In the “Mayans M.C.” recap, EZ realizes his true nature as Alvarez orders the club to exact retribution against the Sons of Anarchy…
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
It appears there’s no going back for EZ Reyes.
Following last week’s shocking episode of “Mayans M.C.” where EZ executed his ex-girlfriend Gaby after she proclaimed her intention to tell the police that she personally witnessed Angel Reyes shoot and kill a hospital security guard, the former college hopeful turned prison inmate turned Mayan has fully embraced the outlaw life.
In her death by his hands, EZ knows there’s no going back and he’s willing to pull the trigger more than ever now — further evidence to that fact unravels in the latest episode as well.
With the war between the Mayans and the Sons of Anarchy escalating, Alvarez is forced to embrace the war that was started after several of his members will killed in an attack in Oakland. Of course, Alvarez has no idea why the Sons launched the assault, although it will be interesting to see everybody’s reaction if the details are finally revealed.
Remember, Montez — former road captain for the mother charter in Charming — was shot and killed by a rival club but his body was dumped on the front doorstep of the Mayans’ Santo Padre chapter. To cover it up, Taza decided to put Montez in an oil drum near the clubhouse where his body has been decomposing for months.
After one of the bar workers discovered the body, she eventually told her sister who happens to be an old lady of a Sons member from the San Bernardino chapter and that’s where tensions finally erupted.
Now the bloody battle has been engaged as the Mayans and the Sons of Anarchy are at war for the first time in many, many years and the body count will only continue to escalate until one side is wiped off the map or some sort of compromise is finally reached. Judging by what the Mayans do in the new episode, it seems unlikely the Sons will be sitting down at the negotiating table any time soon.
With that said, let’s recap the latest episode of “Mayans M.C.” titled “The Righteous Wrath of an Honorable Man”…
I Know Who I Am Now
The episode actually begins with a prelude for what’s to come as a trio of Mayans chase down a member of the Sons of Anarchy before killing him on the road as the war between the two clubs continues to escalate.
That same morning, EZ Reyes wakes up from a sweat-inducing nightmare after he replayed the best and worst moments from his relationship with Gaby before pulling the trigger that ended her life. It’s hard to imagine a year ago these two were ready to travel north to start a life together and now EZ has killed the woman he loved.
It’s obvious EZ has fully embraced his role as a Mayan leader because he appears ready to kill anyone stupid enough to get in his way. As further proof, EZ travels to visit his father at the butcher shop that is now closing down as they speak to each other for the first time in months.
EZ essentially cut off Felipe after he encouraged Gaby to get away from his son.
Now EZ arrives to break the news that he couldn’t save Gaby — she’s dead and buried under dirt and branches. While he doesn’t exactly confess to killing her, EZ all but tells his father that he’s the one who pulled the trigger to end her life.
As Felipe breaks down, EZ says that he’s finally figured out who he is and there’s nothing his father can do to save him now. EZ leaves as Felipe falls to the ground in tears after learning about Gaby’s death.
Meanwhile, Angel is waking up happier than ever before because he’s finally been reunited with his son after Adelita returned with their child, who was previously presumed dead. Angel is the picture of a doting father, although Adelita is struggling with her new role as a mother after their baby boy won’t take her breast for feeding time.
Angel attempts to explain what’s happening — it turns out he actually read a bunch of baby books — but she’s actually more distraught over the actions it took to return the baby to his rightful family.
Remember, Adelita’s thirst for revenge against the Galindo’s was fueled after watching her own father get butchered by the cartel — led by his security forces including Felipe Reyes — and now she’s managed to put the same kind of duress on her own child.
While Angel has quickly adapted to fatherhood, Adelita can’t help but wonder if she’s fit to be a mother.
Angel knows that he and Adelita have both down awful things — monstrous acts — but now they need to work together to ensure their baby grows up with a better life than either of them could have possibly imagined.
He also expresses his love for Adelita yet again but warns her if she leaves this time, there’s no coming back and the baby will stay with his father.
Back at the clubhouse, Alvarez calls a meeting to order to discuss the next stage of the war against the Sons of Anarchy.
Last week saw EZ, Angel and Manny launch an attack at the Sons leadership by gunning down several members at a hospital where the San Bernardino president was receiving cancer treatment. That act will only further ignite the battle between the two factions with Alvarez acknowledging there’s no going back now.
