Oh, by the way, Ophelia is Pregnant — Tara’s storyline has gotten very interesting this week. After making bail, she dropped two bombs. First of all, she may be pregnant. Second of all, as she told her attorney, she wants a divorce from Jax. The living will agreement with Wendy is so that, if Tara is imprisoned for the conspiracy charges, Wendy will take custody of Thomas and Abel (and possibly, Tara’s unborn child). She continues to play doting Mom and half-willing wife, although her heart clearly isn’t in it, as evidenced by the really uncomfortable sex scene between Jax and Tara that closed the episode, which was almost as uncomfortably awkward as Otto’s sex scene last week. Two weeks in a row, the fade-to-black scene was Jax having sex. Is this a pattern?
There are some really interesting possibilities here: If Tara goes to prison, can Gemma still gain custody of the children? Will Jax (or someone else) have Tara murdered, if she divorces Jax. Will Jax have Wendy murdered, so that she can’t take custody? Will it ever even get that far? I’ve never been a huge fan of Tara in the past, but her putting her foot down and drawing up her own schemes has me rooting for her.
We Always Find Ways Around the Law — Meanwhile, in the wake of the school shooting, and the possibility that the kid’s gun gets tied back to SAMCRO, Jax is determined to break ties with guns and the Irish. Galen O’Shay isn’t all that pleased, although it seems as though they may go along with it. Jax is going to hand the gun-running to another SAMCRO chapter, but the Irish are going to continue running guns themselves (perhaps, with Clay) in Northern California. Before ending the relationship, however, Galen drops a shipment of K-9 automatic weapons on Jax, but Jax insists on keeping them in storage, MUCH to the dismay of Chibs, who is pissed.
Don’t Matter What the Risk Is, We Don’t Hurt People Like That — The bloodshed this week involved Arcadio (Dave Navarro) and his old lady (Samaire Armstrong), who added two more to the show’s body count. SAMCRO and Nero’s organization tried to secrete Arcadio’s old lady out into a cabin, but she freaked, tried to escape, and Arcadio was killed by his own cousin, Nero, in the process. (It’s good to see that Jax can still flash the nostril flares. They’ve been strangely limited so far this season).
Without Nero’s consent, Jax directed Juice to snuff her out, which he did with a pillow. Poor Juice. He gets the worst jobs. (FUN FACT: Theo Rossi, who plays Juice, is 38 years old, five years older than Charlie Hunnam, and yet Juice still looks like he’s in his 20s).
Nero demanded to know if Jax was behind it, but Jax lied his fool ass off and said he wasn’t. “It had to be the drugs.” It was one of many lies Jax will no doubt tell Nero, up and until the point that Jax eventually has to kill him. This is the slow build toward what seems like an inevitable fate for Nero.
If you’re curious about the final song, it was a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “As Tears Go By” by the Forest Rangers. You can listen to it here.
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