Mayor of Kingstown season 1, episode 7 recap – “Along Came A Spider”

December 19, 2021
Jonathon Wilson 0
Paramount+, TV, Weekly TV
3.5

Summary

Mike makes a deal with the devil in “Along Came A Spider”, as drama in the prisons heats up.

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3.5

Summary

Mike makes a deal with the devil in “Along Came A Spider”, as drama in the prisons heats up.

This recap of Mayor of Kingstown season 1, episode 7, “Along Came A Spider”, contains spoilers.


When Sam, the prison guard who shot the wrong inmate during a riot in the previous episode, was told he was too handsome to be transferred to the women’s prison, I thought it was just a throwaway line. A joke. But – and this doesn’t happen often! – I was wrong. The inmates can’t leave him alone, and one, in particular, seems to take quite a shine to him. As Mariam warns him, he’s going to get in trouble. By the end of “Along Came A Spider”, he’s extremely close to that trouble.

Mayor of Kingstown season 1, episode 7 recap

But, as ever, there’s trouble everywhere in Mayor of Kingstown. Mike and his place are under investigation after the death of the FBI agent and the kidnapping of Iris, yet he’s determined to keep working, driven mostly by his emotions. He’s adamant about finding Iris, but that’ll mean playing Milo’s game. In the most screen time we’ve had with him thus far, he explains that all he needs Mike to do is retrieve a metal case from the woods – he can even take his FBI tail with him if he likes. Of course, if something sounds easy, it rarely is, but what choice does Mike have?

If he really wants to protect Iris, then no choice at all, since as punishment for her failure she has been “returned to her old job”, or in other words offered up as a gift to Duke and his gang. As Kyle warns Mike while they sit on his porch drinking beers, this is clearly a set-up. But when the body of the turncoat FBI agent that Milo’s people killed turns up, Mike decides to do him the favor anyway, though “Along Came A Spider” ends without us seeing what’s actually inside the case after Mike uses a metal detector and a shovel to find and dig it up.

Elsewhere, the ongoing feud between the prison officials and the inmates persists, with the prisoners making statements that the guards interpret as threats. Given that the warden doesn’t know the guards were complicit in the gangs’ murder of the meth-head who killed his family, the guards push to double-down on the lockdown, but the warden is open to a negotiation, which P-Dog leads. He knows that the response is disproportionate, designed to facilitate the guards getting overtime pay, and he also reveals the underhanded deal that was made to kick off this whole issue in the first place. The warden then has no choice but to lift the lockdown, which is sure to mean even more trouble for everyone.

You can stream Mayor of Kingstown season 1, episode 7, “Along Came A Spider”, exclusively on Paramount+.

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