That’s why Alvarez says it’s time to wipe the entire San Bernardino chapter off the map, which will send a message so loud that it will be heard all the way in Charming. Alvarez needs Chibs and the rest of the SAMCRO leadership to understand that this bloodshed won’t stop until every Son is dead.
“Send a message to Charming – you come after ours, we’ll bring death to your doorstep.”
~ Marcus Alvarez
As the meeting wraps, Alvarez is prepared to go on the mission with his guys but the presidents from the other chapters tell him that he needs to sit this one out. The Mayans are nothing without El Padrino and he’s fought plenty of wars already.
It’s time to let the younger generation fight this battle.
Canche decides he’ll lead the charge and join the Santo Padre chapter when they go after the Sons of Anarchy in San Bernardino while Alvarez stays behind.
Finally, Jess — the Mayan bartender who told the Sons about Montez’s rotting corpse — gets battered by her sister Jasmine for not warning her about the planned assault at the hospital. It turns out her boyfriend Terry — the San Bernardino vice president — actually survived the onslaught but he’s on life support in intensive care.
To make matters worse, Jasmine reveals that Terry’s original sponsor has returned to the club and that’s apparently bad news for everybody. The sponsor was so terrifying that even Terry was scared of him, but we still don’t know who this mysterious member might be.
While Jess attempts to explain that she had no idea the hit was coming, Jasmine warns her sister that any further acts of aggression carried out will result in her demise. Jasmine promises that if Jess doesn’t warn her next time, she’ll personally tell the Mayans about the bartender who ratted them out.
Considering what happens next, it seems unlikely that Jess is long for this world.
The Mayans launch an all-out assault on the San Bernardino members with the current president being gunned down along with several of his members on the road.
The biggest part of the attack happens after the majority of the Santo Padre chapter kidnap a prospect driving a van to force him to gain entrance to the San Bernardino clubhouse, which is currently under lock and key with gates drawn shut and gunmen at the door.
The nervous prospect manages to get past the lookout but just as he’s about to warn the Sons what’s coming, he’s shot dead as the Mayans burst out the doors and begin shooting at anybody and everybody wearing a reaper on their back.
The fighting is a one-sided slaughter for the most part with the Mayans getting the drop on the Sons with many members just cut down before they could even fire a shot. A few of the Sons do manage to draw weapons, which results in one of the Mayans taking a bullet in the shoulder.
When one of the Sons members tries to flee on his bike, Nestor — Miguel Galindo’s former enforcer turned Mayan prospect — cuts him down with a shotgun blast.
Bishop ends up giving chase to another Son’s member he sees sneaking back into the building but he gets the drop on the former Mayan president as he follows behind. Just when it appears Bishop has met his demise, the Son’s head gets torn in half thanks to a bullet from Taza.
The Son falls dead and Taza turns before Bishop can even truly understand what just happened.
After eliminating all of the Sons outside, the Mayans descend upon the clubhouse where the members inside have no idea what’s happening thanks to the loud music playing. The bartenders also fail to notice the fighting outside through the security cameras so they don’t see the assault that’s about to be launched.
When the doors burst open, the Mayans flood inside and start gunning down the Sons members while also attempting to move the Croweaters out of harm’s way.
Just when it appears the fighting is finished, EZ turns a corner and another member of the Sons fires at him with a shotgun. EZ quickly swings back through the door and puts a bullet in his head as the Son’s blood splatters all over the giant reaper painted on the wall.
Canche follows him into the room and spots the dead Son along with the blood on the wall and it appears he’s actually admiring EZ’s handiwork. That changes a split second later when EZ tells Canche he’s got something for him — and he pulls the trigger to kill the Yuma president.
Angel rushes inside the room after hearing several gunshots and he sees EZ holding a weapon with both the Son and Canche dead on the ground. EZ just stares back at his brother with full resolve that he did the right thing eliminating the biggest internal threat that remained with the Mayans while also taking out another member of the Sons of Anarchy.
Before leaving, the Mayans pull the kuttes off the dead Sons, which is the ultimate sign of vengeance from one M.C. to another.
A New King
In Mexico, El Banquero is grieving following the death of his mother after she fell ill for several months yet he refused to hardly ever visit her.
Despite pleas from his sister Soledad, he didn’t want to see his mother on his deathbed, although now he can barely hold back the tears. He also rebuffs requests from his sister to join her in the house as he plots his next move to officially take over the cartel.
