'Mayans MC' Season 2 finale sees EZ avenge his mother's murderer, but was this death truly justice for Marisol?
We were counting on EZ getting revenge for the murder of his mother. But this is not how we pictured it happening.
Major spoilers ahead for season 2 finale of 'Mayans MC' titled 'Hunahpu'
We were counting on EZ (JD Pardo) getting revenge for the murder of his mother. But this is not how we pictured it happening.
Season 2 started with EZ hunting the hitman who shot his mother. It led him to Happy (David LaBrava), who at that time was riding Nomad. He gives Angel and EZ records that lead him to the Galindos. It is only then that Emily (Sarah Bolger) digs up family records and discovers that the hit came from the Galindos, but this has her thinking that it must have been Miguel (Danny Pino) who ordered the hit on Marisol and Felipe (Edward James Olmos).
But it is EZ's photographic memory that leads him to the truth in the last episode. He remembers seeing Dita (Ada Maris), Miguel's mother and the woman he had an affair with before fleeing from Mexico as Felipe Reyes.
In the series finale, Dita meets Felipe and finally confesses her sins telling him that it was a culmination of jealousy and fear that drove her to take the drastic step. After she saw Felipe and Marisol together at the fair, she was overcome with jealousy - a scorned woman, Dita couldn't bear to see him happy with another woman. She was also scared for Miguel, she said, fearing that she would lose him to Felipe.
But today, she realizes what she has done and believes she must pay for her sins. When the house caught fire, she thought that it was a death she deserved. But the fact that the fire "failed" to kill her was an indication to her that she was not meant to die in that manner - that Felipe is meant to kill her.
By the end of the episode though, she thinks that Felipe cannot kill her anymore since he is no longer Ignacio Cortino. And suggests that one of the Reyes brothers kill her. EZ takes over the job. When Dita begins to apologize, he tells her that this is not about her - it is about his mother. And goes on to strangle her to death. In the promo for the finale released last week, EZ was shown in a tussle with someone who looked like Dita.
They then burn her body, just like she had asked.
Dita's death is a barter death, a sorry one - she killed Marisol and in return asked the Reyes family to kill her. It is an unfair death, and for everything that she has done, it is still a better end than she gave Marisol. Was this penance for her? Yes. Was it enough? Perhaps, no.
'Mayans MC' returns for season 3 (tentatively) in the fall of 2020.