Mayor of Kingstown really found its groove in this week’s episode, with a nice balance of ongoing storylines and in-the-moment developments, and something meaningful to say about the show’s setting and the wider culture it exists within. Lots happened, and lots of it will keep happening in Mayor of Kingstown season 1, episode 6. Here’s what went down:
Mayor of Kingstown season 1, episode 5 recap:
- Kyle and Ian are being investigated for shooting the owner of the pizzeria. Mike pushes everyone involved to frame it as a drug bust, which most people he speaks with seem more than willing to do, but it requires actually drugs to be found (or planted) on the scene, and leaves Kyle and Ian ostracised by the rest of the force in the meantime.
- Prison officials are still tormenting Bunny’s man P-Dog, feeding his bowls full of human excrement for his meals.
- Mike was approached by a man named Duchard, who wants his clever but possibly gang-affiliated younger brother out of prison, and a representative from the District Attorney’s office who wants the murderer of his daughter to give another confession so that his trial can be reopened and he won’t be allowed the mercy of execution.
- In exchange for helping in these matters, Bunny asks Mike to escort his nephew, Hakim, to a hockey game, where he receives all kinds of racial abuse and physical attacks until Mike intervenes. Mike promises to take him to every game in future, with half of the Irish mob if needs be.
- Iris was put to work in a local strip club, where she already seems to attracting attention from the wrong people.
Mayor of Kingstown season 1, episode 6 release date
The next episode is scheduled to premiere on Paramount+ on Sunday, December 12, 2021. It’s the sixth of ten total episodes airing weekly between now and Sunday, January 16th, 2022.
Where to watch Mayor of Kingstown online
As mentioned above, Mayor of Kingstown episode 6 will air exclusively on Paramount+. Since Paramount+ is still making a name for itself in the Streaming Wars, there will be many new customers signing up for the service on the strength of original shows such as this one. Membership is $4.99 or $9.99 a month (the latter is the premium package), or $49.99/$99.99 on an annual plan.
There’s lots going on here so let’s jump right in:
- The show obviously has plans for Iris, and I still think they’re going to involve her getting in over her head and turning to Mike for help. She’s already throwing his name around anyway, so she’s going to get him in bother sooner rather than later. This also keeps Mike connected to Milo.
- After the big fuss made about Kyle’s career choice given his wife is pregnant, it’s hard to say where the shooting subplot will go. Either something is going to turn up that deems the shooting as unlawful, or someone will get caught trying to plant drugs on the scene, or something along those lines. I suspected the show might outright kill Kyle off, but having him face potentially losing his job and going to prison will certainly fulfill the same narrative function. (And wouldn’t it be cool if he ends up incarcerated and, as a cop, Mike has to bend over backward to protect him from the outside?)
- It seems like Hakim has given Mike someone to legitimately care for, which will presumably be both good and bad for him. I suspect we’ll see him bond with Hakim in coming episodes, but I also suspect we’ll see someone use Hakim to get at him down the line.