Saturday, August 2, 2014

Graceland - Los Malos

Mike's (Aaron Tveit) obsession with taking down the Solano Cartel spreads to the other members of Graceland as Agent Warren decides to put Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) in undercover with the cartel's inside man Sid Markham (Carmine Giovinazzo) on the gang task force, and Johnny's (Manny Montana) attempt to reconnect wit Lucia (Jamie Gray Hyder) nearly gets him killed when he walks into angry guns dealers looking for the missing Carlito which forces the agent to make an even more dangerous decision. Paige (Serinda Swan), continuing the stake-out the human trafficking ring Mike can't afford to close, goes a step too far in preventing another sale of the girls by beating the latest buyer senseless.

Although Mike's bold decision to confront Markham shakes the cop more than he admits, Mike is unable to tie the man to the cartel's dirty money. Using the out-of-the-box logic he learned from Briggs, which Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) comments on, Mike plants counterfeit money with the bank for the sole purpose of getting a list of the safety deposit boxes which Markham is using. But without a warrant, the team will have to continue to be creative in finding out just what Markham is keeping tucked away in six safety deposit boxes.

You know things are pretty messed up when Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren) begins to look like the most stable member of Graceland. Paige's loss of control and Johnny's choice to temporarily house the frightened Lucia with his mother (Mercedes Colon) show the breaking points for two of the team are quickly approaching. Briggs sells his cover well as the gung-ho officer ready for anything, but remains in real danger with dirty cop who already knows the FBI is gunning for him. Mike's decisions to continue working outside the law to find Carlito could also eventually catch up with Agent Warren and the other members of Graceland as well.

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