After the episode that aired on FX Tuesday night, why is Raoul Max Trujillo abandoning Mayans MC and his role as Taza? There’s a lot to unpack here, as you might anticipate.
To begin with, we should remark that Taza’s escape was sufficiently open-ended for him to return down the road. This wasn’t written in such a way that he was killed off or that there was some impediment in the way of him returning along the road. We believe that there will be a way for them to return at some point in the future.
As of this writing, there was no specific reason offered for the longstanding series regular’s resignation, but it marks the second major departure this season. We talked about the death of Coco, a famous character played by Richard Cabral, before. He was put to death. This show is evolving, but then again, so are the Mayans. As EZ Reyes rises through the ranks, the group becomes more divided while also becoming more vicious.
Raoul has yet to publicly address his departure, and it’s this kind of thing that gives us optimism that there’s a bigger picture in the works. Taza is a nomad, so it’s not as if he didn’t want to see these individuals again. He might return if the Mayans alter their minds and their ambitions shift in a different way. The only issue we have right now is with some of the words EZ hurled towards the end of his final scene. These are the kinds of things that can sting, and recovering from them isn’t going to be easy.
Taza interrupts Alvarez’s conclusion by stating that Santo Padre is no longer his home. As a result, he asks to be permitted to become a nomad, which essentially makes him a member of the club in general but without a specific charter. EZ Taza is urged to go by Reyes, who says he doesn’t want anyone near him who isn’t invested in the team. Taza’s plea is granted, and Alvarez is bid farewell by the Mayans.
Season 1, Episode 1 of Mayans M.C., “Perro/Oc,” introduced him. Taza is played by Raoul Max Trujillo, who will next be seen in the DC Extended Universe’s upcoming Blue Beetle film as Conrad Carapax the Indestructible Man. He was in 38 episodes of Mayans M.C., according to the credits.
Taza’s life has been a whirlwind throughout the last few seasons with Mayans M.C. Taza assassinated fellow Mayan member Michael Ariza in order to exact revenge on the Vatos Malditos Motorcycle Club, sparking a massive conflict. At the end of Season 3, Taza confessed to the crime, causing a rift between himself and Bishop. On the other hand, Taza saved Bishop’s life in last week’s episode of Mayans M.C., “The Righteous Wrath of an Honorable Man,” prompting the former to notify the latter that he’d officially paid his due to him.
Mayans M.C. Season 4’s first nine episodes are now available to watch online. Season 4’s last episode, “When the Breakdown Hits at Midnight,” will air on June 14. Elgin was in charge of directing that episode.