A mixed bag of emotions.
That's what I was left feeling after watching Mayans M.C. Season 1 Episode 6. There were times when I was on the edge of my seat, desperate to see what would come next. Then there were times when I had difficulty keeping my eyes open.
Mayans M.C. once again struggled to remain consistent, a fault the show has had since it premiered.
Let's start with the good or should I say the great because Danny Pino, also known as Miguel Galindo, absolutely killed it in "Gato/Mis," and for the first time, I don't mean that literally.
Pino is always a highlight in each episode, but no one could deny the brilliance of his performance. No one should be feeling sympathy for a drug cartel leader, but somehow Pino manages to make it easy to fall in love with him.
The smile on his face when he finally had his son back in his arms was heartwarming. That warmth quickly vanished when the child was taken away from him. His face, when this occurs, is brutal but also disturbingly beautiful to watch.
We are putty in his hands, and he knows it.
And for the first time in his life, Miguel was putty in someone else's hands. The man usually has his head on straight, willing to kill anyone in his way.
However, he's met his match with Adelita. She might be the only person who is more cold-hearted than the cartel leader. Miguel is supposed to be the villain, but Adelita continues to get more ruthless with each move she makes.
I was hesitant to get invested in the cartel and rebels war because the storyline started flawed but Mayans M.C. managed to get me invested. Although maybe not in the way they were expecting.
It will most likely change as the show progresses but until Adelita does something to make me feel for her, I'm team Galindo cartel.
She can't expect me to be on her side after she kidnaps a baby, and has the child she claims to love, kill another child. That's just way too evil.
The only thing saving her right now is her relationship with Angel. That's the only time Adelita shows any compassion and sincerity.
EZ: Adelita's picture has got to be everywhere. If she stays on the border, it's just a matter of time.
Angel: She won't get caught. She's smart.
EZ: If she doesn't tell you anything, how do you know she's smart?
That's not enough though. The show has explored EZ's backstory, but Adelita's backstory should also get explored. Seeing the reason behind her actions may change the way she's perceived right now.
That's if she makes it past Mayans M.C. Season 1. The rebels may have had the upper hand so far, but taking his child away from him a second time looks to be the straw that broke the camel's back.
Miguel is going to get his revenge, and it won't be pretty. How he gets his revenge is going to be exciting to watch.
EZ also had an exciting day thanks to Coco's daughter, Leticia. The scenes between EZ and Leticia was fun. The kind of adventure that's been missing from the show.
EZ: Who the fuck is that?
EZ: Doesn't really paint the whole picture for me.
EZ's adventure with Leticia helped balance out everyone else's drama.
It was also nice to see EZ get something done for once. It feels like most of the time he's just sulking around and brooding, or just waiting for his brother to tell him what to do.
EZ finally took control and saved the day. It is something we need to see our protagonist do more often. Leticia's arrival wasn't just a pivotal moment for EZ, but also Coco.
He may not be the father of the year yet, but the man has grown leaps and bounds since we first met him.
He's no longer just the creepy guy from the M.C. Instead, he's a gentle and kind man who is doing his best to figure out how to do something he's never been that good at doing.
Unfortunately, this growth may be for nothing because the dude is in serious trouble. The M.C. thinks he is the mole, and the proof continues to pile up. If Angel doesn't fess up soon, the end could be near for our dear Coco.
But Kurt Sutter won't do that to Coco, right? He and his daughter are just getting to know each other. Kurt Sutter would never kill off someone everyone loves.
Yeah, I don't believe what I'm saying either, but I'm doing my best to be positive.
Coco: Give us a minute.
Chuckie: The minute and all the precious minutes that follow belong to you and yours.
Leticia: What happened there?
Chuckie: I don't know. We won him in a card game.
There is one thing I am for sure positive about though, and that is that the scenes between Jiminez and Felipe are the most boring scenes on television. I struggled to stay awake every time they had a conversation.
Seriously, it was unbearable.
There wasn't a point to it either. Neither of the men furthered any storyline or progressed their characters in any shape or form. If anything, I've just become tired of Felipe, too.
There were way too many scenes with the two exchanging pointless dialogue. I never want to sit through another Jiminez and Felipe scene again. Unfortunately, I don't think that'll happen which is why I'm more thankful than ever for the mute button.
While my feelings about them are crystal clear, one thing I'm not sure how to feel about is the return of Lincoln "Linc" Potter from Sons of Anarchy.
Tell me, my wise feline friend. You roam behind those rusty gates. What unspeakable truths lie twisted amongst the scraps?Linc Potter
The show was just starting to find its own identity, but bringing a major character from SOA may halt its momentum.
Since his appearance only came at the end of the episode, it's hard to judge. Hopefully, his unique brand of wit will add to the show instead of hindering it.
What did you think of "Gato/Mis"?
Who do you think will win the war between the cartel and the rebels?
Have you fallen in love with Coco yet?
Let us know in the comments and if you missed an episode or want to relive the action, make sure to watch Mayans M.C. online right here on TV Fanatic!
Brandon Viera was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. He retired in May 2019..