Queen of the South Season 5 Episode 10 Evaluate: El Closing (The Finish)


(If you have not but watched the ultimate episode of Queen of the South, flip again now. This evaluation tells all. Contemplate your self warned.)

Zihuatanejo. That is what I hoped to see, and that is what Queen of the South Season 5 Episode 10 gave me ultimately.

And in case you’ve by no means seen The Shawshank Redemption, watch it now. It is a fantastic film. Not solely will you thank me, however you may additionally perceive the reference to Zihuatanejo.


Pote Is Devastated - Queen of the South

This final installment belonged to Pote, and Hemky Madera carried it just like the grasp he’s from starting to finish. 

He stayed in there guarding her physique till they took it away. That was after I knew Teresa Mendoza was useless.


The sounds of Pote reacting to Teresa getting shot had been heartbreaking. Poor Samara already misplaced her mom, after which she watched the lady, who simply took her in as household, get gunned down of their new dwelling.

Samara was having a tough week. Hopefully, she’ll put that bag of money Pote handed her to good use constructing a brand new life for herself. 

However for all the hour, followers had been left questioning if Teresa was actually useless or if this had been some ruse to idiot Devon Finch and the CIA. 

Teresa in the Morgue - Queen of the South Season 5 Episode 10

When Devon says you are accomplished, he means you are useless, which meant that Teresa and everybody in her interior circle needed to be eradicated, even James. 

James did not deserve that. James left Teresa in Arizona to come back work for the CIA after they gave the order. He agreed to kill Teresa. He appeared to have accomplished all the things that was requested of him, however Devon wasn’t about to let James stroll away any greater than he would Teresa. 

In some methods, Devon bought what he deserved. He bought Boaz.

Devon: It wasn’t sufficient to purchase her home, now you’re promoting your individual Tequila?
Boaz: It’s a message, like the home. There’s a brand new king on the town.
Devon: Sleeping in Teresa’s mattress isn’t the identical as filling her footwear.
Boaz: Teresa’s footwear led her to the grave. Now I discover my very own path.
Devon: Teresa was profitable as a result of she knew the right way to fly underneath the radar.
Boaz: However she didn’t fly low sufficient to dodge your bullet.

Devon rapidly discovered that Boaz was no Teresa. Teresa was sensible. She calculated each transfer. She listened greater than she spoke. She noticed thought issues by means of earlier than she acted. 

Teresa Is Queen - Queen of the South Season 5 Episode 9

Boaz has none of these qualities. He isn’t a silly man, however he relishes the bravado that comes from taking on Teresa’s enterprise. Realizing that another person killed Teresa and never him in all probability bothered his ego greater than he’d ever admit.  

In some methods, Boaz solely tolerated Teresa because the boss when he needed to and made his transfer to oust her as quickly as he was ready.

Boaz has at all times been a brutal hothead, and he is misplaced rather a lot. His son was killed. Emilia, the love of his life, was murdered. However some small little bit of loyalty he held for Teresa snapped when she turned Javier over to Lafayette to be killed.

Sure, Javier beat Lafayette’s nephew, Rene, to demise, and Boaz helped him cowl it up. Nonetheless, I doubt Boaz takes any accountability for his function in retaining that data from Teresa. If she had recognized sooner, she doubtless would have been capable of keep away from having to sacrifice Javier. 

Boaz wanted others to view him as king, whereas Teresa was completely satisfied to wield her energy quietly. It is clear which kingpin Devon most popular. 

Boaz Moves Fast - Queen of the South Season 5 Episode 10

Devon: It’s clear you haven’t any intentions of working the enterprise like Teresa however a minimum of attempt to be discreet.
Boaz: I used to be discreet. I lower out his tongue so the neighbors wouldn’t hear him scream.

Maybe somebody ought to level out to Boaz {that a} man cannot inform you what he is aware of as soon as you have lower out his tongue or that he regarded like a slob and a idiot as he spoke to Devon with the blow nonetheless caught to his nostril. 

However whereas Devon was attempting to wrangle Boaz, Pote and Kelly Anne had been attempting to make their escape.

Pote: They know the place you might be, Kelly Anne. It is advisable to run, depart all the things. Go now!
Kelly Anne: Oh my God.
Pote: We’re going to be on the Sundown Motel simply off the I-10. If we’re not there by three am you could disappear. Don’t look again.

Kelly Anne fleeing the home had my coronary heart pounding, and I felt horrible for Mike and Heidi. Mike appeared like a great man, and now Heidi will probably be elevating their three youngsters on her personal. 

A Frightening Phone Call - Queen of the South Season 5 Episode 10

You by no means know who your neighbors actually are or what they’re into. 

Then we had been left hanging, not figuring out what occurred to Kelly Anne as three am got here, Pote was nowhere to be discovered, and the CIA closed in on her motel room.

If I needed to watch Kelly Anne be killed, I do not assume I might have gotten over that. 

But it surely was Pote who took the brunt of the hits, each actually and figuratively. 

