is so complex, I realized about 10 minutes into this week's episode that I had missed some things along the line. I then retrieved this season's three previous episodes from my TiVo's Recently Deleted directory and rewatched them today. I'm glad I did.
Eleanor, the brilliant but psychopathic "shunned Mennonite," becomes more interesting all the time. Franka Potente is perfectly cast as Eleanor.
I agree that Jack, the brother of the guy who killed Sonya's sister, is at least dirty in some way and possibly may be the real killer of Sonya's sister. A couple of things convinced me. First, the strong foreshadowing provided by Hank when he told Jack he had to have something wrong with him because he was raised in the same environment as his killer brother. The capper to me, though, came when Jack stole one of his brother's drawings that were in Sonya's apartment while Sonya was asleep.
I think the Mexican who killed the tranny who was stabbed to death was a cutout. The American who the actual killer had contracted with was probably the cartel's middleman.
Linder and the preacher man who is sheltering Eva aren't gifted torturers, to say the least, as their captured Mexican cop called to their attention. They have been so ineffective at extracting useful information from their captive, I suspect they will have to kill him. Given what they have apparently learned from Eva about the rapist rat, though, he probably needs killing.