Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Review - Sons of Anarchy Season 3 Episode 8 Lochan Mor

Now we're getting somewhere. After a season of waiting, the Sons finally get to Ireland and ride across the landscape in an amazing opening montage. Stargate Universe producers should take notes. First, the music is actually good and not some whiny chick music, and second, the characters are actively doing something, not slobbering in self-pity.

"Lochan Mor" doesn't go all-out bonkers, as one may have expected, but resolves the ongoing issues and at the end of the episode, SAMCRO, or at least certain members, knows exactly what's up. Father Ashby lays out all the card for Jax. He gets rid of Jimmy and he gets Abel  back, or Abel probably won't be seen again. With this move, Jax is trapped into a corner and must commit, carrying out Ashby's orders regardless of the consequences. At the same time, Jimmy continues to use certain members of the Belfast charter to tug everyone around.

There was a lot of family drama going on as well and I'm very interested to see exactly what went on between John, Maureen, and Gemma. The scenes between Maureen and Gemma are loaded with tension, and must have a backstory to shed more like on the Sons as a whole. Jax and his half-sister... I don't even want to think about it. Please, please, Kurt Sutter, don't go there!

Score: 9.0/10
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