‘Mayans MC’ Season 4: Miguel Is at ‘Rock Bottom’ Following Episode 8, Danny Pino Teases

TL;DR:

  • Mayans MC Season 4 Episode 8 featured the MC attacking the Sons of Anarchy.
  • Danny Pino talked about Miguel Galindo’s mental state in episode 8.
  • Miguel goes through a “metamorphosis” by the end.

[Spoiler alert: Mayans MC Season 4 Episode 8, “The Righteous Wrath of an Honorable Man,” spoilers ahead.]

Danny Pino as Miguel Galindo in 'Mayans MC'
Danny Pino as Miguel Galindo | Prashant Gupta/FX

FX’s hit Sons of Anarchy spinoff, Mayans MC, proved it keeps getting grittier, bloodier, and more intense. Mayans MC Season 4 Episode 8 brought the club into battle with the Sons of Anarchy. It also shined the spotlight back on Miguel Galindo. Here’s what actor Danny Pino said about Miguel being at “rock bottom.”

Following the hospital shootout in the prior episode, the club isn’t finished bringing the violence just yet. Mayans MC Season 4 Episode 8 featured the MC launching an attack against the Sons of Anarchy. EZ Reyes kills Canche, CBR.com notes. Prior to shooting Canche, he tells him, “I caught you slippin’,” which references the threat Canche gave EZ before.

In addition to the conflict between the Sons of Anarchy and the Mayans MC intensifying, the show featured more of Angel and Adelita. The two reunited to raise their baby, but Angel threatened to take the child himself if Adelita leaves again.

The final moments of the episode feature Miguel Galindo in the custody of El Banquero’s sister, Soledad.

Danny Pino says Miguel is at ‘rock bottom’ in episode 8

Danny Pino as Miguel Galindo in 'Mayans MC' Season 4
Danny Pino as Miguel Galindo | Prashant Gupta/FX

Fans don’t see much of Miguel in Mayans MC Season 4 Episode 8. But actor Danny Pino talks of his character’s mental state to Entertainment Weekly.

“Miguel is absolutely at rock bottom, and I think you see that in the final scene — that desperation, that confusion, that need for somebody to help him,” Pinot tells the publication. “I don’t think that he’s ever actually felt that before.”

Pino also mentioned Miguel’s time working at the convent, which is where viewers saw him in episode 7. The once-great leader of the MC is now completely changing, both physically and mentally. He also connected with a young boy, Tomas, who reminds him of his own fatherly instincts.

“The link that he had with Tomas — the young boy in the convent — speaks to his sense of fatherhood, of being paternal, of missing his son,” Pino adds. “Now finally being out of the convent, I think the questions are appropriate: Is Soledad going to be a lifeline, or is she going to make his life more miserable? Or is she going to end his life because of her tie with El Banquero?” 

Danny Pino hinted at a ‘metamorphosis’ for Miguel by the end of the season

It’s clear from Miguel’s appearance in Mayans MC Season 4 Episode 8 that he’s seriously changed from the first season. Danny Pino told Collider that he and showrunner Elgin James talked extensively about Miguel’s trajectory and his ultimate “metamorphosis” fans will see by the end.

“There were times when we were shooting, especially episodes 4 and 5, where Elgin and I would sit on set and talk about what Miguel’s end game is,” Pino said. “Oftentimes, we would have very concrete ideas as to what that could be, so I’d play a scene that way, and then the following scene, we’d be like, ‘Hmm, what if his end game is this?’ and I’d play that scene a different way.”

“There was a metamorphosis happening in the convent,” he added. “I certainly was very interested to see what would happen to him, as the season went on, and I think fans will be too.”

Mayans MC Season 4 airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.

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