“Sons of Anarchy” returned with their season 6 premiere episode Tuesday night and it was a jaw dropping experience from beginning to end. The show hit the track running and it didn't stop to take a breath until it crossed the finish line, and what a disturbing finish line that was. The episode ended with a blond haired, blue eyed grade school kid shooting up his school.
According to Entertainment Weekly on Sept. 10, Kurt Sutter, the creator of “Sons of Anarchy,” put this shocking school attack in the premiere to counteract the complacency that happens once the SAMCRO boys sell their guns. Where they end up has not been an issue to this outlaw biker gang and Sutter wanted to demonstrate just why it should be.
One thing this season opener did very well was to show the underbelly of the beast in characters across the board on last night’s “Sons.” It’s getting harder to look at Jax as the good guy trying his best to rise from the ashes of Clay.
The out of sight, out of mind mentality seen while Jax was at the house of ill repute, really showed how quickly he can drop that noble persona. Tara doesn’t want him in court when she’s arraigned and once getting this news his attitude changes. His good guy husband routine changes with a flip of an invisible switch, as he follows his next piece of tail up the stairs carrying a basket of her clean laundry. It was almost like he left his dirty laundry behind for just a bit to go have a romp.
The SAMCRO culture has room for outside affairs while in a committed relationship with your old lady. It seems to be the unwritten and unspoken rule among those involved, but Jax first started out saying no to the offer. This was noble, but it didn’t last.
Tara is in jail refusing to give Jax up in return for her and her young boys getting a fresh start in life. At the same time Jax ascends a stair case to bed down a woman who just got through telling him that she listens almost as well as she performs oral sex.
Once the layers were peeled back on the marshal who’s making the rounds with offers, one very disturbing character emerges. He offers Clay and Tara both deals in turn for turning in Jax. This is a personal for the guy, as he believes Jax and the club is responsible for his sister’s death. This is one sick man as he is out to punish anyone that has anything to do with SAMCRO.
You see another “Sons of Anarchy” biker get raped in jail, a rape that this marshal set up. When his day is done, you see the guy go home and shoot up. He’s a piece of work and he just might be the most dangerous enemy that SAMCRO has ever made.
Gemma is just about running the show now that Clay is behind bars. Even though Jax is the leader of the pack, Gemma takes liberties as his mother and she appears to blossom while manipulating people to have things go her way. Jax warns his hooker friend, who seems interested in Nero not to mess with his old lady, who is Gemma. She is a force to be reckoned with, something Jax learned early on in life.
Tig’s lost it, after SAMCRO breaks up a porn ring that was run by foreigners, one of the guys said something to Tig that set him off. Tig drowns him urine then sends him to the bottom of the river along the docks.
Juice comes back to a warm welcome from Gemma, he gets a pass by Jax, but because of his dirty dealings from last season, he gets a beating, which he takes like a man.
Through all Jax’s talk and promises, he really doesn’t seem to be the man he once set out to be. He’s got two small sons and a wife in jail because of the club. Where’s Tara’s breaking point? She’s got a mother-in-law who would rather see her dead, she’s in jail for doing the club a favor and her life is a mess. How much longer is she going let her love for Jax override everything else?