Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Episodes 4 and 5 Recap – What Happens to Milo’s Fortune?

By Adam Lock
Published: February 5, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Episodes 4 and 5 Recap
Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 (Credit - Paramount+)

Mike McLusky (Jeremy Renner) pulled off the impossible and managed to convince the four major crime leaders, known as Generals, to follow his plan and go willingly back into the prison system. Structure was quickly restored in tent city thanks to Mike’s plan, but the de-facto Mayor is yet to fulfill his end of the deal, with the crime bosses still locked up on the inside. In Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Episode 4, Mike tries to reassure these inmates that they won’t be transferred to another prison, as he works on their imminent release. Whilst Milo’s (Aidan Gillen) millions are unearthed by a naive construction worker, leading to much violence. It’s another brutal affair as tensions rise in Kingstown.

Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Episode 4 Recap

That naive construction worker is played by Breaking Bad star Charles Baker. He digs up buried treasure on a construction site in the opening scene and quickly covers it back up. The construction worker, Horace, takes the box back home and finds bonds inside that are potentially worth millions of dollars. Unsure how to cash in his riches, he asks a pawnbroker for advice.

The pawnbroker tells him to burn the papers, as they will only bring pain, but Horace has dollar signs in his eyes now and urges for the name of a possible seller.

Why is Bunny worried about being transferred?

Meanwhile, the inmates in tent city are being shipped out to other prisons. Bunny is nervous about these transfers, it wasn’t what he signed up for. This completely changes their deal; he may not have any control in another prison setting. He asks to speak with Mike and relays his worries to the mediator.

Mike has lost all control over the situation but lies anyway, saying he’ll take care of it. Mike drives over to see Evelyn. She has bigger problems to deal with than a few angry inmates, as the prison riot delivers further repercussions. Mike needs the District Attorney to sign off on the paperwork to secure the General’s release, yet he is stalling.

Mike’s life may be on the line if he cannot hurry up this process. The other Generals are growing impatient. They warn Bunny that if Mike doesn’t solve this problem soon then his friend will be in grave danger.

Mike tells Bunny that the District Attorney will sign the paperwork eventually. He suggests that Raphael takes over leadership responsibilities in the meantime, but Bunny cannot allow this to happen while he’s still on the inside. He warns Mike that the Generals are angry, and he may be in serious trouble if he cannot pull through with his promises.

What happens to tent city?

A quick conversation with Kareem proves just as hopeless. Mike pleads with Kareem to stop Bunny and the other gang leaders from being transferred, but it is out of Kareem’s hands. Mike warns him that Kingstown will fall if the peace isn’t restored.

This empty threat is futile though, as Mike finds out the hard way that every inmate has been transferred. Bunny orders him to visit tent city that night, and when Mike arrives, it is a ghost town.

What happens to Horace at the nightclub?

Horace takes the pawnbroker’s suggestion and arrives at the club where Iris works, looking for Joseph. Joseph and his goons beat the living daylights out of poor Horace, who honestly explains his situation. He’s soon tortured as Joseph asks for the whereabouts of this fortune.

While Horace is tortured, his wife turns the bonds in at the local police station. Stevie is the man she speaks with first, and he quickly calls Mike about Milo’s riches. Mike tells Stevie to keep them out of the system and to keep them safe, Milo will be after them.

Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Episode 4 Ending Explained

The episode ends with what appears to be a rather innocent scene, one which links with this instalment’s title, “The Pool”. A crowd eagerly waits for a swimming pool to be opened. The first child that enters dive bombs into the pool and he finds naive Horace dead, tied to a chair at the very bottom of the pool. Horace was tortured and killed for these bonds and it looks like he died in horrifying fashion trying to keep their whereabouts a secret.

Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Episode 5 Recap

Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Episode 5 (Credit – Paramount+)

Bunny and the others have been moved to a different prison. In the aftermath of this monumental shake-up, all the inmate’s family members descend upon Mike’s offices, wanting to know of their family member’s whereabouts.

Bunny’s cousin Rhonda jumps to the front of the queue though. Mike tries to reassure her in private, promising to protect her business whilst he attempts to locate Bunny and then get him out for good. How many times has Mike made the same redundant promise though?

Those on the inside are starting to feel the same way, worried that Mike won’t pull through. These concerns are made painfully clear as Bunny watches an inmate committing suicide, jumping from a great height, with their innards splattered all over the floor.

On the inside, Carney is Mike’s eyes and ears. The prison guard informs Mike of the location of two crime bosses, but he is yet to find Bunny. Soon, the Crips leader appears out in the yard, gathering his own lay of the land.

Raphael updates Bunny on the current state of affairs, they have an army on the inside, Bunny is safe. Suddenly, a man starts to cough up blood, in the throes of a seizure, out on the yard floor. Carney spots Bunny among the other onlookers.

What happens to Horace’s wife?

Whilst on the outside, Mike focuses on his other dilemma. Milo’s fortune has been dug up and the man who found it (Horace) has been murdered for his involvement. Mike worries that more bodies will start to pile up until the bonds are back in Milo’s posession.

Kyle suggests Mike just lets the Russian mobster have his fortune and leave, but it is personal now, Mike can’t let his enemy win. Next, Horace’s wife is found dead. Mike fears she has blabbed; they need to move the bonds before they are taken from them.

Kareem speaks with the four crime bosses, who are all gathered in the same prison. He speaks openly, admitting that he wasn’t a part of Mike’s deal, he doesn’t know if or when they will be released, and he doesn’t care.

Kareem demands that they get along during this transition, or else there will be serious consequences. Once Kareem has left the room, the Bloods leader gets candid himself, stating that he has had enough of Mike’s empty promises, he’s going to take back control.

What happens to Milo’s bonds?

In other scenes, Kyle McLusky is told he can go back to work. Mike checks in on Rhonda and leaves her his contact details. Joseph is sent to meet with Milo. The Russian boss is angry that Joseph killed the only two people who knew of the bonds’ location. Milo states that he’ll fix things, although he doesn’t kill or punish Joseph for his stupidity. A hooded man then steals the bonds from the evidence locker and Stevie updates Mike on this bad news. Mike orders Stevie to delete the tapes and find the culprit.

Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Episode 5 Ending

As the episode draws to an end, Carney manages to get a phone to Bunny in his claustrophobic prison cell. Mike is on the line, he promises to get Bunny out of prison (again) and to set him up with a business while he’s on the inside. They meet in person the following day, although Bunny is less than friendly.

Mike tells Bunny not to do anything stupid, but the Crips boss has lost all faith in Mike now. He informs Mike that he’s going to do things his way, he is taking back control. Bunny cuts the conversation short and demands to be taken back to his cell. On the way, corrupt prison guards intercept Bunny and beat him badly, dragging him to solitary confinement, aka the kill box.

Who dies in “Kill Box”?

The episode ends with Carney explaining this unfortunate development to Mike over the phone. Bunny has been thrown into the kill box. Mike quickly calls Kareem to undo this problem instantaneously, but Kareem ignores his call. Then the Bloods leader is attacked in his own cell, where he is set on fired and killed.

It’s a brutal existence on the inside, and Bunny knows he needs to get out immediately. He may still need Mike’s assistance.

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