Alex Hodoyan: Narcos Mexico Season 3 Release Date and Plot!
Narcos and its spin-off Narcos: Mexico have both emphasized the cruel world of Central and South American drug cartels, and the fact that their plots are based on actual occurrences is what makes them so terrifying.
In season 3 of Narcos: Mexico, fans are introduced to Alex Hodoyan, who eventually becomes a central character.
Who is Alex Hodoyan, was he a real person, and does he die at the end of season 3 of Narcos: Mexico?
Narcos: Mexico Season 3 Release Date and Plot
The third season of Narcos: Mexico debuted on Netflix on November 5, 2021. Following Felix Gallardo’s arrest in the season 2 finale, the new season picks up the plot as the newly independent cartels begin to struggle amid political upheaval and growing bloodshed.
Without a central figure to guide them, the fragmenting cartels are now led by a new generation of drug lords, but their rivalry threatens to escalate into an all-out war.
Who is Alex Hodoyan in Narcos: Mexico?
Alex Hodoyan is introduced in the second episode of season three and is shown to be an average Tijuana adolescent until his brother, Alfredo, assists him in joining Ramón Arellano Félix’s Narco Juniors gang.
Alex, portrayed by Lorenzo Ferro (El Angel, El Marginal), is first hesitant to join the gang but eventually joins and is given progressively crucial missions for the Tijuana Cartel.
Alex Hodoyan, like many other characters in Narcos: Mexico, is based on a real person and was born into a middle-class family in Tijuana.
As the third season unfolds, however, Alex’s pleasant existence rapidly turns into a nightmare when he is kidnapped by Mexican authorities and handed over to the DEA after revealing that he possessed dual Mexican and American citizenship.
Does Alex Hodoyan Die?
Yes, Alex Hodoyan does die in season 3 of Narcos: Mexico. Walt Breslin thinks that Alex will testify against the Arellano Félix brothers and expose their involvement with the Tijuana Cartel following his detention and transfer to the DEA.
Alex’s detention, however, means the end for his brother Alfredo, who was brutally murdered by the cartel to prevent his capture by the DEA.
Alex eventually decides to testify against the Tijuana Cartel and discusses his plans to return home with Breslin, who cautions him that it is not safe to travel to Mexico.
Alex, to Breslin’s agony, disregards the warning and leaves the day before his trial, only to be arrested and brutally executed by the Tijuana Cartel, who hangs his body from an overpass.
Alex’s fate in real life differs significantly from what we see in Narcos: Mexico but is mostly similar. After returning to Mexico, the real Alex was abducted while driving in Tijuana with his mother and has not been seen since; he is considered dead.