Friday, June 27, 2014

Graceland - Tinker Bell

The unexpected fallout of Jakes' (Brandon Jay McLaren) failed attempt to reconnect with his family leads the belligerent drunken agent back into Graceland which no longer has the room for him. Forced to make a tough call, Mike (Aaron Tveit) chooses Jakes over Zelanski (Deniz Akdeniz) forcing the newest member out of the house. Needing Jakes' experience with smuggling, it's an easy call for Mike but not all of his teammates see it that way especially given Jakes' confrontational and acerbic manner only intensified by his increased drinking and depression.

With Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) blowing their best in with the Solano Cartel, and the team running out of time to make their case, Mike is forced to go with Plan B which means having Paige (Serinda Swan) push too hard with a street dealer and trusting Johnny's (Manny Montana) much riskier plan of passing off a pair of antique French dueling pistols as Mexican heirlooms to Carlito Solano (Erik Valdez) which nearly ends with Johnny being shot in the back.

Despite the number of risks the team gets a big breakthrough when Jakes and Paige are able to identify not only one of the buses the cartel uses to smuggle their drugs but one of their human drug mules (Marina Shtelen) as well. Despite Paige's promise to come to the scared Ukranian woman's help, after tracking the bus back to the facility where the drugs are removed she is too late to keep her word.

Johnny's introduction to the family may not go all that well, but "Tinker Bell" opens the door for Graceland into the family and possibly for Johnny with the sister (Jamie Gray Hyder) of the madman who almost shot him in the back with a vintage pistol. Although Paige and Mike keep their night of passion from the rest of the house it's obvious both consider it more than just a one-night stand. We'll have to wait and see how Paige's stabbing and failure to save the girl, and Mike's decision to kick Zelanski out of the house over her counsel, effect their relationship going forward.

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