Narcos (2015– )
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The Men of Always 

Murphy encounters the depths of government corruption when he and Peña try to derail Escobar's political ambitions by proving he's a narco.

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Poison (as Jorge A. Jiménez)
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Murphy encounters the depths of government corruption when he and Peña try to derail Escobar's political ambitions by proving he's a narco.

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Crew is visible in the reflection of the bath tub scene fixtures. See more »

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Javier Peña: [looking at evidence photo of Steve's cat] I'm more of a dog man myself, but no cat deserves this.
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Tuyo
By Rodrigo Amarante
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One step ahead, but not for long
3 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Even if I am not fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, I know enough to notice and hurt my ears every time Pablo Escobar speaks. But one has to get used to that.

Even though Escobar, like any other narco, was a family fan, he easily found excuses to cheat on his wife, like his wife being pregnant or finding a way in the politicians' world. The only difference between him and any other man would be that in the end he would stick with his wife, for good or for bad.

At first, Escobar seemed to be one step ahead of the police. I remember the narrator mentioning in the pilot that Escobar would later regret his arrest. Then, I wondered why and now I've found my answer. No matter how much you try to hide something, there always remain traces of it, even back in the 80s. He may have arranged all those men being killed but he couldn't erase the physical evidence left behind from that gloomy day.

One of my ultimate questions is why? Why were Americans so interested in unmasking Escobar? Why did it have to be them? I know and understand clearly that Escobar was making the money by smuggling cocaine into Miami, but is it that strong of a reason that Americans had to go as far as decide the internal affairs of a poor country? Still, it is not at the least surprising. They did it then and they do it now.

One other mention would be the great writing. The story may have been slightly dramatized, I'm all aware of that, but it is nonetheless qualitative. What raised the rating of the episode was the impressive reaction of Escobar in dealing with his defeat. No matter how much money he had or gave away, he could not make true his dream, his ambition. Even if he was ready to risk everything for that one thing, in the end the law won - he was after all just a drug lord - much to the happiness of his fellow criminals.


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