On Dec. 10 TV Line shared the full recap of the season six finale of "Sons of Anarchy."
Warning: If you haven't seen the season finale, read no further. Spoilers ahead.
The season was rather uneventful until the last 10 minutes of the show when Gemma confronts Tara in her and Jax's home, mistakenly thinking that the reason that Jax is going to prison is because she ratted on the club. Gemma is drunk, and in a rage, she ends up getting into a physical altercation with Tara. She starts by hitting her with an iron, then quickly escalates to attempting to drown her in a sink full of dishwater, then viciously stabs her in the head several times with a meat fork, until she's dead.
Eli walks through the door and sees what Gemma had done and tells her the truth about what was going on, that Jax gave himself up so that he could protect Tara and the boys, that she had killed an innocent mother. Before Gemma can be taken in, Juice comes through the door and shoots Eli in the back. Gemma mumbles something about it having to be done because she has work to do. Juice cleans up the mess, and gets rid of the evidence so that the finger can't be pointed to Gemma. When Jax comes home to say goodbye to Tara and turn himself in, he finds Tara dead on the floor and breaks down. That's when DA Patterson walks in to find Jax's gun on the floor where he threw it after seeing his dead wife. Nothing is said between the two of them, but the scene looks exactly like Patterson feared it would-- like Jax killed her.
Obviously, one forensics are done it will prove Jax's innocence in killing his wife, but whether Gemma will finally have to answer for actions remains to be seen. Fans are absolutely livid that it appears that Gemma is going to walk away from this. Many feel as if Kurt Sutter has built a showcase for his wife, Katey Sagal who plays Gemma, and that is the reason that she always ends out on top. Many have already declared that they don't plan to watch the seventh season. In all honesty, if Gemma isn't killed in season seven, it will likely ruin Sutter's writing career.
Speculations of the seventh season have already started circulating wildly. While it seems more than obvious that Gemma needs to die, whether she does isn't seen, however, if it is to be done, Jax needs to do it. He will eventually find out that his mother was the one to kill his wife, the one person that was going to save his children from the horrible life they are doomed to live if they stay in Charming. However, the Teller family is saddled with a sad, and painful family story since dad is going away to prison to save his wife and children, who is now dead by the hands of Grandma. Can DA Patterson still imprison Jax even though the mother of his children just died? Gemma won't be around to care for them since she will either die, go to prison, or be forbidden to be around the children since there is still a restraining order in place against her. Wendy is in rehab so it's unlikely that she can care for them until she completes treatment. Tara has no family that the boys could go to.
Many speculate that Jax will likely kill himself out of grief of losing his true love and the mother of his children. In the beginning of the episode, Jax is sitting in front of Opie's grave and reveals a truth that might be for the first time ever, Since Opie agreed to die, he feels as if he's lost his center. Could he take the same ending as his best friend over the grief of losing his true love at the hands of his own mother?
Lastly, Jax knows that Juice betrayed him while he was high and overdosing on Oxycontin. Could he have helped Gemma thinking that is what Jax would want to get back in his good graces? It seems that Juice has had a death wish for awhile, could this be his way of pushing Jax's hand so that someone will just kill him and get it over with?
What do you think should happen to Gemma? Will she die at the hands of Jax for the atrocities she's committed and never had to own up to? Share your views in the comments section.