What do we remember about the highly popular show from Amazon Prime, starring Giovanni Ribisi and produced by Bryan Cranston, Sneaky Pete? SPOILERS AHEAD.
A quick recap involves one Marius, a con-man extraordinaire who stole his cellmates life after his release from prison, and the Bernhardt Bail Bonds family, with all their internal and legal external dramas too. Marius has his own colorful past that insists on catching up with him while he tries to pull a long con on Pete Murphy’s family.
When we last left our favorite con artist, not-Pete had finally managed to finish off Vince, only to get black-bagged taken by a pair of bad guys. These two guys insist that Pete produce his mother and the eleven million dollars she stole in the heist that sent him to prison in the first place, of course sending Pete off with an impossible deadline to accomplish said task. Pete decides he needs to gather intel on the two guys that popped him for his mother and so involves the pair of newbie thieves from the first season again, Gina (Jasmine Carmichael) and Gavin (Rory Culkin), much to their chagrin.
Elsewhere, erstwhile money launderer Julia (Marin Ireland) is trying desperately to figure out how to accomplish that task, while playing Duck-duck-goose! with children’s backpacks that she haphazardly used to store far too much dirty money.
Grandma’s (Margo Martindale) wrestling with her conscience over killing a man and after insisting that secrecy is what confession is for, goes to find solace in Church, despite husband Otto (Peter Gerety) begging her not to. But face-to-face seems to be kryptonite, so Grandma finds something else to obsess over when she discovers the family truck used on that terrible night is missing a headlight!
Despite everything that’s already been chaotically done to cover up the murder of Winslow, policeman Taylor (Shane McRae) has to deal with yet another investigator coming out from New York to look into his death. Precocious cousin Carly (Libe Barer) is still practicing her burgeoning grafter skills, blissfully unaware of the danger, even after the confrontation with Winslow.
Despite the swirling and mixing currents, the main issue at stake in the first episode is the two thugs who trapped Marius, Joe (Desmond Harrington) and Frank (Joseph Lyle Taylor), and just how far they’re willing to go to find Pete’s mom and that eleven million dollars. One would think, after the insane drama of the first season, that Marius had had enough, but no. Somewhere in that head of his, it isn’t even about the money, it’s about exercising his inherent conning skills and perhaps, finally, admitting he actually has feelings for the Bernhardts.
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