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Recap/Review: Sons of Anarchy Season 6 Episode 4 ‘Hands Off’

SoA-604-Recap_320x240WOW! Last night’s episode was beyond intense.  Kurt Sutter titled this episode ‘Hands Off‘ very appropriately (I will not tell you why).  There was no skimping on the blood, violence and deceit.

Recap:

Starting at the beginning of the  the episode, Jax gets a very surprising visit early in the morning.  I must say that I did not see this coming.  Jax’s visitor was the last person I expected to see again.  Jax was not the only person to receive a very odd early morning wake up.  Unser’s visit was much less pleasant than Jax’s.

One of my favorite things about ‘Sons of Anarchy‘ is the guest stars that they bring on.  The first special guest to join the ranks was none other than the badass Robert Patrick.  Mr. Patrick played the President of the San Bernardino  charter of Sons of Anarchy.  He is no stranger to the MC life, he is a proud member of the real life Boozefighters MC.  The next special guest was Jason Voorhees from the 2009 adaption of ‘Friday the 13th‘, Derek Mears.  Mr. Mears may be a comedian, but he is no stranger to playing large, scary individuals.  Derek played a member of Darby’s former crew.

With Jax attempting to clean up SAMCRO’s act, he is making a lot of calls outside of the club.  In ‘Hands off‘, Chibs give Jax a piece of his mind at the table about Jax’s new calls.  These two kind of bump heads more than once and there is a lot of obvious unspoken tension between them.

Speaking of Darby, he made an appearance last night.  He is not the same white power enforcing, drug dealing Darby that we used to know.  He has turned his bad on the Aryan Brotherhood and has completely turned himself around.  *SPOILER ALERT* Darby is now married to a Mexican girl and trying to keep his nose clean.  Because there was an issue with some of the Aryan crew, Jax and the rest of SAMCRO pay Darby a visit.  After convincing SAMCRO that he is no longer involved with his former crew, he works with SAMCRO to help them get to the bottom of some things involving his former brothers.

Tara’s behavior has become more shady and way more distant.  She is getting help in her crazy endeavors form two people that are no strangers to the club.  What is she really up to?  I think she could really go either way.  Kurt Sutter is not known for making his characters and their actions obvious, especially not this soon in the season.

For those of us that seen last week’s episode, we know Toric and his crazy pants know no bounds.  We also witnessed Toric do something very underhanded to try to frame a friend of the club.  Sheriff Roosevelt collects Nero and his tuck, but has some serious doubt that Nero is the one that murdered the girl.  He has a new suspect and for very good reason.  Nero is trying to get away from his violent past.  He and Gemma have a very serious discussion about their future together and his future as a partner to SAMCRO.

I had mentioned that ‘Hands Off‘ was a very bloody episode.  SAMCRO pay a group a visit and it turns bloody.  There is a very bloody confrontation with a group that SAMCRO has been in business with since John Teller sat at the head of the table.  There are three deaths on SAMCRO’s side.  Only one of which is one that I have been suspecting.  All of the death scenes in this episode were very violent and horror movie worthy.

Toric and his psycho antics continue to push Clay into ratting out the club.  He threatens Clay with the same punishment that he has brought down upon Otto.  Clay gets to visit an old friend in Stockton thanks to Mr. Toric.  He tries to use the opportunity to scare Clay into signing his papers.

At the end, we bid a very violent farewell to someone that wants SAMCRO gone and an equally as gory farewell to someone that has been a part of SAMCRO since the beginning.

Review:

Hands Off‘ was hands down (haha see what I did there) one of the best episodes I have seen in the six seasons that ‘Sons of Anarchy‘ has been around.

I love how Kurt is taking so many of the characters in different directions.  The intense inner conflicts of the characters make the threats more real and way more believable.

Season 6 is really shaping up to be one of the most intense, violent seasons yet.  There have been far more surprises just in the first four episodes than there has been in the previous five seasons.  I can not wait to see where things are going in Charming.  Will Bobby come back?  Will Tara stay in Charming?  Will Clay finally get it?  Will Tara end up back inside?  Only time will tell.

 

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

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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.

Sons of Anarchy Season 6 Episode 2 “One One Six” Recap/Review (No Spoilers)

sons1Sons of Anarchy season 6 is really heating up with the second episode of the season.  I promise not to give too much away for those of you that have yet to see this episode or the previous one.

