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Graceland Review: Unintended Consequences?

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Charlie and Briggs were desperate to atone for making Juan's wife a widow on Graceland this week.

Jakes tried to get back on the straight and narrow, while Johnny only seemed to stray to a road too dangerous.

Paige continued the search for her potentially trafficked Tinkerbell and Mike attempted to make a decisive move to validate his operation.

No question, Graceland Season 2 Episode 4 was a rough go for all involved.

Charlie and Briggs are probably the most troubling when it comes to the things going on in the house. Briggs is still keeping his secret about Badillo, allowing Charlie to shoulder an unnecessary guilt.

Then Briggs and Charlie find a way to get poor Kelly her money, only to cause more psychological anguish with the realization that her husband really is dead. And, in true Briggs fashion he sugarcoats the truth for Charlie, clearly making everything worse.

I am really starting to wonder how long it will be until the truth of all this comes out. The mysterious tape that keeps floating in and out of the picture has been noticeably absent the past few episodes, so it's difficult to see where it might fit into all of what's taking place right now.

That realization isn't made any easier now that there are other elements benig piggybacked off Mike's case, mainly Paige's search for her missing Tinkerbell. It's obvious there is a human trafficking story line being developed here. I am wondering, though, how in the end it all fits together.

That part probably doesn't matter as much right now. What does matter, though, are the paths some of the housemates are taking both inside and outside of their work.

Take Johnny, for example. This guy he's trying to be friend's with is kind of a creep to beat all future creeps and I am starting to feel really bad that Johnny tried to take this portion of the assignment on. Maybe he is better of running tactical because I am starting to wonder if he has the stomach for undercover.

The concept of having a stomach for something is a really good way to start talking about what's going on with Jakes right now.

We pretty much started the episode with him puking after a night of Whiskey consumption. He is taking the restraining order understandably hard, but the path he's on is a really troubling one - and I can't help but wonder what consequences that may have for his team in the near future if not gotten under control.

His moment of redemption, however,, may be just around the corner, as his waste management assignment at the end of the episode may have yielded just what his team needed to crack the Solano/bus case wide open.

Only one question remains: Whose story are you most anxious to see unfold?

 

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C. Charles is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Sarah-silva

Another stellar episode.
I have a feeling Briggs is developing feelings for Kelly.
I agree Carlito is a creep to beat all creeps. I feel bad for Johnny especially when Carlito told him to sit and watch him and the girls when they were at his house, but going undercover is part of the job.
Oh Jakes, you should know better than to sit in your truck and drink. I have a feeling his drinking is going to get him in trouble! It almost lost him the chance to go under cover. It is good that Briggs tagged along that first day and had his AA chip to give Jakes.
Mike was right the dugs are coming in on that bus, when they took the crow bar to that panel, I had a feeling that is where the drugs were! I hope that Jakes tells Mike, well he has too.

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All of these seemingly divergent story lines are supposed to come together in the next few episodes so I'm eager to see how it all plays out.

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Boy...all that was missing from Solano Jr's persona was a shiny suit. I would have LOVED for his bossy sister to have stumbled across that scene in the living room / den; she'd have left a heelprint in those womens' butts. :-)

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I think the writers dug themselves in a hole by making Briggs a bad guy in season one. Now there is no way they can undo that. Mike, Mike........ hmmmm he is so average

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Graceland Season 2 Episode 4 Quotes

Thank God for savior complexes.

Mike

Why stand out when you can blend in?

Briggs
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