Skip to content

The Mosquito Coast Season 2 Episode 9 Recap – Will Dina Return to Casa Roja?

December 30, 2022

The Mosquito Coast Season 2 Episode 9 Recap – Will Dina Return to Casa Roja? first appeared on Ready Steady Cut.

This recap of The Mosquito Coast season 2, episode 9, “The Counterfeiters,” contains spoilers.

In The Mosquito Coast season 2 episode 8, Dinah basically escaped Casa Roja with the reluctant help of Adolfo. Interestingly enough, “The Counterfeiters” begins with the young man recounting Ally and Charly that she left and he gave her everything he had to see her on the way – since Allie encouraged her to leave anyway, it seemed like the right thing to do. Of course, we’re not lucky that she’s truly disappeared from the show, so we get a bunch of scenes of her wandering around alone, reveling in her newfound freedom.

The Mosquito Coast Season 2 Episode 9 Recap

That might be a moderately controversial opinion, but I just don’t think Dina is an interesting enough character to make it all work. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t care what happens to him. I don’t think there’s any fun watching her make her way into spas or anything because she doesn’t have much of a personality. Mileage can vary, of course, but generally this type of solo excursion is earned in narrative and characterization. Here, it just feels like something else fills the episodes in because nothing else of significance is happening.

Read also Love Is Blind: Netflix Reality Dating Revived For 2 More Seasons.

Allie and Charlie decide to keep this from Margotwho plans more explosive eco-terrorism with richard but secretly provides information about his activities to the US government in order to secure immunity. Allie, meanwhile, found a way to get Guillermo off iselais back exposing his skimmed cartel money. When some henchmen attack Casa Roja and start hacking people directly, it’s the most interesting and urgent thing to happen all season.

And yet, we continue to reduce Dina! I think the problem I have with all of this is that Dina’s idyllic new lifestyle isn’t the normalcy she constantly pretends she wants. It’s being a scammer. It’s a fantasy. And when she meets extraordinarily obnoxious rich teenage girls, it’s supposed to be the start of her realization that she’s not particularly cut out for a normal life anyway. So, in other words, it’s kind of a waste of time.

Any potential tension in this episode comes from whether the authorities will intervene in Richard’s plan thanks to Margot’s whistleblowing, and they do…only for her to find out she revealed her hand too soon. Richard only told one person what was going on, her, and now knows she is a traitor. She won’t be able to sink him in exchange for immunity, which means the fate of the Fox family once again rests entirely with Allie, who tries to blackmail Guillermo into giving her the Mosquito Rib under the threatens to reveal his financial mismanagement to the Cartel. This, and the repercussions of the Richard case, will likely be the main focus of the finale.

Read also Stargirl Episode 1 Review: The New DC Universe Series Is Hopeful Fun

But it feels like this show devoted a good chunk of its penultimate episode to a dead-end subplot, doesn’t it?

You can stream The Mosquito Coast Season 2, Episode 9, “The Counterfeiters” exclusively on Apple TV+.

Further reading:

  • The Mosquito Coast Season 2 Episode 10 Release Date
  • Mosquito Coast Season 2 ending explained. (Will be uploaded once the episode airs.)

The Mosquito Coast Season 2 Episode 9 Recap – Will Dina Return to Casa Roja? first appeared on Ready Steady Cut.