Sons of Anarchy Recap: Magic Bullet

Sons of Anarchy Clay DiesWarning: If you have yet to watch Tuesday’s Sons of Anarchy, we strongly advise you to steer clear of the following recap. Major spoilers await. It bears repeating: Proceed only after you have seen “Aon Rud Persanta.” Everyone else, read on…

About halfway through Tuesday’s Sons of Anarchy, Jax pulls Nero aside and defends his recent actions thusly: “What went down here today was us burying the last piece of a very broken past.”

Loose translation: Jax killed Clay in front of Gemma! Shot him in the throat! He whacked archenemy Galen, too! WTF?! Let me shut off the itals lock and recap the 8 biggest moments from the craziest episode of SOA yet.

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1. Jax Kills Galen
Instead of turning his longtime Irish nemesis over to CCH Pounder, he shoots him (and a few of his cronies) to death — part one of an elaborate plan to get SAMCRO out of the gun business.

2. Jax Kills Clay
Part 2 of said plan involves breaking Clay out of prison (that much we knew about), shooting him in the throat (um, didn’t get the memo on that one), shooting him another dozen times in the chest (still no memo) and then zhuzhing the aforementioned crime scene to make it look like Clay killed Galen (it’s called killing two birds with one stone, people). Oh, and all of this transpired in an airport hangar in front of a stunned Gemma, Nero and Tara.

3. Tara Clutches Jax’s Hand
After watching Jax gun down Clay once and for all — and overhearing his genuine desire to take SAMCRO legit — she grabs hold of his hand before exiting the hangar with Gemma and Nero. Jax later confesses to his estranged wife, “I understand why you did everything you did. I’m sorry being with me took you to that place.” (Is there a person alive not rooting for these two?)

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4. Bobby Is Shot
Clay’s prison break was not without its hiccups. For one, Bobby was shot multiple times by a sheriff’s deputy while fleeing the scene (said sheriff’s deputy was promptly run over and killed by Juice). Jax reluctantly reaches out to Tara (via Gemma) to work her magic, leading to the episode’s best line: “So, what we just pretend nothing happened and I’m mob doctor again?!”

5. CCH Pounder Is Pissed
Jax promised her Galen on a silver platter. Instead she got a “stack of dead bodies.” As a result, the screwed-over DA decides to take Tara up on her offer to tattle on SAMCRO in exchange for immunity and protection for her and her children. Tara — fresh off of touching Jax’s hand — is in a less-desperate place now. But she’s not opposed to it.She asks for 24 hours. Just enough time for her to…

6. … Save Bobby…
… and collect a key piece of evidence in the process. Tara discretely pockets one of the bullets she removed from his chest — a bullet belonging to the now-dead sheriff’s deputy. A bullet that would put SAMCRO at the scene of the crime. A bullet that could be her ticket to a new life. What will she do?!

7. Wayne Tells Gemma He Loves Her
“I’m in love with you,” he quickly clarifies, rendering Gemma speechless.

8. Gemma Proposes to Nero
Sort of. She floats the idea of marriage by him, triggering this response: “No offense. I’ve seen what happens to your husbands. It ain’t pretty.”

Thoughts? Surprised Clay survived as long as he did? Think Tara will turn? Hit the comments!

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  1. Elly says:

    Oh. my. lord. Is it wrong there was a twinge of sadness still when they killed Clay?!

    And Tara, you dumb b- you’re about to get your family back, don’t do it.

    • Chester says:

      You can’t be serious. She married to a psychopath mass murderer who is in the ‘p$ssy’ business, his own words. She should escape and would have a while ago if not for fake obstacles.

      • Pat D. says:

        Ha, Chester beat me to it.

      • samcro says:

        you married an outlaw…she knew what she was getting into from the beginning….. tara should man up and deal with it.. and please stop cutting your hair…

      • Kink says:

        I totally agree. Jax is a psychopath. A cold blooded killer. There’s a dead look in his eyes. Gemma nurtured this. They are both demented. Tara & kids should accept the DA’s offer & get as far away as possible from them.

        • JAXFan says:

          …and she had nothing to do with the killing of Agent Cohn????

        • jaxx is a sociopath he has no feeling except for his self and his mother. I remember when abel was born he would’nt go see him until they told him he would live. jaxx is a liar, cheat. and remember you cant grow feelings! he is a sociopathic stone cold killer just like his biological father Clay!

          • Jax&Juice's Girl says:

            Clay is Jax’s ‘STEPFATHER’ John Teller is Jax’s BIOLOGICAL FATHER!
            Clay killed JT get your facts RIGHT!

      • steph says:

        Listen Chester, first its a show second that’s what real men do for their family’s anything and everything to keep them going no matter what but that’s what seperates the p$ssy’s from men like u right you don’t deserve to whatch the. Show Chester the child molester!

    • Pat D. says:

      Why the anger at Tara??? She just watched her husband execute 5 people that day, the bodies keep piling up, etc. Even Nero wishes he had some kind of escape from the club right now, and his offspring/adopted child isnt anywheres near as close to this as Tara’s.

      I would actually respect her less if she let a couple of kind words from Jax and an emotional connection YET AGAIN keep her from getting the boys away from this ever growing pile of bodies.

      • Tessa says:

        I completely understand what you are saying and while I agree the Jax and Tara lover in me wants her to go back to him again. From the looks of the promo, she is going to try and run with the boys and it will not be pretty.

