L to R: Joaquim de Almeida as Don Epifanio, Verónica Falcón as Camila Vargas
In tonight’s episode of QUEEN OF THE SOUTH: After Camila’s (Verónica Falcón) failed attempt to kill “The Birdman” (Brent Smiga), Epifanio (Joaquim de Almeida) convinces her to return to Mexico so he can protect her.  In grave danger, Teresa (Alice Braga) takes Maria (Lanell Pena) and her son, Angel (Jeremy Becerra), through the tunnel to Mexico.
(Photo Credit: Bill Matlock/USA Network)
Camila (Verónica Falcón) pushes Don Epifanio (Joaquim de Almeida) to his limit and agrees to come home.
*Don’t miss next week’s episode airing September 1st 
About Episode 111: “Punto sin Retorno”
Camila’s (Verónica Falcón) operation goes underground when James (Peter Gadiot) finally sets out to kill “The Birdman” (Brent Smiga) in a strategic move to align with the Jimenez Cartel.  Fed up, Brenda (Justina Machado) finds herself caught in the crossfire of an escalating drug cartel war.  Meanwhile, Epifanio (Joaquim de Almeida) struggles to keep his campaign moving while dodging public rumors of his link to the drug trade violence.
Also stars: Alice Braga, Verónica Falcón, Justina Machado, Hemky Madera, Peter Gadiot
Guest stars: Joaquim de Almeida, Adolfo Alvarez, Julio Cedillo, Brent Smiga, Will Beinbrink, Blair Bomar
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico.  In the process, she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. Starring Alice Braga (“I Am Legend”) as Teresa, the original drama series is based on the global best-selling novel “La Reina Del Sur,” by internationally-acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte.  The literary page-turner also yielded a popular super series for USA’s sister network, Telemundo. QUEEN OF THE SOUTH also stars Verónica Falcón (“Besos de Azúcar”) as Camila Vargas, Justina Machado (“Six Feet Under”) as Brenda Parra, Peter Gadiot (“Tut”) as James, Hemky Madera (“Weeds”) as Pote Galvez and Gerardo Taracena (“Apocalypto”) as Cesar “Batman” Guemes.  Guest stars include Joaquim de Almeida (“Our Brand is Crisis”), Jon Ecker (“Narcos”) and James Martinez (“Breaking Bad”).  The drama is executive produced by David T. Friendly (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Courage Under Fire”), along with M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller (“The Final Girls”).  Scott Rosenbaum (“Gang Related”) serves as showrunner.  The pilot was written by Fortin and Miller, directed by Charlotte Sieling and executive produced by Pancho Mansfield (“Damien”).  Fox 21 Television Studios developed and produced the pilot and runs lead on the co-production with Universal Cable Productions.
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