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Convention Updates: HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati March 20-22nd (2 days away)

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We are now only 2 days out from HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati, and there are even more updates pouring in. More additions, cancellations and Norman Reedus photo op questions answered.

As mentioned in yesterday’s HHW update post, megastar of The Walking Dead, Norman Reedus is now SATURDAY ONLY. This brought forth questions from fans about the photo ops they have purchased, well this was said in the HHW group on Facebook:

NORMAN REEDUS PHOTO OPS:

OK gang, here’s what’s going on for all Norman Reedus photo ops at HorrorHound this weekend. All tickets will be honored on Saturday, If you have a Friday ticket and can’t make it on Saturday email us immediately at info@celebphotoops.com about a refund. Time is of the essence.

We will still be selling all Saturday photo ops for Norman on site, on a cash only basis. We want everyone to get their photo. We’ll shoot as long as there are people there to shoot.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all again at the Sharonville Convention Center this weekend starting at 5pm.

Chris & Kitsie

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The newest cancellation to note is Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead). He unfortunately had to cancel due to work on a Ben Affleck film. The amazing HorrorHound Crew did however make a new addition to the roster, Regan MacNeil herself, Linda Blair.

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If you purchased a photo op with George Wendt (Cheers, House), you are in for a big treat. George will be dressing up as his beloved character Norm from Cheers for photo ops.

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Autograph prices have been some of the most asked questions. One guy, Cameron Dunlap, was kind enough to post a list of what he has paid at previous conventions for some of the autographs. Thank you Cameron!

Estimated Autograph costs according to the people I met last year or the posts on this page (Some may differ, but this will help the people wondering or calculating prices).

***DO NOT MAKE THIS POST ABOUT DEBATING OR DISHING A CELEBRITY ON THEIR PRICE AS THIS IS PROBABLY ONE REASON IT GOT DELETE PRIOR-IT IS TO HELP PEOPLE THAT ARE ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS***

Norman Reedus-$80.00(No Pic at Table)
Denis O’Hare-$40.00(No Pic at Table)
Ryan Hurst-$40.00
Mark Boone Junior-$40.00
Sean Gunn-$30.00
Michael Rooker-$40.00(Auto) + $10.00 Pic at Table
Alanna Masterson-$40.00(Auto) + $20.00 Pic at Table
Lawrence Gilliard-$40.00
Josh McDermitt-$40.00
Madison Lintz-$40.00
George Wendt-$40.00 w/Pic at Table
Zach Gilligan-$20.00(Auto) + $10.00(Pic at Table)
The Soska Twins (Jen & Sylvia)- $25.00 w/Pic at Table
Katharine Isabelle- $30.00 to $40.00(Auto) + $20.00 Pic at Table
Terrance Zdunich-$20.00 to $30.00
Jason Mewes-$30.00(Auto)/$40.00(Auto+Pic) or $20.00(PIC ONLY)
Tom Atkins-$20.00 to $25.00
Ron Simmons-$30.00 w/Pic at Table
Rhyno-$20.00 to $25.00
Jeffrey Combs-$20.00 to $30.00
AJ Bowen-FREE
Pat Healy-FREE
Naomi Grossman-$25.00 (Auto) + $10.00(Pic at Table)
Kane Hodder-$30.00 w/Pic at Table
Joel Hodgson-$30.00(Auto) + $20.00(Pic at Table)
Stuart Gordon-$25.00
Linda Blair-$40.00 to $50.00 w/ Extra charge for Pic

UNKNOWN PRICES (???)

Adam Minarovich-$
Jeff Kober-$
Max Hernandez-$
Gregg Henry-$
William Katt-$
Bruce Abbott-$
Barbara Crampton-$
Brian Thompson-$
Pedro Miguel Arce-$
Richard Brooks-$
Jesse Hutch-$

-Cameron Dunlap via the HorrorHound Weekend Facebook Page

The Sharonville Convention Center is a large building, and when you’re swept up in the glow of the convention awesomeness, it can be a little difficult to make a game plan or find your way around. Maps of the convention layout along with a coded guide to which guests will be in which rooms has been released.

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The final update is kind of an ironic one. Old Spice, yes the deodorant company, will be on hand giving out samples.

With so many last minute changes being made, Nathan and the rest of the HorrorHound Crew are being swamped with emails and questions in the Facebook group and Facebook like page. To ensure that everyone sees the important updates and everyone gets their questions answered, be sure to check out FAQ section of HorrorHoundWeekend.com, it has been updated and many of the most asked questions can be answered there.