        • Pat D. says:

          Oh, I’m not expecting a happy ending for anybody, but she *really* should turn them in and get WITSEC, but it sounds like you’re saying she doesn’t turn them in and runs from the club and the law?

          • Jax&Juice's Girl says:

            I saw the promo and jax was not happy he threw something at the picture frame in i think abel’s room……..Tara *probbly did run off w/the boys.

      • Kida says:

        Exactly! Why would I root for these two at this point? Give me a real reason to root for them, because all I’ve seen is Jax lying to Tara and cheating on her from day 1 (which, disgustingly, all the surrounding characters seem to fine with – Gemma’s comment made me ill).
        Tara’s actions were set up by the show as justifiable, so I can understand them, but to root for this couple? There’s nothing but nastiness there. I’d love for there to be *something* to root for, otherwise we’re just saying infidelity, dishonesty, misogyny, are okay.

        • Macy says:

          my sentiments exactly. Jax is a murderer and Tara made her bed by returning to Charming to be with his criminal ass.

        • “I’d love for there to be *something* to root for, otherwise we’re just saying infidelity, dishonesty, misogyny, are okay.”

          It’s not that any of those things are “ok,” SOA in general would not work if it was celebrating the outlaw biker lifestyle as some kind of role model situation.

          What we respond to, at least I hope, is the nuance. We see the appeal, but at the same time the cost. The show only works as long as the key characters struggle with the recognition of the really *beeped* situations they’ve put themselves in. Over the years, the casual violence that takes out innocents (like the prison guard wife a season or two ago) gets a little much, but what I think overall works for SOA is the fact that the actions they do overall do have consequences.

      • Jason says:

        People this is sons of anarchy, not downtown Abby. Tara knew Jax was a OMG. You goofballs need to realize she has right intentions but its the way it is. Stick by your man. You both made mistakes. Time to stick together. Stop with the oh Tara needs to leave bs.

        • Anne says:

          It’s “Downton Abbey” ya nimrod. Not that that’s the silliest thing you said… But by all means, let’s live in a Tammy Wynette song and ignore the danger Jax’s career choice brings to herself and her children.

          • Kat says:

            Her children??? First off she has guardianship jointly with Jax for Abel. They are his children too. Secondly, So I guess when she had her freak out last season & left “her” son crying while she smoked a joint that was okay? Or when she was all sorts of upset & stomped the child piano waking up Thomas that was okay??? Or how about how she was too scared to actually try to grab Abel when she was pregnant & let Cameron Hayes take “her” son?? She isn’t perfect. She made mistakes & honestly if she didn’t want this life she shouldn’t have chosen it. Let’s stop acting like she is so perfect. Abel is biologically Wendy’s son. In the beginning Gemma took care of him while her & Jax figured out whether they would be together. Thomas wouldn’t have been here if she didn’t decide to be with Jax to begin with. So, at what point do her bad decisions get brought into this?

          • Faster says:

            Just to be clear, Tara is not Abel’s guardian. Wendy’s parental rights were officially terminated and Tara adopted him. Very different.

          • Kat says:

            Faster, she NEVER adopted Abel. Check the episode when Wendy said she gave up custody not her rights. It was the conversation in the hospital after Tara’s hand. So, she isn’t legally his mother. That’s first off & second off that is Jax’s son too. Tara never had to be involved & if she had walked away—- Abel would still be in Gemma’s care where he was when Tara & Jax first started messing around. See back when Gemma grilled her saying she didn’t mind playing Mommy for a while but she wanted to enjoy being Gramma— which was in reference to her wanting to know how far Jax & Tara were going to take this.

          • Kat says:

            Which brings up another point, where was all the thoughts for the kids when Tara hurt her hand & waved off wanting to talk to Abel because she was pitying herself? Yea, she is mother of the damn year. *eyeroll*

          • Kat says:

            She is legally his mother because Jax & her are married, not because of adopting him. If she had adopted him she could have legally went after Wendy for coming at her demanding to see him. If she & Jax divorce she would have a hard time in the real world taking Abel if Jax chose to fight for him.

        • Pat D. says:

          Stick by your man? Are you thinking of the kids at all? Jax has promised Tara several times now that the violence will subside and the club has a bright future. Meanwhile, the bodies keep piling up and the law is closing in, which would leave her children parentless or worse…being raised by again-junkie Wendy (BTW, thanks to JAX) or Gemma who fully intends on raising them as new recruits for the MC. Or crashing them into a tree in a druggie haze, LOL. Personally, I’m shocked she’s stuck around even THIS long—Jax’s chance at getting out passed long ago, and his kids should not have to suffer and/or die for the choices he’s made.

          Jax is being undeniably selfish for both wanting to keep his dangerous outlaw biker lifestyle now that he’s “head honcho”—he only really tried to get out when Clay was still in charge. Perhaps Tara has FINALLY realized that the club will never be in the past for them. The trip to prison might have brought that to a harsh reality.

          This story just may not be intended for everybody to end up together as a team against the outside world. This isnt TWD after all. ;)

          • I couldn’t agree with you more and you said it beautifully. I’d also like to add that even though Galen was predominantly responsible for the club house being blown up, I would fully expect for the Irish to retaliate and this time it could be fatal. Personally, I really wanted to like Jax, but after the club house went “Boom” and he didn’t take the fact that his family almost died seriously, I just can’t.

          • Ytsken says:

            Well said.

