Verdict: Narcos Season 2 Episode 4 “The Good, The Bad and The Dead”

Though its narrative may be becoming slightly formulaic, the fantastically directed action sequence and twist within this episode does elevate Murphy and Pena’s complexity and the audience’s investment in them. By creating a specific ‘team’ that opposes Escobar, composed of a number of interesting, morally ambiguous and unique characters, Narcos is able to give the audience some reason to root for the ‘protagonists’. Yet this is balanced by further development of Limon and Maritza who provide great heart and an emotional connection, that helps Escobar’s campaign for empathy. Wagner Moura also continues to give a phenomenal performance portraying an Escobar that is truly rattling and haunting but also loving and caring. 9.6/10

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