of the protest that was happening. She thought that the man, who was talking to Harrison, was Yusuf. Afterwards, she led a shocked Harrison to her place, while Yusuf disappeared.
Ruby then told Harrison the truth about who Ruby was and admitted that she was Rikki Castillo, and had been in the army. The two then slept with each other.
Meanwhile, Sophia paid Peter a visit to check up on him after the shooting, and tried to kiss him. He didn’t allow her to do so, and told her that he only agreed to accept the $40 million for the safety of his family and so that Baker would think that he had switched sides. However, Maya Decker (Elena Kampouris) came home as she had fought with her mother, and became even more upset after seeing Sophia there.
Later that night, Bob, to his horror, discovered that his mother, Rose Offer (Jayne Houdyshell), had died quietly, without him even knowing it.
Meanwhile, Suzanne, who met up with Julia at the bookstore, went into anaphylactic shock after eating nuts in a bid to keep Julia as her friend. She was afraid that her father wasn’t going to allow them to see each other anymore. Ron Ballard (Jim True-Frost) then agreed to get to know Julia, who seemed as if she wanted to tell him something.
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