            Those screaming ‘stand by your man’, apparently forget that ‘for better or worse’ is true for both parties. Jax’s actions keep endangering the lives of his wife and sons. And he is fully aware of this. But does he send them away for their own safety? Or even better… move away with them? It was established in season 4 that Tara could have provided for all of them. He chose not to leave because his pride could not stomach living on his wife’s legal earnings. Better by far to continue risking his family’s lives.

            Tara is a mother now, she isn’t thinking of her own life but that of her sons. And their father, the man she has to ‘stand by’, keeps risking their lives. So yes, she’s choosing her sons over Jax. And she is right to do so. Any mother worth her salt would do the same.

            So to all those guys who’re all “she should stand by her man”? Grow up and realize that being a parent means your children come first. Jax may be a great biker, but he is a dangerous dad.

          • Kat says:

            Tara seemed from day one to be playing with Jax. She knew what he was when she dated him & the fact she thought she could get him to do things her way was foolish. Most women wouldn’t enter a relationship with a man like Jax…. Most women would think I don’t want this life. I do not feel bad for anything Tara has gone through because she brought it upon herself. She is finally being reactive to a situation while taking no blame for her part in any of it.

          • mia says:

            Tara´s deal with DA will not happend – everytime her plans crushed down. So, she should go to the safesty place in the world for her for gemma: to the irish – to Belfast.

          • Prospect says:

            Don’t forget though, the episodes/seasons are not timed with the events in the show. Tara said this herself in this last episode, that Clay was trying to kill her 4 months earlier. This was when, end of season 4? Tara got in trouble with Otto and the Crucifix end of season 5. So she’s been in legal trouble, what, a month or two at most? Not to defend Jax as a good guy, but just saying, Tara hasn’t exactly waited very long for things to settle.

          • La says:

            …and Jax didn’t waited very long to hop in to bed with someone else…

        • Chester says:

          Jason, Anna Gunn wrote about people like you in the New York Times. ‘Down town Abby’ is priceless.

        • Jax&Juice's Girl says:

          Your freaking MORON! Really. Pat D. said it right.

      • Kat says:

        I don’t respect her for getting involved in the first place. But, since she did she needs to man up. Her hands aren’t clean or did you forget that she shot the agent who was stalking her? That she basically knew how Jax would handle it & it was why she came home? Look at what she did framing Gemma for a miscarriage when she wasn’t pregnant. Nothing Tara has done is respectable at all.

        • Pat D. says:

          ” Look at what she did framing Gemma for a miscarriage when she wasn’t pregnant.”

          Pales in comparison to all Gemma has done. Granted, it was a very poor plan that really never had any chance of working, but she didnt see any other way.

          “Her hands aren’t clean or did you forget that she shot the agent who was stalking her?”

          You mean Dutch, who was trying to rape her? How exactly is that an evil act? He had already been disciplined and sent away, and it didnt stop him from coming after Tara again, and very nearly succeeding. Plus, if Tara had all of this control over Jax, wouldnt Clay have been dead years ago? She wanted him dead right after the attack that ended her career, but Jax didnt do it till it suited him and the club.

          I’m sorry—with the kind of people Jax and Gemma are, I fail to see why so many people are on the “Tara is the true evil” bandwagon.

    • ajintexas says:

      Single best episode of the series. Now I am curious what will top it, because I fully expect Sutter to top it.

    • Sometimes its not that easy to get out of a situation without shooting yourself out of it. Jax is only like this to protect his club and his family. He has two sons. If it were me are anyone of you people out there youd do the same.!!!! ou would.. Just remember that.

  2. Pat D. says:

    Wow, I did not see that Galen execution coming, I really thought for the time being Jax and the club were going to let the gun plan go through with Clay.

    And then the second execution, did not expect it so soon.

    Bravo, Kurt. And great acting all around.

    Only problem I had was Eli saying “Teller delivered what he promised”. Uh, really? What about your brother in arms lying crushed in the road? No anger or remorse there?

    • jim says:

      That was a joke, a bad one but a joke none the less.

      • Pat D. says:

        Yeah, I get that, but he didnt deliver the line with any anger or remorse—you would think a cop would be a little more po’d that one of his bretheren just got steamrolled by the MC he has been “putting up with as a necessary evil” for a while now.

        • Valarie says:

          I believe thats because he knows the way Jax did it actually end up with less dead cops.

          • Pat D. says:

            I suppose you are right, but the fact that he did it at all, should be anger worthy, no?

          • Valarie says:

            Eh, a bunch of dead cops or a bunch of dead IRA and Clay

          • Pat D. says:

            @ Valerie—I dunno, it seems to me that getting a pile of dead criminals wasn’t what either the ambitious D.A. or Sheriff was looking for, and they lost one of their own to boot. They had hoped to interrogate Galen and maybe go after the larger fish (the Kings, maybe).

        • Len says:

          You get to a point where you are just so numb to the deaths around you…

  3. Williwasnt says:

    So, was Ron Perlman the subject of your blind item? If so, I’m gonna watch the crap out of his new show, especially if it’s a variety show and he dresses in drag.

  4. Pat D. says:

    BTW, did anybody else think of that Simpsons episode when Homer says he’s IN LOVE with Grandpa when Wayne said “I love you….I’m IN LOVE with you.”? LOL, such random things pop into my head.

  5. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    WOW! That was a tense REUNION……….About freakin’ time for clay to drop dead! Galen as well. Thank god Bobby made it through. As for Tara i strongly feel she’s gonna RAT them out……so stupid!