One One Six was without a doubt was a very explosive episode.  In this episode, Lee Toric (Donal Logue) continues to gun for SAMCRO and its affiliated parties.  There was more brought to light on the school shooting and the boy that committed the crime.  There was also a lot of confusion.  Will Bobby return to SAMCRO, what is next for Jax and Tara and what is Clay going to do?

Sons of Anarchy is well known for the number of incredible guest appearances.  In last night’s episode, Steve Howey, best known for his roles as Van Montgomery on the popular show Reba and Stan Helsing in the campy horror comedy, Stan Helsing.  He was a great addition to the episode as a fellow SOA brother named Hopper.

Jax also has a very important meeting with some familiar faces in his quest to earn more legit for his club.  The meeting does not quite pan out the way that Jax was hoping, but there was an agreement made that is a step in the right direction for SAMCRO’s venture to earn legit.

With Lee Toric pressing to pin the school shooting on SAMCRO, trying to get Clay to rat and trying to make Tara suffer for his sister’s death, where will he draw the line?  Toric made a stop towards the end of the episode at a place that is very close to Jax and Nero.

There were a couple of deaths in this episode, but I will not say who.  The only spoiler I will give you is that they were close to one of the main characters, but were not what one would consider a major blow to the show’s cast.

One One Six was a definite thinker.  If you do not pay attention, you will get confused and you will miss some very important information about a couple main characters.  I personally love this episode and can not wait to see where Kurt Sutter will take this season of Sons of Anarchy.

Review: Sons of Anarchy Season 6 Premier “Straw” (No Spoilers)

sons1The long awaited season 6 of the hit FX show Sons of Anarchy premiered last night.  Many of the critics were talking for weeks before the show’s return about how shocking the premier episode was going to be, and that it was.

Season 6 picks up 2-3 weeks after where season 5 left off.  We see the return of our favorite key characters and a few other familiar faces as well as some of the characters that were just coming into play last season like Donal Logue as Lee Toric and Jimmy Smits as Nero Padilla.  Like every season, we meet a couple new players, a male and a female, I won’t go too far into them because I don’t want to spoil it for those that have not seen it yet.  I will say that both new comers present new opportunities for SAMCRO and Deosa.  Jax is looking to attempt legit business for SAMCRO, but will he pull it off this season or will problems arise?

There have been some changes at the table, a new VP and a new Sargent at Arms, which becomes obvious in the opening sequence of the episode.  As we all know Tara and Clay spend the opening episode in prison, where I’m sure at least Clay will be for the majority of the season.  Lee Toric of course tries to work on them to get what he wants like last season.  A bit more light is also shed on how Tara ended up in prison. Everyone’s favorite loose cannon Tig has a couple very “Tig” moments.  A key member of the group is also trying to make a break from Charming and a couple of others hash out a couple of problems with one another.

Perhaps the most shocking part of this episode was the last 15 to 20 minutes.  The ending to this episode could possibly be the most shocking, hard to watch ending in Sons of Anarchy history.

I think season 6 is shaping up to be one of the most must watch seasons.  If the rest of the season is going to be anything like the premier, it is going to be the best yet.  Kurt Sutter has really pulled out all the stops for season 6.

 

 

Sons of Anarchy Season 6 Challenge

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This is not a horror related article, but Sons of Anarchy is one of my favorite shows.  Creator Kurt Sutter has issued a challenge to fans of SOA to make season 6 the most memorable one yet.  Fans of Sons of Anarchy are some of the most loyal fans a show could ever ask for, so I know it will not be difficult to set record numbers for the premier of season 6.

Here is what Kurt had to say via his Who Say page:

If we increase our SONS OF ANARCHY season 6 premier numbers by any percentage in the key demos, myself and some unwilling cast member will show up to your house or favorite bar/club/cave and watch the finale with you, your friends and family. Even if you don’t want us to come. We will be there, baring gifts and good cheer. *

We’re hoping that the whole event will be taped and become bonus material for the season 6 DVD.

SOA SEASON 6
SEPTEMBER 10TH
10 PM ON FX

It promises to be the most memorable season premier to date.

Please join us and spread the word.

Thanks.

Kurt

* sorry, international SOA fans, we love you, but this challenge is for residents of USA only.

The Sons of Anarchy premier is always the highlight of my Septembers.  I know many of my friends feel the same.  Let’s help Mr. Sutter and the rest of the SOA crew make season 6 the biggest yet!

Here is the teaser trailer for what is sure to be another incredible season of the FX hit show: