Monday, September 23, 2013

What I’m Watching: Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy: Season 6, Episode 2 “One One Six” (B+)

The aftermath of last week’s devastating school shooting is proving to be extremely compelling, and I’m glad to see that this show is using that to positive storytelling effect. The implications are so layered, and the look on Jax’s face when he first heard the news said it all. The fact that his Irish partners want to keep selling the guns because they’ll be hotter than ever because of the tragedy is extremely disturbing, and I think that will lead to an increased divide between Jax and the club. Nero shooting Arcadio in the head happened so quickly but permanently, and Nero is going to have to live with the repercussions of that. His insistence that they not kill Darvany was a sign that he still had some principles to hold to, and that made Juice’s smothering of a restrained and freshly high Darvany, played by Samaire Armstrong from “The O.C.,” all the more devastating. Juice is entering some dark territory now too, and everything is falling apart. Clay requesting visitation with both Gemma and Jax to brag about turning on them is concerning, but Toric’s extracurricular activities are much more worrisome. Linking up with CCH Pounder’s district attorney to tie SAMCRO to the shooting is a frightening partnership, and I suspect that the most innocent and noble-minded parties, like Jax and Juice, are going to bear the brunt of their fury. As always, there’s nothing quite like this show, ready to kill off a character at any point and destroy another’s world without any warning.

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