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Mayans MC: How It Connects To Sons Of Anarchy

FX's new spinoff series Mayans M.C. has it's roots deeply set in Sons of Anarchy. Find out which connections we've seen so far as Chris breaks down the origins of the Mayans Motorcycle Club and its relationship to SAMCRO.

With Mayans MC hitting the streets on FX, at long last, the outlaw biker gang drought on cable TV is over. When Sons of Anarchy ended, there was no telling when creator Kurt Sutter would reveal the next chapter of the universe he was building. As it turns out, that chapter is loaded with references and characters from Sons of Anarchy, showing just how tied together those two worlds are.

Naturally, GameSpot had to dig deep to figure out how it all fit together and where in the Sons of Anarchy timeline Mayans MC is set. If you haven't seen either show, it should go without saying that the above video and this story are loaded with spoilers, so consider yourself warned.

From the very beginning, Mayans MC wasn't shy about showing its connections to Sons. Three characters from the original series were featured in Mayans' first episode. Marcus Alvarez (Emilio Rivera) will play a major role in the new show, while Sons of Anarchy San Bernardino president Les Packer (Robert Patrick) stopped by with his crew to help the Mayans MC out.

The most exciting cameo is none other than Gemma Teller Morrow (Katey Sagal), though. The now-deceased biker queen appears in a flashback that perfectly sets up the timeline for when EZ Reyes (JD Pardo) was locked up in Stockton State Prison. All it takes is a little research to realize his stint coincides with when many members of SAMCRO were locked up between Seasons 2 and 3.

From there, more characters--and organizations--have been introduced on Mayans with lineage that goes back to Sons of Anarchy. Given it's still so early in the first season of Mayans MC, there's no telling how many cameos we will continue to see pop up as the show continues. However, what is clear is that they won't be done without purpose, as Sutter and his Mayans co-creator Elgin James are wary about including Sons characters without it having a payoff.

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