Sunday, October 17, 2010

What I’m Watching: Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy: Season 3, Episode 6 “The Push” (B+)

The characters on this show are beginning to tread on very dangerous territory, as Agent Stahl not only gets SAMCRO’s bail hearing postponed but also feeds lines to Gemma in order to get her charges dropped. Pointing to her partner as the guilty party is a strategy presumably designed to nullify her deal and ultimately exonerate completely her due to lack of evidence, but it’s definitely a risky gamble. Gemma as a dangerous force should also not be underestimated. Jax’s stern conversation with Gemma where he said that she’s not his mother, just a member’s old lady, is the first step in disconnecting them, where Gemma might (though probably won’t) choose to punish Jax for turning informant, even though it gets her out of jail. We’ll have to see where that goes, but we are on fantastic, frightening ground right now. It’s good that Clay has handled the feud with the Mayans, though offing the rat could have gone a whole lot smoother. Watching Tig and Kozik pummel each other in front of all the prospects was a light moment, but their feud will likely have further negative repercussions for the club in the future. The return of the seedy Darby is just bad timing, and hopefully the club can point the finger at him before Tara and Jax’s relationship is ruined forever (that last scene won’t help, of course). Unser’s affiliation with the club is truly taxing and likely to explode soon, and watching Elliott reluctantly agree to help the club out is a perfect representation of what it’s like for a man to have lost his life to the mob, unable to get out, no matter how hard he’s tried or how much he’s given.

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