For the 3 people in the UK still watching Magic City season 2 comes with the question “do I stick with this?” It’s not great, it’s not shite, it has its moments and historically it’s a fascinating period. We quickly find Ike bailed out of jail by Vera with some help from Bel which I couldn’t happy about that when you’re facing a murder rap you take your exits where you can. Now he’s out there Ike wants to make a bold move on Havana. With Castro having kicked the mob out the hotels and casinos are emptying so Ike offers himself as a clean name to run Havana’s operations while kicking up both to Fidel and the Chicago mob. All he wants in return from Chicago is Ben Diamond out of the Miramar. Well that sounds simple enough.
But why would Ben Diamond want to leave Miami when he can watch Stevie fuck this shit out of Mrs Diamond through the one-way mirror above their bed? In what is likely is the unhealthiest relationship on TV he incites her to hold a lesbian orgy for his voyeuristic pleasure. As the girls go at it Ben recites Byron “For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,” he whispers “And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed” . He then pisses on the glass. This reaction is a difficult one to read but the next morning he lets Lily know that he was very disappointed and insists she bring Stevie back. She aims to please so agrees. That girl will do anything for her husband.
What’s promising about season 2 so far is that Ike is starting to flex his muscles. When Sid tells him to beware the shark that is Ben Diamond he tells him Diamond is just a parasite. “I build, I create, I am the fucking shark.” About time too.
What’s promising about season 2 so far is that Ike is starting to flex his muscles. When Sid tells him to beware the shark that is Ben Diamond he tells him Diamond is just a parasite. “I build, I create, I am the fucking shark.” About time too. His Havana play is a high-stakes high-risk strategy with jackals on each flank waiting to tear him apart should he misstep. Ike made a deal with the devil and now he wants a divorce. It could get messy.
The verdict: A lock for best glass pissing scene
Marks out of 10: 7