  6. Alan says:

    Ron Perlman MUST be the answer to the Blind Item then! Wow that WAS huge!!!

    • Mckenz says:

      I don’t know if I read it wrong but I don’t think clay is the blind item as the article says “didn’t get the memo” after mentioning Jax shooting Clay…. Kinda hard to have a Blund Item weeks ago when you didn’t know about it

    • Francine says:

      I’m thinking this is probably the blind item as well… Though I’m kind of disappointed if it is. The way the blind item was written made me think it would be a completely unexpected death. Didnt we all assume Clay would die for a long time now? Honestly I’m surprised it took this long. I guess I’ll say the way it went down was somewhat of a shocker. It was still an amazing episode though.

  7. Eliza says:

    Tara’s first priority is her boys so I understand her considering all options, especially one that keeps her with her sons & out of jail. Things change very quickly with Jax, Gemma, etc. and she knows it. But I am not so sure she’ll truly rat on the club.

    • A.B says:

      She’ll probably keep the bullet as insurance just in case.

      • the girl says:

        That might be smarter than turning it over to the DA. What I don’t want is for her to get herself killed. So her plan needs to anticipate the potentially lethal backlash from the club.

  8. Ali says:

    No offense to Pearlman, but I did NOT like the Clay character and am glad he’s gone. It will be fun to see what Sutter has up his sleeve. Personally, I’d like to see Robert Patrick come back.

  9. jake says:

    Intense episode rip clay

  10. kevin w says:

    Does this mean Jax collects Pope’s $5 million? Remember Pope said that whoever killed the man that killed him collected 5 million dollars. I know Clay wasn’t the trigger man but they don’t know that. That would be a good club investment.

  11. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    Gemma now has 2 dead husbands glad Nero rejected that proposal haha.

  12. If you don’t want to spoil West Coast viewers and those who watch on delay, you might want to NOT put the spoiler in the title. Googled SOA and saw “Jax Kills Clay” in the search results. Thanks for that.

    • Geez…there is no way around it, is it? How about you just DON’T….GET…ONLINE. Hello, on the night of the episode? What would do you expect??!! I’m sorry, but that’s all on you. LOL SMH

      But man…I totally didn’t get that memo on Clay. I was expecting him to die, but I totally didn’t expect it tonight.

    • Francine says:

      I agree that it shouldn’t be in the title- but I’ve come to understand that that’s the way it works. I never, ever do a search on a show if I haven’t watched it… I guess I don’t understand why you would be googling SOA the night it aired if you weren’t looking for spoilers? I’m sorry it ruined it for you though.

      • awakeningosiris says:

        Well for example,.. someone could be trying to figure out what time it comes on as a reminder,…

        • jim says:

          You should really DVR it. Then you will have it whenever. I know DVRs cost a bit more than basic boxes, but they are really worth it. I would never go back to a basic box, it’s just too convenient. By the way its on Tuesdays @ 10 pm Eastern

    • Winter says:

      Why on earth would you google SOA if you hadn’t seen the episode. I’m sorry you got spoiled but you have to take some responsibility here. You’re choosing to get spoiled so you canbe upset about it.

    • JEst says:

      By admitting that you googled SOA you automatically admitted to a poor lack of judgment.

    • Prospect says:

      ROFL @ YOU. I watched the episode last night (around midnight of the 20th) sitting in a hot tub full of bath salts. I managed to not see any spoilers beforehand, why not you?

  13. James D says:

    Well damn. if you’re an outlaw and a villainous SOB I guess that’s really the only way it ends for you. I’m going to miss the character, he was one of the better heavy’s on TV, Ron Pearlman you better get back on my TV screen with the quickness, I would literally watch any show he’s apart of. Tara is in between a rock and a hard place, if Jax were a wiser man he would of told her to get the kids as far away as possible. they don’t need to be subjected to a life of violence and brutality which is what they’ll get if they stay. I don’t see Tara turning rat no matter how desperate she is, I get her grabbing Jax’s hands but why did she try and comfort Gemma?

    • fatalsin says:

      I think to change the subject… Gemma woulda kept after who was on the phone

    • the girl says:

      On the note of getting the kids out, who else loved Unser’s speech to Gemma? Yes he confessed to being in love with her but he also asked her to be honest about the dark and dirty world that she and Jax are exposing those boys to. He asked her to consider putting the boys first. I felt that was the first moment when Gemma realized that maybe she had made a mistake with her own kids and would be making a mistake with her grandchildren. Unser defended Tara’s motives even though he didn’t approve of her actions and he basically told Gemma, if you love those kids, you have to understand where she was coming from.

      • Carmen S says:

        Yes it was the best conversation in the show that night I thought.Really honest and believable.Also the one Jax and Juice had.Seeing Clay die …couple of tears.

      • Tim says:

        Maybe it is me having a young son that is probably Abel’s age, but the Unser character has grown on me alot since he has become and bigger part of the boys lives.

        Doesn’t hurt that I was a huge Deadwood fan and thought Callie as Charlie Utter was one of the best on the show. I loved seeing so many actors from that show have parts (small or large) on SOA.

    • James D says:

      Both really good points. Wayne’s speech was awesome I really hope he survives this whole debacle, it seems pretty clear the rest will either get killed or end up in prison for the rest of their lives, if there is a happy ending anywhere in this show i hope it goes to Wayne.

