With the club solely focused on seeking their revenge on Lin and his crew, nothing could’ve prepared them for the wrath of August Marks and his drastic actions that concluded the show. So let’s get into the highlights of last nights episode.
The episode clearly kicks off with Juice being made to perform one last act on behalf of SAMCRO; granting him a reprieve from his past transgression until the task at hand has been complete. A task, which may bloodily well claim his very existence, which should come as no surpise to us as Juice has been living on borrowed time. With Chibs receiving news from Jary about Lin’s pending release the club decides to use Juice as a pawn inside jail with the help of the clubs white supremacist support.
Word reaches Gemma that Juice has been captured and a magnitude of fear settles in as she ponders her faith. How much does Jax know about her involvement with Tara’s death? Has Juice ratted her out to the club? How will Jax end her life? … Are all but a few questions swarming in her head.
Especially when Happy and Rat are tasked with getting Gemma to the cabin to help out the pastor’s wife overcome her drug addiction. You may have recalled my reference to this character a few weeks back. The church she and her dead husband support is located in a prime spot for August’s future business plans. August needs her to sign over the land to him so that he can purse his future development projects. The trip to the cabin obviously has Gemma worried that she may be meeting her end until she arrives at the cabin and sees that her help is needed.
The pastor’s wife’s demons are not only limited to her drug addition but also to a black mailer named Greensleeve who is a low life pimp who provided the pastor with his kinky conquests. As we quickly find out, Greensleeve’s business ventures are not limited to pimping but extend to blackmailing his clients. Jax and the crew take on the challenge of dealing with Greensleeve in hopes that they can get the pastor’s wife’s support when it comes to dealing with August Marks. Nothing ever goes smoothly when the club takes on such a challenge and Greensleeve ends up dead of course.
So one would think at this point that MC is coming out ahead. Juice is in jail working the Lin angle. The MC has completed a favour for the pastor’s wife hence obtaining a sworn testimony against August Marks unethical acquisition of the church’s land. They have the support of the Mayan MC and all is good in gangsta MC world. NOT! With Jax so wrapped up in other details, he obviously did not realize the compromising position he placed the club and also how quickly August Mark’s crew would react. This misstep ends up finding Bobby captured and his eyeball removed. Is Bobby dead is the next question? I guess we won’t find this out till next week as the club regroups and plans dual attacks on the Chinese and Mark’s crew.
Kurt Sutter has stumped me again. I will say in previous season when the club has found themselves in similar situations they eventually come up on top. The MC is no fool but my thoughts wavier a bit as the cause of all this mayhem is really one person, Gemma.
We are half way through the season and I’m beginning to believe that Gemma’s involvement may not be revealed till the very end at which time all mayhem would have been let loose and Jax would have realized the club has gone on a retribution journey for no particular reason. Kurt Sutter is know to plan twists that leave his fans blindside from season to season. I could be wrong in my speculations but I would love to hear what y’all think on how you think the last half of the season will play out.