Cane: Open and Shut
(S01E12) This was a great episode of Cane. For once, they didn't try to wrap up all the loose ends of a story in one episode. I hate when everything is resolved too quickly. Some of the situations are dramatic and serious and should be drawn out. The shot of Alex in the rain at the end was great and left me wondering how would he get himself out of this debacle. (Unfortunately, I didn't catch any scenes for next week so I'm not sure about the fate of Cane as it has been suffering in the ratings.)
Speaking of Alex, all the best episodes of the season have been when the odds were against him. Last night proved no different. He is such a clever strong-willed character so I really like seeing him get into sticky situations and then having to dig himself out.
So who do you think killed Joe Samuels? (By the way, this is very "who shot J.R.?" isn't it? I know. Cane is no Dallas but I think everyone who watches it is hoping for that same magic.)
After he gets out of custody (thanks to his new tough lawyer), Alex makes whole list of people it might be which basically included every character on the show. Even little Artie said he was glad Joe Samuels was dead. In my opinion, the top contenders are Ellis, Bronson, Frank, and Pancho. We know for sure that Alex didn't do it because we saw the shots come through the window.
If it was Bronson, it doesn't matter now because Ramon found him dead at the end of the episode. Plus, the guy's only motivation for killing Joe Samuels was that Samuels owed him money (and we're not talking millions). It seems to me that Bronson felt somewhat vindicated after he outed Samuels' plans to Alex before Jaime's wedding. He was such a secondary character anyway. I was surprised Alex even had him on his list.
Alex also investigated Frank last night. However, this investigation is not over. It just can't be. All he did was ask Frank if anyone had the combination to the safe and then he looked around on his boat. Alex may have found something on Frank's laptop but he didn't have enough time to do a thorough search.
That leaves Ellis. She certainly was disgusted with her father because of his involvement in the murder of Lucia. Joe also taunted her last episode about how she needed to take sides and she'd never be truly part of the Duque family. All that said, her killing her own father with Alex's gun still seems far-fetched. Pancho would be a more convincing murderer. He certainly has cause for vengeance.
So, aside from Alex spending most of the episode trying to find out who really killed Joe Samuels, he also resigned from the company. I, for one, was very surprised at this. It was unbelievable that Frank would actually get what he's been wanting for so long. Nestor Carbonell's expression was great during that scene. He was happy but it's as if he won by default. He didn't seem totally satisfied.
What do you think about Alex's decision to step down as CEO of Duque Rum? I think it's the best move for his character at this point. He was right about his relationship with Pancho. His father put him in charge but argued with every decision Alex tried to make. However, I didn't like Alex's saying that the company should be run by a Duque family member. It's as if he's admitting that he's not a real part of their family, a sentiment that is in complete opposition to what Alex has said about his family all along.
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