“Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3: Merle Callahan’s dangerous game spells trouble for one character

Contains spoilers for “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3

KINGSTOWN, MICHIGAN: “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 Episode 6 has officially dropped on Paramount+, and it looks like Mike McLusky’s (Jeremy Renner) troubles will intensify due to the actions of Merle Callahan (Richard Brake).

In Episode 5, Mike discovers that Merle and Konstantin (Yorick van Wageningen) collaborated to deliver drugs in Kingstown. Later in Episode 6, Mike pressures Carney (Lane Garrison), a prison guard, to find out how they managed to transport the drugs to Anchor Bay, especially since Merle is currently incarcerated.

To his surprise, he witnesses Carney being beaten up by COs affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood showed the extent of Merle’s power and influence.

How Merle Callahan’s growing influence spells trouble for Mike McLusky

Mayor Mike McLusky meets Merle Callahan in
Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky and Richard Brake as Merle Callahan in a painting from “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 (@paramount+)

After the death of Rhonda (Nona Parker Johnson) in Episode 6, Mike asks Kareem Moore (Michael Beach) to transfer Merle from gen pop to ad seg. This move is aimed at isolating Merle and increasing security measures around him, fearing that Merle’s influence and connections could further affect Kingstown.

This action must have angered Merle, because previously he had asked Mike to turn him over to general population, and Mike’s decision to move him to ad seg could be seen as a betrayal.

Carney inspects every corner in an attempt to uncover the contraband and unravel the workings of the drug trade between Konstantin and the Aryan Brotherhood. However, his efforts are met with resistance when he is violently attacked by supporters of Merle. This incident shows the extent to which Merle has power and presents a significant threat to Mike.

Even inside prison, he manages to facilitate a drug trade with Konstantin and is willing to use violence against anyone who tries to intervene. This incident highlights the pervasive reach of Merle’s power, both inside and outside prison walls, making him a formidable opponent for Mike.

Konstantin Noskov and Merle Callahan pose a threat to the established criminal order in Kingstown (@paramount+)
Yorick van Wageningen as Konstantin and Richard Brake as Merle Callahan in a still from “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 (@paramount+)

Merle not only has his members backing him up but also has COs on his side, which enables the Aryan Brotherhood to move medicine around more easily.

This network of support within the prison system provides Merle with additional leverage and protection, allowing him to carry out illegal activities with ease.

Merle’s actions could significantly exacerbate drug addiction in Kingstown and intensify the challenges faced by Mike, who strives to restore order and balance.

Drug-related deaths have already wreaked havoc in Kingstown. In Kingstown, where drug trafficking networks thrive despite police efforts, Mike must take immediate action.

Merle’s partnership with Konstantin and his influential position presents a significant threat to Mike.

What made Merle Callahan so powerful?

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

It seems that the Russian mobster Konstantin played a significant role in raising Merle’s power by inviting him to cooperate. However, beneath this visible partnership, there may be a hidden leader planning operations from behind the scenes.

It seems likely that Milo Sunter (Aidan Gillen) is alive, and he is the hidden force behind the drug dealing partnership between Konstantin and Merle.

If Milo is alive, he may be working with Konstantin and Merle to seek revenge on Mike. This partnership could explain the recent increase in deaths in Kingstown, including Rhonda’s murder. By targeting individuals close to Mike, Milo could aim to weaken Mike’s authority and expand their drug operations in the city.

It is very likely that Milo made Merle more powerful, realizing that Merle possesses the power to destabilize peace in Kingstown and affect Mike’s life.

They could also consider using and possibly harming Iris (Emma Laird) to torment Mike and achieve their goals. Moreover, targeting Iris could be a method to manipulate Mike’s actions or decisions, forcing him to compromise situations that benefit the illegal activities of Merle and Konstantin.

How to stream “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3?

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

“Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 Episodes 1-6 are currently available for streaming on Paramount+. New episodes of “Mayor of Kingstown” Season 3 are released every Sunday.

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