I can personally only provide so many updates. To keep up to date on the minute to minute changes, be sure to join the HorrorHound Weekend Group and like the HorrorHound Weekend Facebook page. More updates have been added to HorrorHoundWeekend.com as well.

Here’s to hoping Norman Reedus does not cancel for all those that have purchased photo op and VIPs to meet him, and wishing him a world of luck for cramming 3 days into 1, he is one amazing individual. 

Hope to see you all there!

Convention Update: HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati March 20-22nd 2015

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HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati begins this Friday, March 20th, and updates continue to pour in. Guest additions, guest cancellations and more have been announced, and I am here to give you the most important changes.

Let’s start with guest changes. I’m sure most of you are aware that Norman Reedus will now be appearing SATURDAY ONLY. Below is a quote from Nathan Hanneman (the guy awesome enough to put the convention on) about why this is.

“Due to being booked for a talk show in LA later this week, we are put in the position to move Norman Reedus’ flights around to try and get him to HorrorHound Weekend – and it appears there will be no way for him to make it to Cincinnati in time to sign on Friday evening – meaning, Norman will now be a Saturday-only appearance. We were just informed of this change and are working out the details, but wanted to post this news ASAP. More information ill be posted as soon as we have it, including updates from his management direct.” – Nathan Hanneman 

Another change has been made that will affect how long you may have to wait to meet The Walking Dead superstar. Reedus’ line will not really be a line per-say, when the doors open, a “ticket line queue” will begin. Basically, you go to Norman’s table and pick up a ticket, said ticket will have a number on it, a bit like taking a number at a deli, this will keep everyone from having to stand in a huge line for just one autograph. For more information on this ticket line queue, visit the FAQ section of HorrorHoundWeekend.com

Unfortunately, guest cancellations are common due to schedule conflicts. There have only been 4 cancellations this year. Those cancellations include Alex Winter (The Lost Boys), Jason Patric (The Lost Boys), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog) and Mitch Pileggi (Shocker). Now that the bummer news of cancellations is out of the way, there have been some pretty awesome additions, C. Thomas Howell (The Hitcher), Mark Boone Junior (Sons of Anarchy) and Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead).

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No autograph price list has been released, the HorrorHound Weekend Crew is just as unaware of autograph prices prior to the show as we are. The only ones for certain are AJ Bowen (You’re Next) and Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills), who will be signing for FREE.

extramoneyAutographs are typically the most expensive part of conventions, so if you need a little bit of extra money for those names and have some collectibles laying around collecting dust, visit Wayne and Rob at the “The Print-Pixs Booth”.

The biggest change aside from the ticket line queues for high demand guests for this year is the Coco Key Water Park Party.This year, the party is pre-sale only, and the tickets have already sold out according to the ticket site. 

There are a lot of exciting films being screened this year including the world premiere of Old 37 starring Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley. Not only will the film be screening, but Kane Hodder himself will be in attendance, pretty awesome bonus. The film that was dubbed the scariest film of the past decade will be screening as well, The Babadock. For full film festival schedule, visit HorrorHoundWeekend.com/events.

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On top of all of the fantastic guests, don’t forget about the Re-Animator reunion which will include Jeffrey Combs, Stuart Gordon, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and Dennis Paoli. For full guest list, be sure to check out HorrorHoundWeekend.com/guests

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For even more up to date information, be sure to join the HorrorHound Weekend Facebook group, like the HorrorHound Weekend Facebook page and follow HorrorHound Magazine on twitter, @horrorhound.

Hope to see you all there!

Convention Update: HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati 2015

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Convention season is upon us, and one of the biggest horror cons is only a couple weeks away, HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati has had some new guest announcements, schedules are being made, ticket prices are changing and so on and so forth. So, who will be joining the ranks along with the already announced Re-Animator reunion?

Some of the new names that have been announced include Jason Mewes (Mallrats), Norman Reedus (Friday and Saturday ONLY)(The Walking Dead), Kane Hodder (Hatchet), Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps), Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Tom Atkins (Night of the Creeps), Madison Lintz (The Walking Dead), Jason Patric (The Lost Boys), Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story), Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy), Alanna Masterson (The Walking Dead), Lawrence Gilliard (The Walking Dead), Terrance Zdunich (The Devil’s Carnival) and Jesse Hutch (Freddy vs. Jason). You can find the full guest list >>HERE<<.

