All season long, the Bishop and his Mayans of Santo Padre believed they were at war with their fellow charter. But as the season three finale of Mayan’s MC shows A much more serious battle looms on Tuesday and the events of the past few weeks look like a gamble.
Before you tell us what you thought of the season ender – thankfully not of the series ender since Mayans has already been renewed for season 4 – let’s take another look at the highlights of the harrowing, oversized episode.
It’s just a shot away | After the Santos Padre Mayans have already solved their Ramos problem, they now want to kill Canche, the president of the Yuma charter, and leave the bishop behind as the only king. The Plan: One of the bartenders from Santo Padre is going to take her car to a garage where Canche and his men meet frequently and claims the car makes a strange noise. However, there is a bomb in the trunk that EZ, Angel and Gilly can remotely detonate from their phone, which they will do once Canche is in the garage.
But maybe Canche senses that a trap is being set for him and brings his young son into the garage to briefly derail Santo Father’s plan. Angel, at least, firmly believes that they’ll cancel the whole thing before murdering an actual child. However, EZ is all too aware that this is the club’s only chance to knock out Canche, and he takes a look in the garage to make sure Canche’s son is safely away from the car before he detonates the bomb. Just as the boy appears at a safe distance from the vehicle, Canche turns and appears to be looking at EZ through the garage window, causing EZ to frantically detonate the bomb and run away. That night Tranq announces what he has heard to the group: Canche’s son survived the explosion, but Canche is dead, and everyone raises a glass to the bishop, the newly crowned Mayan royal family.
Later, Tucson Charter Prez Ibarra, who started this all weeks ago when he asked Santo Padre for help getting heroin into jails, meets with the other Mayan presidents and suggests that all charters peaceably out of this mess go on. “We blame each other. We’re moving forward, ”says Ibarra, and Oakland President Diaz finally nods slowly, in line with Ibarra’s proposal.
When Ibarra is about to end the meeting, Diaz reminds him that he can finally put his cut back on, and Ibarra happily turns around so Diaz can put the vest on him. But the mood in the room is heavy, not solemn, and Ibarra wants to find out why: “F – k your fault and f – k your king,” says Diaz, while Ibarra turns her back and suddenly shoots Ibarra in the head. And just seconds before he does? None other than a not dead Canche comes and stands in the door. (Reader, I gasped.)
Meanwhile, Taza tries to get Laura to safety after receiving an unexpected visit from El Palo. To skip the little things, I’ll jump for the good part: Laura shoots and kills El Palo before the episode is over, saving Taza in the process (before tearfully demanding that Taza leave her alone for good). Despite the relative victory of El Palo’s death, Taza is still charged and he decides to return to Santo Padre headquarters and eventually confess to Bishop that he killed Riz all those months ago, not the Vatos Malditos.
Bishop seems rightly angry at Taza’s news, and Taza understands it: after showing Bishop his weapon before he confesses, Taza gives Bishop permission to shoot him right there if he wants. After all, Taza is tired and worried about the deal El Palo set in motion with the Yuma charter after discovering during his previous confrontation with El Palo that the man was suspiciously wearing a Yuma cut.
At the end of the episode we accompany EZ on the steps of Santo Pateres clubhouse and look thoughtful. Suddenly a shot is fired nearby – maybe Bishop Taza will kill, although we can’t see the source of the noise – and moments later Molotov cocktails fly over the closed gate to the clubhouse. Suddenly something big rammed into the gate on the other side. EZ slowly approaches the gate as Molotovs continues to land around him, and he prepares his gun – but that won’t match the angry crowd of Mayans from multiple charters standing on the other side of the gate, swinging guns and screaming his try to break through to the Santo Padre lawn.
Elsewhere in the final …
* Before all the madness, EZ plans to leave club life behind for good and head north with Gaby, who brought him back. They are downright dizzy as they prepare to leave Santo Padre … but when Gaby reveals to Felipe that EZ is coming with her, Felipe asks them to move on without his son. “If something happened to you, I couldn’t stand it,” says Felipe to Gaby, reminding her that EZ is broken and will only pull her down if he drowns. Gaby ultimately follows the man’s advice and leaves EZ a note referring to his story of St. Francis: “Ezekiel – When Summer Returns and the Roses Bloom.”
* Despite their orders from Galindo, neither Alvarez nor Nestor killed EZ – and until the end of the finale, that is Galindo’s least concern. Do you remember Adelita’s two protégés who were arrested while trying to stab the governor? Well, they told the Mexican authorities that this was all part of a murder conspiracy organized by the Galindo organization and the government is coming to get Galindo. He can only escape in time because Potter (hey, he still exists!) Warns Galindo of the upcoming legal problems and Galindo manages to fly away in his helicopter before the agents find him.
However, he is not accompanied by Emily: after Emily has put together that Galindo tried to injure or even kill her, she takes her son and goes to her sister’s house. Galindo is only left with her wedding ring and the rest of the prescription pills he didn’t do I don’t mix with her wine the night before. (As blindsides go, this is a pretty epic prop, Emily.)
Speaking of Potter, a vengeful Adelita tracks him down after getting his location from Anna Linares. “Don’t believe any related word he says. Everything is a game with him, ”warns Anna Adelita. And when a cornered Potter reveals to Adelita that her young son did not actually die, Adelita bursts into tears and doesn’t seem convinced that Potter is telling the truth.
* Despite his initial reluctance, Gilly finally makes his way to Meth Mountain to save Coco – and when Coco finally shoots Isaac in the neck, he can take Hope home with him.
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