|Season 1 · Episode 08|
|Airdate||August 8, 2013|
Bag Man is the 8th episode of Season 1 of the series and the 8th produced episode.
The newly formed Briggs-Bello alliance is tested when members of the Caza Cartel head north with a deadly ultimatum. During the aftermath, Mike is forced to push his own limits for the good of the case.
Complete Synopsis (with spoilers)Edit
Briggs/Odin begins his commerce with Bello, leaving bags of heroin (taken from a large stash in his secret safe house) and never picking up the bags of cash Bello leaves in exchange (as they are watched by the others). Caza send a hit team to one of Bello's distribution centers, killing several of his employees, but one of their men is captured. Bello tortures and maims him before Mike saves his life and sends him back; he tells them that Jangles is coming for them. Mike brings Abby to Graceland against the rules, and she sees enough to scare her off for good. Charlie is suspicious of the audio cutoff in the Briggs-Bello meeting; she and Johnny search the safe house (where Briggs appears to be about to shoot up) but do not find him or the hidden stash. Mike interrupts the next heroin delivery to force Bello to meet Odin again. Briggs prepares a way for Bello to meet him in spite of the surveillance, and gives Bello the keys to the safe house. To cover the escape of "Odin" he attacks Mike from behind and subdues him before he can be seen, though he suffers badly bruised ribs that he conceals from the others.
- Daniel Sunjata as Paul Briggs
- Aaron Tveit as Mike Warren
- Vanessa Ferlito as Catherine "Charlie" DeMarco
- Manny Montana as Joe "Johnny" Tuturro
- Brandon Jay McLaren as Dale "DJ" Jakes
- Serinda Swan as Paige Arkin
- Serafin Falcon as Hitman
- Andrew Croker as Heroin Addict
- Daimion Johnson as Dealer
- Devon Dassaw as Randall
- Carmela Zumbado as Julie