Graceland Recap: The Ends

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
Graceland Recap: The Ends
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“Graceland” Season 2 Episode 8 “The Ends” aired on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on USA Network. In this episode, FBI Agent Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) pushed the team to work hard as they dealt with work and their issues at the same time. Read on to learn more about this episode.

FBI Agent Charlie de Marco (Vanessa Ferlito) proved herself as a capable robber to impress a logistics genius who can help them rob the bank where Sid Markham (Carmine Giovinazzo), the dirty cop with ties to Carlito Solano (Erik Valdez), keeps the dirty money that he gets.

FBI Agent Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) continued to work undercover as a new cop in Sid Markham’s department, but things turned personal as Kelley Badillo, the widow of FBI Agent Juan Badillo and Mike’s former case handler, turned suicidal. Mike and ICE Officer Dale Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren) tried their best to figure out a new way to allow the Solano family to start shipping contraband up North so that they could find an opportunity to allow DEA Agent Paige Arkin (Serinda Swan) to be able to get the Eastern European girls who were being trafficked by Sulla, who takes orders from Carlito out of there.

Meanwhile, FBI Agent Johnny Tuturro persuaded Lucia Solano (Jamie Gray Hyder) to return to Mexico after she was made a person of interest in the triple homicide that happened in the Solano home in order for him to sell Mike’s and Jakes’ idea.

In this episode, each team member pulled their fair amount of work in their respective angles, as FBI Agent Mike Warren and the “Graceland” team moved forward in trying to bring down dirty cop Sid Markham and gangster Carlito Solano.

FBI Agent Charlie de Marco was tasked to set up a crew in order to hit The Getty National Bank, the bank where Sid Markham, the head of the LAPD Gang and Task Force, keeps his dirty money. The idea was to be able to piggy bank onto a bank robbery, and then the FBI would be able to keep Markham’s money as evidence.

Charlie talked to Billy, an old friend of theirs who works for people who do jobs for hire, as he had a logistics guy in mind that he wanted her to meet. This logistics person turned out to be a woman, Amber, who is a genius when it comes to logistics in robberies. After much deliberation, Charlie decided to ask Amber to join her in the planned bank robbery as a partner. Charlie argued that there would be no middle men, and Amber would get to call the shots and a bigger share than the other two, as the bank robbery can only be pulled off by four people.

That same night, before Amber could give Charlie an answer, she tested Charlie’s capabilities as a robber by asking her to rob the pool and burger place near where they were and to give Amber all the money in the cash register and a burger. Charlie succeeded in her mission, and won over Amber to their side, with the condition that only Amber and Charlie would go inside the bank, while a getaway driver waited outside for them.

Over at the LAPD, Paul grew in favor in the eyes of Sid Markham. However, during a briefing before a raid, Paul was called by Kelley Badillo, the widow of FBI Juan Badillo, whom Paul had mistakenly killed, thinking him to be the Caza Cartel’s hit man, Jangles. However, Paul had been helping Kelley out since she had been taking to drinking. This time, the situation was dire as Kelley told Paul that she was saying goodbye and that she was going to be with Juan soon. When Paul asked for her whereabouts, she revealed that she was at Juan’s headstone. Paul got there just in time, as she had overdosed herself with some pills and a bottle of Scotch. As she forbade him to bring her to a hospital, he brought her to a small and dingy apartment that he owned.

As he was getting her to flush the drugs out of her body, Markham knocked on his door. Unknown to Paul, he was followed by Markham’s second in command, Archie Garrett. Before he let Markham in, he told Kelley to say that she knew him as Paul West from El Paso.

Markham bought Paul’s story that Kelley was his ex-girlfriend and sent over a doctor to help Kelley feel better. While Kelley was recovering, she questioned him as to why she had to lie about his name. Realizing that he is part of the FBI, she asked him how her husband truly died. However, full of guilt, Paul apologized, leading her to throw him out.

Meanwhile, Mike and Jakes put their heads together to figure out a plan to sell to Carlito Solano’s father. With the buses gone, the cartel no longer has a way to smuggle contraband. Mike and Jakes planned on selling the idea that they could use an old tunnel to move shipments up North so that their activities could resume once more. Once this happens, there would be ample opportunity to arrest Solano and free the Eastern European girls who were smuggled and being kept against their own will to be sold off. This ring was under the Solanos as well. However, Carlito ordered the lock down of the place, meaning,  no girls would be coming in and out.

However, to make this plan work, Johnny must be able to persuade Lucia Solano, who doesn’t want any part of her family’s doings, to return to Mexico. Despite his misgivings, he succeeded in persuading Lucia to go back to Mexico with new passports and with Johnny at her side, especially as Mike has made her a person of interest in the triple homicide that occurred the other day. The plan was that once he met the older Solano, he could pitch their idea. However, he would not be selling the idea of using tunnels anymore, as Paige and Jakes decided to propose that Solano make shipments via plane.

Meanwhile, Paige decided to go over Mike’s head by putting through a requisition form so that they could buy the girls and get them out under Sulla’s thumb. However, Mike placed his foot down and told her that he will find a way to get the girls and keep Sulla in play, as he is one of their direct connections to Carlito. However, since the Solanos were being watched carefully, and the place was on lock down, Sulla didn’t agree to the sale.

Paige’s requisition for the money to buy the girls came through, and Mike went undercover once again as a buyer. Sulla, despite his insistence and the two hundred fifty thousand dollars down payment, refused to let go of the girls. However, Mike insisted on a new plan —  Mike and the down payment stay inside the building, and the rest of the money would come once he finally bought all the girls. He insisted on this as he claimed that his clients want the girls healthy, but this way, he could make sure the girls are not being mistreated while being the team’s eyes and ears within the compound.

