As we fade in on Season Two of NARCOS, the audience finds Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura), leader of the Medellín Cartel, on foot – trekking through the dark Colombian backwoods fresh off his escape from La Catedral. But while Escobar might seem adrift, he’s anything but – passing soldiers tasked with capturing him, but suddenly frozen, confronted with the man – and paralyzed by fear. Willing to do nothing but watch him stroll further into the distance... a free man.
And freedom will come at a heavy cost. Angered by his perceived slight by the government – raiding his prison without his authority – Escobar’s eager to remind those that betrayed him of his place: the most powerful narco-trafficker in the history of the world. Unquestionably more dangerous than ever, Pablo works to rebuild his empire – quickly stepping up operations, increasing cocaine production – and unleashing a war against the Colombian State; a reign of terror unparalleled, to this date, in both violence and brutality.
We’ll find that peace and Escobar’s demise will come at their own cost; via dangerous alliances, that test the morality of the hunt. As each character must, at one time or another, consider the lengths with which they’re willing to go, the methods they’re willing to take... before asking the fatal question: how far can you follow someone into the fire before becoming engulfed in the flames?
In this season, there are no heroes and there are no villains; it’s a matter of perception, and on which side you stand. In war, there only exists the compromises that lie between...