“Mayor of Kingstown” fans are getting excited about Mike and Iris’ strange “sibling” dynamic

KINGSTOWN, MICHIGAN: Since the first season of “Mayor of Kingstown,” Mike McLusky (Jeremy Renner) has gone out of his way to protect Iris (Emma Laird), often risking his own safety for her well-being. From the moment Mike unofficially accepted the role of Mayor, Iris remained a pivotal character in the series.

Described as a woman of such beauty that she could easily seduce and hypnotize men, Iris was summoned by the Russian gangster Milo Sunter (Aidan Gillen) in “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 1. He ordered her to leave New York and come to Kingstown. with the aim of seducing and controlling Mike.

Ever since he meets Iris in Season 1 of “Mayor of Kingstown,” Mike has felt a compelling need to protect and support her. His dedication to her safety was so intense that Milo was able to manipulate Mike into threatening Iris.

In Season 2, Iris betrayed Mike for Milo, only to face the consequences later. As Season 3 progresses, Iris’s actions and the evolving dynamic between her and Mike become a source of frustration for fans.

Mike and Iris’ complex dynamic leaves “Mayor of Kingstown” fans frustrated

This is what could happen between Iris and Mike McLusky (@paramount+)
Emma Laird as Iris and Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky in ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ still (@paramount+)

Fans took to Reddit to express their frustration with the relationship between Mike and Iris in ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ Season 3. Many Reddit users find it puzzling that Mike keeps putting himself in danger for Iris.

A fan’s Reddit post titled ‘What’s going on with Mike and Iris?’ ignited a heated discussion among viewers of ‘Mayor of Kingstown.’ A fan wrote on Reddit, “So at first Mike said he was offended that Milo sent a 20-22 year old to seduce him. I know that’s her totally falling for him (as anyone her age would be). But what’s up with Mike? Does he see her as a little sister to protect … because I notice a sexual tension. If he sleeps with her, I will lose all respect for him.”

Another fan commented on this post on Reddit, saying, “He doesn’t sleep with her. He sees in her herself, the lost soul that has nowhere to go. Her salvation is his salvation through her.”

Another fan shared on Reddit, “Yeah, I think it also has to do with the fact that she came right after his brother was murdered and he couldn’t save him, so he invested in saving/protecting this girl. Idk , maybe it is. It’s like the sister he never had. He sure acts like she’s family.” A fan responded to this comment on Reddit, saying, “I believe so – but it looks like the tension is still there.”

A die-hard fan of “Mayor of Kingstown” shared their perspective on the age difference between Mike and Iris. The fan wrote on Reddit, “She’s too young for him- I got to a certain age and any girl under twenty five immediately seemed too young, I think Mike is the same.”

However, another fan shared a different perspective. The fan wrote on Reddit, “I see it a little differently. He wants to save her and get her out of that life (and out of Kingstown) because it’s too late to save himself. I hope I’m wrong of course.”

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Emma Laird as Iris and Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky in ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ painting (Paramount/@emersonmiller)

Another fan described the relationship between Mike and Iris as “strange.” The fan wrote on Reddit, “I hope they never sleep together either. The whole relationship is so weird. Maybe she’ll just leave.”

The fan continued, “And this is more speculation, but my thinking is that Mike wants to save her and get her out of that life because then maybe he could save himself and get out too. In the first season he asks his mother how. he leaves Kingstown after Mitch’s death, and she tells him you’re just leaving, and Mike doesn’t really know how to do that quite yet, so maybe Iris is his way of proving to himself that it’s possible.”

A fan said on Reddit, “She’s in love with him because he actually cares about her and all the other men in her life treated her like shit/property (mostly Milo).”

A fan noticed that Mike cares deeply for Evelyn Foley (Necar Zadegan). The fan wrote on Reddit, “I can’t see them hooking up. Unless she makes him drunk or something. I think he cares about Evelyn too much.”

Mike and Evelyn shared a passionate kiss in “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 Episode 5, suggesting that they may be in a relationship. This revelation also indicates that all the romantic possibilities between Mike and Iris may not happen.

Another fan also echoed similar sentiments, highlighting Mike and Evelyn’s passionate kiss in Episode 5. The fan wrote on Reddit, “I don’t see any sexual tension between them at all. He has a savior complex. That’s his whole thing – keeping people safe. . He knows how young women like her are used up and taken away by those powerful criminals. Watching last episode – he has a good thing with the DA.”

A complicated love triangle develops, involving Iris, Mike and Evelyn, in
Emma Laird as Iris, Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky, Necar Zadegan as Evelyn Foley in “Mayor of Kingstown” painting (@paramount+)

A fan wrote on Reddit, “I don’t see any romance or sexual tension between them at all. Mike also seems devoted to Evelyn.” While another wrote on Reddit, “He sees her almost as a daughter. No, Mike would never sleep with Iris. He sleeps with his mates. That’s why he sleeps with the Prosecutor whenever they get a chance. He’s not some sexually. frustrated weirdo who needs young women to make him feel accomplished. Those guys get shot in a minute in Kingstown.”

Another fan humorously commented on Reddit, “I wish they would have just killed Iris. Seriously what blackmail does she have on Taylor Sheridan?”

Can Iris and Mike McLusky ever be together?

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Iris’s action indicates her feelings for Mike McLusky in “Mayor of Kingstown” (@paramount+)

In “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 Episode 5, Iris’ actions indicated her deep feelings for Mike, as she showed a willingness to put herself in danger for him.

She ventured into a club where she met Konstantin (Yorick van Wageningen). Iris saw her association with Konstantin as a strategy to help Mike, using this pretext to protect him.

Iris learned that the Aryan Brotherhood and Konstantin formed an alliance to distribute drugs together. She relayed this valuable information to Mike via burner.

She is willing to betray even powerful figures like Konstantin for his sake, risking everything, including possible retaliation from Konstantin. If Konstantin finds out, it could result in serious consequences. Konstantin may even kill her.

Despite her deep feelings for Mike, it seems that Mike doesn’t feel the same way, as he constantly advises her to leave Kingstown. Based on the current circumstances, it seems unlikely that Iris and Mike will ever be together romantically.

How to stream “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3?

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Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky in ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ photo shoot (@paramount+)

“Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 Episodes 1-5 are currently available for streaming on Paramount+. New episodes of “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 are released on Paramount+ every Sunday.

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