Recap/Review: Sons of Anarchy: Season 6 Episode 3: ‘Poenitentia’

Jax talking to Toric
Jax talking to Toric

Well Sons of Anarchy season 6 is only three episodes in and things are really heating up.  Everything that could go wrong for SAMCRO and everyone linked to them seems to be happening.

What would a season of Sons of Anarchy be without a resident nut-job?  Lee Toric is getting crazier with each passing episode.  Now he has found a new target.  He will quite obviously stop at nothing until someone pays for the death of his sister, even if they had nothing, directly, to do with it.  In ‘Poenitentia‘, Toric goes above and beyond being one toy shy of a Happy Meal in his attempt to link the school shooting to SAMCRO and their affiliated parties.  What he does is beyond despicable.  What will stop Toric and his position as the mayor of Crazy Town?

With things looking up for Jax’s legit business ventures, despite the fact that he can’t keep it in his pants (I guess he’s just prepping for ‘50 Shades of Grey‘), will he be able to cut ties with the Irish?  We do not see the Irish in this episode, but as the preview for next week will show you, they do make a return to Charming.   Jax does agree to go visit Clay in county before he is set to head back to Stockton for his parole violation.  During his visit, Jax and Clay have about as close to a heart to heart as these two are going to get.  Will Clay sell out his step-son and the club he helped build or will brotherhood be thicker than water?  I am not giving that part away, you’ll have to watch to find out. Perhaps one of the most moving parts of this sit down comes just before Jax leaves.  He turns to the two sided mirror, where he knows Toric is watching on, and says,

I’m sorry about your sister. I can feel how personal this is for you. SAMCRO had nothing to do with her murder. Otto acted alone. He is no longer a member of the club. I don’t care what you do to him (talking about Clay), but if you try to come after my wife, you will feel how personal this is for me

For the moment, it would appear Toric is heeding Jax’s warning.  As I previously mentioned, he has found a new target.  In the midst of all of the craziness, Jax receives some news from his wife, some may say it is good for them while others may think it is bad.  Speaking of Tara, what is her deal?  She is always somewhat distant, but this season she is Buzz Llightyear  spacey.  In previous episodes, we have seen her discussing divorce papers with her lawyer, but she is still holding up to being the loving wife.  Could it be a precaution in case she ends up doing serious time, or is she starting to lose it too?  I guess, for now, only Kurt Sutter and the cast know.

Another lady from Jax’s past makes an appearance in last night’s episode, Wendy.  Since roughly season 3 or season 4, we have seen Wendy try to push for at least visitation with Able.  Now all of a sudden she doesn’t want Tara to name her a legal guardian in her will.  In last night’s episode, Wendy shows some glimpses of the old, crazy junkie Wendy.  What is her angle?  Does she want Jax back?  Maybe she’s pulling an Ima.

What would life in Charming be like without a little lying and back stabbing?  Jax comes to terms with and is ready to make good on an old deal he made last season with hopes that making good on it will help his legit businesses and help to keep SAMCRO’s hands clean, but is he really going to go that far to keep the blood off of his hands?  Another part of this deal is protection for someone.  Possibly the last person you would think Jax would want protection for.  Will Jax follow through with this horrible deal, or does he have another trick up his sleeve?

In the first two episodes of season 6, we have seen Bobby pulling away from SAMCRO and trying to resurrect the Nomads.  In last night’s episode, Bobby meets with two more members of the Sons of Anarchy MC from Reno.  With each passing episode, he looks to be drifting further and further from Charming and SAMCRO.  Will Bobby ever come back, and will SAMCRO let him patch out and become a Nomad?

I must say that season 6 may be my favorite season thus far.  This season is really showing the balls that Kurt Sutter has as a writer and a business man.  Well done sir.  The twists and turns of this season are shaping up to be one hell of a roller coaster ride through hell for SAMCRO.  I love all of the shifts and change ups.  Just when I think I know what is about to happen, the show shifts course and becomes even better.  Sons of Anarchy season 6 has been the most shocking in my opinion and I love that Sutter isn’t afraid to “go there“.  Everyone wants a realistic show right?  What better way to make it realistic and close to home than include some of the horrors that we face everyday?

Below is a preview for next week’s episode ‘Wolfsangel‘, I caution you not to watch it if you haven’t seen last night’s episode.

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