The Bichir interview posted above is one of the most informative things I've read for how Hollywood thinks in a certain narrow area. If you ever wondered why cars blow up when going over cliffs, even before hitting anything, he has your answer.
So, my guess, after seeing the current episode, is that Sonya will be a little quirky, with an asperger moment or two each episode to remind us (like the crappy buses to remind us it's Mexico) and on to the murder plot.
Okay with me as I didn't see the original and have nothing invested in her, I just want a good show in general.
Sometimes sticking with the original concept can kill you, like with Bosom Buddies, where the network just couldn't see they had a brilliant comedy hiding behind the dresses (with Hanks, Scolari and Taylor) and insisted on keeping to the original lame idea and startlingly inept supporting cast.
Not that it matters, but the only official house of ill repute I've ever visited was in Juarez. Shorty's cab had a run from the truck stop to the cat house. Ahh, those innocent times of yesteryear.
Eve: I thought I was through getting involved with men who were trouble. Falling in love on a look. I can't look at you.
Mickey: You have perfection about you. Your eyes have music. Your heart's the best part of your body. And when you move, every man, woman and child is forced to watch.