Sneaky Pete: Season 1, Episode 9 “The Turn” (B+)
I wasn’t keeping track of where we were in the season, and it now makes total sense that this was the second-to-last episode, ending on an extremely intense note and sure to produce a very memorable finale. Things at the office at the start of the episode were tense to say the least, and it was interesting to see the alliances that formed as Pete figured out a way to salvage the situation only to have Detective Winslow show up and lead him to his death, leaving Otto and Lance to join forces with what should have been a foolproof plan to get out of jail free, so to speak. Unfortunately, Pete grabbed the money, and all Winslow wanted to do was execute him in the woods and keep them money. Enter Audrey, who was angry at Otto but more intent on protecting her grandson. The fact that she wouldn’t even hear his repeated assertion that Pete wasn’t actually Pete shows her loyalty to family, even if he isn’t that, and she was ready to intimidate Winslow into submission all on her own, offering him the choice to ride inside or outside the car, and ending the episode with a gunshot and a splattering of blood doesn’t mean anything good, even if it’s likely the corrupt cop and not Audrey who is dead. Carly held her own against Winslow even if she couldn’t keep him out of the house, and now Taylor is plenty suspicious of things going on. Eddie being able to tell that their mark was cheating without knowing how wasn’t as helpful as it should have been, and Vince sitting down to play at his own table is an intriguing development. Hopefully Pete can arrive and sort things out to save Eddie, and I have no idea where and how that will lead into season two.