From the start of Graceland, the creators wanted fans to believe that Paul Briggs was the antagonist in the series, but now that we’re midway through the season, it’s clear that his intentions are pure. Regardless if Briggs revealed that he is a recovering heroin addict in “Hair Of The Dog” on July 18, it seems as though the latest revelation is part of a much bigger undercover operation. Here’s why: bad guys aren’t committed to doing noble acts of kindness (i.e. saving Warren from getting his head blown off by the Russian mob, and planting Charlie in a safe house so she wouldn’t lose her job). As much as Paul’s method’s for busting criminals are a little unethical, the fact that he’s saved more than one agent from having their cover blown should not be overlooked. Sure, Johnny claimed that drugs from Bello’s yellow submarine had gone missing, and Sunjata was the last agent to have processed the evidence, but that doesn’t explain why Juan so desperately wants Mike to keep to investigating him.
More importantly, why would Briggs hide his addiction from his housemates, when they’re such a close-knit unit?
Furthermore, why would the FBI give a rookie such a major assignment, fresh out of grad school?
What you think is the real reason for Briggs’ secret investigation?
Let me know in the comments, and tune in to another episode of Graceland tonight at 10p EST on USA!