Narcos started as a show about Pablo Escobar, a real-life gangster who outdid even the most outrageous fictional ones. Narcos Mexico is the story of Mexico’s first drug kingpin, Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo. The 10 episodes that released this week details the dramatic implosion of Gallarod’s empire, a collapse that makes for extremely binge-able television.
The Mexican saga is different from the Colombian seasons because this story, though also set in the late 1980s, travels all the way to current times and the failed war on drugs. When you were initially plotting the Narcis: Mexico reset, how many chapters did you envision?
Season 2 of Narcos: Mexico wants to make a point about consequences, at least on a surface level. There is a long show of assumptions in this, ideas that have been present in Narcos from the start, even as it occasionally paid lip service to their subversion that central and south American nations are lawless playgrounds for the corrupt, where prosperity can only be seized by crooks and violence reigns.
What he loves most about Walt is his determination and his drive for justice. Scoot’s character knows that Gallardo is right, and he’s still not going anywhere. It’s such a great metaphor for American foreign policy particularly in the war on the drugs.
I can’t wait to follow Narcos on that journey, and see where it takes Agent Breslin, For now, Felix Gallardo is behind bars on the show, though It’s unclear whether that’s a good thing and a bad thing for those on both sides of the law.