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Recap/Review: ‘Sons of Anarchy” 6×6 “Salvage”

After last weeks intense episode filled with betrayal, violence and explosions, how will SAMCRO handle the aftermath?

Recap:

SoA_606_Salvage_0386Salvage” opens with Jax and Chibs walking through the remains of the Clubhouse assessing the damage.  The scene is rather heavy.  Jax sees his father’s bike under a pile of rubble.  Jax sits with his head in his hands and begins to talk to Chibs.  He says “I did this“, Chibs finds the gavel in the shattered remains of the chapel and hands it to Jax. Upon doing so, he says “we’re gonna fix this brother” to comfort Jax.

Outside of the Clubhouse, Roosevelt and the rest of the police force are conducting their investigation of the blast. Jax and Chibs approach Roosevelt.  Roosevelt explains to them that he has a pretty good idea what happened to with the blast.  Jax begins to talk to him and tries to reassure him that nothing like this will happen again in Charming, but Roosevelt is not convinced saying, “everything SAMCRO does comes back to haunt them.”  Jax continues to be straight forward with Roosevelt attempting to mend fences and come to an understanding.

Nero was picked up and taken to the station for the murder of the Diosa girl.  Gemma shows up to visit him and the officers will not let her in to see him.  She makes a scene and raises hell.  She eventually gets herself arrested after she shoves an officer.  They put her in the holding cell with Nero and they have a discussion about what happened the night before, their future together and the future of Nero working with the MC.

Since they no longer have a Clubhouse, Jax and the rest of SAMCRO meet at Gemma’s house to discuss their next move.  Tara and the boys are also there and Jax tells her of their plans to go to Chester to meet up with their brothers from the north.  Tara tells Jax she is going to St. Thomas for an ultrasound to check the baby.   They are interrupted by Happy who tells Jax he has a “long distance” call.  Jax returns to the table with his crew and takes the call.  It is Galen and the Kings.  They offer the club a sort of peace treaty.  Galen informs them that they will lose the gun profit and that they want Clay handling the distribution for them.  Galen says “we all want the same thing Jax.” Jax tells them that they will cut Connor and the others loose and taken by surprise, Rourke says “they’re still alive?” In response Jax tells him “yes, I told you, I didn’t want a war.”

Gemma arrives home and meets up with Jax outside.  Jax tells her that he needs her to go see Clay again to tell him to take the deal from the Irish.  Of course she gets emotional because of what happened the last time she went to visit Clay.  She still does not tell Jax about what happened.  She then agrees to go.

Back at the police station, Roosevelt tells DA Patterson that he does not believe that Nero killed the girl and that he believes he was set up, but he does not disclose his suspicions of Toric.  Tara goes to St. Thomas and Unser tags along with her.  Outside of her office, she explains the basics of her plans to him and they are interrupted by an emotional Wendy.  Tara calms Wendy down and tells her that she has arranged some time for her to play with Able at the daycare in the hospital.

The boys of SAMCRO hit the road and head for Chester.  We all know that they can not just have a peaceful ride from point A to point B.  They are pulled over in a town called Eden and harassed by the local law enforcement.  The officers harass the guys about their cuts and their bikes telling them that gang colors are illegal in their town and that there was a delivery of motorcycles that was robbed and they want to check the guy’s bikes for stolen parts. Juice, annoyed by the pushy cops starts an argument with one of them.  They cuff Juice to his bike and shoot out his tires.  This unleashes hell as a fight breaks out between the two dirty cops and SAMCRO.  Chibs uncuffs Juice and Jax informs the cops that they are on to their scam.  Of course Tig chimes in with the Tig charm we all know and love saying “yeah I’ve seen Smokey and the Bandit a 100 times, love that movie.”  Backup arrives and a chase ensues.  Juice take one of the officer’s bikes and pulls some “cowboy” moves and effectively ends the chase.  The chase being over, the boys arrive at Three Point Lodge without another incident.  They are greeted by Jerry, the other brothers from the north and a very familiar face, Bobby.  Bobby tells Jax that he needs to talk to him alone after the meeting.

Gemma arrives at Stockton to talk to Clay.  She tells him about the Irish blowing up the Clubhouse the night before and that Jax needs him to accept the IRA‘s offer.  She then goes on to tell him about Nero being framed and picked up by the cops.  She asks him if he thinks Toric would really go that far.  He tells her that Toric was a psychopath and tells her what he had done to Otto, what he had threatened to have done to him and why Otto killed him.

