'Sons of Anarchy' Creator Talks About 'Mayans' Season Finale

'Sons of Anarchy' Creator Talks About 'Mayans' Season Finale

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter worked hard to get spinoff Mayans MC on the air. Now a season of the new series is in the books, and Sutter is offering an explanation for some of the finale's revelations. Read on for The Hollywood Reporter's interview with Sutter.

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[This story contains spoilers for the season finale of FX's Mayans MC, "Cuervo/Tz'ikb'uul."]

Few people expected a happy ending for the first season of Mayans MC, and fewer people expected a Happy ending. The unlikely scenario occurred, however, when the freshman year of Kurt Sutter and Elgin James' FX biker drama ended with its biggest Sons of Anarchy crossover yet, one that promises an even bigger collision when Mayans returns for its previously announced second season next year.

The finale, "Cuervo/Tz'ikb'uul," written by Sutter and directed by James, pulls the curtain back on one of the season's central mysteries: the murder of the Reyes family matriarch, whose death is the driving force behind her widowed husband Felipe (Edward James Olmos) and two surviving sons Angel (Clayton Cardenas) and Ezekiel (JD Pardo). Murdered several years before the main events of Mayans MC, EZ's mother's death led the Mayans protagonist on a vengeance quest to find and punish her killer — a quest that landed him in jail for nearly a decade, when he accidentally shot a police officer in pursuit of the real killer.

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Ever since then, EZ has wondered who killed his mother. Now, he wonders no more, as the finale puts him face-to-face with the triggerman: Happy Lowman, the Sons of Anarchy character played by David Labrava, featured on all seven seasons of Sutter's original FX biker drama.

A real-life Hells Angel who served as a technical adviser throughout Sons' run, Labrava made his debut as Happy in the Sons of Anarchy pilot, appeared in four additional episodes of season one, and was featured in every single subsequent season. He was a recurring player from seasons three through six, and was promoted to series regular for Sons' final season. In the context of the show's universe, Happy Lowman's journey saw the lethal enforcer ride from Washington to working as a roving nomad to finally settling down with SAMCRO by the end of the series; by that point, Happy was even promoted to Sergeant-at-Arms.

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