The Mosquito Coast season 2 episode 9 recap & review: The Counterfeiters

The ninth episode of ‘The Mosquito Coast’ season 2 sees Allie confronting Guillermo about his business while Margot tries to get Richard arrested. The episode is now streaming on Apple TV+.


Allie and Charlie corner Adolfo to question him about where he took Dina. Charlie quickly grabs Adolfo’s phone while Allie interrogates him. Adolfo claims that Allie asked Dina to leave, and that’s why she left.

Allie is confident that his daughter will come back. Charlie is a bit disappointed in his father for allowing Dina to go. Despite that, he agrees not to tell Margot about this.

Richard explains to Margot his plans to target a new 1,000-megawatt plant that came online last year.

Richard assures her that they have remote-controlled detonators this time, which means no one else will get hurt. He pitches to use her as his spotter and invites her to scout the plant.

Margot later rings Raban and informs him that Richard is hitting an electrical plant. Raban asks for both Richard and Allie, but Margot first wants it in writing that she and her kids would get immunity for handing them over. Then only she will provide further information.

Allie lets Isela know that he has found a solution to their Guillermo problem. He reveals that Guillermo is skimming from the cartels.

Guillermo’s traffickers show up looking for Allie. Isela tries to buy Allie some time while he transfers the pictures of Guillermo’s package onto a computer. The traffickers behave harshly with the people of Isela’s camp.

Charlie tries to fight one of them off, but because of his bravery, a woman named Silvia gets her neck slit at the hands of the trafficker Charlie was fighting with.

Allie then shows up, ready to be taken to Guillermo. Allie watches Charlie, who is left shaken to his core after that incident, while he gets taken away.

Allie negotiates with Guillermo after disclosing that he knows about his skimming operation. Allie asks for a place on the Nocera Peninsula in exchange for not exposing his operation to the cartel.

Allie comes back to Isela’s camp and tells Isela that he has struck a deal with Guillermo. He wonders where Charlie is. Isela says that she hasn’t seen him. Charlie is out there in the forest, lying wrapped under leaves, assuring himself that he is fine.

Allie later comforts Charlie, who asks whether Silvia survived. Allie reveals that she didn’t.

Meanwhile, Margot visits Richard’s targeted electrical plant with him. He details that he will execute his plan the next day at around 1 o’clock. Margot calls Raban, and he quickly sends her the immunity agreement.

Margot and Richard put their plan into motion the next day. Margot stands as a scout, waiting for Richard and Raban’s soldiers to show. Richard’s truck arrives, and seconds later, Raban’s soldiers surround the truck.

The man that comes out of the truck turns out to be someone else altogether. Richard watches Margot from behind. He calls her to disclose that he only told her about this plan. Margot sums up that her attempt to get Richard captured has failed.

Amidst all of this, Dina explored the city she is in. She bought herself some clothes, broke into a resort, interacted with some people, and ate some nice food by pretending to be with a family that is on vacation.

At the end of the day, she felt like going back to her family. She texted Adolfo, whose phone is with Charlie. Allie texts back, pretending to be Adolfo. He assures Dina that it’s not too late to come back home.

Richard, on the other hand, notifies Guillermo that he is all set to execute their original plan. Richard is at the same resort where Dina is, and that resort seems to be their target.


  • Apart from Allie confronting Guillermo and Richard’s original plan being the location where Dina is, the episode feels like a waste.
  • Richard catching Margot in her act is predictable. On top of that, the move feels like a way to push things around and nothing more.
  • Dina spends an entire day just traveling around doing nothing important, only to later realize that she needs to go back to her family.
  • One thing the episode clearly suggests is that both Dina and Charlie are just as smart as their father. Dina easily gets herself inside a resort, while Charlie is quite sure that she will contact Adolfo again, which leads him to quickly grab Adolfo’s phone.
The Mosquito Coast season 2 episode 9
The Mosquito Coast season 2 episode 9 recap & review: The Counterfeiters 1

Director: Metin Hüseyin

Date Created: 2022-12-30 00:00

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