Back in Chester, Jax gathers everyone around a table and begins his speech.  He tells them that he wants the Sons of Anarchy out of the gun business.  He tells everyone of his plans of going legit and he even pulls on the heartstrings of the group by bringing up Opie’s death and the other SOA deaths that have been tied to the gun business.  He receives a warm reception to his new ideas from the club.  Everyone seems to be on board.

Gemma returns to Roosevelt’s office eager to share what Clay had told her about Toric.  Instead of finding Roosevelt in his office, she finds DA Patterson.  Roosevelt walks in and Gemma shares the information that she has on Toric.  When she leaves, Roosevelt tells Patterson that she needs to get in front of the situation before it blows negativity back on her and her case.  Patterson gives Roosevelt permission to search Toric’s hotel room.  In Toric’s room, they find several guns and prescriptions.  The bathroom had been bleached, but Roosevelt notices a rug out of place.  When he moves it, the carpet had been cut up and pieced together.  Under the carpet was a tile floor with evidence of bullet holes.  Roosevelt shares their findings with Patterson, but she is not so eager to admit to herself that Toric is the guilty party and says that they need to continue to process Nero and charge him with the murder.

Jax gets a call from Tara checking up on him.  He asks her about the baby and she tells him everything is fine.  Jax says “you know this one’s a girl right?” “She’s going to be strong and beautiful like her mother.”  This seems to make Tara kind of doubt what she is doing.  She also learns that Patterson wants to meet with her and offer her a deal.

Bobby catches up with Jax and hands him some papers.  Jax assumes that it is his transfer request, but it is not his transfer request but the requests of some other members wanting to patch over to Redwood.  Jax then realizes that Bobby did not leave to try to resurrect the Nomads, but to recruit new members for SAMCRO.  Bobby is back.

Patterson meets with Tara at St. Thomas and offers her a deal that Tara is not happy with at all.  The deal is, Tara gives up Jax and she walks away free.  She declines the offer.  It is starting to look like Tara may be regretting her decisions as of late.

Gemma heads to Diosa and Lyla tells her that a friend of Nero’s is in his room.  Gemma heads in to see who it is. Another familiar face.  It’s none other than Venus, the tranny.  Venus tells Gemma why he is there, about his past and that Nero was pretty much his guardian angel when he was younger.  He is shaken by someone that is after him and Gemma reassures him that he is safe there.  Will we be seeing more of the lovely Venus?

Remembering the card the cop gave him and the earlier events, Jax leads the boys to the chop shop where their bikes were going to be taken.  Upon entering, they find Juice’s bike completely stripped and all of the stolen bikes that the cops had mentioned.  Jax gets the guy in the shop to call the dirty cops to the shop.

Back at St. Thomas, Patterson enters the bathroom, washes her face and removes her wig revealing messy braided hair.  She looks in the mirror and says, “time to go hood sista.”  On her way out, she runs into Tara.  She informs Tara to tell her lawyer that her trial has been bumped up and that she will be prosecuting it herself.

The dirty cops enter the shop and are met by a room full of SAMCRO with smiles on their faces.  Jax strikes a deal with them by blackmailing them about the stolen items the found in the shop.  Juice also gets a new bike.  Jax also gets the cops to individually apologize to each of his guys in a very humiliating fashion.

Review:

Well the energy of this episode is vastly different from that of last week’s.  I am really not liking Patterson, she’s seeming almost as nuts as Toric.

I’m still not too sure what Tara is going to do.  I’m not sure if she needs sympathy or a smack upside the head.  I really don’t think that Sutter is going to have her do the obvious.  Something is going to happen to change her mind.  I think Unser is going to out her because of something that I seen in the preview for next week and his reactions to what Tara had told him and to Wendy.

I liked the change of pace in “Salvage“.  It was nice to see peace for a change, but I think the explosion at the Clubhouse was just the beginning.  I don’t think the Irish are going to be leaving SAMCRO alone any time soon.

I am really looking forward to the upcoming episodes.

 

Recap/Review: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 6 Episode 5 ‘The Mad King’

SOA-The-Mad-King-590x388Well the boys of SAMCRO sure can not catch a break.  Feds breathing down their necks about a school shooting, not sure if Clay is going to rat, 3 more dead bodies and now some seriously pissed off Irish Kings out for blood.  Last night’s episode of ‘Sons of Anarchy‘, so aptly named ‘The Mad King‘, sure did not offer any solace for the Charming crew.

Recap:

The Mad King‘ opens with SAMCRO staking out Galen and his crew to exact vengeance for what they have done to their club.  The club and their family members are all on lock down in hopes that they can keep everyone safe from the wrath of the IRA and their bloody antics.  While on lock down at the Clubhouse, Gemma bumps into a very down in the dumps Chucky, who we all know was very close to Otto with Otto having saved his life in prison.  Gemma has a bit of a heart felt moment with Chucky.

