With Jorge stuck between Miguel and the DEA, the Cali Cartel going to war, a detour to a tropical paradise, and a whole lot of bullets flying in every direction, maybe Narcos really doesn’t need Pablo after all!
Jorge, who is rapidly turning from disgruntled employee to full-blown double agent, drives a lot of this turnaround in “Best Laid Plans.” After spending the first few episodes grumping around and rolling his eyes, the Cali security chief is at last acting on the disconnect between his high regard for his own morals and the fact that he, you know, works for a drug cartel.
He’s spent much of the season mooning after Maria and stewing over Gilberto’s arrest, but the North Valley drug lords’ attempt to kill him and Pacho means he’s finally assuming leadership of the cartel.
Peña’s footchase through Curacao is both colorful and featured a cartoonish escape from Jurado — the money launderer just hides against the wall as Peña’s associate sprints by — but it all goes to waste when Peña can’t get Jurado’s wife, Christina.
• The cartel civil war increasingly looks to be Miguel’s fault, with Salazar’s vengeful mother sitting next to the North Valley leader as he calls Amado to request the hit on Pacho.
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