“Sons of Anarchy” has gone full speed ahead when it comes to keeping the viewers on the edge of their seat waiting for the next disturbing scene to take place, as they’re popping up frequently all within one episode. No one can accuse the “Sons” of dragging along this season, especially after last night’s “Greensleeves” episode hit the screen.
The episode created a mood, one that traveled even deeper in despair than the night Tara was murdered. The “Sons” cast did this with powerful offerings starting with Katie Sagal belting out a haunting rendition of “Greensleeves” as the aftermath of the falling pieces were looking really hard to pick up.
If ever a prop knocked the wind out of you it was that box that was delivered to Jax from Moses as a message from August Marks. As Inside TV suggests on Oct. 22, that box will haunt SAMCRO and “Sons” viewers for some time to come.
Bobby’s eye getting gouged out by a grapefruit spoon was horrifying enough to witness, sending the eye to Jax in that box offered more gore than needed, but just to see the gut-wrenching response of the cast, which would without a doubt win a supporting cast Oscar if this was a movie, was worth playing it that way.
James Queally of the L.A. Times sees this episode as the polar opposite. His take on Greensleeves isn’t very favorable. He writes, “This is not an episode. It’s a holding pattern.” Queally goes on to say “Once again, I let “Sons” get me excited. Once again, I’ve been had.” Queally see’s Katy Sagal as the only saving grace of this show, but he didn’t think too much of “her warped confession to Tara’a murder.”
Could Gemma’s newest arch-enemy be Abel? Will this be the way it will play out after what he heard his grandmother confess to? He knows now that Grandma killed his mother, as he overheard Gemma’s confession to Tommy, who is just an infant, but Abel understood all too well. Watch this kid, it looks as though he might have been pulled to the side of evil after witnessing and hearing too much from the adults around him.
What else would you expect after the kid was forced to take shelter in a porn studio when his family was in harm’s way of gang violence? This is just one of many odd family memories this kid is collecting.
Juice is just hanging on, as the “Sons” have one last job for him to do. After his drive-by shooting of the cops he is carted off to jail as planned. Jax wants him there to kill Lin. In the beginning of the “Sons” the cast was fairly consistent with their unofficial boundaries that they wouldn’t cross, but today the consistency is gone and they are not predictable at all.
When the SAMCRO boys stood in front of John Teller’s sacred death spot on that rural road, many viewer were probably scratching their heads trying to figure out why Jax would pick this local to end Juice’s life. But what got even more confusing was when Juice was given his colors back by Jax and allowed to ride off unscathed. Once the scene with him shooting at the cops played out, it started to fall into place.
You never know what any one of them are thinking today or what independent agenda they’re working with. You can’t take anything on face value coming from any of the cast. This is what offers the added suspense to the show, just when you think you know what one of the SAMCRO family is going to do, the opposite rolls in!
The stage is set for the implosion that “Sons of Anarchy” appears to be heading for as the final season winds down for the boys from Charming. Will Bobby ever join them again, of course with an eye-patch as a reminder of this war? Will Abel become the biggest threat of all to Gemma? Where is the genius mind of Kurt Sutter taking SAMCRO next week?