Saturday, September 25, 2010

What I’m Watching: Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy: Season 3, Episode 3 “Home” (B+)

The most important development is this episode is the fact that Tara, however inadvertently, has now crossed the line from being influenced by the violence of SAMCRO to dishing it out herself. Tragically and ironically enough, it’s her compassion that provokes the act, as she seems horrified by the treatment of their captive by Gemma, and it’s purely an accident that serves as the fatal deed. Yet just like that, Tara is now officially a killer, and she seems woefully unprepared to deal with the repercussions of her actions, as evidenced by her questions to the cleaner after he did his job. For all the discussion of being open and honest with old ladies, there’s an awful lot of secret-keeping on all sides of the Teller-Morrow family, as Jax and Clay will never learn of the caretaker’s death and Gemma is still in the dark about Abel having gone missing. It’s continually distressed that the club still knows so little about Abel’s whereabouts, and Jax doesn’t seem to be the only member of the club who is acting unhinged (following Opie’s costly outburst). The threat of incarceration for the majority of the members of SAMCRO ensures that Zobelle’s influence in Charming is still felt even after his departure. It would definitely be much better for the club to have Elliott in charge of thee town that Hale’s older brother, and it’s just another problem that the club didn’t see coming and most certainly doesn’t need to have in this coming season.

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