The Pack season 1 episode 2 review: Mexico City

FEBRUARY 1, 2020 - MEXICO CITY, MEXICO: Day one scouting day for The Pack in Mexico City, Mexico on February 1, 2020. (Photo by David Scott Holloway)
FEBRUARY 1, 2020 - MEXICO CITY, MEXICO: Day one scouting day for The Pack in Mexico City, Mexico on February 1, 2020. (Photo by David Scott Holloway) /

What happened in The Pack season 1 episode 2?

Hello humans, it’s Holland the Pup here to share my thoughts about episode 2 of Amazon’s The Pack. I’m a little late this week with my post because there was so much football on TV over the weekend and I had to make sure to watch my Florida Gators and keep up with my first ever fantasy football team. Anyway, enough about football. Let’s talk about The Pack season 1 episode 2.

In The Pack season 1 episode 2 the teams went on a really big airplane and flew from Los Angeles to Mexico City. I learned that the Xōlōitzcuintli is the national dog of Mexico. That name sure is a mouthful and I’m kinda glad I don’t have to try saying it. Apparently they go by Xolo for short and they’re also known as a Mexican Hairless Dog because, get this, they don’t have any hair. That’s crazy! Who knew there was such a thing as a hairless dog??

It was really cool that all the doggos got to ride on an airplane to Mexico. I have never been on a big airplane like the one they flew on, but a couple months ago I did go on my first airplane ride over Denver on this really cool little airplane my dad’s friend pilots. We learned a little more about Mitra and her dog Bozley at the beginning of episode 2 and I know I already picked my top three teams, but let me tell you, I’m really starting to take a liking to Bozley. Mostly because he’s probably one of the most chill dogs on the show and I kinda like chill dogs like me. Meanwhile Poodle mixes Derby and Snow started taking a liking to each other and that was pretty cute. I personally think they make a great couple because they are both big white dogs and Derby has this awesome blue mohawk and Snow has these cool rainbow colors on her.

The two pack challenges were authentic to what you would find in Mexico. The Green Pack went to a real life soccer, um, I mean football stadium (Estadia Azul, or Blue Stadium) where they had to push little soccer balls into the net and score a goal. (Jax scored like three, so he’s pretty amazing.) Some of the doggos got really excited and just started running around the field and I gotta admit that looked really fun. I’m pretty sure that’s what I would have done. The Blue Pack went to the famous Day of the Dead festival and had to find this colossal Great Dane dressed up as a skeleton and give him bones to complete his costume. All of the Blue Pack dogs were really brave because there were so many people there and it seemed really loud. I think I would have been a little scared.

The race to the finish line was really close but the thing that was the craziest is how loud Dixie is. I know she was my number one pick so I still have her back, but oh man can that dog bark. The Blue Pack ended up all crossing the finish line last so they had to compete against each other the next day to see what team would go home. This is where I started to get sad again knowing that one of these awesome doggos and their parent would have their journey come to an end.

For the last challenge the dogs had to use their sense of smell to do a search and rescue mission through a mock disaster site. I personally love to smell things, but I’m not sure how well I would have done on this challenge. My girl Duchess the Lab ended up finishing second in the elimination challenge and then she took this big poop right at the finish line. That cracked me up because I usually do a big poop too after running around like that. I got really nervous because Allister the Rat Terrier was one of the last two dogs to cross the finish line but he did manage to finish ahead of Charlie the model dog who sadly had to be sent home with her mom, Donna at the end of The Pack season 1 episode 2.

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Oh man, watching this show sure does take a lot out of a pooch. I’m pretty tired now and should probably rest up before I watch The Pack season 1 episode 3, where they explore through Costa Rica. Until then, enjoy the ride.