“Legends” Season 1 Episode 8 “Iconoclast” aired on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on TNT. The DCO was convinced Hani Jibril didn’t plan to assassinate the prince of Saudi Arabia. But the agency was being pressured by the state to prove this. They relied on the legend Sebastian Egan for this. Read on to learn what happened in this episode.
Following what happened in last week’s episode (“Quicksand” air date: Sept. 24, 2014), “Iconoclast” opened with a montage of the incident. Hani Jibril, the feminist activist, was taken into custody by the authorities, and the news about the assassination of Saudi Arabia’s Prince Abboud was all over television.
Jibril’s contact, Aaron Rawley, who gave her the prince’s itinerary, was seen packing up his stuff next. He was preparing to leave America, while talking to the head of Arcadia about his money and other arrangements. Hassan, who worked for the Saudi Embassy, was with him. Rawley didn’t realize that Hassan was sent there to kill him. Hassan made it look like suicide. Whatever Arcadia’s plan was about the assassination, they had Jibril and Rawley as fallguys.
The DCO was in a frenzy. Because of the incident, a global crisis could take place. Oil prices could destabilize, breaking down the world economy. But Gates (Steve Harris) and his staff knew that something wasn’t right.
Maggie (Tina Marjorino) and Agent Rice (Morris Chestnut) were looking into the videos of the bombing and insisted that Jibril was set up. Their tracking of Rawley ended up nowehere, because he seemed to have dropped on the face of the earth. Meanwhile, Jibril was being questioned by the DCO and the state.
Crystal: You didn’t know about a phone?
Hani Jibril: Of course I didn’t know. A man named Aaron Rawley gave it to me. He said it could help with my cause against the kingdom. This is because of him. Please believe me. I didn’t do this.
Crystal: I believe you.
Martin Odum (Sean Bean) and everyone at the DCO was starting to get pissed that Jibril was being held and accused for a crime she did not commit. They have to prove that she didn’t do this, and they have to do it fast, knowing that in the eyes of the Saudi Arabians, Jibril was guilty. Worse, the state was pressuring the agency for them to do their job, but they were also being warned not to fan the flames and hurt relationships with Saudi further. The DCO was in a tough spot.
Odum and Rice went to Rawley’s apartment to check why he seemed to have gone missing. They found him hanging by the closet, but Odum knew there was foulplay. Rawley was killed to silence him. But who did it?
Further digging lead the DCO to conclude that killing Prince Abboud was politically motivated and a way to save someone’s business interest. Their suspect: Arcadia, the company the price visited, who had dealings with the prince’s uncle, Fayeen. The uncle was apparently jealous of the prince. They were right on the nose.
But how would they be able to prove this?
Martin suggested to use his journalist legend Sebastian Egan, who would publish an expose about the real reason the prince was killed to draw Fayeen and the perpetrators out. They were sure to come after him and they could prove the conspiracy then. Meanwhile, Maggie did recon to be able to access Arcadia’s main frame and that was set up without any problem.
And so, Martin sought the help of the owner of Joust Magazine, who knew he was going undercover as Sebastian Egan. It was the owner who was writing on behalf of Egan. They published the expose right away.
Joust magazine was inspired by Vice magazine, from the type of stories they publish to the design of the office set.
— LegendsTNT (@LegendsTNT) October 2, 2014
Soon after, the threats came, as Martin had predicted. However, the state was mad at the DCO because they found out that the article was part of their plan. It had details only the agency knew about, and they were aware that Egan was undercover. The state threatened that Martin/Egan would not be protected, but the DCO went ahead with their plans.
They were going to bait the perpetrators with Egan, and true enough, Egan was abducted by some men. However, the DCO lost their trail on him, endangering Martin’s life. Worse, the perpetrators knew Egan was, in fact, DCO Agent Martin Odum. The episode ended with that reveal, with the bad guys already rounding up Martin’s family back home. A gun was aimed at his wife before the episode closed.
This episode also revealed that Maggie found out something about Martin. She confessed the anomaly to Crystal (Ali Larter).
Maggie: If I were to construct a DCO agent, it would look a lot like Martin’s life.
Crystal advised her not to tell anyone about what she discovered.
That’s our recap on “Legends” Season 1 Episode 8 “Iconoclast,” which aired on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on TNT. There are only two episodes left to the series. Follow the show’s updates only here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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