I thought the "Previously On" segments for Survivor were bad, but it seems that Rubicon, concerned that viewers might be incapable of following the slowest-moving plot in the history of television, has it beat. And the narrator somehow sounds even more smug than Jeff Probst, which I didn't think was possible. We open on shots of buildings, as usual, before the camera slowly tilts down to show Will making his way along a sidewalk, a cup of coffee in one hand and a newspaper in the other. Across the street, the most obvious tail ever follows Will. He's so obvious that even Will can spot him a mile away. So very obvious, in fact, that the narrator of the "Previously On" segment didn't see fit to mention him, and he mentioned everything. Will bends down and pretends to tie his shoe (brand new Converse -- don't the costume departments on shows like these try to make it seem like the characters actually own the clothes they're wearing? No one's Converse shoes look that new. Not even when they're new) to get a better look at his tail without arousing his suspicion, which is giving the tail way too much credit.
Will finally arrives at his destination -- outside API to meet with David's wife and his former mother-in-law, Joan. David's death appears to have given Joan a serious case of anemia. Eat red meat, Joan! David would want you to have some color in your cheeks! Joan is there on the weekend to collect David's things, the fate of which has become the single biggest plot on this show so far. What the hell are they going to do when David's stuff is finally taken out of his office? Will offers to bring David's stuff down, but Joan says she wants to see David's office for the first (and last) time. "You've never seen his office?" Will asks, surprised. He is aware of the fact that both he and David work in a top-secret government agency that they aren't even allowed to tell their own families about, right? So why would he expect Joan to know anything about it or have ever been allowed to visit it? Why is she allowed to go inside now, for that matter?
Will and Joan walk inside the building, where we discover that the usual weekend security guard is home with the flu, so a weekday guy is filling in for him. FASCINATING. He escorts Will and Joan to David's office. Joan says it doesn't look like she imagined before muttering something about "church and state" which I believe was David's way of telling her that his work and home life were separate from each other. Joan says she never knew if she was the "church" or the "state" part of that saying, although since David wasn't actually talking about either of those things, I don't see how it really matters. Or how Joan really matters, actually. Like, will we ever see her again after this? Probably not. Do we know enough about her or David to feel her sense of loss? No. Let's all just assume that she's wandering around a bleak New York street looking sad all the time and leave it at that, okay? She says she doesn't "feel" her dead husband in the room like she was hoping she would. Will just stands there and lets her ramble on. As usual, he has very little to add.