Last night marked the 11th episode of the ever shocking season 6. So far this season we have seen the deaths of Otto, Filthy Phil and V Lin, the relationship between SAMCRO and the IRA implode and Tara attempting to pull Thomas and Able away from the club, Gemma and Charming. “Aon Rud Persanta”,which translates to “nothing personal”, did not offer any rest or solace from the deceit and violence.
Last night, we witnessed the dawning of a new era for SAMCRO. I must say, I am not 100% shocked by the events that unfolded. I think Clay had a clue as to what was about to come for him and his future when he saw Jax and the rest of SAMCRO instead of Galen and his men breaking him out. Jax asked Clay before he took him to meet Mr. Mayhem what he would do about explaining the bodies to the Connor and the rest of the IRA, and Jax agreed with him. Jax knew the only way to stay alive and to fully get his club out of guns was to kill the two men that posed the biggest threat, Clay and Galen. Even remarking to Connor that it would have been the two of them on the floor if that hadn’t of happened, and I think he was absolutely right. This poses a new question, is Jax the new Clay or did he make the right decision for his club by eliminating their biggest obstacles?
I don’t see Jax turning into Clay, but Kurt Sutter is not new to shocking us. Besides, Jax did not make that decision on his own like Clay would have. The whole club made the call. I believe the deaths of Clay and Galen were absolutely necessary for the club to move in the right direction, I mean come on, Clay and Galen are no strangers to murder and deceit. Who’s to say the two of them would let SAMCRO out of the business? It was also a smart business move on Jax’s part basically forcing the hand of the IRA to deal with August Marks or lose the business to the Chinese. I really don’t see the IRA laying down and taking this on the chin, I think the blood has only just begun and Charming and the rest of Northern California is about to become a full on war zone.
There were a lot of confusing emotions in last night’s episode. Clay looked to almost be repenting for all that he has done with the way that he looked at Gemma and Jax before he was killed. Gemma mourned Clay taking his death much harder than expected. Perhaps the most confusing of all was Tara. She wants out of the club life, but she rushes in to save Bobby, she grabs Jax’s hand and looks in his eyes almost apologetically and offers Gemma comfort in the car. Tara seems to want her family whole, but she is completely torn between her freedom, the man she loves and the safety of her boys. A lot of people are calling her a crazy bitch, but the moves being made by her all make sense.
What about Jax’s deal with Patterson? He delivered Galen and the guns. She never said Galen had to be alive. She said her deal didn’t include a pile of dead bodies, but she also did not say that it didn’t. Is she going to pull her deal and put the screw to SAMCRO? Probably, I mean Tara is offering her up some pretty substantial evidence against the club, but is she really going to hand over the bullet from the sheriff’s gun covered in Bobby’s DNA after she saved his life, wouldn’t that make her an accessory? Judging by the preview for the next episode, she is not going to give Patterson what she wants. It is going to be very interesting to say the least to see how this whole mess plays out. My only complaint is that we have to wait two weeks to find out.
There are only two episodes left of season 6 and there is a lot left to touch on. I have seen so many people complaining about how season 6 is playing out, but I think Kurt Sutter is a genius. The life of an MC is not a glamorous one and shit like this happens. What Sutter is doing with the evolution of his characters and story lines is nothing short of amazing. Would you rather it be the same snoozefest season after season and everyone live happily ever after? It really doesn’t happen that way. If all the Sutter haters think they can do better, I would really love to see them try. Before he began working on Sons of Anarchy, he did his research and had the balls to push every envelope that could be pushed to show everyone what that life for many and their families are really like. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Kurt and the hard work he puts into this show and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for the future of SAMCRO and the prequel I have been hearing so much about.
Preview for the next Sons of Anarchy “You Are My Sunshine”: