Mike: “If you had a problem you couldn’t fix, wouldn’t you just try to eliminate the problem?”
“Hand of Glory” is the August 20 episode of “Graceland.” Reminder: this article has spoilers, so read at your own risk. “Graceland” airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. central on USA.
What is the truth, Briggs? Did anyone else find themselves asking that question over and over? Briggs didn’t share the whole story with his team, and for that reason, Paige was put in a dangerous situation. Why couldn’t Briggs just tell Mike and Johnny that the plan would involve Paige’s cover being blown?
Because of Briggs’ history, it wasn’t difficult to jump to the same conclusion that Mike did. Briggs has gone rogue. This was all nicely done. We believed that Briggs killed Logan. It was a crazy, crazy ride. Did you trust Briggs or did you share Mike’s suspicions?
The why part is still unclear. Okay, yes this solidified Briggs’s relationship with Ari, and maybe it will help him with the rest of the Sarkissians, but Paige was already there. She has her ticket in with Toros. He’s in love with her. Why burn her cover and risk her getting hurt?
Logan was clearly involved in the plan, so somehow it was genius enough to get him to agree to being tortured. There has to be some greater scheme involved. Personally, if the mission required Paul Briggs and Ari to get out their torture tools, the best decision would be to pick another mission. Just say no to torture.
Was anyone else starting to like Toros and Paige together? They were cute. He really opened up to her about everything in his life. Toros was so hurt and upset whenever he realized Paige ditched his big day. What man wouldn’t be upset if his girl ran out on him, leaving him alone in a church?
If you wear a white outfit, you will end up with some kind of stain by the end of the day. Paige, you did look absolutely stunning in it, but there’s no way that is going to come out. Paige’s face when Briggs, Johnny, and Mike found her was absolutely heartbreaking. She killed a man who was right on top of her without the distance of a gun.
There’s been a lot of discussion in the house about their roles as federal agents. As they’ve said, they have stopped arresting people. Their jobs have turned them into executioners.
At some point, there needs to be repercussions. Right now, all anyone is doing is bringing up this troubling fact. The tune hasn’t changed though. It will be interesting to see how Toros’ death changes things, especially for Paige.
What did you think of the episode? Did anyone care about Charlie and Jakes’ storyline at all? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.