  14. Chad Shelton says:

    Wow….. sad and happy Clay bit the bullet. Pearlman played the part perfectly. One of my all time favorite actors. Tara is going to take Gemma’s advice and put the club first. She will have her boys and won’t end up dead. This show has me so hypnotized. Bravo Mr. Sutter.

  15. shenanigans says:

    Welcome to life of a 1% .er…love it or hate it

  16. lisa says:

    Sons lost a great character and terrific actor. Why is Gemma still alive? She is as guilty as Clay. She never has to answer for anything. Wonder why? Ron is such a talent and he will be greatly missed on the show. As for me Sons concluded with Clay’s death. No need to watch anymore.

    • shar says:

      I couldn’t agree with you more, I’m done with the show. Clays death was the end

    • Cheryl says:

      I’m still going to watch but I don’t think I can be as excited with SOA any longer. I am tired of seeing Gemma get away with everything, even ruthlessly watching Clay being brutally murdered for her sins. I kept saying to myself, “Gemma, please yell stop. Gemma, stop this.” but she didn’t. I also don’t understand why Tara had to fake a pregnancy to get Gemma out. She’ll tell Piney about the letters, get a hit put out on her, fake a pregnancy and subsequent miscarriage and then rat on her husband to the DA for all of this? Why doesn’t she just tell Jax the truth about Gemma, problem solved! I really am starting to feel like Sutter does this on purpose, for his wife and it’s getting really old.

  17. awakeningosiris says:

    Do you think its smart to have spoilers listed as your title that comes up in any google search for SOA?

    Either way,.. I think tonights episode was awesome. Not seeing the promos for last week I said to myself that someone wouldn’t make it through the road takedown but I didn’t realize who it was. I think all those who are complaining about the baby-sitting scenes need to realize that Sutter was probably trying to contrast the stark differences between the bloody world Jax is in and the world Tara wants to be in. Outside that, seeing the promo for next week I was surprised to see Alvarez. I was just thinking about him the other day and wondering what happened to him. Looks like Juice is going to have some demons he is going to have to face with ,.. I think that last final thanks / goodbye from Clay may send him over the edge. Till next week,…

  18. do it says:

    Felt like Clay should have died at the end of last season. That would have been more dramatic. But yeah he was always going to die before the end of the show, that was pretty much built into the story premise from the beginning. Don’t think Gemma isn’t going to get hers before it’s over, too.

  19. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Uh, well, I guess that person alive would be me. I don’t root for them. I think Jax is a horrible person who has done horrible things, and some of those things have been done to Tara. He is terribly abusive to women. He is controlling of Tara, and that is not love. It was just a week ago she walked in on him screwing Joannie from Deadwood. No idea what her name is on this show. Corinne? Colette? That’s not even the first time she’s walked in on him doing that! She does need to get her sons away from their psychotic father. I also don’t really think he’s sorry for anything he’s done.
    I guess I am a little surprised Clay lasted this long. Not that I have any sympathy for Clay after what he’s done, but it just goes to show Jax has completely lost any sense of humanity by not just shooting him in the head and being done with it. He had to shoot him in the throat and make him suffer. Then he had to go all crazy angry with all those chest shots. Jax is scary. He is scarier than Walter White ever was.

    • the girl says:

      I don’t root for them either but I do want Tara to find a solution to her dilemma that does not involve putting her life at risk and honestly, I don’t see how turning informant is going to keep her alive for next season.

    • Faster says:

      I agree that I have no sympathy for Jax (although I would disagree that he is scarier than Walter White!). I’m disappointed now that Clay is gone because he was his foil and now Jax will fall deeper into this spiral he is in.

  20. Loved tonights episode. I don’t think Tara will rat on Jax. She still loves Jax. She overheard him say this was the last piece to the puzzle to get the club honest.Yes Jax cheated on Tara but he was hurt and angry at her by her sneaking to divorce him and take the boys.He didn’t seem to be enjoying the interlude with Collette. I hope in the end they will be the family they talked about. I loved it when they went on a trip to Oregon and they were singing in the car and having a picnic. It looks like Gemma may come around and accept Tara back. I don’t know why Tara would patch things up with her except she wants Jax back Can’t wait for next week!!


    • the girl says:

      Jax cheated on her well before he found out about the divorce so I hate using that as an excuse for his heinous actions. They are worlds away from that Oregon trip and I don’t see them being able to get back there in any realistic, whole way.

    • Raines says:

      Wrong, Jax screwed around with the Diosa slut when Tara was in prison taking one for the MC. He cheated on her before she decided to divorce him.

  21. TBH says:

    I’d have to say every action done by Jax this season could of resulted in a different outcome towards the end. With Clay going out the way he did is as if he went out without the much needed bang he deserved along with that going back to Piney and Opie. The writing has been horrible since the 3rd season and although I loved season 5 it was only because it sent me on an emotional roller coaster. Don’t know what Kurt Sutter has planned but season 6 to me is the most boring and weak written season so far but I view it has part 1 of a 2 part ending.

  22. Weak says:

    You warn about spoilers on your page, but yet reveal those spoilers on your link title? LOL yeah thanks for warning jackass. How about not making your LINK title “JAX KILLS CLAY, CLAY DIES” idiot

    • Winter says:

      Look here’s the deal! If you understood anything about website traffic and SEO you would get that they have to put those things in the title so people can easily find after they have watched it. I am so over people yelling Spoiler! In this day and age with the competitive web businesses spoilers are everywhere. If you don’t want to be spoiled you have to take some responsibility for it. Stay off the internet until you watched it. I work late so I can’t watch the show when it airs so I stay away from sites like tvlline twitter and facebook until I have. I’m sorry getting spoiled sucks, but people do this to themslves and then scream Spoiler!!! all over the place. It drives me nuts.