That night, Soledad meets with her brother and El Banquero tells her that he’s the leader of the family business. He claims his sister, who is a little person, was sent to college in America because their parents were ashamed they gave birth to a monster.
Now she’s nothing but the freak of the family and El Banquero won’t even contemplate allowing her to remain part of the business, especially with him in charge.
Following her brother’s declaration, Soledad begins the next phase of her plan that apparently ends with El Banquero being deposed as the shortest leader in cartel history.
At an undisclosed location nearby, a hood is pulled from the head of Miguel Galindo as he wakes up with the motorcycle assassin who came after him on the road before he was captured. She looks down at him before opening the door to reveal the person who ordered his abduction.
It’s none other than Soledad and she tells Miguel that they have a lot to talk about.
By all accounts, Soledad appears ready to put Miguel back into power, or at least offer him the opportunity to eliminate her brother which when then allow her to assume control over the cartel.
As for Emily Galindo, she’s back at work in her restaurant in Ohio but just as she’s about to begin her shift, she finds somebody looking for her there. When another waitress turns to call for “Sarah,” Emily has already fled.
Emily ends up at a bus station where she gets a ticket to Covington, Kentucky, which is where she has her sister and her son stashed. She grab a bag filled with cash and multiple identities inside including passports and a driver’s license before boarding the bus to be reunited with her family.
Where Emily goes from here is unknown but it appears the new life she started in Ohio to stay away from Miguel has come to an end.
Following the attack on the Sons clubhouse, Gilly returns home after he welcomed his former commanding officer Rae and her son Jacob to stay at his apartment while her husband Paul deals with his own issues following a near suicide a few weeks back.
Rae believes Paul needs some space right now so Gilly offers her a place to stay for the time being.
That night, Gilly sits down to talk to Rae when she brings up a tragic event that happened while they were serving overseas together. It seems a family was wiped out by their unit and Gilly has taken the brunt of the responsibility for what happened ever since.
Rae attempts to put the blame back on herself since she’s the one who gave the orders for the attack but Gilly slams down his hands on the table to end the conversation. When Jacob walks in asking what’s wrong, his mother promises him that everything is OK while Gilly does his best to say the same.
Obviously, Gilly is dealing with his own post-traumatic stress and killing a slew of people earlier that day probably didn’t help his mental health all that much. To prevent another outburst, Gilly leaves his own home and sleeps in the car that night to give Rae and Jacob the space they need to heal.
Back at the Santo Padre clubhouse, the members celebrate a win over the Sons of Anarchy but it still came at a cost with Canche dead.
Manny mourns his fallen brother while looking at EZ different for the first time since they struck up a friendship. He knows how much EZ hated Canche and they were the only two in that room together with the Sons member when his president was killed.
Manny says more than anything Canche was a good man and a loving father — and he mentions that EZ already knew that considering Canche’s son nearly went blind after the bomb meant for him nearly killed his child instead. Manny’s gut punch about Canche’s kid all but signals that he suspects foul play related to his friend’s death but EZ puts on a good poker face to keep his secret.
As for Bishop, he sits down at the couch and brings a beer to Taza as some sort of bridge between them after his life was saved earlier that day. While Taza says he knows Bishop would have done the same thing, the former Santo Padre president reveals that he wouldn’t have saved his brother — he would have allowed the Sons to kill Taza dead right there.
With that, Taza takes a drink and tells Bishop that whatever was owed between them has been settled. He no longer owes Bishop anything.
Creeper arrives with his girlfriend Kody in tow as he plans to introduce her to his “family” for the first time. It doesn’t take long for Kody to fit right in amongst the foul-mouthed guys and Creeper couldn’t be happier that the woman he’s falling for has accepted him and his brothers.
The party finally stops when Alvarez returns to toast his fallen friend Canche as everybody at the clubhouse raises a glass to the Yuma president. Even EZ holds up a drink to say goodbye to the man he just killed.
It’s tough to say where EZ ends up after all of this but he’s stopped questioning his judgment when it comes to retribution for anybody who crosses him or the people he loves. That’s a dangerous game to play, especially when EZ starts killing his own brothers regardless of the bad blood between them.
Only two episodes remain this season with “Mayans M.C.” returning next Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET on FX for the penultimate edition in season 4.