In the “Mayans M.C.” recap, EZ leads the charge for revenge on the Sons of Anarchy but he also runs into a familiar face while Angel is convinced a curse has fallen on the Reyes family…
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
When EZ Reyes first became a prospect back in “Mayans M.C.” season 1, he was there to serve as an informant for the Federal government as part of his release from prison. He wasn’t ratting on the club but rather gathering information on the Galindo cartel — an organization that was once a powerful ally to the Feds but that relationship had soured after Jose Galindo’s son Miguel took over.
Fast forward to season 4, EZ has fully embraced the outlaw life as well as the ideology that almost his entire existence is wrapped around being a Mayan. He’s walked right up to death’s door several times to defend his club and his loyalty has been rewarded after he was promoted up the ranks rather quickly to the stage where he’s now vice president over the Santo Padre chapter.
But it was just a year ago when EZ was nearly ready to give it all up so he could be with Gaby — a girl who captured his heart but who wanted no part of the dangerous world that surrounds the Mayans. Eventually, Gaby left EZ and Santo Padre behind after Felipe Reyes warned her that his son was no longer a good man — he was just capable of evil deeds these days.
The latest episode proved that perhaps Felipe was onto something where his son is concerned because EZ was confronted with the harsh reality of his choices after seeking vengeance on the Sons of Anarchy, who were solely responsible for the death of his friend and brother Coco. Revenge usually comes at a cost and this time it was EZ forced to decide whether he would stand by his brothers-in-arms and his blood or choose the woman who saw something better in him.
When EZ returns home with blood covering his clothes, it’s obvious which choice he made.
With that said, let’s recap a chaotic episode of “Mayans M.C.” titled “Dialogue with the Mirror”…
Dying a Mayan
As EZ prepares to exact revenge on the Sons of Anarchy for Coco’s death, he first spends some time with his new lady Sofia by helping her carry some groceries home. Inside, EZ finally confronts Sofia over some ink on her body, which denotes that she spent time in prison much like he did.
EZ confesses that he spent years behind bars after killing a police officer while Sofia admits her imprisonment came as a result of the neglect that led to the death of her daughter. While EZ spent every day trying to find a way out, Sofia accepted her sentence without asking for reprieve, early release or even parole because she needed to pay for what happened to her daughter.
Just when it appears EZ is going to dig a little deeper, Sofia stops him and warns him that if he’s getting into this by seeing her as some kind of broken puzzle that needs fix, it’s never going to work. Instead, she suggests that they just enjoy what this is — some great sex and a way to comfort each other when they need it most. Nothing more.
Before leaving, EZ asks if Sofia could take care of Sally for him tonight as he takes care of some club business. She agrees and EZ prepares to initiate the war against the Sons that he wanted.
As he’s leaving, EZ gets a call from former inmate Jay-Jay, who is still seeking an audience with the Mayan prince while warning him not to ignore those messages. Obviously, Jay-Jay seems to know that EZ took a deal to get out of prison and he wants to use that to his advantage but that’s a deadly game he’s playing, especially considering the body count that the Santo Padre vice president is racking up these days.
Meanwhile back at the clubhouse, Bishop continues to seethe with anger over the direction of the club, particularly with Alvarez’s resistance to strike back at the Sons of Anarchy after they killed several Mayans. While Bishop questions Alvarez’s ability to lead, Creeper and Tranq agree that unity is what’s needed most right now, not more division.
When Alvarez arrives, he invites Bishop over to his house to celebrate his wife Jennifer’s birthday. Despite everything that’s happened, Jennifer still cares about Bishop and Alvarez essentially tells him this isn’t a request — it’s an order from his president.
Finally, EZ, Angel and Manny arrive at UC Davis hospital where San Bernardino president Packer is undergoing cancer treatment but he’s now surrounded by an army of Sons because they all know the Mayans are bound to strike back sooner or later. Far outnumbered with more Sons arriving every minute, EZ decides the best course of action is just storming onto the floor where Packer is receiving treatment and cutting down as many members of the Sons as possible before feeling the building.
