The next two episodes of Warrior continue to shape the story into what it will be by the end of the season. Both episodes show how most all of the characters live in shades of grey, with some staying in the darker parts of that world.
Episode 3 is called “John Chinaman” has Ah Sahm learning some hard lessons branching from his arrest in the previous episode. Most of those lessons happen while he’s in jail. The audience gets to see that even though Mai Ling said that she was done with Ah Sahm, she shows that she still cares for her brother. Bill and Ah Sahm even interact with each other, and Bill’s view of the other man is changed. That’s not even mentioning the politics that runs throughout the episode based around Blake, Buckley, and Mai Ling. The episode ends with Ah Sahm being taught a lesson and then seemingly forgetting that lesson entirely.
Episode 4 is called “The White Mountain” and it opens and closes with Bill being dumb. I say that because we see how bad his gambling addiction is. He also raids Ah Toy’s brothel but is bribed before it gets too bad. Mai Ling schemes to have the Fung Hai work with the Long Zii. Ah Sahm and Penelope Blake become an item. Ah Sahm and Mai Ling have an interaction that shows that they still care for each other even if they’re on opposite sides of a brewing war.
These episodes reveal how grey all of the characters are in terms of morality. The relationships between each of the major characters continue to evolve as the season goes on. Its been long enough that I don’t remember a lot of the stuff that happens this season. I give both “John Chinaman” and “The White Mountain” 8 bribery envelopes out of 10.