Sons Of Anarchy: "Burnt And Purged Away" sets up a killer finale
(For part one of this article, please click here.)
Clay tells Tara he wants Teller's letters, and he'll let her and Jax leave. If not, they won't make it out of Charming alive. That's a nice fatherly moment right there.
Gemma warns Clay about Opie, and tells him she loves him. Two people with cuts and bruises all over their faces kissing. It's like an episode of "Cops: Charming".
Otto confronts Bobby and shows him the list of everything he's done for SAMCRO inside the prison walls, all so they would keep Luanne safe. Then Otto tells Bobby what he's done to him, and Bobby is led away screaming.
"Time for you to start a list, Bobby."
Otto is another character like Opie, a loyal soldier finally turning. Linc had something to do with it, of course, but losing Otto is a big blow emotionally.
Interesting that in Otto's requests, he wanted his execution date moved up, but also wanted privileges for Lenny "The Pimp" Janowitz. Janowitz was one of the First 9 of the Sons. Even while Otto is severing ties with the current incarnation, he's still showing his loyalty to the original members and mission of SAMCRO.
Opie's at the crematorium, saying good-bye to Piney. He confronts Jax about Clay, and sets out to find him. Opie blows out one of Jax's tires before he leaves, so Jax steals a hearse to chase him. The imagery is staggering.
Opie confronts Clay, and Jax bursts in on him. The two best friends are at gunpoint, which I figured would happen eventually but not so soon. As the episode ends, Opie shoots Clay twice.
And so we're set for what they're calling a two-part finale, starting next week. Nothing is stable for the club.
Clay has been shot by Opie. Jax still plans to leave the club completely, or at least he did before Clay's shooting. Piney, Kozik, and Miles are dead. Juice and Bobby are in custody. Otto has flipped. Tig has turned in his patch. The law is about to come down on the Sons tomorrow.
It sounds like two hours might not even be enough to wrap all of this up.
Rating: Eight out of a possible ten yellow pad confessions.
– Reid Kerr hopes next season isn't all new recruits, like the last season of Scrubs. That would suck. Follow Reid on Twitter.