'Sons of Anarchy' - 'The Push': New members, old business
SAMCRO gets its affairs in order before Belfast
A quick review of tonight's "Sons of Anarchy" coming up just as soon as I take an escorted therapy stroll...
"I'm done." -Jax
I thought "Sons of Anarchy" took a while to find its footing in the first season, and when people ask me roughly when it became the show it is now, I tend to point to episode eight, "The Pull," in which Jax killed Kohn and he and Tara had sex next to the corpse. Because of the parallel title, and Jax's decision to shut Tara out of his life for what he thinks is her own good, "The Push" works as a sequel to that episode, and I can only hope that the rest of this season is as strong as what season one had to offer from "The Pull" onwards.
There's a sense in this episode of the members of SAMCRO trying to put their affairs in order before the trip to Belfast, because who the hell knows what will happen there? They'll be on foreign territory, likely going up against Jimmy O's army, and they're not even sure if the Belfast charter of the club is on their side in this fight.
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(*) I'm not exactly sure how this is going to work, since A)everyone in the ATF knows Stahl was alone in the safe house with Edmond Hayes, and B)I figure Agent Tyler was in a place where her whereabouts could be verified at the time that everything in the safe house went down. But I guess Stahl wouldn't be Stahl if she wasn't silling to betray even the woman who shares her bed.
"The Push" was, in fact, so much of a set-up episode for what's to come that I don't have a lot to say about it. It was necessary to the various stories of the season, and featured some fine work by Charlie Hunnam and Maggie Siff as the tension between Tara and Jax built and built, but it was essentially a piece-mover.
I look forward to what happens to all these pieces in the coming weeks.
What did everybody else think?
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