Monday, July 6, 2015

Graceland - Chester Cheeto

As Johnny (Manny Montana) enlists an unlikely ally to help him free Lucia (Jamie Gray Hyder) from her crazy brother by smuggling Sid (Carmine Giovinazzo) into Mexico, Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) deals with a difficult decisions concerning both her pregnancy and trusting Amber (Brit Morgan) enough to finish the case, Paige (Serinda Swan) reacts poorly to receiving a commendation for stopping the human trafficking ring (but failing to save the one girl that mattered to her) as her decision to leave Graceland continues to effect those around her, and Mike (Aaron Tveit) continues to push the limits of his recovery (and increase the likelihood of a pill addiction) forcing himself back into the field well-before his injuries have healed.

In the storyline that gives the episode its title Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) decides killing Ari Adamian (Rhys Coiro) is the only way to get clear of a situation spiraling quickly out of control, including lending his unintentional help to Ari in dropping a man off the side of the bridge. Although his choice is easy, Briggs struggles with implementing it, although fate steps in at the last minute to give him a new plan (that appears equally illegal from what we see in the closing scene).

With every member of Graceland spiraling out of control in different directions Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren) is the only one that isn't freaking out over one issue or another. The actions of Mike, Briggs, and Charlie are likely to all come back and bite them on the ass (Johnny's already has) as they put themselves willingly into danger without a safety net. On the plus side, Mike seems to finally make some progress with Paige perhaps stopping her from leaving Graceland for good.

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