Mayans M.C. (season 2)

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Mayans M.C. (season 2)
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Starring
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes10
Release
Original networkFX
Original releaseSeptember 3 (2019-09-03) –
November 5, 2019 (2019-11-05)
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Season 1

The second season of Mayans M.C., an American crime drama, premiered on FX, on September 3, 2019, and concluded on November 5, 2019. The second season consisted of ten episodes and aired on Tuesdays in the United States on FX.[1] Mayans M.C. is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James. The show takes place in the same fictional universe as Sons of Anarchy, and deals with the Sons' rivals-turned-allies, the Mayans Motorcycle Club.

Production[edit]

In October 2018, it was announced that FX had renewed the series for a second season. In August 2019, series co-creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter announced that he would leave the series if it was renewed for a third season. Sutter said, "It's time for the white man to leave the building."[2][3] In October 2019, Sutter was sacked from his position on Mayans M.C. during its second season.

Casting[edit]

Series co-creator Kurt Sutter had expressed interest in bringing in more characters from Mayans' predecessor Sons of Anarchy.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]

J. D. Pardo (Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes), Sarah Bolger (Emily Thomas), and Michael Irby (Obispo "Bishop" Losa)
Carla Baratta (Adelita), Richard Cabral (Johnny "El Coco" Cruz), and Raoul Trujillo (Che "Taza" Romero)

Main[edit]

  • J. D. Pardo as Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes, prospect for the Mayans M.C and brother to Angel Reyes.[5][6]
  • Clayton Cardenas as Angel Reyes, EZ's brother and Él Secretario of Mayans M.C., Santo Padre Charter [6]
  • Sarah Bolger as Emily Thomas, childhood sweetheart of EZ, who is now married to Miguel Galindo, and the mother of their infant son.[6]
  • Michael Irby as Obispo "Bishop" Losa, president of Mayans M.C.'s Santo Padre Charter.[7]
  • Carla Baratta as Adelita, who as a child, watched her family die at the hands of the Galindo cartel.[7]
  • Richard Cabral as Johnny "El Coco" Cruz, a full patch member of Mayans M.C.[5]
  • Raoul Trujillo as Che "Taza" Romero, Vice Presidente of Mayans M.C., Santo Padre Charter.[7]
  • Antonio Jaramillo as Michael "Riz" Ariza, a full patch member of Mayans M.C.[7]
  • Danny Pino as Miguel Galindo, the son of Galindo Cartel founder Jose Galindo.[6]
  • Edward James Olmos as Felipe Reyes, the once-strong Mexican patriarch and Angel and EZ's father.[8]

Special guests[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Edwin Hodge as Officer Franky Rogan.
  • Ray McKinnon as Lincoln Potter, reprising his role from Sons of Anarchy.[11]
  • Michael Ornstein as Chuck "Chucky" Marstein, reprising his role from Sons of Anarchy.
  • Frankie Loyal Delgado as Hank "El Tranq" Loza, Sergeant-at-Arms / El Pacificador of the Mayans M.C.
  • Ada Maris as Dita Galindo, Miguel's mother and Jose Galindo's widow.
  • Efrat Dor as Katrina, Lincoln's assistant
  • Ivo Nandi as Oscar "El Oso" Ramos, reprising his role from Sons of Anarchy.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [a]Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
111"Xbalanque"Kevin DowlingKurt SutterSeptember 3, 2019 (2019-09-03)2WBD011.39[12]
Ezekiel is mere weeks away from getting past "Prospect" status and getting voted in or out of the club properly. His new sponsor Bishop; the club's president, seems impressed with EZ's performance, as does the rest of the M.C. overall. However, a divided Reyes family has let tension set within the club. EZ comes closer to cracking into Happy Lowman's involvement with killing operations for SAMCRO, including the murder of his own mother.
122"Xaman-Ek"Sebastian "Batan" SilvaSean Tretta & Andrea CiannaveiSeptember 10, 2019 (2019-09-10)2WBD021.06[13]
EZ reveals the truth to his brother Angel about their mother's death and that he got information on the side about her killer; Happy Lowman, and his history with SAMCRO. While the club visits a different Mayans Charter, EZ witnesses one of their members get shot dead.
133"Camazotz"Guy FerlandElgin James & Jenny LynnSeptember 17, 2019 (2019-09-17)2WBD031.12[14]
The Reyes brothers settle their differences and team up together to help with the investigation of Happy's killing of their mother. They both travel to Charming, eventually breaking into Happy's house; holding him at gunpoint.
144"Lahun Chan"Rebecca RodriguezBryan GraciaSeptember 24, 2019 (2019-09-24)2WBD041.04[15]
The Reyes brothers tries to get answers from a tied up Happy. Dita reveals a big secret to Felipe about Miguel. EZ and Angels actions causes a stir between the Mayans and another M.C.. At the border, Adelita is betrayed by the Galindo cartel and handed over
155"Xquic"Rachel GoldbergDebra Moore MunozOctober 1, 2019 (2019-10-01)2WBD051.00[16]
After finding out more about what happened to their mother, EZ and Angel venture back to El Padro.
166"Muluc"Guy FerlandAndrea CiannaveiOctober 8, 2019 (2019-10-08)2WBD061.03[17]
177"Tohil"Peter WellerJenny LynnOctober 15, 2019 (2019-10-15)2WBD071.10[18]
188"Kukulkan"Allison AndersSean TrettaOctober 22, 2019 (2019-10-22)2WBD081.01[19]
The Mayans meet with members of SAMCRO, including president Filip "Chibs" Telford, and a rival M.C. to discuss gun trading. As per a promise made by Sons of Anarchy protagonist Jax Teller, SAMCRO can't get involved in the gun trade.
199"Itzam-Ye"Kevin DowlingKurt Sutter & Elgin JamesOctober 29, 2019 (2019-10-29)2WBD091.05[20]
2010"Hunahpu"Elgin JamesKurt SutterNovember 5, 2019 (2019-11-05)2WBD100.95[21]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The second season received very positive reviews from critics. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the season currently holds a perfect 100% approval rating with an average rating of 7.75 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.[22]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Xbalanque" September 3, 2019 0.5 1.39[12] 0.6 1.42 1.1 2.80[23][b]
2 "Xaman-Ek" September 10, 2019 0.4 1.06[13] 0.5 1.26 0.9 2.32[24][b]
3 "Camazotz" September 17, 2019 0.4 1.12[14] 0.5 1.35 0.9 2.47[25][b]
4 "Lahun Chan" September 24, 2019 0.4 1.04[15] 0.6 1.53 1.0 2.57[26]
5 "Xquic" October 1, 2019 0.4 1.00[16] 0.6 1.57 1.0 2.57[27]
6 "Muluc" October 8, 2019 0.4 1.03[17] 0.6 1.55 1.0 2.58[28]
7 "Tohil" October 15, 2019 0.4 1.10[18] 0.7 1.72 1.1 2.83[29]
8 "Kukulkan" October 22, 2019 0.4 1.01[19] 0.6 1.67 1.0 2.69[30]
9 "Itzam-Ye" October 29, 2019 0.4 1.05[20] 0.6 1.77 1.0 2.83[31]
10 "Hunahpu" November 5, 2019 0.3 0.95[21] 0.7 1.73 1.0 2.68[32]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The episode titles are named after Mayan gods.
  2. ^ a b c Live +7 ratings were not available, so Live +3 ratings have been used instead.

References[edit]

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