SAMCRO’s all night stakeout does not seem to be paying off until Jax and Happy spot some activity at a warehouse. Jax catches up to one of the guys and gets information from him the SAMCRO way, by sticking a rather large knife through his hand.  The Irishman gives up the dirt and Jax lets him go.  They find out that Galen has already fled the country and that Connor is planning to do the same thing.  Jax and Happy get the whereabouts of Connor and devise a plan.

With the murder of one of the Diosa girls looming, Roosevelt seems very confused on what to do.  He has the DA breathing down his neck about finding someone to hold responsible for the school shooting, and of course, their prime target is none other than SAMCRO.  As we learned last week, Roosevelt is privy to Toric and his game, but this puts him in a tough spot.  Does he follow his gut and out Toric or does he go with his badge and pin everything on SAMCRO and bring Nero down for the girl’s murder?  He lets higher-ups and his curiosity get the best of him and he begins to tail Jax and Nero when they head up to their new business venture, the potential extension of Diosa.  A new friend runs him off and gives Jax and Nero a heads up.

Back a the Clubhouse, Unser is playing with Able and Tara checks his bandage after Able swings into him.  While she is doing so, he questions Tara about the, what he calls, the “coven” that he walked in on in Tara’s office the previous day.  After questioning her, he asks her if she needs his help.

As we are well aware of by now, former SAMCRO President Clay Morrow is tucked away in Stockton Prison.  While in his cell, he gets a visit from the book cart.  The man pushing the book cart has a very familiar accent, an Irishman. He hands Clay a book and gives him a page number.  Inside the book is a message from an old friend of Clay’s making him a very interesting offer.  If he accepts the offer, it could cripple the club.

After carrying out a very sly plan, SAMCRO catches up with Connor.  Jax takes Connor’s phone and calls the Irish Kings.  He reaches out hoping to broker peace, but will the go for it or will the words of Galen keep this feud going?

The former queen of the castle, Gemma, is back to doing what she does best, playing the guilt card.  She and Chucky pay Wendy a visit at work.  Gemma pulls at Wendy’s heart strings, even offering up baby pictures of Able.  Gemma’s visit makes Wendy question everything she is doing for Tara.

Clay sets up a visit with Gemma and when she goes to see him, she brings him up to speed on all that has happened in Charming with the Irish and Jax.  During this visit, it would appear that he really is turning over a leaf.  He fills Gemma in on the offer he received.  Old habits die hard, so can Clay really be trusted? Upon trying to leave, Gemma is confronted by two guards.  They shove her back into the room and force her and Clay to get a bit closer to get a bit close for comfort for their “entertainment”.

Chibs fills Jax in on the conversation that Gemma had with Clay.  It’s not a huge secret that these two have some tension, with Chibs feeling that Jax is making too many moves on his own.  The conversation gets a bit heated, but it would appear as though these two are hashing things out and putting the previous events behind them, I mean come on, they much more important things to worry about.

Jax makes another call to the Kings.  He wants to know if they have an answer to his proposal.  They tell him they will contact him with an answer at 8pm.  Jax tells them that he will have a full table for the call.

Gemma tells Nero what happened during her visit with Clay.  This just adds to the growing issues he has been having since he teamed with Jax.  Will this be too much and will Nero run for the hills?

Roosevelt gets the DNA results from Nero’s truck.  He knows Nero is innocent, but with Toric being dead now and so much heat on him, what will he do?  Roosevelt follows his badge and heads for the SAMCRO Clubhouse.

Jax and crew are hanging out at the Clubhouse waiting on the call from the Kings.  While waiting at the bar, Jax spots a familiar item that we see at an earlier time in the show and a mysterious keg.  He calls Chucky in and he tells Jax where it came from.  Jax puts 2 and 2 together and figures it out.  Panic ensues as he and Chibs clear the Clubhouse.  ‘The Mad King‘ delivered one shocking, explosive ending.

What is next for SAMCRO?

Review:

Well what can I say?  This season has been incredible thus far.  The conflict, fear, anger and revenge are certainly making for a very intense season.   ‘The Mad King‘ was the perfect combination of everything that we the viewers love to see on the show.

Tara is confusing the crap out of me.  Is she coming or going?  For those of you that think you have it figured out, I wouldn’t count on it.  Kurt Sutter is not famous for giving away the direction of the season this early on.

I feel like Jax was back to the old Jax last night.  He is making the right calls and the evolution of his character has been one hell of a roller coaster ride.  I’m really liking the direction they are taking him.

I am definitely looking forward to the rest of this season.

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.