Unfortunately, every convention is subject to having guests cancel due to work or scheduling conflicts. There have been only two cancellations as of now for this year’s Cincinnati show, Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog) and Alex Winter (The Lost Boys).

One of my personal favorite parts of conventions, especially HorrorHound, is the awesome list of films that will be screened. This years list includes some pretty promising looking films. I have only seen one of them, The Other Side, which I reviewed. You can read that review >>HERE<<. The one that I am most excited to see is Old 37 starring Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley. I’ve heard so many great things about the film, and it is finally getting a showing and will be released on DVD later in March. See the full list of films being screened along with a bit of information on them >>HERE<<.

Panels are another reason many go to conventions. HorrorHound has an impressive guest list, so of course the list of panels is going to be just as awesome. Some of them include an Old 37 panel, American Mary panel, Guardians of the Galaxy panel, Re-Animator panel and more to be scheduled. For the full list of panels and times, visit the events section.

What fun would a horror convention be without a great list of vendors to buy some cool sh!t from? HorrorHound always has one of the largest vendor lists around, and their vendor room is a horror nerd’s Wonderland. Some of the vendors on tap for this year include Dark Sky Films, Dead Ink, Living Dead Dolls, Samhain Horror, Scarebears, Super Pumpkins, Troma and so many more. For the full list, visit the vendor section of HorrorHoundWeekend.com.

As usual, the closer you wait to the date of the convention, the higher the ticket prices will be. There are still pre-sale tickets available. Single day passes are $20, Weekend passes are $40, VIP passes are $175 and weekend passes with early entry are SOLD OUT.  Pick up your tickets now at HorrorHoundWeekend.com to avoid higher prices, sell outs and longer lines at the door.

Planning on staying a couple of days of the entire weekend? Hotels near the Sharonville Convention Center are filling up fast. You may want to get your reservations made quickly to avoid longer travel times. Here is the full list of the closest hotels.

Be sure to join the HorrorHound Weekend group on Facebook for minute to minute updates.

HorrorHound Weekend Returning To Cincinnati In March 2015

10409763_10204223008709026_7440578705409585299_nIt’s almost that time again, time for HorrorHound Weekend to invade Cincinnati. On the weekend of March 20-22, 2015, the biggest names in horror will join some of the most hardcore horror fans in the Sharonville Convention Center. There have already been several exciting guest announcements made and even more to come.

JeffreyCombsOn the subject of guests, one of the biggest announcements made is that of a Re-Animator reunion. Joining the guest lineup from the film include director Stuart Gordon, Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton. Other guests include Josh McDermitt (The Walking Dead), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), George Wendt (House), Mitch Pileggi (Shocker), Richard Brooks (Shocker), AJ Bowen (You’re Next), Jeff Kober (Sons of Anarchy), Pat Healy (The Innkeepers), Brian Thompson (The X-Files), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story) and Pedro Miguel Arce (Land of the Dead). Some pretty talented MichaelRookerartists have also been added to the HorrorHound Weekend roster such as Nathan Milliner and Joel Robinson. More guests will be announced as the show approaches, and all guests are confirmed as of now, but may cancel.

The Ink Fusion Tattoo Festival will also be returning this year. Some of the world’s most talented tattoo artists will be tattooing. You can score some pretty amazing ink from names like Marc Draven, Chris Jones, Josh Wiley and many more. Pricing and schedules available at HorrorHoundWeekend.com.

Tattoo-MarcDravenPanel times are still yet to be announced, but on Saturday at noon, there will be the Horror Host Hall of Fame Ceremony. Other special events include the annual HorrorHound Film Festival and a cosplay contest.

HorrorHound Weekend always has the best list of vendors. Vendor spots always fill up quick, but there are still some spots available. If you are interested in setting up a booth this year, you better jump on it before they’re gone.JoshMcDermitt

One thing that fills up faster than the vendor spots are the hotels. There are several hotels within walking distance of the convention center, but you have to act fast on those. They are usually filled up or close to by the end of January. Don’t worry though, there are tons of hotels that are just a very short drive away.

MitchPileggiTickets are already on sale at HorrorHoundWeekend.com. Special low prices are only for a limited time, and the closer to the event we get, the less of a deal you will be able to get. Day passes, weekend passes and VIP passes are all currently available. Children 12 and under get in free.

