Graceland Recap: Master of Weak Ties
“Graceland” Season 3 Episode 10 “Master of Weak Ties” aired last Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on USA Network. In this episode, directed by Lucy Liu, Agent Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) gets back into Gusti’s good graces, after helping Madison out, with the help of none other than FBI Agent Catherine “Charlie” de Marco (Vanessa Ferlito), whose operation against Germaine Marsden (Hal Oszan) has made significant progress. FBI Agent Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) then proves again as to what a master manipulator he is after beginning a gang war, and getting FBI Johnny Tuturro (Manny Montana) and ICE Agent Dale “DJ” Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren) to help him out on two different fronts. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Ari Adamian (Rhys Coiro) getting his tattoos at the Armenian church. FBI Agent Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata), FBI Agent Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit), FBI Agent Johnny Tuturro (Manny Montana) and DEA Agent Paige Arkin (Serinda Swan) cleaned up the mess after she stabbed Toros Berbarian (Val Lauren) in self-defense. Briggs then planted Toros’ body with a forged suicide note on Ari’s couch, which was found the next day.
Afterwards, Mike began to question Briggs’ actual motivations. However, Paige defended him as Briggs had called her as soon as she had gotten burned.
The next day, FBI Agent Charlie de Marco (Vanessa Ferlito) tried to make nice with , ATF Agent Avery Stanwood (Sope Aluko), who told her that she didn’t care if Charlie got Germaine Marsden (Hal Oszan) or not. It was since he was leading them towards a network of forty one gun runners in the country.
Meanwhile, Ari instructed Briggs to get to know the various gangs and gang leaders in their neighborhood. She began a war between the Sarkissians and the Soto Street Vatos by sleeping with gang leader Javier’s (Rey Gallegos) girlfriend. Later, he asked Johnny to infiltrate the Soto’s which Johnny agreed to do.
However, while practicing his boxing moves with Paige, as Javier thought himself as a good boxer, the two bonded and reflected upon the fact that it seems like the house itself, Graceland, felt like it was changing.
Meanwhile, Charlie, after being sent home by ICE Agent Dale “DJ” Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren), who began pitching the idea of him meeting Germaine’s top clients before he left the country, revealed the truth about the loss of her child to Briggs.
However, after Jakes returned with good news for Charlie, that a meet up with Germaine’s top clients was currently being set up, he confronted Briggs, as he had just learned about what had happened to Paige. However, as he did owe Briggs a favor, he agreed to steal enough cash from Germaine so that Briggs could disappear forever.
Meanwhile, Charlie and Mike managed to help Madison Feigl (Katherine Crawford) get help by showing her a clinic which rehabilitates amputees.
After she left, thanks to something that Gusti “Vin” Kadek Pendit (Mahedi Rakib) had said after getting back the phone from Mike, Mike confronted Briggs as he had realized that Briggs had manipulated him to get better. He had been the one who had planted the flyers outside of Vin’s apartment door.
Later that night, after storming out on Briggs, Briggs visited Vin, and gave him a cage with a huge white rat inside.
Meanwhile, Johnny managed to challenge Javier to a fight, with the agreement that if Johnny won, then Javier would give him some work to do.
However, a humiliated Javier decided to jump on Johnny in the locker room, and had his men beat a defenseless Johnny up.
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