“Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 Episode 5 Preview: Konstantin and Merle’s coalition spell trouble

Contains spoilers for “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 Episode 4 and speculations for Episode 5

KINGSTOWN, MICHIGAN: In “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 Episode 4, Mike McLusky (Jeremy Renner) continues to face significant challenges that are far from being resolved.

In “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3, Episode 3, Mike takes a decisive step by confronting Russian gangster Konstantin (Yorick van Wageningen), a pivotal moment that sets the stage for a potentially explosive conflict in the episodes to come.

“Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3, Episode 4, promises another significant development when Mike finally meets Merle Callahan (Richard Brake), the leader of the Aryan Brotherhood.

Let’s discuss the major events of “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3, Episode 4, and speculate about what might happen in Episode 5.

What happened in “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 Episode 4?

Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky in stills of Mayor of Kingstown (@paramount+)
Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky in stills of Mayor of Kingstown (@paramount+)

Episode 3 of “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 ended with various cars starting to burn outside the Kingstown Police Department. The fourth episode of “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 opens with a scene of chaos and destruction outside the Kingstown Police Department, where officials are working hard to arrest those responsible and secure the area.

As the episode unfolds, tensions escalate as the authorities race against time to bring the perpetrators to justice and prevent further chaos from erupting in Kingstown.

The investigation into the arson outside the Kingstown Police Station quickly identifies the first suspect as John York. Meanwhile, the second suspect remains unknown, adding a layer of mystery to the case.

Kyle McLusky (Taylor Handley) informs Mike that the first suspect is affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood. This revelation raises the possibility that the Aryan Brotherhood leader could have ordered the attack against the Kingstown Police Station.

Mike’s suspicions lead him to believe that Merle could be behind the attack. Determined to get to the bottom of the matter, Mike decides to take matters into his own hands. He meets Kareem Moore (Michael Beach), and asks him to arrange a meeting with Merle.

In the tense atmosphere of the prison, Mike confronts Merle, determined to extract information about the attack on the Kingstown Police Station. As Mike presses him for answers, Merle begins to act evasive, as if he is unaware of any details regarding the attack or those responsible. Later, Mike gives Merle an ultimatum: cooperate or face the consequences.

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Mike McLusky meets Merle Callahan in ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ (@paramount+)

On the other side of the investigation, the Kingstown Police arrest the first suspect in connection with the attack on their department. During interrogation, they pressure him to reveal the names of those who ordered the attack, hoping to discover the mastermind behind the crime.

Meanwhile, Anna Fletcher (Paula Malcomson) finds herself on trial for the murder of a boy she believed killed her own son. Despite the benevolent circumstances surrounding her actions, Anna chooses to plead guilty, choosing to take responsibility for her actions.

Mike tells Evelyn Foley (Necar Zadegan) to do something and change the outcome, noting that Anna seems like her late mother.

As the episode unfolds, Bunny (Tobi Bamtefa) manages to apprehend the alleged second suspect, a significant development in the investigation. Determined to get answers, Mike wastes no time and goes straight to confront the suspect.

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Paula Malcomson as Anna Fletcher in a still from “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 (@paramount+)

Mike presses the second suspect to reveal who ordered the attack on the Kingstown Police Station. He specifically asks if it was Merle who gave the order. However, instead of cooperating, the suspect responds with insults directed against Mike’s family, crossing a line that ignites Mike’s rage. Mike loses his cool and pushes him hard. The force of the push propels the man backwards, causing him to fall over the terrace railing.

Mike confronts Merle again. Mike informs him that he will be returning to general population the next day. In the last scene, Merle is seen making a phone call to Konstantin.

Konstantin expresses confidence in their partnership, suggesting that together they can achieve significant goals. This cryptic exchange suggests a deeper connection between Merle and Konstantin, raising questions about their motives and plans in Kingstown.

What to expect from “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 Episode 5?

Yorick van Wageningen as Konstantin, a ruthless Russian mobster, in a still of
Yorick van Wageningen as Konstantin in still from “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 (@paramount+)

In “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 Episode 5, viewers can expect the tension to reach new heights as Mike’s conflict with Merle and Konstantin comes to a head. Meanwhile, the investigation into the attack on the Kingstown Police Station may continue, with new leads and suspects emerging.

Inside the prison, Merle and Konstantin were able to use their influence to manipulate and intimidate other inmates, potentially causing violence and unrest within the facility. Their alliance can result in power struggles between different factions, putting inmates at risk of harm or retribution.

Outside the prison, the actions of Merle and Konstantin could have extensive consequences for the residents of Kingstown. As they seek to expand their influence and control, they may resort to illegal activities such as drug trafficking to achieve their goals.

Richard Brake as Merle Callahan in a still from
Richard Brake as Merle Callahan in a still from “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 (@paramount+)

One way they could harm people is by flooding the streets of Kingstown with drugs, leading to increased addiction, crime and violence in the community.

It is possible that Merle and Konstantin could work together against Mike to harm him and strengthen their hold on Kingstown. They can also try to eliminate Mike from his position as mayor.

With Merle and Konstantin posing a significant threat both inside and outside the prison, Mike may find it increasingly difficult to navigate the complex web of conflicts and threats facing him.

When will ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ Season 3 Episode 5 air?

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Merle Callahan is determined to cause mayhem in Kingstown in ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ (@paramount+)

“Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 Episode 5 premieres on Paramount+ on Sunday, June 30, 2024.

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“Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 Episode 4 is now streaming on Paramount+.

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