Warrior Season 2 Episode 5: Li Yong, Chao and Bill work together to take Fung Hai's Zing out, a bloodbath ensues
Spoilers for 'Warrior' Season 2 Episode 5 'Not for a Drink, a F*ck, or a G**damn Prayer'
'Warrior' Season 2 Episode 5 is the answer to all of Bill's (Kieran Bew) prayers for revenge against Fung Hai's Zing (Dustin Nguyen), who sent men out to Bill's house to attack his family. Thankfully, with Lee's (Tom Weston-Jones) help, Bill was able to thwart Zing's plans but he is now raging for revenge. Yes, he did agree to work for the Fung Hai to pay his gambling debt off, and when he had completed paying, he was convinced to stay on board with the promise of some extra money to help his family out, but the moment, Bill tried to back away from the tong he is attacked.
Zing believes that anyone who works for him must continue to be on the payroll unless he says otherwise. So to hear Bill tell him that he won't be working for the Fung Hai leaves Zing fuming. Another man who has frustrated Zing recently in Chao (Hoon Lee), the only man in Chinatown who has business running with all the tongs in the neighborhood. He wants to own Chao and his talent for information acquisition and tries many methods. However, all of it fails and this includes extra cash as well. Chao, of course, refuses and tells Zing strictly that his loyalty is not for sale. This disturbs Zing, who believes that anything and anyone is up for sale. When money doesn't work, he forces Chao by brute force and believes that he has finally one-upped Chao but what he is not aware of is the plan that Li Yong (Joe Taslim) and Chao had come up with the moment Zing had become noisy.
The two of them wanted some peace in the neighborhood, within the Tongs and between the 'Onions' and 'ducks', so they hatch a plan and also include Bill, the cop who is in charge of patrolling Chinatown. Bill had anyway planned to attack Fung Hai's place the day after Bill's home was attacked but it is Chao who convinces Bill that he must patiently lie in wait and capture all the men working for Zing in one go. And, that is exactly what ends up happening in one of the bloodiest fights of the season so far. Brute strength, sword, guns, and all kinds of weapons are used by Li Yong, Chao, and Bill's men in an attempt to destroy Zing's tong and capture them and it takes a huge force to put a stop to Zing. Most of his men die a bloody death and Zing also fights Li Yong, almost wins in a fight against him but Bill interrupts and gets the revenge that he had been thirsting for.
In the process of setting Zing up, Li Yong and Chao also help Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng) by planting a sword similar to the one that she used to kill racist White men. This would ensure Ah Toy's safety and put a stop to the cops keeping a close eye on the tongs to root out the killer. In the process, Ah Toy ends up owing Chao one and he cashes in on the favor right away too. He brings Hanna to Nellie Davenport, someone who has recently become close to Ah Toy in the hopes of giving his daughter a life that he could never dream of living. Nellie promises that Hanna will be taken care of by a couple who desperately want a child of their own and that is how Chao's masterplan worked out brilliantly.
However, the one person who is sure to be unhappy about all of this is Mai Ling. Li Yong, moved without Mai Ling's knowledge when he worked with Chao and the cops and this enrages her. She is also mad that Li Yong sacrificed their one strong ally who had so far helped them keep the Hop Wei in check. We see cracks form in this relationship and with the pressure that Mai Ling face to bring forth chaos within the tongs from the Assistant Mayor, Mai Ling has a lot to lose. How will she handle all of this?
'Warrior' Season 2 episodes will be aired on Cinemax every Friday at 10 pm ET.