Narcos: Mexico season 1, episode 5 recap: The Colombian Connection


The Narcos: Mexico episode that had everyone talking–if you haven’t seen it, please don’t read ahead!

Narcos: Mexico was epic AF in the fifth episode of the season. Now, I know it’s been a couple weeks since the series released, but this midway point was everything. It had the cameo we never saw coming unless you made predictions based on the episode’s title, “The Columbian Connection”.

It’s an exciting episode because it places Narcos: Mexico smack dab in the middle of the Columbian cartel. And just not in the story, but with characters as well. So, guess who made a cameo? The freeking Cali cartel AND Pablo Escobar. Yes, I’m not lying, go watch the episode (although, I hope you already have for spoilers sake).

It was such a thrilling feeling seeing Gallardo alongside members of the Cali cartel and Escobar. But one may be wondering, why did they become a part of the story, to begin with? Well, Felix basically had dominated the world of empire. He couldn’t go much higher than he was, and there was no stopping his booming business.

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But just like Ariel from The Little Mermaid, he wanted more. And that is exactly what he got. He wanted to make his empire as big as possible, and if that meant connecting with the Columbian cartel for cocaine, then so be it.

No one is thrilled about this idea, because it seems like Felix is rocking the boat too much.

He doesn’t give a crap, and he has Isabella organize a meeting with the Cali cartel. They come to an agreement rather quickly, and their deal works out without much difficulty. It does benefit the Cali cartel to go through Felix anyway, so its a win-win for everyone.

However, as Felix and Isabella prepare to fly back home, they are intercepted by Pablo’s men (you’ll recognize one of them) and taken to Medellin. And then the most glorious return takes place–the sight of Pablo Escobar, still alive and well at that time. Oh, how we missed him.

Basically, Pablo warns Felix that cocaine is a completely different world than marijuana. But if he is going to get into it, then half of the shipment will have to be his cocaine, and the other half will be Cali’s. Felix has turned out to be quite the businessman, hasn’t he?

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Then there’s the DEA, who is facing roadblocks at every corner. Despite all the information and proof they have, the U.S. doesn’t want to take any action. This completely sucks for the men of the DEA because everyone knows who they are now, which means they have a target on their back and no protection.

There are a couple attempts at murder, one of which is successful. At this point, Kiki is so over all the drama and a new plan is made. In this plan, they’ll find a way to bring Felix to the states and arrest him there. That should work, no problem!