'Snowfall' s3 episode 6 'Confessions' sees Franklin dig deeper into Reed after the penny drops about being an informant
After a warning from his father Alton Saint, Franklin begins to dig deeper into CIA operations, especially those that involved his father's cousin. He researches court hearings and begins to understand the magnitude of what it really means to be an informant
This article contains spoilers for 'Snowfall' season 3 episode 6: 'Confessions'
In 'Snowfall' season 3, we last saw Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) realize Andre Wright (Marcus Henderson) is out for him and while he may try hard to be objective about Melody Wright - Andre's daughter and his on-again-off-again girlfriend - his aunt Louie (Angela Lewis) doesn't favor that. With one operation, Andre not only made his entire neighborhood his enemy but also fell into Franklin's trap, lost his gun after being conned by a woman and gets suspended for the same.
In episode 6 titled 'Confessions', Andre and his partner are gunning for Franklin and his cohorts and working off the book to make it happen. Franklin will have to dodge the bullet while he makes sure his business runs like a well-oiled machine.
In the process, he learns about the risks of working as an informant for the government from his father Alton Saint (Kevin Carroll) who tells him about how one of his cousins lost his life after working as an informant. Alton tries to warn Franklin that government agencies only work with men on the other side of the law until the informant is useful.
What follows is death and he, of course, doesn't want that for his son. The fact that Cissy (Michael Hyatt) is also uncomfortable about Franklin's association with Reed Thompson (Carter Hudson) becomes clear in this episode.
Franklin's suspicions about working with Reed have grown enough for him to go to Avi Drexler and bargain for a background check into Reed. This is in return for Franklin giving Avi enough breathing space to pay up the money he owes Franklin.
He begins to dig deeper into CIA operations, especially those that involved his father's cousin, researches court hearings and begins to understand the magnitude of what it really means to be an informant. Of course, Franklin did not know until recently that Reed was a government man, so the caution he has begun to take when dealing with the undercover CIA agent shows how smart Franklin really is when it comes to business.
On the other hand, it looks like Reed is taking a step back from the DEA after Soledad's death. He has let his new partner Jules (Peta Sergeant), who also happens to be his ex-wife, deal with Soledad's (Adriana DeGirolami) colleague Agent Tony Marino (Scott Subiono).
Tony is not happy with the CIA, he is suspicious of them and all of that is visible when he talks to Jules. He is also convinced Soledad is dead because she missed all of her check-ins. He is now asking questions about the alleged FBI agent Teddy McDonald aka Reed, however, Jules tries to convince him she doesn't know of him.
He is not ready to share any intelligence with Jules unless he gets something in return. He wants Jules to track Teddy's alias Reed and he's certain the blame for Soledad's death lies with the undercover agent.
When it comes to exchanging the product with Franklin, Reed is sharp and ready. He knows something is up when Franklin suggests they grab something to eat together. For the longest time, the two of have met in underground parking garages, on abandoned lanes and so on.
So, this could definitely be a signal and Franklin follows this up by sharing something personal about himself and as a result trying to understand Reed's real story. The question is if Franklin and Reed can strike a fine balance without ruining each other or will the one-time business partners become enemies on the streets?
That is something to watch out for in the next episode of 'Snowfall' season 3, which airs August 21 on FX at 10 p.m. ET.