Monday, April 23, 2018

What I’m Watching: Sneaky Pete

Sneaky Pete: Season 2, Episode 7 “The Reluctant Taxidermist” (B+)

It’s really incredible to watch Marius work. Spinning that whole narrative about taxidermy was relentlessly boring but also fantastic, and it was great to see Gina work so well with him. The problem is that you can’t have too many con artists around, and Maggie showing up just got it moved to a much more difficult location, one that already has Marius talking about making the Empire State Building disappear. Maggie isn’t really helping anyone these days, trying to get Frank to talk about his dead friend, which can’t be a smart road to go down, and putting Julia’s problematic runaway in a storage unit owned by Luca for the weekend, which also seems like bad news given that something is sure to go wrong before Luca’s out of the picture. Julia seems to be more than capable of defending herself, but she also has no idea what she’s up against, being on Luca’s radar and having the newly-promoted Colin on her tail. Pete’s back in the picture, minimally, no longer happy with Marius because he realizes no one knew he escaped, and him sticking around can only create more problems for the family. Taylor getting the gun from the bridge troll wasn’t all that difficult, but there’s no stopping him from talking to Joyce is she comes asking questions. Audrey seems more interested in the threat posed by her own family members than the people after her, but she’s actually onto something that at least explains why Winslow was after her.