'Narcos: Mexico' Season 2 Episode 7 Review: Will [spoiler] really betray Félix for Breslin?

A rivalry is brewing behind Felix's back after Cochiloco's brutal death and that hardly comes as a surprise


                            'Narcos: Mexico' Season 2 Episode 7 Review: Will [spoiler] really betray Félix for Breslin?
Gerardo Taracena as Pablo Acosta (Netflix)

Spoiler Alert for 'Narcos: Mexico' Season 2 Episode 7 'Truth and Reconciliation' 

"Cochiloco was one of us. Deserved better," Héctor Luis Palma Salazar (Gorka Lasaosa) says as the episode begins. Pablo Acosta (Gerardo Taracena) tries to console him: "We all do. The time comes. You open your eyes, you don't recognize home."

A rivalry is brewing behind Félix Gallardo's (Diego Luna) back after El Cochiloco's (Andrés Almeida) brutal death. And it is hardly surprising. The dagger in Palma's back makes him think of a new option. "Let Felix suck Benjamin's c**k. You and me, we start to worry about ourselves," he tells Acosta.

Little do they know that their phone call is being tapped. Woah! 'Narcos: Mexico' gives you the shocks you don't expect, doesn't it?

Walt Breslin gets intel on Félix Gallardo 

Walt Breslin gets an alert about a promised intel on Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna). Ed Heath (Clark Freeman) says there is a woman based in Ojinaga who wants to meet. Breslin has to stall his operations in Juárez to visit the lady.

Gorka Lasaosa as Héctor Palma (Netflix)

What a surprise! It is Mimi Webb Miller (Sosie Bacon), Pablo Acosta's lady love. "Meet me behind the restaurant in 10 minutes," she says but Breslin is not up to the game.

When she reveals it is Juárez's plaza head who wants to talk to him, Breslin gets ready to go. A tough agent, he is unperturbed when he first comes face-to-face with Acosta. The two know each other.

"I'm looking to take down Gallardo. You gonna help me?" Breslin asks. After a long banter of philosophical ideas and heartfelt confessions, Acosta finally agrees to help and gives away the name of the motel where the shipment is supposed to arrive. Turns out they do have something in common. Both their dead brothers were junkies.

Félix's political plans 

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas's popularity declines. A former member of the PRI, he left it accusing of it being "undemocratic." As Cárdenas has a higher stake at winning the elections, Félix proposes a new plan to help the PRI with the election.

The gambles are high and Félix's entry into the political spectrum may translate to something bigger. Félix asks for another meeting with The Brother.

However, he is unsuccessful at getting through until he presents the numbers. A remarkable metaphor unleashes on screen as The Brother looks at a tortoise and realizes Cárdenas is the "slow and steady" tortoise who might win the race. 

Meanwhile, Félix finds out Acosta and Palma are planning something against him. But he is set on his one goal: making a political move. What's on his side? Cárdenas doesn't know he is winning.

His plan is to report two different election results so people panic and vote for the PRI. After all, "Who's going to vote for a loser?" That way, they legitimately get more votes without tampering the ballot.  

Diego Luna as Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo and Julio Cesar Cedillo as Guillermo González Calderoni (Netflix)

There is a twist: Mimi reveals she is pregnant and that is why she wants Acosta to change. But, Acosta has no clue about it. Moreover, Lupita is crying in Palma's arms as El Azul enters his house. It looks like that would mark the end of Palma's family.

However, Palma has a plan chalked out already. While his kids and wife flee away from the house, he fires away at the intruders mercilessly. The CI, Guillermo González Calderoni (Julio Cesar Cedillo), is keeping a check on Breslin. Well, that was mysterious. Of course, he is giving a tip to Félix. 

Towards the end of the episode, Amado Carrillo Fuentes (José María Yazpik) tries to convince Acosta to join the bandwagon again and he says no again. He has a piece of advice: "At some point, you're gonna need to stab this m***erf***er in the back. I just hope you'll know when that time has come."

All four, Walt, Acosta, Amado and Mimi look on but none of them know what lies ahead for them in the bleak future. The episode will leave you in two minds and that's what 'Narcos: Mexico' does best.

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