The 42-year-old actor stars as Paul Briggs, a senior FBI agent who made some morally ambiguous decisions last year as he tried to protect some damning secrets and do his job at the same time.
We recently caught up with Daniel on set in Fort Lauderdale where he opened up about Briggs’ journey this season, including his relationship with Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito), his back-and-forth friendship with Mike (Aaron Tveit), and of course, a certain tape recording that’s still floating around. Check it:
Graceland returns on Wednesday, June 11 @ 10PM on USA!
JustJared.com: Where do we find Briggs at the start of season two?
Daniel Sunjata: What’s great about season two is that it does kind of exist as a piece. So you could come into season two and just watch it not ever having seen the first season, actually, because it’s kind of its own story. But where we find Briggs at the beginning of season two is in a place where he’s kind of looking for some redemption. He did some bad things for, maybe justifiable reasons, understandable reasons, and he’s trying to not continue living in such a dark place, in such a morally-ambiguous place, although the job does have certain demands, and so, of course, I guess the curveball in season two is that every time Briggs tries to get out, they call him back in. I mean, somebody in the house needs him, needs a piece of the old Briggs or needed something done that only the old Briggs would do or know how to do. So there’s that tension for him.
We also find within, I think, the first five minutes of this season’s premiere episode, that Briggs and Charlie are back together. Their love life is kind of put out into the forefront a little bit, or at least the fact that they are rekindling. I’d say around the middle of this particular season, there’s a plot twist there as well, because the relationship goes in a direction that might be a little bit unexpected for our audience.
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