Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Episode 10 Recap and Ending Explained

By Adam Lock
Published: March 19, 2023 (Last updated: March 17, 2024)
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An action-packed and tense finale with some surprisingly touching moments. This is a much-needed return to form from the series, promising an enticing third season if it is to be renewed.

We recap the Paramount+ series Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Episode 10, “Little Green Ant,” which contains spoilers and explains the Ending of the finale.

The season two finale of Mayor of Kingstown, titled “Little Green Ant,” pitches Mike (Jeremy Renner) against Milo (Aidan Gillen) as the two enemies finally collide with one another in the hopes of making a final trade-off. Milo wants his bonds, so he can start a new life on the run, while Mike wants to save Iris (Emma Laird) from a life of crime. It’s an action-packed finale, delivering plenty of tension and some surprising moments of emotion.

Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Episode 10 Recap (finale)

The finale opens with Robert in the hospital. In the previous installment, the SWAT leader was attacked by Bunny’s men and left for dead. He is now on life support after this horrific beating. The police force mourns this attack and prepares for an ensuing battle with the Crips. Robert’s friends gather outside his hospital room. Kyle tells Mike that he needs to leave town, his wife has left him, and he needs to go win her back. Mike checks the time and realizes he must be leaving too; he’s late for his midnight meeting with Iris.

Who wants Mike dead?

Mike rushes to the meeting point but finds himself stopped at the train tracks. Suddenly, Mike’s car is ambushed and shot at. Mike fights back and manages to kill the three attackers. Checking their clothing and tattoos, he figures out that this is an attack from the Aryan Brotherhood, and they wanted him dead. Mike phones Kareem, asking for help, but the prison guard has had enough of Mike’s games; he doesn’t want to be involved in that seedy world any longer.

After that phone call, Mike speaks with Ian, someone he can always rely upon. Mike explains that he’s been targeted by the Aryan Brotherhood, he’s killed three of them, but his car is all shot up. It’s a real mess that Mike needs Ian to clean up and make disappear pronto. Ian agrees to help. Mike takes off in the attacker’s car, leaving his own by the side of the train tracks.

Next, Mike heads for Bunny’s establishment, enraged by everything occurring. He goes in, guns raised, threatening Bunny’s life. Bunny orders his men to stand down and leave him alone with the Mayor. On the rooftop, they talk. Mike states that the attack on Robert is a declaration of all-out war; there is an army of cops desperate to fight back now. Bunny responds, saying that this war has been going on since his birth and is nothing new. If Mike gets in his way, he’ll have to take him down. Mike thinks likewise, adding that if Robert dies, their relationship will be changed forever.

READ: Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Review

While this is happening, Mike has missed his appointment with Iris. She arrives at Mariam’s house and is soon followed by Milo and his goons. Milo wants to make the exchange now; he is tired of waiting on Mike. He makes it clear to Mike that he is at Mariam’s house, which rightfully panics the Mayor. He phones Kyle and Ian for backup, and they all race over.

Where are Milo’s bonds?

The trio meets outside Mariam’s home. Just before he enters the house, Mike realizes he is driving the enemy’s car, but the bonds are back at the train tracks in his car.

There’s no time to collect them now; Mike enters the house regardless. He is frisked and then meets with Milo in the living room. The Russian mobster informs Mike that Iris has killed Joseph, and he will kill Mariam if he has to. Milo says that Mike is out of his depth. Mike tries to reason with Milo, mentioning the delays, Robert being hospitalized, and the Aryan Brotherhood attacking him; although Milo isn’t interested in excuses, he wants his bonds back.

Who shot Mariam?

Outside, Kyle infiltrates the building from the rear, attacking Milo’s goons. A shootout quickly follows, and Milo flees with Iris. During the shootout, Mariam’s house is annihilated, and the mother is shot in the fray. They rush Mariam over to the closest hospital before she bleeds out. Kyle blames himself, admitting that he accidentally shot his mother amid the chaos. Mike orders everyone to agree that it was Milo’s goons who shot her, not Kyle. Mike tells his brother he has his whole life ahead of him; he’s about to start a family. Kyle can’t let this one mistake define his life. It’s a sweet moment between the two brothers, Mike reassuring Kyle that everything will be alright.

Ian and Mike chat outside the hospital. They need to catch Milo before things escalate even further. Ian agrees to use the full power of the force to track him down. They head straight to Milo’s club and speak with Tatiana. She makes a call, and Milo speaks with Mike again. They agree on a final rendezvous point to finally exchange the bonds for Iris. Milo warns Mike that this is his last chance; if he brings anyone along, they will die, and so will Iris.

READ: Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Episode 9 Recap

In retaliation for the continued attacks, Mike orders Carney to fight back in prison. The Crips and the Bloods leaders unite and take on Gunner, stabbing the Aryan Brotherhood leader to death in his prison cell. Elsewhere, Tracy and Kyle have a heart-to-heart over the phone, and Kyle speaks in person with Robert, who is on life support. Kyle feels somewhat lost, unsure if he can live in all this chaos. His friends and family are being attacked, and his mother is undergoing surgery after a possibly fatal gunshot wound.

Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Finale Ending Explained

Mike grabs the bonds from his shot-up car down at the train tracks and heads to the meeting point with Ian. He asks his friend to watch from a distance, ready to fight back if needed. While Mike makes his way to the dock, Milo speaks privately with Iris. Milo can’t understand why Mike would jeopardize his life for Iris. He wonders if they are sleeping together, but Iris denies this. His only other thought is that Mike sees Iris as a chance at redemption, to right all his past wrongs.

On Milo’s boat, Mike makes the transaction, swapping the bag of bonds for Iris. Milo lets Iris go free and escapes on his boat. Iris and Mike wait by the water’s edge with Milo’s remaining goons. They watch as Milo’s boat explodes, going up in flames. It looks like Mike rigged the bag with explosives, after all. Ian kicks into action and shoots Milo’s goons. Mike and Iris fight back as well, making sure they are all dead.

The finale ends with a narration from Mike as we catch up with all the players in the series. Mike describes Kingstown as a trapped island, an isolated community that can only offer prison labor. He says the town encapsulates everything wrong with America, a failed society. Interestingly, during this final montage, we see a clip of Tatiana on the phone with Milo; he says everything went fine. Did this happen before or after the explosion? If it happened before, then it is clearly the filmmakers messing with our heads, but if it happened after, the Russian mobster is still alive, somehow, and he’ll want revenge.

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