Narcos: Mexico Season 2, Episode 3, “Ruben Zuno Arce” shows Breslin and his men zoning in on Félix as Zuno is their next target.
This recap of Netflix Series Narcos: Mexico season 2, episode 3, “Ruben Zuno Arce” contains significant spoilers.
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Time is seemingly running out for Félix in Narcos: Mexico Season 2, Episode 3, “Ruben Zuno Arce”, and he feels it. It opens up with Félix having some kind of dream. Mariá is talking to him and explains that “everything has changed” // “they are chasing you, Miguel. Run”. Félix tells Mariá that he has ****ed up.
Meanwhile, Episode 3, “Ruben Zuno Arce” sees Acosta waking up Amado in the middle of the night to settle his feud with Fermin. They get information from a girl and they enter a hospital and grab a man from his hospital bed.
As for Breslin, he’s a man on a mission. He talks of how Zuno has royalties and a direct link to the Minister of Defence. Breslin describes Zuno’s high-fuelled lifestyle and shows his superior Zuno’s property. Breslin claims Zuno may have heard rumors that he is next and his superior is mad that they didn’t keep their mission of Verdin quiet. Breslin gets the green light to go after Zuno anyway, but they will need to be creative.
And now Félix is fretting; he receives news that Verdin is dead and he wants to see Calderoni immediately. Calderoni tells Félix that the Americans will be looking for him. Félix is mad and frustrated at Calderoni when he recommends that he hides. Félix is not ready to give up his empire yet, he wants a solution.
Amado and Acosta’s men beat up the man from the hospital and ask for a name — he says Arevalo. Amado asks Acosta who Arevalo is. Amado asks for a promise that when this family feud is over that he returns to Juárez. Amado is clearly losing his patience with Acosta — claiming the man doesn’t know what he is doing.
Back to Zuno and he starts to get extremely paranoid when he hears two women talking about Americans in his house. He is alerted that they have found Americans outside waiting in cars on the CCTV footage. Zuno is panicking, snorting copious amounts of coke, not knowing where his head is at. He receives a message that the Americans know where he is and he needs to leave immediately. Apparently, the message was from Félix.
Back to Acosta in Episode 3 who goes to speak to a woman named Antonia. She tells him that Fermin is not home. Acosta and Antonia argue about the family feud; Acosta is determined to resolve it and gives Antonia the gun and asks her to kill him. She refuses to do it — “Only you and Fermin can end this”.
A sweaty Zuno drives off with his entourage and his men surround the American’s car. Zuno gets on a plane not knowing it is being operated by Americans. Zuno and his men arrive at Texas surrounded by police officials. Breslin cockily introduces himself to Zuno on the plane.
A great plan from Breslin and his men to tease Zuno out of his house to capture him.
On the road, Acosta and Amado’s vehicle is shot and a dangerous shootout ensues. Out of nowhere, Fermin arrives on the scene and fires shots at Acosta. Amada shoots Fermin dead. With the shoot out over and emotional Acosta says his feud with Fermin is something he started and needed to end and says Fermin deserves to leave this world with respect.
Narcos: Mexico Season 2, Episode 3, “Ruben Zuno Arce” closes with Félix ringing Mariá’s house and asking how his children are and queries whether they have their gifts.
- Benjamin wants reassurance from Félix that the mess at the warehouse will be sorted. He wants help. Félix agrees with a 10% tax for everything that comes through from Sinaloa.
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