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And now, the Over/Under on Lucha Underground season two, episode 11.
Over?: A Very Roundabout Dario Cueto Investigation
So the first thing you need to know about this episode is that Dario Cueto’s organized a new Trios tournament, which is the best news. The Trios tournament in season one ended up deciding a lot of stories and matches for Ultima Lucha, and I like each season of Lucha having a certain rhythm. It’s like pay-per-views without pay-per-views. The season premiere, Aztec Warfare, Trios Tournament, Ultima Lucha.
The second thing you need to know is that Officers Reyes and Ryan are beating paired up in a trios team by their police captain as the next step in their ongoing investigation/taking down of Dario Cueto. I love this from a kitschy point of view, but man, aren’t there easier ways to get to Cueto? He’s running an “underground” fighting ring, but there are fans coming in and out of there all the time. Danny Trejo pops in. Ron Funches got a seat, you’re telling me Ron Funches has connections to underground LA fight clubs and the local police can’t get a ticket?
On top of that, Cueto’s office is pretty much open to the world, especially to people who want to threaten him. We’ve seen Pentagon Jr. almost break his arm, we’ve seen Catrina teleport in there and ghost-strangle him, hell, even Fernandez got an in-office conversation. I’m interested in hearing the logic behind a trios tournament pairing and victory will get them any closer than Cortez Castro spending half of season one hanging out in Cueto’s office and cage monster death den.