Mayans MC Boss On When The Show's Biggest Secret Will be Revealed

Mayans MC showrunner Elgin James discusses Miguel's Season 3 evolution and when he'll find out the truth about his father.

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With so much unfolding in Season 3 of Mayans MC on FX, there's still one big piece of the puzzle that's yet to be revealed. While the Mayans are at war and EZ (JD Pardo) has decided to give in to the darker aspects of his life, there's still a massive question mark hanging over the relationship between Miguel (Danny Pino) and Felipe (Edward James Olmos).

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Season 3 of Mayans MC. If you haven't finished the latest batch of episodes, head over to FX on Hulu and do that right now.

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After it was revealed in Season 2 that Miguel was the son of Felipe, it seemed like only a matter of time before that particular ticking time bomb exploded. However, the issue continued to simmer in Season 3, even through one of the strongest scenes of the season, which saw the two of them having a heart-to-heart about Miguel's mother. Ultimately, though, the cartel boss remained completely unaware of who his actual father is. He will find out eventually, though.

"I think that's the kind of stuff that is going to have to explode," showrunner Elgin James told GameSpot.

So why didn't it happen in Season 3? "Honestly, this season we had a lot of story to clean up," James said. "We had a lot of story to clean up from those first two seasons and characters to re-break."

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One character, in particular, was Miguel. Throughout the first two seasons of the show, Miguel was a ruthless mob boss that seemed to be in control at every step. After the Season 2 death of his mother, though, Mayans MC needed to explore what that character was like at his most vulnerable.

"We had to re-break Miguel Galindo, from being a cartel member to now basically being a nine-year-old boy who lost his mom and is grieving," James explained.

While that journey was an important one for Miguel, the showrunner knows that this is a secret the show can't keep dragging out for years on end. "I think that there's only so far you can keep teasing," he said. "I think once we know the most exciting explosive way for it to come together, for all those paths to finally cross, then that's where we're going to pull the trigger."

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Whether that will happen in Season 4 remains a mystery. But when that explosion arrives, especially given that Miguel believes his wife had a hand in his mother's death--as well as Felipe's son EZ--the impact of that secret being revealed will likely be felt throughout the Mayans MC world.

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