Saturday, November 17, 2012

What I’m Watching: Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy: Season 5, Episode 10 “Crucifixed” (B+)

Things were happening fast in this super-sized episode, and we’re getting closer and closer to what’s sure to be a devastating finale. Roosevelt bringing Juice in for his own protection was smart, and Juice was equally smart for going to see Jax right away to find a way to save himself. It’s bad news that Clay pieced together who was involved in the RICO case, and he may have managed to get Jax thrown out and himself back in, if Romeo and Luis have anything to say about it. Jax is not in a good place, condoning far more violence than ever before and turning to Chibs as his loyal lieutenant when Bobby’s conscience starts to get the best of him. Having Chibs execute Opie’s murderer after he explicitly promised not to kill him was an unnecessarily harsh decision, and it’s not going to end up working out well for him soon. Pope putting pressure on him to hand over Tig won’t help matters at all, and it’s only going to stretch the club even thinner. Tara’s situation went from great to terrible in the span of the episode, as she got a plum job offer and managed to get Otto to recant his testimony. Unfortunately, what she didn’t realize until too late was that the way Otto would get it thrown out was to brutally stab the nurse to death with the crucifix Tara had brought him. There’s no way Jax is going to let Tara go to jail, but there’s always no way this ends without someone getting hurt.

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