Tonight's Graceland episode had a little bit of everything: Johnny getting in over his head, Jakes on a downward spiral and Mike and Paige getting closer.
Indeed, Graceland Season 2 Episode 3 was setting up for something big, but we'll have to wait two weeks to find out just what!
I think we should start from the beginning with Jakes dealing with the aftermath of his encounter with Cassandra in Graceland Season 2 Episode 2. My heart goes out to him, what an awful thing for Cassandra to do.
But what is the first things Jakes does after his breakdown? Go to Graceland, of course! It's really a house of brothers and sisters, ready to break up the early morning drunken brawl, and, much like Graceland Season 1, most of the scuffle took place between Johnny and Jakes.
It seems everyone will have a role to play in helping Jakes get back on his feet, but this case may very well present a prime opportunity, as he and Paige may have stumbled onto something much bigger than just smuggling drugs through the bus system; it appears they are using people was well.
From the preview for the episode airing in two weeks, it appears Jakes will be getting embedded a lot deeper in the operation - and hopefully it will pull him away from the bottle.
What was really interesting to me about this episode is how much everyone Mike has enlisted for this op is encountering situations decidedly more dangerous and potentially self-harming than they were last season.
I mean, Paige had her hand stabbed and Johnny almost got himself shot with an antique French gun. Both of those encounters were in aid of Mike's case, which is being rushed due to D.C.'s need for results. I am seriously concerned that Mike is pushing this stuff through at the expense of the other housemates.
I am really interested in seeing where this storyline, which includes people being used as mules in the drug trafficking trade - like the young Ukranian girl in the episode tonight. You wonder if this is going to be something Paige gets more involved in moving forward, given the lengths she tried to go to in order to try and help the young girl we saw tonight.
Can't help but think, too, that this might put Mike's new love interest in a very dangerous position that even he can't foresee. Hopefully it doesn't lead to something he'll regret.
In other news, there was no change in the status of the missing Badillo tape. I am seriously starting to wonder how this will come into play later on. I just have this feeling it's going to pop back up at the exact moment we would expect it the least!
What do you think, fellow Agents? Is Mike putting everyone unnecessarily at risk?
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