What do you think will happen to Mike? Did he make the best decision? Do you think Paige and Mike will reconcile after his bold move? What will happen to the conflicted Paul? How far do you think Johnny will go? Will he be able to sell the idea to Lucia’s father? Let us know what you think by posting your comments below!

And that’s it the  for the “Graceland” Season 2 Episode 8 “The Ends” recap. It aired on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on USA Network. For more recaps and updates on “Graceland” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch Mike and the rest of “Graceland” every Wednesdayat 10:00 p.m. on USA Network.

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Funnyghost13

 

 

In this episode, each team member pulled their fair amount of work in their respective angles, as FBI Agent Mike Warren and the “Graceland” team moved forward in trying to bring down dirty cop Sid Markham, and gangster Carlito Solano.

FBI Agent Charlie de Marco was tasked to set up a crew in order to hit The Getty National Bank, the bank where Sid Markham, the head of the LAPD Gang and Task Force, keeps his dirty money. The idea was to be able to piggy bank onto a bank robbery, and then the FBI would be able to keep Markham’s money as evidence.

Charlie talked to Billy, an old friend of theirs who works for people who do jobs for hire, as he had a logistics guy in mind that he wanted her to meet. This logistics person turned out to be a woman, Amber, who is a genius when it comes to logistics in robberies. After much deliberation, Charlie decided to ask Amber to join her in the planned bank robbery as a partner. Charlie argued that there would be no middle men, and Amber would get to call the shots and that Amber could get a bigger share than the other two, as the bank robbery can only be pulled off by four people.

That same night, before Amber could give Charlie an answer, she tested Charlie’s capabilities as a robber by asking her to rob the pool and burger place near where they were, and to give Amber all the money in the cash register, and a burger. Charlie succeeded in her mission, and won over Amber to their side, with the condition that only Amber and Charlie would go inside the bank, while a get away driver waited outside for them. Over at

Over at the LAPD, Paul grew in favor in the eyes of Sid Markham. However, during a briefing before a raid, Paul was called by Kelley Badillo, the widow of FBI Juan Badillo, whom Paul had mistakenly killed, thinking him to be the Caza Cartel’s hit man, Jangles. However, Paul had been helping Kelley out, since she had been taking to drinking. This time, the situation was dire as Kelley told Paul that she was saying goodbye, and that she was going to be with Juan soon. When Paul asked for her whereabouts, she revealed that she was at Juan’s headstone. Paul got there just in time, as she had overdosed herself with some pills, and a bottle of Scotch. As she forbade him to bring her to a hospital, he brought her to a small and dingy apartment that he owned.

As he was getting her to flush the drugs out of her body, Markham knocked on his door. Unknown to Paul, he was followed by Markham’s second in command, Archie Garrett. Before he let Markham in, he told Kelley to say that she knew him as Paul West from El Paso.

Markham bought Paul’s story that Kelley was his ex girlfriend, and sent over a doctor to help Kelley feel better. While Kelley was recovering, she questioned him as to why she had to lie about his name. Realizing that he is part of the FBI, she asked him how her husband truly died. However, full of guilt, Paul apologizes, leading her to throw him out.

Meanwhile, Mike and Jakes put their heads together to figure out a plan to sell to Carlito Solano’s father. With the busses gone, the cartel no longer has a way to smuggle contraband. Mike and Jakes planned on selling the idea that they could use an old tunnel to move shipments up North, so that their activities could resume once more. Once this happens, there would be ample opportunity to arrest Solano, and free the Eastern European girls who were smuggled and being kept against their own will to be sold off. This ring was under the Solanos as well. However, Carlito ordered the lock down of the place, meaning that no girls would be coming in, and out.

However, to make this plan work, Johnny must be able to persuade Lucia Solano, who doesn’t want any part of her family’s doings, to return to Mexico. Despite his misgivings, he succeeded in persuading Lucia to go back to Mexico, with new passports, and with Johnny at her side, especially as Mike has made her a person of interest in the triple homicide that occurred the other day. The plan was that once he met the older Solano, he could pitch their idea. However, he won’t be selling the idea of using tunnels anymore, as Paige and Jakes decide to propose that Solano make shipments via plane.

Meanwhile, Paige decided to go over Mike’s head by putting through a requisition form so that they could buy the girls and get them out from under Sulla’s thumb. However, Mike placed his foot down, and told her that he will find a way to get the girls, and keep Sulla in play, as he is one of their direct connections to Carlito. However, since the Solanos are being watched carefully, and the place is on lock down, Sulla doesn’t agree to the sale.

Paige’s requisition for the money to buy the girls came through, and Mike goes undercover once again as a buyer. Sulla, despite his insistence and the two hundred fifty thousand dollars down payment, refused to let go of the girls. However, Mike insists on a new plan- that Mike and the down payment stay inside the building, and the rest of the money would come once he finally buy all the girls. He insisted on this as he claimed that his clients want the girls healthy, but this way, he can make sure the girls are not being mistreated, while being the team’s eyes and ears within the compound.

What do you think will happen to Mike? Do you think he made the best decision? Do you think Paige and Mike will reconcile after his bold move? What will happen to the conflicted Paul? How far do you think Johnny will go? Will he be able to sell the idea to Lucia’s father? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And that’s the recap for “Graceland” Season 2 Episode 8 “The Ends”. For more recaps and updates on “Graceland” and your other favourite television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch Mike and the rest of the team on “Graceland” every Wednesday night, 10:00 PM, USA Network.

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Funnyghost13

Sources:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2393

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/graceland/graceland-recap-the-lies-catch-54278.aspx

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2393813/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.