One could say that I haven’t exactly been the biggest fan of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ this season. That doesn’t mean I don’t anxiously await for 10 pm to roll around every Tuesday night. It doesn’t mean that I’m not still deeply invested in the lives of these characters (seriously, Chibs, are you OK?). It just means that I, like most viewers, would have preferred to see Clay bite the dust at the end of last season. And when that didn’t happen, a permanent shadow was cast over the show.
But after this week’s episode, I can at least accept the story that Sutter is telling regarding Clay and the Club, even if I still don’t fully support it. All this season we’ve watched as Clay took a backseat in Jax’s presidency, but we haven’t left the Clay presidency completely behind, because Jax is is slowly and surely being corrupted by the president patch. He’s adopting Clay’s MO – he’s lying to people he cares about in order to get what he wants. He’s doing backroom deals in order to gain the upperhand and to fix the Club’s problems. And all the while Jax is turning into Clay, Tara is mimicking the same destructive tendencies that have become the Gemma trademark. Power corrupts, and the power of the club corrupts completely, folks.
In this week’s episode, a lot of blood was spilt; some SAMCRO, some random, some ex-porn star. But underneath that blood, was a foundation made out of lies.
Everyone was lying to everyone this week. Gemma was lying to Jax who was lying to Clay who was also lying to Jax. In this expertly drawn up and totally professional looking diagram of the episode, you can clearly see that Clay is the root of all evil.
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