Mayans M.C. Season 1 Episode 5 Review: Uch/Opossum

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Romance is in the air. 

There wasn't a ton of action on Mayans M.C. Season 1 Episode 5, but the sizzling heat between three potential couples made up for it. 

Even though he's our protagonist, EZ wasn't featured much on Mayans M.C. Season 1 Episode 4. That changed on "Uch/Opossum" when EZ got pushed to the forefront. He has some conflicts coming his way, and they are bound to all explode in his face by the time the season comes to a close. 

Decisions - Mayans M.C. Season 1 Episode 5

Problem number one for EZ: Emily.

Although the two haven't been together for almost eight years, EZ still carries a torch for Emily and, it's going to get him in trouble with a lot of people. People like her scary ass husband, Miguel. The man is truly terrifying.

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Yet, the way EZ looked at Emily when she was in his trailer says he didn't fully register the message Miguel was trying to send him during their talk. 

EZ: Michael Corleone. Capitalism was the blood of the family money.
Miguel: Right. Who are you in that movie?
EZ: I'm not sure. As long as it's not Fredo.

If EZ continues down this dangerous path with Emily, he's bound to get someone close to him killed. It would be one thing if it looked like Emily would be willing to leave Miguel for EZ, but that's so not going to happen. 

That violent sex scene between Emily and Miguel showed just the extent of their toxic marriage, and toxic unions take a long time to end, especially when the husband is a cartel leader who will instantly kill the man for whom you left him. 

EZ's chances with Emily also don't look too good because of the massive secret he's keeping from her. Although Mayans M.C. continues to tease an EZ and Emily pairing, the chances of it happening are slim. 

Miguel: Please don't go into strangers cars. We don't Uber.
Emily: Why don't you just make a list of what I can and can't do.

When Emily finds out that EZ knew where her baby was this entire time, she is so not going to forgive him. That secret will probably send her over the edge and bring out an even darker side of Emily that has yet to be seen. 

Do not hold out hope Emily and EZ shippers because it's more likely that Emily will one day be running the Galindo cartel instead of reuniting with her first love.

Related: Mayans M.C. Season 1 Episode 4 Review: Murcielago/Zotz  

Emily isn't the only person causing trouble in EZ's life either. Angel continues to make poor decision after poor decision and the Mayans are starting to catch on to his shenanigans. 

I declared my love for Angel a long time ago, but the dude needs to shape up. For some reason, he thought it would be a good idea to strike an alliance with Cole, the military mercenary that murdered everyone in Alice's gang. Just like everyone on earth predicted, this unholy alliance caused a lot of problems. 

Clipped Wings - Mayans M.C. Season 1 Episode 5

Angel wound up getting him, and EZ kidnapped and held for ransom. If it weren't for EZ's quick wit and Adelita's willingness to save him, Angel would have been buried six feet under. Instead, he got saved by rebels and, earned himself a kiss from Adelita. 

It was adorable to see Angel so flustered after she kissed him. And her scenes with Angel are the only times I find myself caring about Adelita in any way. 

Hopefully, this kiss leads to more for the two as soon as possible, especially because Angel's fate right now isn't looking too good. 

Angel: You think I could get my dick in her mouth.
EZ: Jesus.
Coco: You really need help man.
Angel: Come on, like you guys weren't thinking the same thing.

He's also beginning to lose the loyalty of his brother. The two had an explosive physical fight, and while they were able to laugh it off just a few minutes later, it doesn't look good for the relationship of the Reyes brothers. 

EZ may eventually get tired of keeping all of his brother's secrets and, may be the person who ends up ratting on him. 

While Angel was out causing trouble for him, EZ, Coco and Gilly, Bishop and the M.C. are becoming more and more suspicious of them. 

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The cartel and the M.C. know that Adelita is a member of the rebels and, are now on the hunt for her. However, it wasn't Angel who aroused suspicion this time around. No, it was our freaky friend, Coco. 

Angel and his crew would have never guessed that Chuckie would be the person to make Bishop question their loyalty to the M.C. 

Coco Est Loco - Mayans M.C. Season 1 Episode 4

Chuckie, being the naive guy that he is, expressed his concern about his friend Coco to Bishop and the M.C. When he said he saw him with a Latina woman, Bishop immediately jumped to the conclusion that he was referring to Adelita. 

Poor Chuckie will never know that he may be the person who costs Coco his life. 

However, I'm remaining hopeful that Coco will remain alive and well considering the amount of story there is still to tell about his family. But the "plenty of story left to tell" excuse has never stopped Kurt Sutter from killing off a character before (R.I.P. Opie). 


Chuckie: I'm worried about our Johnny "Coco" Cruz.
Bishop: Why is that?
Chuckie: I think he's going through a crisis. I saw him yesterday at the Olympic Diner. He was arguing with a woman and he chased after her.
Bishop: What woman?
Chuckie: Young Latina.
Riz: Is this her?
Chuckie: I don't know, maybe. I was just driving by and singing. I like to sing when I drive. No particular genre.

There is at least one person whose fate looks to be more positive than negative. And that man is El Presidente, aka Bishop. 

While the chances of Emily and EZ happening are slim, and the romance between Angel and Adelita will probably be short-lived, Bishop has found himself a lady friend who could very well be his one true pairing. 

There was a brief scene between the M.C. president and Mayor Antoinette that saw them discussing Galindo pulling out of a deal. 

Related: Mayans M.C. Season 1 Episode 3 Review: Buho/Muwan

But if you really paid attention, sparks could be seen flying. The chemistry between these two is palpable, and it sounds like there is some history between them as well. 

Bishop hasn't gotten a lot of screen time sans the M.C., but exploring his relationship with Antoinette is something I would like to see more of moving forward.

A New Enemy - Mayans M.C. Season 1 Episode 4

One storyline I wouldn't mind seeing less of is the Felipe and Jiminez story. I'm done with it. I tried to give it a chance, but I'm officially over it and couldn't care less what the outcome ends up being. 

"Uch/Opossum" foreshadowed the death of a major character by the end of Mayans M.C. Season 1, and while it seems like it's probably going to be Angel, Coco, or Adelita, I would love it to be Jiminez. I'm all in for anything to get rid of him.

What did you think of "Uch/Opossum?"

Do you think a significant character's journey will come to an end by the season finale? If so, who?

Which M.C. romance has you most excited?

Let us know in the comments and if you missed any previous episodes and need to catch up, watch Mayans M.C. online right here on TV Fanatic! 

Uch/Opossum Review

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Mayans M.C. Season 1 Episode 5 Quotes

Angel: You think I could get my dick in her mouth.
EZ: Jesus.
Coco: You really need help man.
Angel: Come on, like you guys weren't thinking the same thing.

Miguel: Please don't go into strangers cars. We don't Uber.
Emily: Why don't you just make a list of what I can and can't do.