The mystery continues to twist and turn and the stakes continue to rise in “The Wire”, as Sevvy shows his true colors.
This The Fix Episode 3 recap for the episode titled “The Wire” contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
You might recall that at the end of the previous episode, Sevvy Johnson (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) had arrived at the home of his smoking hot mistress, Dia (Vannessa Vasquez), demanding to know if she had bumped off his late missus Jessica Meyer (Taylor Kalupa). Turns out she didn’t, but it also turns out that Sevvy’s squeaky-clean pacifistic public image is starting to become a little fragile, to say the least.
You might also recall that Maya (Robin Tunney) smugly dropped the incriminating footage of Jessica’s injuries to cap off last week’s hour, and Ezra Wolf (Ezra Wolf) is predictably still on damage control duties, trying to keep a handle on his increasingly problematic client, who at this point is deemed untrustworthy even by his son, Gabriel (Alex Saxon).
There’s a lot going on in “The Wire”, from secret passages in and out of Sevvy’s house to Maya’s secret admirers, but the episode’s namesake is a wire worn by Dia with the intention of catching Sevvy in some bullshit. Dia is all set to expose the sting, but when she’s greeted by Ezra’s fixer Buck Neal (Robert Wisdom) and offered $50K in hush money, she promptly loses it, marching to his home to confront him. She’s able to get him to admit his cooked-up alibi and the existence of the secret passage in his house, which Ezra is naturally fuming about. Ezra and Sevvy argue, which results in a chair being thrown through a window, adding further doubt to the idea that Sevvy really is just a placid, misunderstood guy with very, very bad luck.
There’s more: Loni (Mouzam Makkar) is still stuck between a rock and a hard place, Maya and Matthew (Adam Rayner) find themselves getting a lot closer, and Buck Neal arrives at Maya’s ranch, ostensibly looking for a new horse. The case is hotting up, and the stakes are getting higher. More next time.
Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.