5. Season One left of with Colombian President César Gaviria’s (Raúl Méndez) unleashing his soldiers and DEA agents Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) and Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) closing in on Escobar in his self made prison. The fallout of his escape, The Cali Cartel, and a deadly vigilante death squad calling themselves “Los Pepes” (aka “People Persecuted by Pablo Escobar”) will illustrate the consequences of creating an empire with violence in a business with no rules.
4. DEA agent Steve Murphy’s narration is always entertaining in giving the United States’ perspective in discovering the criminal society and history of Columbia. The alliances and betrayals make the journey through the 1990’s drug war a fascinating a detailed portrayal of Pablo’s empire. Escobar’s relationship with wife Tata (Paulina Gaitán) and mother Hermilda (Paulina García), gives you an idea how this man’s mind was crafted to be complex and caring as well as cold-hearted, and focused on building something great for his family.
3. Heightened American involvement has introduced anti-communist paramilitary groups working along with Escobar’s competition. Judy Moncada (Cristina Umaña) wants revenge for the murder of her husband in Season One. She decides to help the Cali Cartel finally bring down Escobar. The influence of the CIA is also explained with Eric Lange on the ground laying the foundation for U.S. influence after Escobar and his empire are destroyed.
2. La Quica (Diego Cataño) returns with Limon (Leynar Gomez) as Pablo’s presence on the streets of Medellin. With so many people looking for him, Pablo’s organization will be feeling the pressure as Peña and Murphy and new boss Florencia Lozano show what it looks like when America wages a covert war in a foreign country. Pablo’s enemies continue to unite as Police Chief Horacio Carrillo (Maurice Compte) returns to Medellin, with a savage thirst for justice going all out to catch Escobar.
1. Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) is the natural result of a failed war on drugs. His portrayal is truly why this series excels. These tales of carnage will enlighten those that don’t know the full extent of the hundreds of dead cops, government officials, and innocents lying in the wake of America’s obsession with narcotics that may be better decriminalized.