  23. CC says:

    Is Ron Perlman the actor you teased in your Blind Item, who had another pilot waiting in the wing?

  24. Pati says:

    ahhh I couln’t resist I had to click on the article, I havent watched any episodes this season yet but I cna’t believe they killed Clay wow need to catch up asap

  25. angelwings says:

    Rata, I mean Tara is no better than anyone on the show. In fact she is the biggest hypocrite of them all. Murder and mayhem are perfectly fine with with her as long as it gets her what she wants. She wanted Clay dead so Jax killing him is not only alright, it’s a great thing.

    She’s like the Fraench, she looks down on Jax and thinks she’s better than until he commits a crime that benefits her in some way and then she pats him on the head and says he’s a good boy

  26. Tessa says:

    Can I just say how much I loved the reference to one of my favorite, underrated shows from last season:The Mob Doctor! That line made me smile in a big way!

    • Pat D. says:

      Yeah, I miss that show too—it was really starting to get really good before that horrid aborted ending. I actually would have preferred they just ended the run without any resolution it was so bad.

  27. SouthernBelle says:

    I cheered when Galen was shot. I cheered louder when Clay was shot. I was hoping Tara wasn’t going to turn on Jax and I still think she won’t. I think she sees that he’s trying to keep his promise to her with regard to getting out of the gun business, even if he is taking the loooooooooooong way around to getting it.

    When it comes down to it though, why didn’t Jax just stick to the deal he had with the DA? They could’ve all been out of the mess they’re in now free and clear.

    • A.B says:

      Yeah except I think this way he can tell the kings that Clay, on his own decided to kill Galen so that he could get back in the good graces of Jax and the club. Both parties are dead and can’t deny any of this. Now with the DA I’m not sure what angle he can play there except make her go after Tara even harder. They only way it looks like they can stop her is to kill her like they did that female agent, I forgot the name, who Opie killed.

    • A.B says:

      Wait, just thought of something. I wonder if Jax did this with the kings approval. It looked like they were getting suspicious of Galen when Jax told them that Connor was alive and they would release him.

    • Pat D. says:

      The guy who played Galen will be missed…he was brilliant at playing an ice-cold psycho that you loved to hate.

    • Faster says:

      I agree, I’m not sure I understood it either. Especially after he negotiated the no jail time deal for Tara. I guess we’ll have to see what happens next.

  28. Emmitte says:

    I wish he had shot Tara along with thw others.

  29. wrstlgirl says:

    I’m not even gonna get into the whole Tara vs Jax vs Gemma debate. I’ll just let Sutter take care of business there. But Unser and Nero are so awesome. I love Neros “Damn Mama” line every time he hears more and more about crap Samcro and Gemma have done. He cracked me up with the response to the semi marriage proposal. For a second there I thought Gemma was gonna smack him :-) And Unser, always the voice of reason. I don’t think Tara will rat on Jax and the club but I have no clue how she’s gonna get out of this mess she’s in. Jax has to know that deal he made for her with the D.A. was never going to stick, I’m unclear why he even made it in the first place knowing he wasn’t going to honor his end of the bargain. Well, technically he did, but the D.A. clearly isn’t seeing it that way.

    • Pat D. says:

      Nero’s rejection of marriage was a bit baffling—does he really think that not signing a piece of paper is going to automatically save him from the doom that befell her two past spouses? I’m guessing it was jokingly ‘rejected’.

  30. tddh says:

    Why did fig ask jace about Tara, Nero and Gemma? And jaxs response was the same for them? I think Nero is a little scared now, he just saw what take it to the table can bring. He saw first hand how it can turn against you. I think Gemma and Tara will get the boys out together and jax breaking something was at Gemmas when he finds Wendy there I bet or her with able.

  31. Chane says: after reading comments and watching this amazing episode last night, im kinda shocked at everyone’s response. First, remember that tara knew what she was getting into from day one: a MC club that sells guns,drugs and is run by criminals(with somewhat morals). Clay deserved to die, point made, nothing else to say. Gaalan deserved to die, point made, nothing else to say. I give jax credit for doing all he is doing( keeping in mind he is the president of an outlaw MC club), hes trying to finish what his father started by trying to get the club on the “legit” path. I believe that tara now knows that she was wrong for doing the right thing(in a wrong way). I predict that what happened last night with seeing jax put the hammer down(Thor reference) is motivating tara to reanalyze her posistion and she will now try to get back in the good graces of the club and her family. Jax has proven that he is not acting on the fly, he has an endgame and he is executing it with precision. He know how all the cards are going to fall and he’s playing his hand right(conner,the DA, even Nero). Keep in mind that this is a show about drama, involving a criminal club with criminals doing crime. There will be blood, oh yes, there will be blood.

    • Rae says:

      Like what you said BUT……….It seems like she’s running away w/the kids in the promo and either way whatever tara does next she’s a dead woman regardless it’s NOT going to end well for her…If she RUNS OR RAT.

      • SouthernBelle says:

        I really wish she’d just tell Jax everything so they can come up with a plan together. He understands why she did what she did and she’s starting to understand why he’s doing what he’s been doing. There’s no reason to hide anything anymore.

