sons of anarchy recapping: crucifixed

Previously on Sons of Anarchy: Andare Pescare

There was so much development in this 90 minute episode that I sat on the edge of my seat!
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Jax and the Sons

Jax has a lot on his plate. Not only is he trying to figure out a way to bring Clay down, but he’s also dealing with Juice’s fate since the revelation that he was the rat at the table, and avenging Opie’s death! Although we will never find out what Jax’s intended plans for Juice were when he followed him home–since Roosevelt was so worried he sent squad cars to his house–it’s clear Jax now has plans for the kid. Juice, who broke down and confessed his crime of killing a fellow Sons member, has the opportunity to redeem himself in the eyes of his President. Jax gives Juice the ultimatum: betray Clay’s trust and gather information on Clay’s involvement in schemes against Jax and the club, or face the table and his crime. Juice accepts Jax’s ultimatum, and begins his search into Clay’s potential hiding places. Jax informs Chibs and Bobby of Juice’s situation, and even makes the request that some laws of the club (such as it’s form of racism against joining members) be revoked.

Jax also kicked a few of his new plans into gear when he met with both Pope and mayor Hale to discuss their new partnerships. Busy lad! Pope gave Jax new intel on the person who murdered Opie, which drives Jax to seek more revenge for his fallen friend.

Jax seeks out a fellow gang/ motorcycle club on information regarding the prisoner who dealt Opie’s fatal blow. The Grim Bastards have access to the individual, but will only give him up if Jax promises to only fight him, not kill him. The Sons agree to this deal since the clubs have shared a brotherhood bond for 20 years. Upon finding the guy, the Sons chase him down, with the Grim Bastards in tow. However, Jax does not honor his promise, and has him killed. Bobby is appalled by Jax’s decision to have the man killed, while Chibs is supportive of his President. It is clear that the Sons are becoming divided again, and Jax begins to question Bobby’s role and morals as Vice President (this feels familiar, doesn’t it?)
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Clay and Gemma:

Clay and Gemma are becoming closer–per Jax’s request of his mother. Gemma continues to visit Clay and ultimately suggests that they return to the home that they shared. In this moment, Clay confesses that he does not want Gemma to continue making contact with him unless it is genuine because he does not want to lose her again, which prompts Gemma to kiss him. I’m still not sure if Clay is truly falling in love with Gemma, or if he is playing her in order to get information to use against Jax.

However, don’t get too caught up with Clay and Gemma’s little romance, Clay is still a sneaky ape-faced dude. Clay meets with the two FBI agents who double as cartel members with information regarding the deal they have running drugs with the Sons. Romeo (played by Danny Trejo) becomes agitated with Jax’s presidency, and request that Jax be removed from the table and Clay reinstated as a way to keep their deal. Clay does not seem like a fan of the idea, but I do not entirely believe him. This could ultimately mean bad news for Jax in the upcoming episodes!

Tara and Otto

Tara believes she has succeeded in getting Otto to revoke his Rico statement. She visits him once again, and Otto has a request from her–to bring the gold crucifix that he gave to his deceased wife, Luanne, claiming he wants to pray. Tara agrees and finds the crucifix in order to seal the deal. Otto asks for a few minutes alone to pray, and to untie one of his arms so he can pray properly, which Tara agrees to do. However, Otto presses a button to summon the nurse once Tara is gone and attacks her. The nurse is stabbed to death in the neck, and Otto is apprehended. He screams at Tara “The Sons live, but Redwood bleeds!” Otto has set up Tara as an accessory to murder, and the investigators will now have Tara’s background information with the Sons, which will ultimately cause more legal issues for the club and for Jax.

  • Will Juice be able to double cross Clay, who has been like a father to him, in exchange for redemption in the eyes of Jax?
  • Jax has evolved into a different person. Part of me feels like he is evolving into Clay because he has become so ruthless with his killing–which arguably is because he’s seeking revenge for his best friend. Bobby is beginning to question Jax’s leadership, but does the audience?
  • Otto’s plan was genius, he wants Jax to feel the same pain and loss and he did with Luanne. I wonder what will happen to Tara, and if Gemma will come to her aid?

Quotes

“Do you believe in God?”-Otto
“I…think so?”-Tara
“That’s not believing, Doc, that’s covering your ass in case there is a Rapture.”-Otto

“Jax, you just shit on two decade of brotherhood, what you did was wrong.”-Bobby
“Maybe it was wrong, but you didn’t see the look of pleasure on that animal’s face when he beat my friend down!”-Jax

“Out with the new, in with the old.”-Romeo

When not obsessively catching up with current and ’90′s television shows, aliciawrites19 enjoys nerding out to her favorite books and learning survival skills from horror films.

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