'Warrior' Season 2 Episode 3: Is Chao right? Ah Sahm's plan might involve ruining both Hop Wei and Long Zii
'Warrior' Season 2 Episode 3 will give us a hint about questions that all of us have about what exactly Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) has planned for Mai Ling (Dianne Doan). Especially after his conversation with Mai Ling about how she would come to regret not killing him before, many were certain that Ah Sahm has set his sight on ruining his sister Mai Ling and her tong Long Zii. One way to do it is by ruining the fine balance that Long Zii and Hop Wei has struck recently which has allowed Mai Ling's men to also deal in molasses in China Town. It is not a stretch to believe that Ah Sahm is being fired by revenge at the moment.
However, the question that needs to be asked here is if he plans on exacting revenge only from Mai Ling. When Ah Sahm lost the fight, or to be accurate, when he had thrown his fight against Long Zii as a member of Hop Wei, his tong had abandoned him. Young Jun (Jason Tobin) might have felt sad about it, but when Father Jun (Perry Yung) had ruled that Ah Sahm will no longer be a Hop Wei member, he had stood by the decision momentarily. Now that he has tried to intervene between Father Jun and the Company of Six's dealings, his intentions have blurred. Isn't his target Mai Ling?
The first hint that Ah Sahm might have a bigger plan was given when Mai Ling had wondered how Hop Wei will run after Father Jun's passing. After all, he is old, and very soon he might be dead. She asks him if the irresponsible and not so dependable Young Jun can manage running Hop Wei. She tells Ah Sahm that the two of them can do it together as they head Long Zii and Hop Wei together. However, Ah Sahm doesn't seem convinced. His actions do indicate that he is planning something big at Hop Wei, but will this help him take over?
When Ah Sahm approaches Chao (Hoon Lee), the man who knew everything that went on in China Town, Chao had told him not to create trouble for himself or Hop Wei. He also indicates that he is aware of Ah Sahm holding in his anger about being kicked out of Hop Wei without any second thoughts as well. That is what really makes us wonder if Mai Ling is not his only target. It is clear that his sister's decision to pass a kill order on him has completely severed any leftover emotions of guilt that he had had about ruining Mai Ling's life back when the two of them were in China.
If he were to take out both Mai Ling and Father Jun, and in the process also hurt the Company Six, wouldn't he become the most powerful man on this side of the sea? Another thing that has us curious about Ah Sahm's plan is how Young Jun will fit in. The two of them share a close bond and are brothers in arms who fight together in the face of chaos like they did even in episode 2. If taking out Father Jun is really Ah Sahm's plan, how will Young Jun fit into all of this? This brings us to our next speculation. Will Ah Sahm decide to run things from behind the scenes? Even now, the whole idea of dealing in molasses after changing their source is Ah Sahm's not Young Jun's. Hop Wei and Long Zii are definitely both on the edge with the truce that has been called and things might explode sooner than we expected.
'Warrior' Season 2 episodes will be aired on Cinemax every Friday at 10 pm ET.