Angel isn’t exactly impressed by the plan but EZ tells his brother that every time he’s come up with some elaborate strategy, it’s backfired on him. This time, he’s just going in guns blazing and waiting to see how many bodies fall.
Before leaving, Manny notices that EZ is still wearing his kutte but that’s on purpose because EZ says if he’s dying today — he’s dying a Mayan.
Inside after Angel struggles to understand what the word oncology actually means, he ducks and covers when members of the Sons start arriving at the building. He discovers the cancer ward is on the seventh floor and he goes around back to let EZ and Manny inside so they can ambush the Sons together.
While waiting for the elevator, EZ tells Manny and Angel they should go to the eighth floor and walk down to the seventh before opening fire with hopes that they’ll kill Chibs Telford and as many of the other Sons leaders as possible.
The plan falls apart when the elevator doors open and there are several Sons inside.
No better time than the present so EZ, Manny and Angel open fire killing all of the Sons including Terry, the San Bernardino vice president, who initiated the fighting in the first place after realizing that Montez’s body was rotting in an oil drum outside the Santo Padre chapter.
After killing the Sons, EZ, Manny and Angel try to escape but every exit is blocked by members of the Sons storming the building. Manny tells them that he’ll create a distraction to help them get away so he flees in a different direction while EZ and Angel start running through the emergency room.
There a security guard takes a shot at the Reyes brothers, which results in Angel turning and shooting him dead.
The nurse tending to the fallen guard looks up at the gunmen whose masks are no longer covering their faces and she recognizes one of them as EZ Reyes. The nurse is none other than Gaby — EZ’s ex-girlfriend.
With no time to spare, Angel grabs Gaby and essentially takes her hostage before getting outside where EZ carjacks a doctor so they can escape. Manny manages to pull of his distraction by taking the original car and smashing it into the row of bikes belonging to the Sons.
The episode actually opened with a brief update on Miguel Galindo, who was forced to flee his aunt’s convent after realizing that it wouldn’t be long before the LNG cartel came for him. He called an employee to pick him up as they began driving across Mexico.
Going down a long desert road, Miguel’s employee spots a car stopped in the middle of the highway with the driver side door left open. He alerts Miguel, who doesn’t think anything suspicious about this happening and he actually gets out to see if he can offer assistance.
Just as Miguel draws close, the car explodes in a ball of fire.
Miguel is able to get away and return to the car where his employee starts to turn around but not before a lone motorcycle rider drives up beside them with an automatic weapon in tow. Miguel’s employee fires a few shots to back them off but a second later a truck blindsides the vehicle, smashing into both of them.
By all accounts, Miguel Galindo has just been captured but by who exactly we don’t know yet.
That night, Bishop arrives at the Alvarez home where he’s been invited to dinner except he doesn’t exactly feel welcomed by his president. Inside, Diana welcomes Bishop and offers him a glass of wine but he’s already milking a bottle of liquor from his jacket.
The tension is thick and only gets worse when a friend of Diana’s arrives for dinner.
It’s obvious that Diana wanted to strike up a relationship between her friend and Bishop but these two barely have anything in common. It only gets worse when Diana’s friend starts fawning about her grandchild while telling Bishop that he’ll understand how much that means once he’s a grandfather himself.
Of course, Bishop’s child died years earlier and he’s certainly nowhere near being a grandpa to anybody.
Bishop eventually gets up — or better yet stumbles to the door — and Alvarez meets him outside with a warning that if he’s so disgruntled about the direction of the club, perhaps he should just get out. Bishop isn’t quitting but rather he tells Alvarez that his head is at home with his family rather than leading the Mayans as he should be right now.
Bishop rides off into the night as he continues to build animosity with anybody and everybody around him.
There’s No Going Back
That night, EZ and Angel arrive at a clearing where they finally release Gaby so they can talk to her about what happens next. They also get a call from Manny, who somehow managed to escape the Son’s wrath before getting all the way back to Oakland with plans to get a ride to return to Santo Padre.
