Mayans MC boss Breaks Down Huge Season 3 Cliffhanger
Mayans MC showrunner Elgin James talks about what's next for EZ in Season 4.
The third season of has come to a close with a massive cliffhanger that's sure to send shockwaves through the show's universe. Thankfully, Mayans MC will continue into Season 4, promising at least some closure about what just unfolded. For those who can't wait that long, though, GameSpot spoke to showrunner Elgin James about the message the Season 3 finale was sending and what fans can expect in Season 4.
The following contains spoilers for the Season 3 finale of Mayans MC, "Chapter the Last, Nothing More to Write." If you haven't watched this episode yet, turn away now because we're going to break it all down.
So much of Season 3 has seen EZ (JD Pardo) striving to be a good man and even, at times, leaving the MC life behind for a peaceful existence with Gaby (Sulem Calderon). Ultimately, though, Felipe (Edward James Olmos) advises Gaby to leave town without him, realizing that EZ is already lost to the violent lifestyle--something EZ himself finally accepts by the episode's end. As it turns out, though, that journey almost didn't happen.
"There was sort of a push to have EZ fully formed, to come back and maybe he's a VP of the club or something in a position of power," James explained. "We've never done EZ right, I didn't believe."
In previous seasons, EZ's genius-level intellect has shown him to have a nearly photographic memory and also be a much-needed source of ideas for the club. He found himself in bad situations as he earned his way into the club, a place he wanted to belong. Less prevalent, though, was the natural inclination for the darker side of MC life that EZ leaned toward--something James personally identifies with.
"I know what it's like for me. In my life, I have such an incapacity for joy that even when I start to feel it start to bubble up a little bit, there's all these things where I just don't allow it because of the things that I've done and the people that I've lost and everything else," he said. "And that's what I wanted to explore."
And by the end of Season 3, after accepting that outlaw life is what he was always destined for, he's standing alone, ready to protect his club from an invading force, regardless of what it will cost him. According to James, this next evolution of EZ--one who embraces the darkness in his life--is what fans should get ready to see in Season 4.
"I know he's kind of seemed he's got a foot in each world for the last three seasons now," he said. "[In] Season 4, he's going to plant his feet both firmly into this other world... [I] can't wait to see what that looks like."
Beyond that, though, this new turn for EZ isn't going to be a subtle one, which might be surprising given how quiet and reserved of a character he can be. "I think that's what we've always talked about where EZ's always been trying to escape this darkness," James said. "He's already so introverted. He's so internal and JD [Pardo] so smart and so internal, that it's gonna be really exciting just to watch that explode."
When it does explode, good luck to anyone in the blast zone. The fourth season of Mayans MC will most likely premiere in 2022.
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