The search for Eva Guerra is resolved, but that's about all that is. Ruiz's fellow officer, Hugo, has been tasked with killing her and burying her in the desert after driving her to last week's gang-rape. But Ruiz beats the truth out of him; that he instead dropped her at a rundown asylum run by Catholic nuns. He and Cross find her there and sneak her back across the border, where Cross brings her to Wade's house and Steven Linder is sort of reunited with the woman he calls his bride. I'm sure she'll be grateful.
But if you wanted anything else resolved, you're going to have to wait until next season, if ever. Charlotte Millwright is set up as the head of her own corporation with Flagman as her attorney and Ray and Cesar as her employees. Their little drug pipeline begins operation, though Ray and Cesar clearly hate each other. And then the other problem is that Charlotte is approached by some government agent -- or someone who wants her to think he's a government agent -- who appears to know everything about what she's up to, including her planned dinner with Fausto Galvan.
Frye and Mendez are assigned to visit to a local centenarian for a human interest story, only to find her dead with tens of millions of dollars and euros stashed in her house -- presumably cartel money. Frye and Mendez are sent a clue advising them to look into the old lady instead of the cash. But Mendez is probably going to end up not having her full attention on that project, because her little sister Daniela just became one of Juarez's missing girls. As we all knew she eventually would.
Cross is worried about Ruiz after watching him deliver that beating, so she sits him down to make sure he's okay. She wants him to do something about the police's involvement in Eva's case, but nothing about David Tate. Ruiz says that both of those situations are out of his hands for now and promises not to do anything stupid. But then he goes to Fausto Galvan and asks him for his first favor ever -- he wants Galvan's help to get into the prison so he can kill David Tate himself. Well, that seems healthy. And I guess we'll see how it plays out next season.
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Eva Guerra is once again sacked out in the back seat of a car in the desert. But this time the car is stationary, she's still wearing the blue dress she was wearing before, and she's looking pretty beat up. A black Escalade pulls up next to the car, and the driver from last night tells the new arrival in Spanish that she needs a hospital. The voice of the unseen newcomer -- which I don't think we're supposed to recognize as that of Fausto Galvan -- tells him to take care of her. The driver seems relieved, until the visitor hands him a revolver held in a black hanky. The driver reluctantly takes it with his bare hand and Galvan is heard saying, "You're a good boy" before getting back in his truck and driving dustily away. "Por favor," the driver moans while Eva barely stirs in the back seat.
Cross is watching Wade to a little rodeo riding in a corral, cutting one calf from the herd and skillfully keeping it separate, until he notices that Cross is looking upset as she leans over the high fence. "You're okay, you're okay," he says, though it's not clear whether he's saying it to her or the horse, and asks her to go get the brush. He ends up leading the horse out to meet her and is talking about the brushing it needs and a potential buyer for it until Cross interrupts, "Are you going to retire?" They kind of covered that in the pilot, but Wade says that the papers have been on his desk. "Carmen says I'm stalling. Maybe I am." Cross demands an answer, which he gives: "Not at the moment. No, I am not." She says that's good, because she wants to work The Dead Girls of Juarez. Wade asks if this is about "the supposed bride of Steven Linder," which she admits it is. Wade warns her that she doesn't want to put a whole lot of stock in Linder. Cross repeats that the car had U.S. plates, and if an American is involved it's their responsibility to do something about it. "Responsibility, yes," Wade says. "Jurisdiction, no." Cross is ready for that, saying that if an American commits a capital crime in Mexico, "Jurisdiction is determined by both parties." Wade chuckles and says she's been studying up, but even as she insists they do something while she's brushing the horse, he says, "For the last fifteen years, the Mexican police, us, the Mexican Army, the FBI, everybody has been working that case." And even with a number of prosecutions and convictions, the women are still dying. "It's a black hole." Cross says she wants to work it with Ruiz. "You'll be bored if you retire," she adds.