I will admit that I rolled my eyes when the cops drove over and insisted on serving to Pote change that tire. No offense meant to law enforcement officials, however I have been in that place and been particularly instructed that altering tires isn’t what they do. Perhaps it is totally different in Texas. 

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Pote was sensible sufficient to remain well mannered and calm, at the same time as they had been arresting him. All Chicho may do was watch from the group. 

When Pote stated he was taking a plea deal of 5 years in jail for the carjacking, my coronary heart sank. I perceive why he’d take the deal. Federal carjacking fees can result in as much as a 15-year sentence. With Teresa’s community now gone, there was no hope of breaking out or some high-priced lawyer slicing him a greater deal. 

Unbeknownst to Pote, Devon appeared to reward him one thing for his loyalty. He had him protected in jail and instructed Boaz to face down.

However Pote needed to do the time and survive…and hope that Kelly Anne had by some means survived as effectively. 

Forty-seven months is a very long time to stay in a field, but when anybody may endure it, it is Pote. It was good to see Chicho ready for him when he bought out and surprisingly satisfying to know that Marcel was working with them to lastly take out Boaz. 

Taking Down an Enemy - Queen of the South Season 5 Episode 10

I believed that Chicho was a useless man inside that trailer. How any of them made it out amidst that a lot gunfire is a thriller. 

It was heartening to see that Chicho was nonetheless alive and that Pote was prepared to throw himself to the wolves in a last-ditch effort to take out Boaz and save his loyal good friend and fellow soldier. 

Having one in every of Boaz’s personal males name him out for not taking Pote’s problem was after I knew I used to be lastly going to see what I would been ready for since Boaz killed George.

Boaz would by no means have agreed to a knife struggle with Pote if he may have prevented it  However not doing so would have meant humiliation and a lack of respect from his personal males. Beneath all of that bluster, I ponder if Boaz knew he was screwed. 

Watching Pote stab him for George and Kelly Anne and the ultimate kill stroke for Teresa as he glared straight into Boaz’s eyes was a extremely rewarding second that I’ve watched greater than as soon as. 

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Then Pote was set to vanish however not earlier than setting issues proper in New Orleans. 

Marcel: What’s it?
Pote: It’s a present and a reminder. After what you and Teresa went by means of she nonetheless thought of you household.

Chicho bought again the bar that Boaz had stolen from him, and Marcel bought the waterfront property and sufficient cash to finish the challenge. 

After years of combating for respect and recognition, Teresa had gifted him the means to amass each. Even higher, it appeared that he and Chicho can be engaged on it collectively. 

However what occurred to James and Kelly Anne?

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That leads us to Zihuatanejo or the Queen of the South model of it. 

Once I noticed Pote strolling on that seaside, I could not assist however smile, and that smile grew till the credit rolled. 

The primary particular person Pote got here throughout was his younger daughter constructing a sandcastle.

That’s a fairly citadel. You recognize what your citadel wants? Just a little soldier to guard it.


Seeing Kelly Anne alive and her elation over Pote’s return was all the things I may have hoped for from this finale, but it surely solely bought higher. 

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James was there, as was Teresa, very a lot alive. 

Pote stated she regarded totally different, in all probability as a result of she was smiling. Her previous life did not permit for a lot of that. 

Their plan had labored completely, aside from Pote’s arrest, however even Pote admitted that if any a part of it needed to go mistaken, he was the one finest outfitted to face up to such a delay.

Devon believed Teresa was useless, and Teresa Mendoza, the drug kingpin, was. What was reborn was a contented lady who was cooking for her buddies, her household. 

We’re by no means instructed the place they’re on the earth, however the home is beautiful, and it is clear they have the funds for to maintain them secure, sequestered, and completely satisfied. 

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My solely letdown on this ending, and it’s slight, is that we by no means once more noticed Camila Vargas after Teresa despatched her into exile. Camila was such an enormous a part of the primary a number of seasons that I am stunned her story ended there. 

Perhaps an ending as completely satisfied as that is unrealistic, and, given this can be a narco present, I am stunned that is how the collection was wrapped up.

However I am not dissatisfied. If anybody had the cash, sources, and cleverness to have the ability to disappear utterly, it was Teresa. Plus, Teresa at all times deliberate a number of steps forward, so it isn’t a shock that she’d have a ship and a captain on standby for 2 years, simply in case she wanted to run. 

Ultimately, I’ve loved Queen of the South from the primary episode to the final, and there aren’t many exhibits I can say that about. It stayed true to its characters and its idea from the pilot to the finale. As a lot as I do not wish to see it go, I am completely satisfied it is ending on such a excessive notice. 

Teresa and her crew deserve it. 

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Now it is your flip, Queen of the South followers! Hit that massive, blue, SHOW COMMENTS button down under to share what you really liked and hated about this collection finale. 

Then examine again with us for a Queen of the South collection wrap-up. And remember, you possibly can watch Queen of the South online right here at TV Fanatic. 

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Workers Author. Observe her on Twitter.

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