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Druglord drama comes back to Netflix

The second season of Narcos came to an end with an exciting storm of bullets between kingpin Pablo Escobar played by Wagner Moura and the DEA that led to Escobar’s death.

The DEA’s new target in this season is the competition of Escobar, the cali cartel.

In this new season drug enforcement agent Javier Peña played by Pedro Pascal is now the series lead since his partner Steve Murphy played by Boyd Hoolbrok left the DEA shortly after Escobar’s death and also been written out of the show as well.

One of the first things that made a good improvement on season three is that agent Murphy did the voiceover throughout the first two seasons and now it got handed over to Murphy’s co-star, now lead agent Peña.

The first episode begins at a party in his hometown of El Paso, Texas where Peña’s family and friends celebrate his law enforcement victory even though he has no interest in celebrating.

Peña is called back to Colombia to go after the new Colombian drug lords — leader Gilberto Rodriguez played by Damian Alcazar, his sneaky and evil brother Miguel Rodriguez played by Francisco Denis, New York troublemaker Chepe played by Pepe Rapazote and the product security who was also crazy for men, Helmer Pacho Herrera played by Alberto Ammann that were known as the “cali cartel,” one of Escobar’s primary rivals.

The over confidence of the cartel’s chief accountant, Guillermo Pallomari played by Javier Camara led to the DEA agents following him and his escort to Gilberto’s secret home which led him to get caught and things went south from there.

Miguel didn’t have the cool, calm and collected mind like his elder brother Gilberto. Because of this, everyone was looking to see what his next move was going to be.

He decided not to obey his brother’s orders and started a war with the northern valley cartel to prove his leadership and aggressiveness and that no one should mess with the cali cartel just because there’s a new leader.

Throughout the entire show, the DEA wanted to do things differently than with Escobar — they wanted to be smart and tactical to avoid loses and in the Colombian government, they didn’t want the blood shed that happened in Medellín in Cali,

It was very difficult trying to avoid these problems because the cali cartel bribed the prime minister and the president of Colombia.

It is only when Peña talks to a reporter of Colombia that he explains how their government is corrupt, and if the people wanted change from drug-lords then they would have to take action.

Giving the fact that agent Peña violated a secret from the DEA, he gave in his resignation form.

The drug lords were expecting to play their get out of jail free card; but because of agent Peña two brothers were extradited to a U.S prison, Miguel and Gilberto, Chepe attempted an alliance with communist guerrillas but were killed by them — and Pacho was shot by a northern valley cartel prison mate.

So came the fall of the biggest export and import cartel in history.

In my opinion, this season was good but it was compressed into one season in comparison to Escobar’s medellin cartel that was depicted into two seasons.

I wanted more action with the cali cartel and I felt like one season wasn’t enough, but overall I was satisfied with what I watched.

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Hello there ! My name is Jocelyn Torralba and I am 20 years old. Production Manager in Talon Marks. I was born in Lynwood, California and I graduated from Alliance Collins High School in 2014. I am a junior at Cerritos College, my major is journalism. I hope to transfer to CSU Fullerton next year. Ever since I was a little girl I used to love being the center of attention and always be in in front of the camera. My dream is to become a tv host in one of my favorite celebrity entertainment shows and show the world my passion for broadcasting. 
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    Juan Carlos Rodriguez Orejuela Rastelli AKA “Phil”Oct 25, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Miguel and Gilberto were extradited because of the president of Colombia and Pacho getting killed happened because of the Castanos, the North Valley Cartel hired them to kill Pacho because they were angry about the assassination of Claudio and Gerda Salazar in Colombia plus they wanted to takeover the business left behind by the deaths and captures of the Cali Cartel leaders, that is what I think, they did control 90 percent of the cocaine business and they made $7 billion dollars every year and everyone wanted Pacho dead because he was running the remnants of the Cali Cartel from jail and he was too greedy running everything while he was in jail, I think that Orlando Henao Montoya sent Wilber Varela to La Picota prison to kill, I do not think that Rafael Angel Uribe Serna killed Pacho at the command of the North Valley, I do think that Jose Manuel Herrera killed Orlando Henao Montoya at the command of Miguel’s son, William. I think that Don Berna and the Castanos tried to kill William Rodriguez because they were hired by Wilber Varela, AKA “Jabon”, Orlando Henao Montoya’s head of security because Pacho was dead and Chepe was dead and the Rodriguez Brothers were in jail in America and William Rodriguez was running everything in Cali and he was running the remnants of the Cali Cartel, I think that William took over and became the full fledged boss of the Cali Cartel after Miguel and Gilberto were extradited to America and now they will die in prison. Miguel and Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela were in maximum security federal prisons in America and Miguel’s son, William Rodriguez Abadía became the new boss of the Cali Cartel and took over all of the leftovers of the Cali Cartel, I do not think that Gilberto and Miguel were running anything while they were in jail in Colombia, I think that they left the drug business, walked away from it and never looked back and William was the boss of bosses and he took over the cocaine business, I think that the Castanos and Don Berna accepted Wilber Varela’s offer to kill William Rodriguez Abadía because they wanted to takeover Cali, Colombia and coup Miami and everything that William had and they knew that the North Valley Cartel was going to be destroyed and all of its kingpins were going to be killed or extradited to America and they were going to spend the rest of their lives in maximum security federal prisons in America and then the AUC and the Office Of Envidago Cartel would takeover Colombia and takeover everything that the Cali and Medellin Cartels had and takeover Colombia’s 200 billion dollar a year cocaine business and the Castanos and Don Berna would be the boss of bosses and they would take everything that the Cali, Medellin and North Del Valle Cartels had. They wanted William dead because then all of the government mone and attention and resources would be invested into destroying the North Del Valle Cartel and then the Castano Brothers and Don Berna would takeover the cocaine business.

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