How's that for a Happy ending?
Tuesday night’s season one finale of Mayans M.C., titled "Cuervo/Tz'ikb'uul," culminated in an epic crossover movement when EZ (JD Pardo) unexpectedly came face-to-face with his mother's killer Sons of Anarchy mainstay Happy Lowman (David Labrava).
Happy’s surprise appearance in the season finale will no doubt have fans wondering how the big plot twist will affect EZ, his father Felipe (Edward James Olmos), his brother Angel (Clayton Cardenas) and the rest of the club, but co-creator and executive producer Elgin James says that intertwining the two worlds is a delicate process.
"There's always those plans [to crossover] because everyone in the writer's room is a big Sons of Anarchy geek," he reveals. "But as Kurt [Sutter] has said before, it has to be organic. It has to make sense. But it's kind of fascinating to see in the season finale that it actually happened and it worked. "
While fans will have to wait to see if season two will bring even more jaw dropping crossover moments, James is looking forward to getting to the heart of the players that make up the Mayans M.C. world.
"I just want to go deeper and rawer," James, who directed the season finale, tells us about the characters. "[The cast] all met and we all fell in love with each other. I think a big part of that is realizing our hearts are all broken in the same places. And so now we have that trust in each other to go deeper.”
Not only is James proud of successfully bringing together Sons of Anarchy and Mayans M.C. storylines, he's grateful that he was able to be there on the final day of shooting season one with the family the cast and crew created among themselves.
"To be there on that last day and that last scene [was amazing]," he says. "Basically, with each day, it was someone else's last day so it was like this beautiful goodbye. It was sad but you also got this time to look back at everything we've done for the last couple years. It was beautiful and emotional and bittersweet."