Queen of the South Season 5 Episode four Evaluation: La Situacion


Teresa Mendoza’s world is way from black and white, however her vogue alternative was simply that in Queen of the South Season 5 Episode 4.

Teresa skipped her signature white go well with to go along with a half black, half white outfit, which appeared to represent the road she walked between what was needed and expedient.

Teresa had beforehand felt she had no alternative however to show Marcel Dumas over to the authorities to save lots of Boaz and her operation, however killing Captain Gamble was extra of a gray space.

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As a lot as Teresa tried to make amends with Dumas and get him out of jail, her efforts acquired her nowhere on each fronts.

You may preserve your coke and your bullshit apologies. I might reasonably my folks starve than be in enterprise with you.


It was laborious in charge Dumas for being livid. He had minimize previous alliances and gone towards the recommendation of his mentor, Lucien, to accomplice with Teresa.

To place it bluntly, Marcel acquired screwed, however he quickly realized that it wasn’t simply by Teresa.

Lucien needed to be the individual to drop the dime on James and Marcel as they tried to go away the state. Nobody else had any concept what route James was taking. 

A Lot To Consider - Queen of the South Season 5 Episode 4

Nevertheless it wasn’t till Lucien lied and tried to usurp Marcel’s authority that the reality hit Dumas.

Marcel: I recognize you, Lucien. You recognize I do.
Lucien: Oh, do you? I discovered you. Saved you out of your hell of a life. Gave you an empire, and you’ve got the gall to query my selections.
Marcel: I sweat, bled, I even killed so that you can be sure to acquired out clear similar to you wished. I’ve earned my place. I bear in mind every thing you probably did for me, Lucien. I do. Proper now, I would like you to recollect that is nonetheless my enterprise, and also you do issues my means.

I imagine that so long as Marcel survives his jail stint, Teresa will determine a option to get him out and make issues proper. The larger query is whether or not Marcel will stay loyal to her when she does. 

Captain Gamble wasn’t so fortunate, and I nearly felt sorry for him. 


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Gamble: I knew the decide was into some soiled issues, however this…
Pote: Not everybody was as fortunate as you, Cabron. Whereas he was sending you to nighttime college, he was sending these children to hell.

Gamble did not know that Lafayette was sentencing black and brown children to most sentences to line his personal pockets, and it was apparent the information affected him.

Nonetheless, it is laborious to color the person as harmless. He knew how corrupt the decide was. Gamble took payoffs and performed the decide’s recreation for years, and he was fast to conform to bribes from Teresa when the decide’s luck ran out. 

Just a little too fast, it appears, as a result of that is why Teresa did not belief him to maintain his mouth shut with the Feds. 

I discover it troublesome to sentence Teresa for getting forward of Gamble’s potential treachery. She had no cause to belief the Captain, and if he turned her into the FBI, the results may have been extreme.

However James wasn’t joyful along with her resolution of a pre-emptive strike.

Changing Views - Queen of the South Season 5 Episode 4

Pote: I used to inform Teresa that she used to do issues the laborious means. Making an attempt to make peace with out firing the primary shot.
James: Trigger she had a code. A line she would not cross.
Pote: Codes are supposed to be cracked.

James is a employed killer. He is killed for the CIA, so why did killing Gamble on Teresa’s orders appear to hassle him a lot? 

Teresa has at all times had a code, however she’s additionally keen to do what’s needed. The extent of violence she wants to reply with adjustments with each state of affairs, and within the case of Gamble and the FBI, taking out Gamble was the sensible transfer, even when it stepped over that line. 

I do not fear about James turning on Teresa, however I can see him leaving as soon as once more if he turns into too disheartened along with her ways. 

James Lies in Wait - Queen of the South Season 5 Episode 4

Nevertheless it was Kelly Anne who was actually freaking out, and it was powerful to criticize her for it. She appeared to take the fixed bodyguard and the decaf espresso in stride, however they’ve by no means gone toe to toe with the Feds like this.

And she or he had some extent. Previously, when the Feds began closing in, Teresa and her crew would hop on a personal airplane and take off. However not this time. Teresa is so near going legit that she is not keen to show again now.

If all of it goes fallacious, Kelly Anne may find yourself having her child in jail after which have it taken away. That will terrify any mother to be. 

Kelly Anne: That is the FBI we’re speaking about, not some native yahoos with a Sheriff’s badge. We must be on the primary flight out of right here. How does Teresa not perceive that?
Pote: As a result of she got here from nothing. And as soon as you’ve got been hungry, you will do something to not really feel like that once more.

Fortunately, Pote was capable of discuss Kelly Anne down. As a lot as I like the remainder of Teresa’s crew, Pote is the one one I fully belief to be loyal to her. I additionally suspect that Teresa would lay down her life to save lots of Pote and the household he is creating with Kelly Anne.

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However Kelly Anne pulled it collectively and proved her value when she and Teresa marched into the FBI workplaces so Teresa may “confess.”

My boyfriend, Guero Davilas, labored for the cartel. When Guero was killed, he left every thing to me to construct a greater life, so that is what I did. All I am attempting to do is be a authentic enterprise proprietor, however between corrupt regulation enforcement and everybody assuming I am a prison, I am unable to make that occur. In order that’s why I’ve come to the FBI.


I actually did not know what to anticipate when the FBI was about to raid the distillery, and Teresa determined to confront the FBI head-on, however as standard, she performed it brilliantly. 

Though the timing may have simply not labored out in her favor. 

That Teresa despatched Tequila as an alternative of cocaine on that cargo wasn’t a shock. She’s not naive, and Lucien’s cellphone name smelled of a double-cross. 

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But when the SWAT crew had jumped the gun and entered that distillery, Teresa and Kelly Anne may have been in cuffs as an alternative of strolling out the door. 

Lucien’s disloyalty to each Teresa and Dumas earned him a go to from Pote, who had his plastic tarps on the prepared. 

Actually, I am nonetheless ticked off that we did not get to see Choose Lafayette die. It might sound morbid, however that man deserved a painful, onscreen demise, or a minimum of to be locked up in one in every of his personal prisons earlier than he was taken out. 

I am oddly disillusioned to have solely seen his head in a field. 

I am additionally relieved that Teresa lastly is aware of that Pote and Kelly Anne are having a child. I doubt she thinks it is a good suggestion, however she realizes it is occurring and, as I mentioned beforehand, it may change how she makes selections sooner or later.

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And when the FBI confirmed the image of Epifanio, was anybody else hoping we would get an replace on Camila and Isabela?

Your flip, Queen of the South followers.

Will Teresa have the ability to spring Dumas from jail?

Is that this the final we’ll hear from the FBI’s Corruption Activity Power?

Will there be any blowback from Capt. Gamble’s demise?

Who Set Up Marcel? - Queen of the South Season 5 Episode 4

Is James having second ideas about working for Teresa?

And am I the one one lacking King George?

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

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