'Black Monday' Season 2 Episode 3 will likely see Mo save Keith from the South American drug cartel
Keith locked himself in prison (likely on a false charge) to escape the wrath of the cartel. But Mo is definitely not going to be okay with that
Season 2 of Showtime’s dark comedy series ‘Black Monday’ began in the aftermath of where the first season ended: Mo Monroe (Don Cheadle) is now absconding after the 1987 Wall Street meltdown and the death of Rod 'The Jammer' Jaminski (Bruce Dern). Dawn Towner (Regina Hall) and Blair Pfaff (Andrew Rannells) have found enormous success in life now, especially after stabbing Mo in the back in the previous season. Both, however, continue to struggle, because they’re not as good as (or even a fraction of how good) how Mo was at business.
Episode 2, 'So Antoine', saw the worst possible advancement of the story, not in terms of plot, but in terms of the fate of its protagonist. Dawn arrived in Miami to offer the man $800,000 in return for his shares in the Jammer group, a company Mo had started (even though Dawn claimed that they had started it together). Not once did she apologize for stabbing Mo in the back. In fact, she outright refused when Mo asked for an apology.
So, what's up next? Episode 3 of the Showtime black comedy, titled 'Idiot Inside' will see Mo try to extricate Keith from a difficult situation, as per the official synopsis.
A little background: Keith Shankar (Paul Scheer) lost a million dollars worth of cocaine in a sea full of sharks. At the end of the episode, when a scared Keith tells Mo that the cartel (either Colombian or Mexican, the show doesn't specify) will kill him, Mo reassures him that he would help him, even if he doesn't offer him his recently-earned $800,000 that would help him pay off the million dollars Keith owes the cartel.
Instead, Mo's promise to help him is likely to lead to something inconceivably reckless, in pure Mo style. In photos for the episode on Showtime's website, we see Keith locked up behind bars. One can be sure that it is definitely not the cartel locking him up.
A cursory viewing of Netflix's 'Narcos' or 'Narcos: Mexico' is enough to know that cartels don't resort to established laws, they have their own laws that don't permit mistakes.
So, in all likeliness, Keith locked himself in prison (likely on a false charge) to escape the wrath of the cartel. But Mo is definitely not going to be okay with that. With no Wall Street to fixate upon, one can be sure that he will find a way to save Keith. 'Black Monday' isn't after all, a show that kills off characters unnecessarily.
Black Monday’ airs Sundays on Showtime at 10 pm ET.