Renewed as Netflix’s exclusive series, Narcos Season 2 continues to offer thrilling episodes to its massive audiences. In episode 5, a slight hint of Peña’s plot to do a courageous initiative to take down Columbia’s notorious kingpin, Pablo Escobar.
Inspired by the real-life events two decades ago, Narcos Season 2 featured Colonel Horacio Carillo’s character in Narcos Season 2 who’s Colonel Hugo Martinez, a retired commander of Search Bloc, in the real-life.
According to Kim MacQuarrie, the author of “The Man Who Brought Down Pablo Escobar,” he explained that Carillo’s direct involvement with killing the notorious drug dealer made the author conclude that he’s Martinez, who’s in the same condition 22 years ago.
He based his assumption to his personal encounter with retired officer Martinez. During his interview, Martinez noted about his first-hand experience during Escobar’s bloody and dangerous capture ever recorded in police’s history. That event happened on December 2, 1993.
MacQuarrie wrote that Narcos Season 2 took two American DEA agents who became heroes of the series. From there, with Martinez’ heroic act in the early 1990s inspired the series to adapt his role into a fictive character as Colonel Horacio Carillo.
In the episode 4 entitled “The Good, the Bad, and the Dead” showed Maritza, a mother of a 2-year-old daughter, and Limon, Escobar’s driver, plotted a risky escape from the hands of the kingpin. For Limon, the only way to get out of the dangerous situation was to tell the police about Escobar’s location.
In that way, they believed that the police will successfully hunt the most notorious murderer and drug dealer in the country. However, they didn’t know that the DEA Agents Javier Peña along with the far-fight paramilitary group has already discussed about taking Escobar’s life before the police takes him down, New York Times noted.
That means in Narcos Season 2 episode 5, there are two possible circumstances that certainly happen in the series. Either of the two groups, Carillo’s men of the Search Bloc or Peña’s paramilitary group, will succeed in their mission, which is to slay the Columbian kingpin Pablo Escobar.
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