Season 2 - Episode 16: Lesser Evil

Episode 16: Lesser Evil

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Carla informs Westen that her boss is due in town, and as a result he must catch Victor and deliver him to her immediately. Unbeknown to Carla, Westen has already caught Victor and incarcerated him in a lock-up, where he and Sam have been interrogating him about Carla's shadowy organisation. At first Victor is uncooperative, but Westen tells him that if he refuses to talk, he will be handed over. "Your only shot now is to trust me," Westen warns him. "You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain."

Victor confesses that he was working for the CIA in Mexico City when all at once his wife and son were murdered, and he received a burn notice. Shortly afterwards Carla got in touch and asked him to work for her, and Victor agreed, treating it as an opportunity to find out who killed his family. However, before long, Victor uncovered the shocking truth, which set him on the path to taking his revenge. "It was Carla," he recalls bitterly. "She had my family killed as part of my recruitment."

Victor wastes no time in warning his new pal that Carla will have wised up to their treachery by now. They decide to flee the lock-up, which is already surrounded by her henchmen. With customary guile, Westen and his new comrade manage to escape, prompting a furious phone call from Carla. "Enough," she tells him, darkly. "It's time for you to learn that actions have consequences." Can the duo escape their murderous ex-employer?

Meanwhile, Sam sets out to find Madeline and spirit her away from Miami for her own safety. However, Madeline is not willing go quietly. By the time she backs down, her house is surrounded by Carla's men. Thinking on his feet, Sam makes some explosives using household objects, and the pair are able to create a distraction and escape the house. Madeline, however, still refuses to let Sam look after her. "I can take care of myself - you go and save my son," she orders Sam, firmly. "If they sent men after me with guns, god knows what they sent after him.".

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