Friday, January 4, 2019

What I’m Watching: Narcos: Mexico

Narcos: Mexico: Season 1, Episode 6 “La Ultima Frontera” (B+)

Just as the DEA almost managed to get Miguel into American custody, the war is heating up on multiple fronts between each of the varying elements. I had seen Jackie Earle Haley, who I previously enjoyed on the show “Human Target,” in the list of credited actors for this season, and now he’s making his first performance as the relatively excitable and seemingly zany Jim Ferguson, perfectly ready to drive a car into a plane to prevent it from taking off. They started off at a great vantage point to compel Miguel to come into the United States, and Kiki watching him get handed a phone as his passport was being checked and told to turn around seemed to be the last straw for him. Things weren’t looking good for Miguel at the start of the hour with his lackluster golf course visit, but by the end, he was in much better shape with the official start of the cocaine trafficking. Falcon was a threat who showed up to nearly take out Don Neto and Rafa, but then, just as Isabella was negotiating terms on Miguel’s behalf, he was executed right in front of her. Having his marital indiscretions exposed via the purchase of expensive paintings is the least of his worries now that he’s comfortably back ahead of both the competition and the DEA. If Kiki really does go home, it’s going to be a huge step backwards for the DEA, and Miguel’s operation is only going to get bigger and more powerful.

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