So Lowry's guys, it appears, poured gasoline on the boat and set it on fire. Danny got an assault case dropped after he had Quintana put pressure on the prosecution's only witness.
Midway through the first season, Meg Rayburn (Linda Cardellini) ends up doing pro-bono legal work for former inn employee Carlos Mejia (Eliezer Castro), who was arrested for larceny, robbery and aggravated assault after getting into a drunken fight, while carrying a knife, with a man who owed him money.
Often, when the dreamer awakens, the really epic events (death of a major character, etc.) from the "dream season" will be reversed. If other characters start acting out of character or otherwise just don't seem to be quite themselves during the dream sequence, expect lots of finger-pointing and exclamations of "" when the dreaming character awakens.
Cruz says he paid Quintana $3,000 to bring his daughter into the country, but she never made it and the guy disappeared.
As John and Marco start looking into Lowry, the DEA shows up and reveals that they're also investigating Lowry for dealing drugs, and looking into Quintana and Eric O' Bannon for helping him.
John tells him that if Danny comes clean, he'll talk to the DA and help cut him a deal, showing him pictures of the two girls who died to motivate Danny to turn on Lowry. Danny tells Lowry and Quintana that the DEA is going after them.
Lowry helps Quintana escape and then has him killed.
Sometimes, the character awakes after the dream, realises it was all "just a dream" (often actually saying this to himself, which rarely happens in real life), sighs with relief, and then sees an artifact lying next to him that was ''in'' the dream.
A twist where it is revealed previous events in the story were just part of a character's dream, hallucination or some other escape from reality, often put at the end to reveal the entirety of the story was some sort of dream.
It's also worth noting that while John and Marco go out as a team to investigate the deaths of the girls, it seems like Marco is leading and more dedicated to the investigation.
In the first season, viewers also see how such an immigration run could go bad as Lowry is shown in a flashback ordering Quintana to "get rid" of the "cargo" and the boat.
Quintana then shows up at Davis' bar and asks if they can talk, saying Carlos is a friend of a friend.