Season two of “From Dusk Till Dawn” is just about here! Season two comes out tomorrow, Tuesday August 25 at 8 p.m. CT on El Rey Network. We’re in for one crazy ride this season.
Some of you may have already devoured the premiere thanks to it being released a week early on demand. If you haven’t seen the episode or even if you have, let’s check out and discuss this exclusive clip below from the premiere, courtesy of the fabulous people at El Rey.
As you can see in the exclusive clip above, the Sheriff’s department has found the Gecko’s car burnt to a crisp with two people inside of it. They think the Geckos are the dead bodies inside (hello, one of them is wearing Richie’s glasses). Freddie was called to verify whether or not the rather crispy bodies where in fact the Geckos.
Personally, it was one of the more interesting moments of the premiere. Freddie Gonzalez defied his blood lust at the end of last season when he didn’t drive a stake through Richie’s heart. If Freddie had given in to his bloodline, then it would have meant that he would lose his family.
He chose family over destiny, and Freddie went home to Margaret and Billie. He made some home improvements (as episode two will show), but Freddie has resigned to live a normal life as a Texas Ranger, and, as much as he can, Freddie decided to stay away from culebras and the Geckos.
Then why did he choose to declare that the Geckos were dead? Freddie checked for fangs on Richie, and when he didn’t find any, he knew that the bodies weren’t those of Richard and Seth Gecko. Freddie broke the law by lying about the identity of the corpses, which suggests that he’s getting ready to battle some culebras and most likely a Gecko or two.
Back in June at ATX Festival, Jesse Garcia shared his thoughts on why Freddie made the decision to declare the Gecko brothers dead: “I think the choice he made at the end of the first episode is kind of to throw off any trial so he can kind of pursue that clean. I don’t think he has a choice. I think that this is his life now.”
It makes sense. If someone goes through all the trouble to make the world believe they are dead, it’s because they are planning something big. With every law enforcement officer looking for the Geckos, Richie and Seth are limited in what they can do.
Freddie is still a Ranger, but it looks like he is taking a page from the Geckos by going outside the law. If the Geckos are going to die, then Freddie wants it to be by his hand, so he is eliminating some of the competition. Plus, fighting the Geckos takes a certain sort of skill that most officers don’t have.
Freddie is gearing up for battle again. Can he do this without losing his wife and daughter? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.