After finally getting herself lined out from Epifanio’s sabotage, Camila was dealt a major blow with the fall of Manuel, as the Jimenez cartel was her only remaining source for product. Without them to help her get back on her feet, and with the thought out there that her alliance with him meant she was culpable in the assassination attempt, Camila now has to find a source that Epifanio can’t touch. Which explains the reasoning behind keeping Guero alive after his dalliance with the DEA; ordinarily, Camila would have had him killed without a second thought, but his connection to mysterious El Santo is an ace up her sleeve that she can’t afford to ignore.
On the next episode of Queen of the South, Guero, James, and Teresa head to Bolivia in search of El Santo. If they manage to make a connection with the elusive dealer and strike up a deal large enough to keep Camila afloat (and untouchable by Epifanio), they’ll have effectively saved the Vargas cartel and bought themselves a little leeway with Camila; however, if they come up empty, not only might Camila be completely out of options (outside of returning to Epifanio), she’ll have no reason to keep Guero alive, a twist of fate Teresa wants to avoid. But while Teresa and Guero are especially motivated to broker this deal for Camila, not everyone out there wants the transaction to go through seamlessly, as the Vargas representatives run into one roadblock after another in their quest to contact El Santo. As resourceful as Teresa, Guero, and James might be, they don’t have the manpower to fight through any significant opposition, so if they get into a big enough jam while in Bolivia, there’s a chance they might not be able to turn the tables quite so easily.
Queen of the South airs Thursdays at 10:00 on USA.
Will Teresa, Guero, and James escape Bolivia in one piece? Can they complete a deal big enough with El Santo to put Camila back on the right track? If the deal with El Santo works out, is Camila going to fall back when it comes to Guero?