Saturday, November 24, 2012

What I’m Watching: Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy: Season 5, Episode 11 “To Thine Own Self” (B+)

Things didn’t look good for Jax for the majority of this episode. Clay trying to help Jax out signaled serious problems, and Jax’s abduction made things even worse. Fortunately, Jax is a smart businessman, and, somehow, he managed to figure a way out for both him and for the club. Unfortunately, his abduction meant that Clay was able to hide what Juice had found. As Jax reveals more and more information that he’s been keeping from people, I suspect that they’re growing more distant, and Clay seizes on that opportunity right away by making a personal appeal to Tig. Telling Bobby and Chibs what he knew that Clay had done for a fact was the right move, and I think that Clay’s time truly has come, unless Bobby is able to figure out a way to end things peacefully. Watching the club drive around in circles and have a blast shooting up their new rivals was disturbing, but not as much as Nero’s descent into violence, epitomized by his taunting of “In five seconds, I’m going to shoot you in the head.” Nero isn’t going to be able to go back from that, and Gemma being with Clay won’t help. Donal Logue’s mysterious new player may also shake things up, visiting Otto and tailing Jax with unknown motives. Tara taking the offer without telling Jax is dangerous, though she’s likely to have bigger problems than that if her new employer finds out about her prison visit and complicity in Otto’s murder of the nurse.

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