The Mayor of Kingstown is a grimy crime thriller starring Jeremy Renner as the titular “Mayor,” an ex-convict himself who must keep the peace between the prisons, gangs, politicians, and law enforcement that he oversees.
If you’re someone who likes to keep a note of the major deaths or just would like to be aware of them, you’ve come to the right place. A show like this is ripe with deaths — so who all don’t make it out alive in The Mayor of Kingstown S1?
The major character deaths in The Mayor of Kingstown S1 are Mitch, Duke, P-Dog, Tim, Sam, Ed, and Carlos.
I’m sure you’d like to read how exactly each of these characters passed away. So let’s look into the major deaths in The Mayor of Kingstown:
1. Does Mitch die in The Mayor of Kingstown?
Mitch was gunned down and killed in S1 episode 1 by Alberto. Alberto spots Mitch trying to help Milo’s wife retrieve his stashed cash and shoots him, attempting to loot the safe and take the cash for himself instead.
If you watched the trailers, Mitch was heavily featured in it to the point that you expected him to be an important part of the show. So seeing him die in the very first episode may come as a shock! But this is exactly the event that catapults Renner’s Mike into taking over his brother’s position and becoming the “Mayor” of Kingstown.
2. Does Tim Weaver die in The Mayor of Kingstown?
Tim Weaver dies in The Mayor of Kingstown S1 episode 8. He is stabbed by P-Dog as revenge for helping out the law enforcement and not siding with the guards.
One of the biggest tensions lies between the prisoners and the law enforcement who make them do their dirty work. By the second half of the season, the prisoners especially the P-Dog-led Crips start taking matters into their own hands by attacking the guards.
3. Does Duke die in The Mayor of Kingstown?
Duke dies in The Mayor of Kingstown S1 Ep 8. Mike kills him in anger for tricking him about Iris’ whereabouts and selling her to another gang.
Mike has known Duke from his time in prison, so he’s aware of all the horrible things he’s capable of. After verifying that Duke was responsible for selling Iris into prostitution and lying to him about her whereabouts, he confronts Duke and his men and shoots them.
4. Does Sam die in The Mayor of Kingstown?
Sam dies in The Mayor of Kingstown S2 episode 8. He is killed by a female prisoner as instructed by P-Dog.
As explained above, the prisoners start plotting their revenge with these initial kills. Although Sam has been transferred to a women’s prison, the Crips find a way to finish him off by assigning the job to inmate Cherry.
She lures him into an unmonitored section and then stabs in the neck with a pencil. She later claims it as self-defense, stating Sam tried to sexually assault her.
5. Does Ed die in The Mayor of Kingstown?
Ed dies in The Mayor of Kingstown S1 Ep 10. He is shot down by P-Dog in the finale, kickstarting the bloody massacre.
Although Mike himself tries to pacify the prisoners in the finale, his words fall on deaf ears. P-Dog knows that neither Mike nor the men he does work for, will ever treat the prisoners fairly. So he begins the mass murder by shooting down Ed.
6. Does P-Dog die in The Mayor of Kingstown?
P-Dog dies The Mayor of Kingstown S1 Ep 10. He is shot down by the national guards after he kills Ed.
As a lifer, P-Dog was always a dead man walking. The show has been focusing a lot on how racial prejudices are followed even more strictly in the cutthroat ecosystem of prisons. So, P-Dog knows that while there may not be a way out, he can take some folks down with him and make an elaborate statement — which is why he kills Ed.
This immediately warrants the National Guards reigning fire over all the inmates, including P-Dog, who dies immediately.
7. Does Carlos die in The Mayor of Kingstown?
Carlos dies in The Mayor of Kingstown S1 Ep 10. He is killed during the crossfire between the prisoners and national guards.
Carlos’ death is another one that hits home, especially since his character is contextualized as being Mike’s former prison mate. Sadly, as he was still in prison, he continues to face the atrocities and finally complies with the Crips’ plan in the finale.
8. Do Kyle and Ian survive the prison attack? Do they escape?
Kyle and Ian don’t die in The Mayor of Kingstown. Although they were stuck in the prison during the massacre, they are rescued by a SWAT team during the finale.
So, both Kyle and Ian get themselves in a sticky situation by getting stuck in the prison’s sewer systems right when the prisoners start out their rebellion. If they’re caught, they’re dead meat, but at the same time, there’s no way to escape.
Fortunately, the police are able to bring back the cell service, allowing Kyle to send Mike a text. By doing this, the team is able to track their location and they are ultimately saved by the SWAT team escaping the prisoner’s attacks.
9. Does Milo die in The Mayor of Kingstown?
Milo’s whereabouts are unknown at the end of The Mayor of Kingstown S1.
During the chaos that ensues due to the prisoner’s attacks, Milo uses it as a distraction to finally make a prison break. The character is super interesting and has been pulling strings all season, so I doubt we’ll say goodbye to him this quickly. So keep a look out for him in S2!
10. Does Mike die in The Mayor of Kingstown?
Mike does not die in The Mayor of Kingstown. Thanks to the national guards, he stays protected all through the prisoner’s attack.
We all know there is no way that Mike gets killed in this show. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t come close to such dangerous situations! The worst of them all is the finale, during which he goes to negotiate with the prisoners to give up on their attack. Of course, it fails and they carry out their attack anyway. The good news is that he is able to get out of harm’s way in time!
11. Does Iris die in The Mayor of Kingstown?
Iris does not die in The Mayor of Kingstown. However, she does try to self-harm and take her own life due to her debilitating mental health.
It won’t be an understatement to say that Iris has been through hell and back this season. So even when she is finally “rescued” by Mike, it cannot undo all the hardships she has been through.
Because of these ordeals, Iris resorts to self-harming and trying to take her own life. Thankfully, she does not die and I hope she finds a way to heal from her trauma in S2.
12. Does the bear die The Mayor of Kingstown?
The bear does not die in The Mayor of Kingstown. He is seen well and alive in the season 1 finale.
Although I’m sure the show never planned for this, fans have grown quite fond of the bear to the point of worrying for its livelihood. Although Mike himself considers the bear his nemesis (due to his phobia), he allows the bear to keep wandering around his house.
Will the bear make a comeback in S2? Only time will tell!
13. About Mayor of Kingstown
Mayor of Kingstown is a Paramount+ series created by Taylor Sheridan of the Yellowstone fame. It’s also co-created by co-creator Hugh Dillon and directed by Antoine Fuqua.
A long list of people are executive producing the show – Sheridan, Fuqua, Dhillon, Jeremy Renner, David Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari and Michael Friedman.
The cast includes Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest, Emma Laird, Derek Webster, Taylor Handley and Tobi Bamtefa, among others.
Mayor of Kingstown revolves around the McLusky family and their attempt of bringing law and order to a town that doesn’t have it. It tackles real world issues such as systemic corruption, racism, and equality.