The Mayor of Kingstown S1 Ep 8 Ending Reveals Iris’ Tortuous Past  

The Mayor of Kingstown S1 Ep 8 Ending Reveals Iris’ Tortuous Past  

Watching The Mayor of Kingstown is a real rollercoaster! But all through the gory crime and sadistic thrills, the show manages to give us a twisted love story through Mike and Iris’ relationship. Through the course of the episodes, Iris goes through a series of dangerous situations, up to the point of even getting sold to a new gang in Ep 8 — which sends Mike into an absolute frenzy.  

When Mike manages to find her, we see him cutting into Iris’ hip to take out something — What exactly is it? How does it tie in to the story? 

At the end of The Mayor of Kingstown S1 Ep 8, it is revealed that Milo fitted Iris with a tracking chip, allowing him to track her locations at all times. To stop this, Mike cuts into Iris’ hip to take out the tracking chip.  

Iris is the true embodiment of a broken bird, right from her introduction as “Milo’s girl.” She was in sent in by Milo to manipulate Mike, but his affection for her turned sour once she switched affinities.  

The Mayor of Kingstown S1 Ep 8 Ending Reveals Iris’ Tortuous Past
The Mayor of Kingstown | Source: IMDb

Thereon, Milo tries to torture both Mike and Iris — As depicted in Ep 8, he doesn’t shy away from resorting to sell Iris into prostitution to exact his revenge on the couple. In this episode, he even toys with Mike by pretending to “hand over” Iris to him, when in reality she had been taken by Duke’s men already. 

Here is when Mike goes on a rampage, not hesitating to kill anyone that gets in between his and Iris’ safety. When he comes face to face with Duke, all he needs is proof that Duke has forced Iris into prostitution. Once confirmed, it takes him less than a second to put a bullet through Duke and his men.  

The Mayor of Kingstown S1 Ep 8 Ending Reveals Iris’ Tortuous Past
The Mayor of Kingstown | Source: IMDb

Thankfully, this seems close to the end of a horrible ordeal for Iris. Mike takes her to his cabin in the woods, where he tries to nurse her back to health. Here we get another shocking reveal: Milo has embedded a tracking chip in Iris! If you didn’t already feel bad for her, this will definitely make you reconsider. 

It is really painful to see Mike cut through Iris’ hip and dig deep to pull out the chip. Iris even tries to joke about how her traumatic experiences thus far have made her numb to such physical pain, highlighting that her past has been equally if not more terrible.  

At this juncture, we can only hope that this is the last of the troubles that Iris will face. But as we see at the end of the end, even when she shares a happy, warm moment with Mike, she remarks that she knows it won’t last long.  

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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.