        • Rae says:

          That’s a really good point.

        • wrstlgirl says:

          I agree and she needs to tell him everything, including the information she has about Gemma and Jax father’s death. Now that Clay is dead there’s no reason to keep that secret. Unless she tries to use it against Gemma but she’s got to know that’s a losing battle :-)

      • wrstlgirl says:

        Those promos are so deceiving I don’t put a whole lot of credibility to them. I’m pretty sure Tara is going to be just fine.

        • Rae says:

          DA patterson put the deal back on the table for her to go on wittness protection and the kids as well. I feel like she might just run from the”looks of it”. Overall it’s still a hard decison for her. Jax knows about Gemma’s role in jt’s death just not saying anything yet.

          • wrstlgirl says:

            LOL, I know the D.A. put the deal back on the table. I watched the episode. And Jax knows?? If so then why does Gemma and Tara act like it’s a big secret?

        • Jade says:

          Agreed – those promos are misleading. For example, last week, after we watched Tara walk out of her last scene in a semi-suicidal state, we were treated to a promo that made no mention of Tara at all… clearly on purpose. All the blogs and viewer comments were asking themselves whether she’d kill herself. And what happens? The first shot of this week’s episode is her having slept comfortably in her house – the very same house where Jax slept; in her son’s room – presumably the very same room that he was listening to on the baby monitor. In the end, Tara never came close to meeting Mr. Mayhem this week. In fact, quite the opposite.

          So, if anything, if the promo hints that something might go down; expect the opposite. Mr. Sutter loves to hoodwink us viewers.

          • wrstlgirl says:

            It’s not just SOA though. ALL promos are that way. A lot of the time I don’t even bother to watch them because I figure I’m gonna watch the next ep anyway so ……..

  32. Faster says:

    Thank you, Unser, for saying what everyone has been thinking.

  33. Jennifer says:

    I’m glad Clay is finally dead but I’m wondering when Gemma is going to get hers? She was in this thing the whole way with Clay until he beat the crap out of her over the letters. Before that she was Team Clay all the way including giving her blessing for John Teller’s death.
    Isn’t it also interesting that Tara was out and they all hated her until they needed her skills to save Bobby. She had no reason to help them but she still did (and I’m glad since I didn’t want Bobby to die). She is in a really crappy position now. Either she saves herself and the kids by turning on the club or she doesn’t and she could still go to jail and the club/Jax could turn on her again at any time. Maybe she runs so she doesn’t have to turn in the evidence.
    I loved Unser telling it like it is even if he stays to be kicked around by Gemma. I also loved Nero’s rejection of the black widow’s marriage proposal.

  34. Missy says:

    Why put a huge spoiler as the headline. Some people haven’t seen it and wouldn’t want it ruined because of a headline. Courteous people warn that there are spoilers and don’t plaster them all over the place. Very inconsiderate.

    • wrstlgirl says:

      What about “Sons of Anarchy Recap: Magic Bullet” is a spoiler? It’s not like it says “Sons of Anarchy Recap: Jax kills Clay”

      • Guy says:

        It was a MAGIC BULLET….. After all, what other kind could find its way intact with its brass shell casing into Bobby? What a joke. I suspend disbelief at the expensive late model SUVs and model year sport Harleys….. But a bullet complete with shell casing? Evidence of a miracle perhaps, but not a gun shot!

  35. Missy says:

    The link I saw said. Sons of anarchy recap. Jax kills clay. Clay dies season 6

    • wrstlgirl says:

      Well then if that’s the case then I agree with you. But I didn’t see it so I don’t know. TV recaps should be behind a cut w/no spoiler in the title, leaving it up to the user to open it our not. I don’t necessarily agree with the whole stay of the internet if you don’t want to be spoiled. It’s a two way street IMO. Yes, stay off a shows website, definitely, but a person should be able to view their twitter feed, etc. without fearing spoilers. I personally hate live tweeting because it inevitably spoils an episode for West Coast viewers. The Haven people are really bad about that so I stopped following all of them. But this is now OT so I’ll shut up :-) :-)

  36. Valarie says:

    Does anyone get the impression that connor is not going to honor his deal with Jax?

    • Jade says:

      Yup! There are really two loose ends now with SAMCRO: Tara (though SAMCRO is not aware of the extent of this loose end) and Connor. Given that Tara is the more predictable one (what with Sutter building it up all season), I expect that she’s the lose end that won’t pan out. Connor on the other hand is in a better position to set up season 7. Just a thought.

  37. easyrider says:

    SOA fans have to remember Eli hasnt been the same since his wife was murdered which by the way was indirectly the doing of Clay . the thing that stays with me after last nights episode is what wasnt said in the Clay killing scene . the silence was so full of dread , and the looks that were exchanged between Clay , Jax .Gemma and the rest of the mc were chilling Well done by the cast ,I will really miss Ron ,I cant help thinking back to the days at the table when the club was smoking cigars ,kicking ass and taking names, those were truly the Sons of Anarchy….

  38. sarah says:

    sad to see Ron perlman go, great actor.
    as for clay his time was 2/3 seasons back making his death in this episode feel (for me) anti – climatic.
    the show has kinda lost it’s way , it need to go back to it’s roots, the good old days back in season 1/2.

  39. fatalsin says:

    This is all going to end in a very “Othello” way I bet…

  40. Connie says:

    Katey Sagal deserves an emmy nod for her superb role as Gemma!!

