'Narcos: Mexico' Season 2 Episode 6 'El Dedazo' Review: [Spoiler] is dead and Walt Breslin gets ahead of Félix
The gritty episode of 'Narcos: Mexico' starts at a shocker and ends with a blow to the head. The game is getting dirty and there is not much time left
Spoiler alert for 'Narcos: Mexico' Season 2 Episode 6 'El Dedazo'
A brown-haired boy lies on his back in a lush green lawn. Seconds later, another boy comes running and calls out, "General Zaragoza! The French are retreating." It is a flashback to the year 1951 in Mexico City. The boys run around their lavish house, carrying real rifles without knowing the repercussions of the deadly game.
There is a young girl, wiping off the dust from crockery. They surround her, asking her to be "on her knees". The boy aims and shoots her forehead. The girl falls on the floor.
With utmost pride, he says, "The hero killed her with one shot." The boys are scared as they "ruined Mama's favorite mattress." Ah, the innocence! It is all fun and games until you notice the bullet shot on her forehead. She is dead. For real. And just like that, 'Narcos: Mexico' fires a bullet of horror and hysteria in one go.
Félix's political move
The scene shifts to Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) who looks at pictures of the next Mexican President and his brother. In a meeting with the brother, he tries to "propose a relationship" or a "friendship", bribing him with an invitation to his hotel and donations to the party.
But nothing works. In fact, he is aghast to know that Juan Nepomuceno Guerra has been a "loyal friend" and "family" to them.
When he talks about his own disagreements with Guerra, the brother says, "I hope it can be solved amicably." Disappointed at the end of the meeting, he wonders: "What kind of f**king politician doesn't take money?" He is told that the brother is a "player."
Benjamin's stance on Tijuana
There are atrocious murders and killings as the Sinaloa and Tijuana rivalry intensifies. The sight of a man brutally running his steamroller over two crawling men will gnaw at your mind for a long time.
Benjamín Arellano Félix (Alfonso Dosal) takes a stand. He is irked with Félix and tells him to picture what the Guadalajara Cartel would look without Tijuana. "Keeping my family should be very important to you right now," Benjamin warns Félix.
Walt Breslin's team eyes the planes
Walt Breslin teams up with a CI, Guillermo González Calderoni (Julio Cesar Cedillo), who tells him Félix was in Panama last month, meeting with members of the Cali cartel. While they have no clue about the agenda, they do know it ended with Félix committing to move more weight and major construction of "runways" outside of Juárez.
Somehow, it is interconnected to the tension between his plazas.
The big question is: "Who the hell's gonna run Transpo between Colombia and Mexico now?" The new Matta-Ballesteros! They pin down on Amado Carrillo Fuentes, who used to be some kind of pilot, back in the days.
Félix has him buying passenger planes. Breslin and his team get set to investigate the matter thoroughly and they are successful.
Isabella and Enedina's deal
Isabella Bautista (Teresa Ruiz) and Enedina Arellano Félix de Toledo (Mayra Hermosillo) know what they have to do to get into the groove. Get more coke!
Striking an "exclusive" deal with another dealer, they talk about: "Félix has competition now. He is weak." Meanwhile, El Chapo's Cocaine Alley has been destroyed. He is solemn but he has new plans.
Félix meets Palma, but look who's dead!
Félix comes to meet Héctor Luis Palma Salazar. He explains himself, saying Cochiloco (Andrés Almeida) is on his way to pay Benjamin. But Félix knows he is not coming back from Tijuana. And that's what happens. Cochiloco is killed with gunshots dropping on him like raindrops.
Palma tries to talk it out. "Cochi's been in the game as long as anyone," Palma tells Félix. "We do not kill each other over bullsh*t." To no avail, of course. Cochi is dead. What's more, Félix tells Palma: "You do not have the balls to be the boss. Because you're weak."
Walt Breslin's boys run off to the hillside and use binoculars to look at the cartel wars. Meanwhile, he goes to meet his first wife María Elvira (Fernanda Urrejola) who disses him saying, "None of us need you. You're like a disease. Get off my property and don't come back."
Breslin is ahead of Félix's game plan. They know he is planning to bring the whole shipment at once. Breslin says, "If all that coke comes and we hit it? Burn it to the ground? We don't have to play hit-and-run and bleed Félix slow."
In the interim, Palma is worried, very worried. The gritty episode of 'Narcos: Mexico' starts at a shocker and ends with a blow to the head. The game is getting dirty and there is not much time left.