Sons of Anarchy – To Thine Own Self

So let’s formally add Midwest TV Guys to the long list of professional publications that love SONS OF ANARCHY (if you haven’t been able to tell already).  It saddens me to think there are only two episodes left in the season…

We have a very busy episode this week as SONS OF ANARCHY starts winding down to the finale.  It has been an absolute hell of a season, and “To Thine Own Self” sure doesn’t disappoint.  Recap and review within…

Gemma tells Clay that Tara has been volunteering at Stockton to get to Otto.  Knowing that he just lost his leverage in he RICO proceedings, he appeals to Tig for possible opportunities outside the club.  Clay then meets with Romeo and the cartel who vow to take out Jax and put Clay back as the head of SAMCRO to keep the guns and drugs flowing.  Clay also comes mostly clean with Jax, but it’s abundantly clear that he’s still double-dealing all parties in the interest of self-preservation.

Meanwhile, a mystery man named Lee Toric (Played very well by DONAL LOGUE from GROUNDED FOR LIFE) is brought to Otto in solitary to beat the snot out of him.  He later pays a formal visit to Otto to inform him that he is going to make his life miserable and is also seen near the end following Tara and the kids out of the hospital.  I’m assuming this is the husband of the nurse that Otto killed… we’ll see next episode how that plays out with Tara.

On the opening day of Nero’s brothel, he gets visited by some of his old crew who demand a gun deal.  Jax agrees to meet him out in the desert to appease everybody.  Facing an ambush by the Mexicans, Jax and company jump into a station wagon, shoot up the Mexicans and take a joyride off a cliff… which ended up being a solid three and a half minutes of awesome.

The cartel then scoops up Jax, and Nero semi-mistakenly goes on a rampage accusing his old crew of the kidnapping.  Maybe he just needed a good excuse to let off some steam, but there’s a couple less Mexicans because of it.  Tensions between Nero and Clay flare up over Gemma’s affections to the point where I expected fisticuffs, and Gemma professes her love for both, albeit a bit less than genuinely for Clay.

In a genius move, Jax brokers a deal with the Chinese to supply guns to the cartel, essentially removing the Sons from the middle of the RICO mess.  The club votes to officially hand off both the drugs and the guns to turn to more ‘legitimate’ business, as long as your definition of legitimacy involves prostitution outside of Las Vegas.

In a mad rush for the legal papers from Clay’s safe to prove his involvement with the home invasions, Jax tells the rest of the club about Clay’s involvement with his father’s death and Tara’s attempted murder.  After learning the truth, Bobby seemingly turns on Jax to “keep Clay alive” just before we fade to SOA logo.

Incredible episode, 5 out of 5.  Seeing as KURT SUTTER himself nearly guaranteed a living Clay at the end of the season, it will be exciting to see how this all plays out.

1 Comment on Sons of Anarchy – To Thine Own Self

  1. Midwest Mike // November 21, 2012 at 12:24 am //

    Donal Logue was amazing in this episode. I don’t know what it is about appearing on Sons, but it seems to bring out the best in people (minus Joel McHale of course). This has been an incredible season. I can’t wait to see how these last 2 episodes play out.

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