Quote wsobchak: I think Alex is the common denominator here.
If you recall when Alex first arrived and was looking for his sister, Adrianna, he recognized Carmine from New York. Maybe Alex is the dirty cop in GCPD. IIRC Adrianna said her brother was a dirty cop on the side of the drug dealers in NY when the whole stolen money s/l was going on.
Maybe those drug dealers and Carmines mob ties are related.
Maybe Carmine was involved with those drug dealers.
Maybe Carmine was encroaching on another GC drug dealers turf. (Remember Courtney said she had a new supplier, maybe Carmine was the old one)
But all in all, I think Alex and the whole New York ties they share will play a part in story.
I have definitely had my doubts about Alex. Alex having his stakeout at Likey's empty apt. instead of being at the awards ceremony where Lauren was never made sense to me. Also, Alex going to Chicago to look for carmine when Kevin figured out right away that Carmine was still in GC. Alex always acted like he was a few steps behind the Carmine Basco case and I never understood that. I also don't remember Alex ever letting anyone know that he had recognized Carmine from New York.
I would not be surprised if he turned out to be the dirty cop. Maybe he has the photos Paul is looking for.