Convention hours are as follows, Friday, March 20: 5pm-10pm, Saturday, March 21: 11am-7pm and Sunday, March 22: 11am-5pm.

Be sure to join the HorrorHound Weekend group on Facebook for more guest announcements and event changes. Hope to see you there!

Another Shocking Premier As Sons of Anarchy Begins Season 7

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Last night millions tuned in for the premier of what promises to be the most shocking season of Sons of Anarchy. For months now, show creator Kurt Sutter has teased fans with short trailers, small glimpses at stills and cryptic messages via social media, but last night the wait came to an end. Last night’s premier of the FX hit series was the most shocking season opener to date.

Last night’s episode was aptly titled Black Widower. The opening scene started soft with scenes featuring Gemma taking care of Able and Thomas set to a beautiful cover of the song Never My Love, but in true SOA fashion quickly made a 180 with a scene of Jax doing something in prison to help gain an ally. This particular scene is not for the faint of heart. This scene set up the appearance of season 7’s first new faces, a Neo-Nazi played by none other than shock rocker Marilyn Manson.

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As many may have guessed from previews of this episode, Jax is released early, and from there the mayhem only gets worse (in a good way). Wendy checks herself out of rehab early, and when she returns to her apartment, she finds out that Gemma has moved someone in to hide out. Wendy and Gemma hatch a plan to continue to hide this individual by telling Jax that she will be staying with Gemma to help her look after the boys. With Jax back at the head of the table, he asks everyone one question, “are you ready to kill or die for the man sitting next to you?” With everyone vowing to be all in with him, Jax and the crew head out to assist another MC, The Grimm Bastards. While helping them get information about an incident, the men refused to give up any information, so in true SAMCRO fashion, the “drug” it out of him. The man just happened to be in a wheel chair and did not have legs, I will leave it at that for those who have yet to see it.

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Gemma and Nero rekindle their romance, but the main question for the night was of course, if Jax was going to find Gemma out. The answer to that (spoiler alert) is no. Jax has a sit down with Lin and Alvarez to work out some business, but there is another reason for the sit down. Jax invites them all to a welcome home party that the MC is throwing for him, but for another bit of business than working things out with the Irish. Gemma does point her finger at someone she “saw” leaving Jax’s house the night that Tara was murdered. After the party, the accused is caught and Jax exacts his revenge in a hard to watch, bloody manner. If you are not good with torture scenes, I would suggest not watching this part. It makes what the club did to O’Neil in season 3 look like a Boy Scout camping trip. Jax is a man on a mission and hell bent on destroying anyone that gets in the way.

I must say that I was impressed with how much was handled in the 90 minute premier. Kurt Sutter and his writing team have really out done themselves with this episode. If the rest of the season is this bloody and fast paced, the final ride is going to be one for the history books. Black Widower may have been 90 minutes, but after such a long wait and how incredible the episode was, I was bummed when it ended. This was by far the best premier that Sons of Anarchy has had in it’s 7 season run.

Tune in next Tuesday at 10pm on FX  for more mayhem and SAMCRO.

 

 

 

NEW Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Trailer and Poster

Sons-of-Anarchy-FX-poster-season-7-2014Since the shocking end of season 6, Sons of Anarchy fans have eagerly been awaiting the triumphant return of the hit series. With such a climactic ending to last season and this being the shows final run, season 7 should be one crazy thrill ride.

Sons of Anarchy returns to FX on Tuesday, September 9th at 10 pm with a 90 minute premiere. The cast announcements for this coming season alone have been enough to get excited about. Added to the already incredible roster are shock rocker Marilyn Manson, grunge rocker Courtney Love and television sweetheart Lea Michele (Glee). How will each new addition impact the show? Only time will tell, but with a new mix of personalities like that, I’m sure it will be explosive.

There have been a series of small teaser trailers that have hit the internet and television since San Diego Comic Con, but in the past week there has been a more in depth trailer released that raises a lot of questions for this coming season. Show creator Kurt Sutter has also been adding fuel to the fire that is the SOA fandom via his twitter. If you follow him, you may have seen him drop little hints like someone maybe getting their head crushed by a vehicle etc leaving the savage Sons fans wanting more.

