Saturday, October 30, 2010

What I’m Watching: Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy: Season 3, Episode 8 “Lochan Mor” (B+)

What did I do to deserve a special extended episode of this show? A pleasant surprise indeed, though pleasant isn’t exactly a word I would typically use when describing this show. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that this episode got insanely intense only five minutes in when the police tried to haul away SAMCRO for no reason, and then things really exploded when Gemma ordered her escort, played by Dominic Keating, who played Lieutenant Malcolm Reed on “Enterprise,” to run the police van off the road to break her boys free. Seeing Maureen and Gemma come face to face is pretty scary, and I don’t like how close half-siblings Trinity and Jax are getting, since that’s sure to be an awful revelation for both of them once they realize their close relations. It’s interesting to see the boys from the Charming charter interact with the Belfast natives, and I’m sure that things with Jimmy are going to get ugly sooner rather than later. The continuing delay in Abel being handed over is frustrating, but at least we now know exactly what will be required of Jax for him to have his son back in his arms. I love that it’s just Tig, Kozik, Chuck, and Tara holding down the fort back home. The elder Hale’s attempt to really force SAMCRO out of his town is getting very closer to lawlessness, and the fact that Darby wasn’t dirty enough for him is not a good sign at all.

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