Graceland: Briggs gets nervous and Mike gets bloody sneaky in “Bag Man”

Aaron Tveit as Mike Warren and Gbenga Akinnagbe as Jeremiah Bello in 'Graceland'

Aaron Tveit as Mike Warren and Gbenga Akinnagbe as Jeremiah Bello in ‘Graceland’

I have never been so angry yet so giddy at the end of a television episode in all my life.  I’ve also never screamed at a TV so much in all my life.  My head is spinning.  Dare I say this was the best episode of Graceland so far?  I bow down to you tonight, Jeff Eastin.  Well done!

Before I get into the meat of this episode, I have to get something off of my chest.  I am so glad Abby and Mike are done.  She was so boring.  Really cute.  But boring.  I think the whole point of Mike having a relationship with Abby was to show that even though he lied through his teeth to her, he was able to be the most honest with her and that’s as good as it’s ever going to get for him.  It was also really sweet when Paige said the best part about Mike is that he’s uncomfortable with the lies and that it makes him a good guy.  It’s true.

Moving on… seriously this episode was mind-blowing.  First of all, precious Mike Warren, ladies and gentlemen, knows a heck of a lot more than he’s revealing to his household members.  In fact, I would bet money that he knows exactly what Briggs is up to and is only waiting for the opportune moment to get him.  Did we all catch the hints he was throwing down to Briggs throughout the episode?

1) Mike tells Briggs they found his DNA on the heroin, but smoothes it over by saying they found his too.

2) On the beach after the torture debacle, Mike questions Briggs on whether he really wants to catch Odin or if he’s just using the situation to get revenge on Jangles.

3) Mike tells Briggs he has a pretty good idea of Odin’s height, build, and fighting style.  He even mentions that he probably broke Odin’s ribs… Briggs’ ribs.

Watch your back Paul Briggs.  Your mentee is sharper than you think he is, and I have a feeling from here on out it’s going to be no more Mr. Nice Mike.  It’s also going to be no more Ms. Nice Charlie and no more Mr. Nice Johnny.  They’re on to Briggs, too.

Theory:  What if everyone in the Graceland household was sent to investigate Briggs but none of them know that the others are also conducting an investigation?  Complicated, I know, but it’s a thought.

Another theory:  What if Briggs isn’t actually conspiring with Bello?  There’s a sliver of hope in me that there’s conspiracy on top of conspiracy on top of conspiracy here.  I don’t want Briggs to be the bad guy, I really don’t.  This is only a hope, though.  However, I did get really excited when the Graceland gang almost caught him, and I especially wanted them to kick him for strangling Mike.

The trailer for next week’s episode reveals Mike gets injured beyond a little loss of oxygen, and I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle it.  This week was gross enough.  I guess if Mike can watch a man get his hand chopped off and then proceed to cauterize it himself, I can handle what’s coming next.  Right?

Only a few weeks left of this season of Graceland, and I want to know if your theories have gotten as colorful as mine.  Leave a comment and let me know!

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