A few questions that have arisen in my mind after seeing the trailer and some of the stills that have been released are as follows, one of the shorter trailers shows what sons-of-anarchy-set-photo-season-7-twitterappears to be Jax in bed with a blonde woman, is this woman Wendy? In the new extended version, Gemma and Nero seem to be getting along, does this mean that they will be rekindling their romance from the past seasons? Juice is quite obviously on the run, but is it for the betrayals that Jax discovered last season or did he take the fall for Gemma and did Jax find out? Which brings in another familiar face, Unser. Unser is seen talking to both Gemma and Juice in the preview, and Jax is seen at Gemma’s door but brushes past her to punch a guy in the face. Is that guy Unser? If so, does Unser know the truth or was there yet another betrayal? Wendy comes back into the picture in this newer preview as well. She is cradling and feeding Thomas, does this mean she is caring for the boys or did she do something stupid?

You can watch this new preview via the show’s IMDB page by clicking here.

There is no question that the final season of Sons of Anarchy is going to be one for the ages, and all of these new promotional videos and pictures are only further solidifying that thought. The only way to have all of these questions answered is to tune into Sons of Anarchy on FX.

 

 

Sons of Anarchy: “You Are My Sunshine”

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After an extra week to wait for a new episode of Sons of Anarchy, the wait was finally over last night.  Season 6 has been full of violence, deception and heartbreaking decisions.

Last night’s episode was titled “You Are My Sunshine”Kurt Sutter has always been cryptic in the titles he gives each episode, but I think last nights was self explanatory.

Last night brought a lot of the actions of SAMCRO and the others involved with them full circle.  Juice has been struggling for a while with the things that he has done, betraying the club, setting up the former president and now planning and watching the death of Clay.  Juice has been on the path to a major melt down since the club’s business with the cartel.  Last night he was at his lowest. He stole pills from Bobby and headed to Diosa for some “relaxation”.  After talking with LylaJuice tries to overdose in the bathroom at Diosa, but Gemma and Nero come to his aide making him throw the pills up. While drugged up, Juice tells Nero that he is the one that killed his cousin’s old lady under the instruction of Jax.  This leaves a lot of questions concerning Juice’s and Nero’s future with SAMCRO.  Will Juice continue to try to kill himself?  When the club finds out about the suicide attempt, this being his second, what will they do with him? “Sons don’t kill themselves”.  Since Juice ratted on Jax, how will Jax handle another betrayal from him, if he finds out?  Now that Nero knows what really happened, will he sever ties with the club?

The next situation was the club pulling away from the gun business,the IRA and the issues with the Chinese.  Jax betrayed a lot of people himself last night.  The first betrayal came when the club lured Connor’s men into a barn.  Once they had them in the barn, they shot them and delivered their bodies and the shipment of guns they had to the Chinese.  That was not a good enough offering to get Happy back from them, now they want Connor himself.  To save Happy, the club hands over Connor, but once they release Happy, the club opens fire on the Chinese saving Connor and opening a new business opportunity.  After SAMCRO took out Lin’s uncle and his men, they convinced Connor and The Kings to do business with August Marks.

Tara has been nothing short of confusing and conflicted for the entire season.  In the previous episode, she went to DA Patterson to offer up the bullet she pulled from Bobby for immunity and protection for her and the kids. Patterson accepted the deal, but now what does Tara do?  It is very clear that she loves Jax and does not want to hurt him or rat him out, but now the DA knows she holds crucial evidence against the MC.  Towards the end of the episode, Tara goes to Gemma’s house after a quick phone call to make sure Gemma goes to the cabin instead of coming home, she pulls a gun on Unser and Wendy.  As Able is walking out the door, Wendy yells to him that she is his mother.  Tara then hits Wendy and takes off with the boys.  I was convinced that she was going to Patterson’s office, but she ends up at a motel, stiffing Patterson.  Before everyone says “death to Tara”, think about the situation, she had no choice but to take off and lay low.  The DA knows she has evidence of the club’s involvement in the take down of Clay’s transport.  She now becomes an accessory to this crime on top of her own murder charges.

I for one can not wait for next week’s season 6 finale.  There are so many questions that need answering and so much karma that will be coming around.  Season 6 has been my favorite episode of Sons of Anarchy to date.

 

Sons of Anarchy “Aon Rud Persanta”

PHflTBhPuGeTji_1_mI know I have not covered Sons of Anarchy in a while, but after last night’s wild ride, I figured I would do a bit of a recap and offer my opinions of the show.

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.

00_CharlieLast 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 like06_Perlman 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.

08_SagalThere 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 09_Siffdidn’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”:

 

 

 

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.