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Fool Me Once- Episode 2 Recap

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Fool Me Once is a British limited series adapted from Harlan Coben’s 2016 novel of the same name. It follows a newly-widowed lady named Maya Stern who caught her dead husband on a nanny cam. Starring Michelle Keegan, Richard Armitage and Adeel Akhtar.

Streaming on Netflix

Fool Me Once- Episode 2 Summary & Recap


Episode 2 starts off with a flashback of when Joe told Maya about the news on Claire. We also found out that Claire worked with Joe in the Burkett family business. Now that there is a link between the two murder cases, Detective Sami and Matty had to look into it.

But Maya is ahead of them. Her friend, Eva was also close to Claire, and now Eva revealed that Claire had a secret phone. Without hesitation, Maya went into Claire and Eddie’s house, and eventually found the phone. However, Eddie caught her and also revealed that their marriage was on the rocks before Claire’s passing. Although Eddie wanted the phone, Maya attacked him and escaped.

After charging the phone, Maya realized that Claire’s hidden phone had phone calls to and from one particular number, which belongs to an arcade shop. She tried going there, but the shopkeeper doesn’t seem to know anything about Claire.

A red car has also been following Maya around. With the help of her colleague, Shane, they both managed to narrow down the car to a company called WTCX limited. It seems like that person wanted to remain anonymous.

Sami and Marty discussing the case

Death certificate

On the day of Joe’s reading, Maya was present alongside Judith and some of Joe’s other siblings. However, the reading had to be postponed because the lawyer did not have Joe’s death certificate. This sparked a lot of questions, especially in Joe’s somewhat rebellious sister, Caroline.

Caroline took the opportunity to tell Maya that Joe and his brother Andrew used to be close, but then something happened that took Andrew’s life. At this point, Maya recalled a conversation with Joe about Andrew. According to Joe, everyone thought Andrew fell off a yacht, but he actually committed suicide.

On top of this, Caroline raised suspicion surrounding Joe’s death. She wanted to see Joe’s dead body, but Judith prevented her from doing so. Apparently, Judith also prevented Maya from this. After all this, Caroline and Maya decided to dig further into the family. Oddly, they found monthly transactions from the Burkett family to Detective Sami.

Meanwhile, Claire’s children, Abby and Dan found an old camera and developed the photos. They found out that Claire was pregnant in 2003, before Abby was even born.


Additional Observations From Episode 2

  • The person Detective Sami texts, Nicole is his sponsor. Sami revealed that he had occasional blackouts where he doesn’t remember anything. Nicole suggested that Sami had his condition checked.
  • Izabella told Detective Sami that Maya showed her an empty footage and claimed Joe was on there.
  • The whistleblower that got Maya fired from the military was released.

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