Mayans M.C. will premiere its second season this Tuesday night, with the series diving headfirst into the topic of revenge after dedicating its 10-episode first season to revealing secrets.
The drama series, created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, occurs in the same universe as Sons of Anarchy — four years after that show’s final episode — in the border town of Santo Padre, Calif. Mayans M.C. gives viewers a more intimate look at the Mayans Motorcycle Club, with a focus on prospect EZ Reyes (JD Pardo). EZ is conflicted about where he belongs in the world, much like Charlie Hunnam’s Jax Teller was at the start of SOA.
Once a model son and Ivy League student, EZ seemed to be destined for greatness on the right side of the law. But his life was drastically changed when he accidentally killed a police officer, which cost him the love of his life, Emily (Sarah Bolger), and flung him down the same route as his brother, Angel (Clayton Cardenas), a full-fledged member of the Mayans.
Season 1 opens with EZ’s story unrolling in the present day, as he tries to find his spot among the M.C. and cope with the fact that Emily has moved on with his rival Miguel Galindo (Danny Pino). Emily and Miguel are parents to a baby boy, who gets kidnapped by the maverick organization Los Olvidados.
Los Olvidados is led by an Adelita, a woman determined to retaliate the murder of her family by the Galindo Cartel under the leadership of Miguel’s father, Jose.
The season 1 finale also gave OG Sons of Anarchy fans a reconciliation with SAMCRO’s Happy (David Labrava), but the reunion is nothing to smile about.
It is teased that he is somehow related to the murder of EZ and Angel’s mom, Marisol. EZ has been hot on the case, and the answers will hopefully help bring him and his brother back together.