  41. Jameis Paulson says:

    I keep waiting for Jax and Gemma to finally crawl into to bed together and Jax to try to go back into the womb with authority. I know she wants him to make sweet love to her.

    • Jade says:

      Ha! This post made me laugh :-) But let’s be honest, the only bed that Jax is desperate to crawl back into is Tara’s.

    • Sally says:

      I totally agree. Every time they greet each other or say goodbye they all but swap tongues and he always looks like he wants to grab her ass! Sick puppy with some twisted mommy issues and I think she likes reliving her youth with John Teller in a convenient Jax package. If it were real life we’d all be calling CPS!

  42. wrstlgirl says:

    Isn’t Ethan Zobelle still running around out there somewhere in the world. There’s some unfinished business that could come back around.

    • Faster says:

      Good point, I had forgotten about him. His daughter too, right?

      • wrstlgirl says:

        I think his daughter was killed by Gemma before she went on the lamb with Uncle Touchy to see her father. Memory’s a little sketchy though. I’m surprised I remembered Zobelle :-)

        • Faster says:

          Yeah you’re totally right. That’s the chick she killed that made her go into hiding. Good excuse to put rewatching Sons on Netflix on my to do list.

    • Italia says:

      I think he died in a plane crash. When Gemma was on the run she was in her motel room reading the news paper, the tv was on and they were reporting a plane crash. I always suspected he died.

    • Pat D. says:

      Best “big bad” of the entire series, IMHO. Man, Arkin was good in that role! I keep waiting for him to return.

  43. dustin says:

    Regarding the situation between Jax and Tara all I have to say is, you have to go through hell before you get to heaven. Yes it sounds cheesy but that seems to be what is going on right now.

    • Jade says:

      Absolutely. In real life, if Tara were my sister, I’d be telling her to get as far away from Jax and SAMCRO as possible. But this is a story and Jax is the main protagonist. And as such, it’s inherently more interesting to see the Jax-Tara unit ripped at the seems only to watch them fight their way back to each other – over and over again. How bored would we be if Tara and Jax had been living a domestic bliss since season 1 and the most exciting thing they did was take the kids to daycare. Bleh.

    • Italia says:

      Why does he never apologize for the things he does. She caught him twice cheating on her.

  44. CharlieHunnamwife says:

    I agree with most of you but come on, in season 3 Jax was trying to push her away from the lifestyle he was living and the dangers of it and she chose to stay by saying “we don’t know who are until we’re connected to someone else, we’re just better human beings when we’re with the person we’re suppose to be with.”

    • IAS says:

      Right. In first episode of season 4 when released from 14 months in prison, Jax tells Tara he’s getting out. That the reason for her coming back into his life is to get him out and he proposes to her. It isn’t until season 5 after Opie dies that Jax changes his mind about leaving but doesn’t tell Tara.

  45. djones46 says:

    To all u Tara lovers, Tara needs to woman up and stand by her man!!!!!! She knew what she was getting into when she hooked up with Jax. Jax killing Clay turned her on that’s why she touched Jax hand. Look back on what happened when Jax killed her ex, the FBI agent. She’s not an innocent. She was ok with everything then. It seems ok when he’s killing for her!!!!

    • Cheryl says:

      I’m a Tara supporter…and for the record….Tara signed on before kids & marriage. The stakes change, as they do in real life. Instead of Tara ‘standing by her man’, Jax needs to actually become a ‘man’ and stop putting his wife & children in harms way. I support everything she does. It’s not about “her” or her “marriage” or what she “signed on for”, the kids didn’t sign on to be blown to pieces, kidnapped, almost killed in a car accident or any other vicious thing that has happened to them. I’ll support the notion of “standing by your man” when we actually are talking about a “man”, not a dangerous, murderous, immature psychopath.

  46. Brad says:

    To bad the bullet she pulled out was never fired. How can they screw up that bad? Bullets that are fired don’t have the entire cartridge intact.

  47. Emily says:

    I’m not sure why people keep blaming Tara and saying that “she knew what she was getting into” so she should deserve all this stuff happening to her. Yes, she did know that the life that Jax led was not on the side of the law. However, I doubt that she thought that he would turn into this kind of cold-hearted, cheating, killing machine. Dont get me wrong, deep down I want Jax and Tara to work out BUT I dont blame her for trying to get her boys out of the lifestyle. Sometimes we are blinded by love and I don’t think she should be crusified just because she “knew what she was getting into”. I highly doubt that she would have ever imagined that she would be kidnapped, almost blown up, cheated on, thrown in jail, etc. What I HOPE happens is that Tara doesnt turn the club in, gets out of having to go to jail and just moves into a happy life with the boys. BUT with Kurt Sutter, that’ll never happen. I just hope that it ends well for the boys.

    What I think will eventually happen is that Tara will see that she’s never getting out of this lifestyle and she will end up getting pregnant again. Since she is basically the new Gemma and Jax is the new Clay, maybe it will end like that one season with the picture of them at the head of the table.

    The only thing that I want to know that I think has some signifigance is does anyone know what actually killed Jax’s brother when they were kids??? I feel like maybe Tara knows something about that from the letters with John Teller and Maureen Ashby? Maybe that’s why she was fighting even harder to get out…

  48. DrHeuristic says:

    Tara will hand over the evidence to that fugly DA and Juice will see it happening. He’ll go nutsier and take them both out. Win/win for me.

  49. Marvin says:

    to prove her love of Jax, she’ll remain silent and keep the bullet for future use