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Surprise, surprise: The residents of Graceland didn’t have to wait long to find out that their nemesis Sid is dead. The trouble now is they’re planning to shut down Carlito’s operation—which puts Johnny in a very precarious position since he’s still in Carlito’s pocket after trying, but failing to free Lucia.

“Every time Johnny makes one of these attempts [to escape], Carlito’s grip just gets a little bit tighter,” executive producer Jeff Eastin teases. “It pushes Johnny to an even darker moment. Where we’ll find ourselves is Carlito has decided to up the stakes and Johnny has gone from being an enforcer in the next episode to Johnny actually being Carlito’s right hand man, becoming a drug smuggler in his own right.”

Check out an exclusive sneak peek from Thursday’s episode:

Graceland airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on USA.