It didn’t take long before Kurt Sutter’s new show, Mayans MC, took a trip down memory lane and introduced an iconic character from Sons of Anarchy. Sutter has already promised more crossover appearances this season, but he hasn’t revealed which characters might pop up on the exciting new spin-off. Here’s a look at which SOA characters could have a cameo on Season 1 of Mayans MC.
In the opening episode of Mayans MC, titled “Perro/Oc,” fans were treated with an appearance from former SOA star Emilio Rivera, who reprised his role as Marcus Alvarez, one of the founders of the Mayans.
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Rivera is expected to show up more this season as the series follows a prospect in the club, EZ Reyes (JD Pardo). Although it was great to see Rivera back in action, he wasn’t the only SOA character to appear in the opening act.
Fans also caught a glimpse of Les Packer (Robert Patrick), the president of the Sons of Anarchy charter in San Bernardino. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Packer appeared in a few episodes in the last two seasons of SOA. We do not know when Packer will show up again, but his appearance opens the door for similar cameos from SAMCRO members down the road.
The biggest cameo, of course, came in form of a flashback. The scene takes place 8 years before the narrative in Mayans MC and features an appearance from Gemma Teller (Katey Sagal) herself. The flashback recounts the time when EZ was arrested for the death of a policeman. EZ is in prison when his girlfriend, Emily (Sarah Bolger), visits him to break up and reveal that she’s pregnant with his kid. EZ goes crazy after he learns the news and starts hitting guards when Emily leaves.
Once EZ is detained, the camera pans to Gemma, who is sitting on the side waiting to visit someone else. As EZ is dragged away, Gemma calls the guards “a**holes.”
There is a strong chance that we’ll see more of Gemma as the season progresses. But there are a few other SOA characters that might pop up from time to time. This includes Tig Trager (Kim Coates), Filip “Chibs” Telford (Tommy Flanagan), and Happy Lowman (David Labrava).
Most of the other members of the Sons of Anarchy, like Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam), Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman), Juice Ortiz (Theo Rossi), and Bobby “Elvis” Munson (Mark Boone Junior), died by the end of Season 7. They could still be included in a flashback of some form, but it’s unlikely unless Sutter finds a way to incorporate them into the new narrative.
Mayans MC airs Tuesday nights on FX.