EZ has a conversation with his ex-girlfriend for the first time since she left him and his father told her what a monster his son had become. Gaby — still in love with EZ — tells him that she’s beginning to think that his father was wrong because she knows deep down he’s a good man.
From there, EZ tells Gaby that she has to keep quiet about what she witnessed that day, especially where Angel is concerned because he’s about to become a father. Gaby refuses and tells EZ that his brother needs to be held accountable — she’s friends with the guard he shot and that man has a wife and children, who love him just as much.
Now they will be without a husband or father thanks to Angel.
EZ can’t convince her otherwise but Gaby is certain that the man she loves will never do anything to hurt her as she embraces him and confesses her undying love. A second later a gunshot rings out as blood splatters up on Gaby’s face as she falls dead in the grass.
Angel rushes over asking his brother what the fuck he just did.
EZ made his choice — he’s a Mayan for life and goddamn anybody who gets in the way of that.
After returning home, EZ finds Sofia still in his trailer tending to Sally and he’s dumbfounded when looking at her with blood covering his clothes and hands. Sofia isn’t seeking a story but rather she just asks EZ if she’s safe and if they’re safe before telling him to remove his clothes.
She then burns the bloody rags while EZ takes a shower.
Back inside, Sofia returns and embraces EZ as they hold each other without discussing what actually happened. EZ will surely have to reconcile with Gaby’s death but for now he’s just happy to be held.
When Angel finally returns home, he finds a somber Nails waiting there for him. He gives her a hug but she refuses to engage with him before revealing that she lost the baby and he wasn’t there to support her.
Thankfully, Nails had Felipe Reyes to count on when she needed him most.
From there, Nails tells Angel that this is what she thought she wanted but he’s not ready to give her what she needs. It was all a fantasy — one that Angel had no desire to live with her.
She sets down his engagement ring and says goodbye to him for the last time.
Felipe eventually arrives to console his son but Angel isn’t interested in his father’s words of wisdom, much less when they begin talking about the child that was lost before he and EZ were born. Instead, Angel turns the tables on his father by placing blame on whatever fucked up acts Felipe carried out in his former life as Jose Galindo’s personal bodyguard because that’s somehow ended up as a curse on the entire Reyes family.
“Why do we destroy everything? Why do we lose everyone? What did you do that was so fucking wrong that God had fucking rain hell all over us?”
~ Angel Reyes
Angel then orders his father to leave his house before he starts drinking to forget this latest tragedy in his life.
He then decides to return to Coco’s house to hook up with Letty again because Angel can’t be alone — despite the fact that he always seems to push people away, he absolutely, positively cannot be alone. When Letty rebuffs his advances and says their one night together was a mistake, Angel tries to convince her otherwise when Gilly emerges from a back bedroom.
He’s been there actually consoling Coco’s family but it doesn’t take him long to realize that Angel actually slept with Letty when he came over to do the same thing the previous day. Gilly’s had enough and he punches Angel, knocks him to the ground and then continues to beat the shit out of him.
Letty finally tells them both to get out as Angel manages to piss off a friend and brother and alienate yet another woman in his life.
When Angel finally gets home, he opens the door and turns a corner to find Adelita there waiting for him. He throws up his arms in surrender because of course she would come back tonight of all nights.
Angel tells Adelita to get out because she can’t keep wandering in and out of his life, especially with the considerable harm she brings along with her every time she comes and goes. Just as he tells her he can’t go through this again, Angel hears a child cry from the back bedroom.
He brushes past Adelita and finds his son in the crib that was built for a new child that will never come home. Angel takes one look at the baby and realizes without a doubt that this is his son.
Angel picks up the baby, holds him in his arms and just keeps repeating “my boy” as he embraces his first born child while Adelita begins welling up with tears of her own after she finally reunited her entire family.
“Mayans M.C.” returns with a brand new episode next Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET on FX.