Tulsa King Season 1 Episode 8 Recap – Is Stacy dead?

By Marc Miller
Published: January 1, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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Domenick Lombardozzi displays a dangerous man similar to James Gandolfini in The Sopranos – he’s electric as Chickie.

We recap the Paramount+ series Tulsa King Season 1 Episode 8, “Adobe Walls,” which contains spoilers.

The General and Mitch (Garrett Hedlund) are training Dwight’s (Sylvester Stallone) crew to shoot a handgun. Why? They are fighting battles on two fronts—with Dwight’s professional family back home in New York. And more immediate is the issue brewing with the Black Macadam’s biker gang in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bodhi (Martin Starr) refuses even to practice shooting because it makes him uncomfortable. (Dwight enlightens him that it’s more painful to be shot at).

Tyson (Jay Will) is more interested in looking good than hitting his target. The only real prospect is Grace (McKenna Quigley Harrington), who hits all her targets and her father taught her before he took his own life last year.

Grace asks Dwight to apologize for turning their little lives upside, which he does. She then demands Dwight lead them out of this “s**t” because they are all together.

Tulsa King Season 1 Episode 8 Recap

The Manfredi empire is ready to expand. They want to build a casino attached to Mitch’s and bring in their weed wholesaler, Jimmy, to be the frontman because of his indigenous roots. His cut will be 20%, but Jimmy’s muscle, the tall and twitchy Baby Face, is now in jail for punching a cop. Dwight needs some junior “bad-ass Baby Faces” to come in for muscle help. Jimmy is going to help with that. As Bodhi puts it to Jimmy later on, why are they getting in deeper with Dwight? They are already in for a penny and might as well go in for a pound.

Meanwhile, ATF agent Stacy Beale has had enough. She confronts Waltrip, the head of the Black Macadams, who denies knowing anything about Roxie’s whereabouts. Stacy is in warrior mode. I mean, probably soaked in vodka, but warrior mode nonetheless. She confronts the FBI agents who are more interested in Dwight than the most dangerous biker gang in Oklahoma. Stacy unveils that her missing informant saw that Waltrip had millions in offshore accounts on his computer, wanting to arrest him for tax fraud. The FBI gathers a warrant, and the computer is obtained, but Waltrip is gone.

Speaking of Waltrip, he orders the Tulsa PD cops on his payroll to arrest Dwight. Why? Because he wants him in jail so he can call or plant someone to murder him and end this threat. Except, when they come up on Tyson’s driver, the General in the Escalade, Manfredi, becomes proactive. He gets out and pretends to have a revolver in his hand under his jacket, threatening the cops that if they make a move on Waltrip’s order, he will make sure they don’t make it back for dinner with their families. Wise decision, they leave Dwight alone and report to Waltrip that they cannot locate him.

The other threat, Chickie, plans to take out Dwight, a made man who is a legend in that family and other rival factions. One of Chickie’s Capo’s has concerns and voices them. Chickie allows him to air them and tactfully lets him know the decision is final. This guy brings it up again, and now Chickie – The Wire’s Domenick Lombardozzi is showing off an impressive James Gandolfini split-second temper switch – pushes him against a wall and warns him to get on the same page. He later calls Dwight and baits him into meeting for dinner to calm the waters and turn the page. Of course, Chickie wants to calm the waters by dropping Dwight’s body into the water like Big P***y.

Ending Explained

There was a shooting, and someone was shot. Stacy was shot in the stomach. The episode ends with Stacy approaching Dwight and telling him she has convinced the FBI to move off him. They are now tracking down Waltrip, who is in the wind. However, they asked if she would like to come for a drink at his hotel. That’s when Waltrip and one of his goons pull up on their bikes a hundred yards away. Stacy sees them pull their guns, moves Dwight out of the way, and returns fire. So does Dwight.

It looks like Stacy is the one who killed the goon, but Waltrip fires a shot that appears to hit our favorite ATF agent in the stomach. Dwight holds her until a doctor arrives. He then gives his gun to Tyson, who runs off before the cops come. They approach and ask for Dwight’s name, and he gives it to them.

Was Stacy killed off in Tulsa King? We won’t find out until next week.

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