(S01E05) Last night on Cane things continued to heat up for Alex Vega. He had some close calls with the law. How much longer can he cover his tracks with his involvement in Quinones's murder? Plus, Senator Barnes had to resign because he was found with a male hooker. (Is that the right term? I think Joe Samuels helped would say so.) Guess there's no ethanol deal. Bad news for Alex. Good news for Cane fans. We get to watch him try to clean up this fine mess.
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And the good news continues...Santo is back! Other characters keep pointing out that he is an ex-gang member and former convict but despite this criminal past, he is the only character on the show who seems honorable. Alex and Santo struck a deal early in the season (he would help Alex if Alex helped bring his family over from Cuba) and Santo has held up his end so far. He did murder Quinones which shows he is capable of violence but he did it for Alex's family and in a way, for his family too. Santo connected with Alex because he views Alex as someone who will do anything to protect his family.
The best scene tonight was when Santo wrote "Besame el culo." on the paper laid out for his confession. I loved the "Oye Como Va" playing in the background as he proudly told the detective the English translation. I also loved the slow motion shots as Alex and Santo left the police station as free men...for now.
But what's with Frank? In the beginning he seemed against Alex in every way. He was shaping up to be the villain of the show. But last week, his sentiments toward his adopted brother had changed (so much so that he broke off his affair with Ellis Samuels). However, this week they had steamy fake TV sex on her staircase. I thought he had flipped back to his old self but after the late night "booty call" he just left her again. I almost (and I repeat almost because Ellis will prove to be malicious at some point) felt bad for her when he walked away so dismissively after she tried to patch things up. I still maintain that she has real feelings for him.
Later on in the episode Frank even corroborates Alex's story as he, Alex, and the detective (whose name escapes me) watch football. Clearly he did this in part to get more clout with Alex when it comes to future business decisions. Perhaps he is waiting to gather more information before he attempts a coup de etat for control of Duque Rum.
I can't wait to find out what will happen with Katie (Alex's daughter) and her older hottie "boyfriend." At first I was unsure what an older much cooler guy would want with a teenage girl (what is she like 15 or something?). But the video camera explains a lot and at least absolves him of being a perve. Next week we will probably see this sex scandal come to a head. I find myself not as excited to see how Alex handles it but how his wife Isabel will handle her not-so-virginal daughter.