Narcos Despegue S1E10

Narcos Despegue – “All good things must come to an end,” or so they say. In truth, everything, good or bad comes to an end and now that Netflix Narcos is done, I’m not sure how to rate it. It’s like that old report card note that everyone hated, “Not living up to his potential.” [Update: A new season of Narcos will begin on Netflix on September 2, 2016.]

Narcos Despegue

Review and recap Narcos Despegue Episode 10

As previously noted, Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) has been the star of this show and every moment he has onscreen is a good moment; there are just too few of them. We have been rushed to this point, where Escobar must flee the pleasure prison confinement he forced upon the government, but there were several seasons worth of material here and many missed opportunities for us to get to know the characters and care about them.

One wonders what the next season will hold: 1) A long, drawn out chase of Escobar, or 2) A quick death and the rise of a new villain, Pacho Herrera (Alberto Ammann), from the Cali Cartel? There is a little bit of a mystery about where they are headed with the relationship between Agent Peña (Pedro Pascal) and Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) and it appears that Murphy’s wife will be leaving him but here too the show has not put in the effort to make us care.

Narcos Despegue

Narcos had great material to work with and solid actors, for the most part, but coming on the heels of the drug/crime drama Breaking Bad (2008-2013), I was expecting there to be something fresh and original here. At the very least, I was expecting traditional character development. Sadly, it never lived up to its potential.

Other episodes of Narcos reviewed on TV Eskimo:

s1e1 Descenso
s1e2 The Sword of Simòn Bolivar
s1e3 The Men of Always
s1e4 The Palace in Flames
21e5 There Will Be a Future
s1e6 Explosivos
s1e7 You Will Cry Tears of Blood
s1e8 La Gran Mentira
s2e9 La Catedral

Characters and cast of Narcos Despegue S1 E10 include:

Pablo Escobar – Wagner Moura (Paraiso Tropical, Lite Squad, Elysium)
Steve Murphy – Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl, Run All Night, Milk, The Skeleton Twins)
Javier Peña – Pedro Pascal (The Adjustment Bureau, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Bloodsucking Bastards)
Connie Murphy – Joanna Christie
Horatio Carrillo – Maurice Compte (A Walk Among the Tombstone, Breaking Bad, End of Watch, The Dream Catcher)
Cesar Gaviria – Raul Mendez (Texas Rising, Sense8, The Legend of Zorro)
Eduardo Sandoval – Manolo Cardona