What exactly is a Macho Grande? You’ll have to catch up on the latest episode of Blood and Treasure to find out, and you may be surprised by the answer!
This week’s episode of Blood and Treasure leads Danny and Lexi to Bavaria, Germany to intercept an innocent castle tour in order to deduce where the Nazis attempted to stash Cleopatra’s tomb and why.
Plus the duo gets surprisingly cozy in a few scenes so if you’re a fan of the pair as a potential romantic couple you won’t want to miss it. Here are the five biggest takeaways from Blood and Treasure Season 1, EPisode 4.
6. The Nazis wanted to weaponize ancient technologies.
Danny and Lexi are able to figure out the castle in the photograph of the Nazis with Cleopatra was taken at Castle Schadelberg in Bavaria, Germany. It becomes apparent through a little undercover work that Cleopatra cannot be in the main part of the castle any longer since they conduct tours there every day. The Nazis had to construct a secret lair beneath the lord’s chamber of the castle.
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Danny’s theory is that the Nazis were following their new religion of Aryan mysticism. Their belief was that the pyramids were attributed to an Aryan race of superhuman men from Atlantis. Their goal was to rediscover ancient treasures from those “supermen” and weaponize them.
5. Max Najjar betrayed the Brotherhood.
Prior to this episode, we didn’t know much about the Brotherhood of Serapis apart from the fact they’re trying to get to Cleopatra before Farouk or Interpol does. This episode finally begins to shed light on their agenda.
Fabi tracks a man named Max Najjar to the place Anthony’s tomb was last seen. Fabi claims the Brotherhood has been looking for Max. When one of Farouk’s safe houses was taken down, intel leads them straight to him. But then the conversation takes a darker turn when Fabi accuses Max of betraying the Brotherhood.
He knows Max took money from Farouk in exchange for information about Cleopatra’s location. But when he learned Cleopatra had been moved, Max decided to inform on the Brotherhood to Farouk to save his life. Fabi doesn’t take kindly to this discovery.
4. The Brotherhood could be a bigger threat than Farouk.
During a flashback to Danny’s time in the FBI, we see how he helped rescue Simon Hardwick from his year of torture by Farouk’s hand. In the present tense, Simon is a successful art dealer who is visited by Gwen and Fabi. They question what he knows about Max and Simon tells them about Max attempting to sell him the serpent medallion.
Fabi implies that Simon could have been funding Farouk too but he denies it. I’m inclined to believe him given, you know, all the torture. But Simon does claim the one thing he fears more than Farouk is the Brotherhood of Serapis. Good thing Fabi has an excellent poker face!
Seriously though, we still don’t know what the Brotherhood’s agenda is exactly. Are they here to protect Cleopatra or do they have a sinister plan of their own in mind? So far all I know is they’re really creepy and I also need to know what the point of Gwen’s character is and if anyone will ever figure out how shady Fabi is.
3. Castillo has been roped into Interpol’s investigation.
Remember Doctor Castillo from the premiere? She shows up again this week. I had kind of forgotten about her existence and I guess Danny did too despite making a big deal out of rescuing her.
Interpol questions Castille about Max. She recognizes his body but is confused as to how it’s possible he survived the pyramid attack. Castillo claims she didn’t know about him working with terrorists but Gwen pushes her to tell them the timeline leading up to the attack so they can compare.
Castillo leaves us with this chilling thought, “Ever since we entered Anthony and Cleopatra’s tomb, nothing has made sense. I’m beginning to think it is cursed.”
2. Lexi might be Danny’s “Macho Grande.”
Throughout the episode Chuck teases Danny about his “Macho Grande.” It’s also in the title of the episode but we don’t learn what “mucho grande” is until the end of the episode.
Macho Grande is that thing you can’t get over, that you hold on to even when you should let it go – it’s a quote from the movie Airplane! Chuck thinks Lexi is Danny’s Macho Grande. Lexi asks if this is true but before he can answer Danny falls backwards on the ladder and plummets back down the vault. Cliffhanger alert!
1. Lexi has been kidnapped.
While Danny is potentially hurtling towards his death, Lexi is attacked by a few of Farouk’s men. Unfortunately, he wasn’t far behind our favorite duo and managed to track down the little girl (now an old woman) in the photo. We don’t see what happens to that poor elderly lady but we can assume she didn’t meet the best ending.
Either way, she divulged the information needed for Farouk and his men to arrive at the vault and Lexi is kidnapped in the scuffle and knocked unconscious before being carted away. We know Farouk wants her dead (he tried to kick her down the vault himself moments before) so why have his men kidnap her?
Odds & ends
- I love that this episode did the classic “there’s only one bed” trope at the Bavarian hotel. But I’m also glad they’re keeping this relation on a slow burn.
- “You know crazy white people history, I know how thieves think.”
- No mention of Shaw this episode I wonder if we’ll ever see him again.
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