Sons of Anarchy SERIES FINALE!

So I’m not going to recap the Sons of Anarchy 75-minute series finale, but I will write about what I learned from the episode. I think the first question to answer is whether or not I enjoyed the finale. Read on readers, but be warned this post contains spoilers!

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I know a lot of people were disappointed with Kurt Sutters ending, but I think it’s important to remember how difficult it is to wrap up an entire series while staying true to the characters arcs, and also giving fans what they want. Right after the episode finished, I was a little disappointed with how things ended for Jax, I felt like that entire highway montage was ruined by that awkward cut to the ravens eating bread shot. At the end of the day, I didn’t like where Jax ended up, as a person. It wasn’t just that he killed himself, but that he even went through with killing Gemma. I always wanted Jax to metaphorically or literally, walk off into the sunset with his boys. So when he killed Gemma and Unser (in Episode 12) I knew that his happy ending could never be. Which is always upsetting because he was our main protagonist and you want him to have the best ending. But throughout the episode, there were all these clues leading up to his death, but I thought if it was too obvious than they wouldn’t kill him? Then he just started going ham on everyone, and I figured there was no coming back from all that so he was definitely going to die, it was just a matter of how.

Side note: Any finale compared to the Dexter finale will be a million times better.

Let’s talk about Chibbs and the greatest break up of all time

So in the midst of all this anticipation of death, officer Jarry decides to visit Chibbs, ask him some questions and bluntly break up with him. Well girl, you chose the wrong day. She’s all like ‘we can’t be together anymore’ and he was all like ‘well bi@!#’ I don’t care anymore I’ll fuc!?&! kill you!’ So there’s that.

Who is Ghost Girl?

The biggest question of the night goes to homeless girl with the baby carriage. Kurt Sutter admitted he doesn’t want to answer this question, instead leave it to the audience to decide who she is (or whose ghost she is). After watching it for the second time, I feel like it could be Tara, after all she is pushing a baby carriage, and she hands Jax the blanket and tells him ‘it’s time’. So maybe it’s her encouraging him to finish it all or ‘end’ everything with the club before he reunites with her? The first thing that came to mind was Gemma but why would she be pushing a stroller? There has to be meaning behind that. Or maybe there doesn’t, would love to hear more about this. Let’s discuss later.

Goodbye Jax Teller – Hello cheesy CGI

First off, Jackson Teller that was the weakest goodbye with your sons! It literally sounded like he was saying goodbye because they were going away for the weekend. He doesn’t even tell Wendy what’s going on, and she doesn’t really beg him for answers. But I guess that’s their relationship? Still would’ve liked to see Wendy’s reaction to all of this.

Jax TellerFast forward 45 minutes, Jax has said his last goodbyes to his brothers and is on his dad’s old bike cruisin’ down the highway. He has over 20 police cruisers chasing him (by this point there’s an APB out for his arrest) he just keeps driving, ravens are flying above him (Gemma,Clay?) Jax smiles when he sees a truck round the corner (driven by Michael Chiklis) He slowly let goes of the handles (beautiful shot) his bike veers into the oncoming lane, the truck doesn’t stop in time and they crash. Except we don’t see a crash, we just hear it, and it cuts to a really awkward and cheesy looking shot of two ravens eating the bread with the police cruisers behind them. Blood (Jax’s body offscreen) slowly drips closer to the bread and the SOA logo burns in and that’s it! Okay I loved that entire sequence on the highway, beautiful shots, the music was perfect, but WTF? was that last shot?!? Those Ravens looked terrible, the CGI was definitely not on point, and for such a powerful scene it really ruined the moment.

That’s all I have to say. What did you guys think of the finale?

SONS of ANARCHY FINALE: POLL

With only two episodes left in the final season of Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy, the end is near and we can probably narrow down the ending to a few solid versions.

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I always had a feeling Juice would be the one to tell Jax that Gemma killed Tara. There wasn’t anyone else that knew this secret, and Jax would need a true confession from an adult, having his son tell him wouldn’t be enough. Also, they wouldn’t keep Theo Rossi around this long if he wasn’t going to play an essential role in the unveiling of the biggest secret of the entire series. Having said that, with a little help from 5-year old Abel, Juice was ready to lay it all out for Jax. If he had any hope of surviving his sentence and making it back into the club for killing Henry Lin, all that’s gone out the window now and he’ll most likely be meeting his demise next episode.

So where does this leave Gemma? The three most popular outcomes for Gemma (and I love how this is the only ending people care about not the actual fate of SAMCRO) are these;

  1. Jax will kill Gemma
  2. Gemma will go to jail for killing Tara
  3. Gemma will run away and live a life of seclusion and never see her sons/grandons ever again

Over this season, I warmed up to the idea of having Gemma pay for her mistakes- the legal way. Since this show is all law breakers, it would be nice to end the show off with someone paying for their sins through the court of law. She deserves a long and painful punishment, she doesn’t deserve to be killed and set free! Come on people! But after watching last night’s episode, I don’t think sending Gemma to prison will be in the cards for her. It doesn’t seem like the writers are taking her in that direction, literally she was seen driving to Portento, Eureka and Fortuna. Which is in Northern California, so maybe she’s heading all the way up to Canada? In which case- we don’t even want you Gemma! So that narrows it down to 2 possible outcomes.

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When Gemma killed her sons wife with a turkey fork

 

At the end of the episode, Jax breaks down beside Nero and admits that he still loves Gemma after all she’s done, she’s still his mother. Nero brings up the elephant in the room which is will Jax kill his own mother? Nero doesn’t want him to, he doesn’t think Jax could ever come back from something like that. Jax believes this to, which opens the idea that if Jax killed his own mother will we [as the audience] stand by him completely? He doesn’t even think he can kill his own mother. Yes, he’s a cold hearted killer, but I think going through something like that and actually killing her himself, I don’t know if I would want Jax to get to that level. But, on the other hand he’s done all this killing thus far, will one more really change the way we perceive our main hero? Does this even make him a hero in the end? Also, trying to imagine that scene of him killing her (in a filmmaker way not a serial killer way) I don’t think it would ever live up to our expectations on how punishing Gemma’s death or ‘banishment’ will be.

Which leads us to one final outcome, if Gemma escapes and never returns to her old life. I think I’m okay with this ending, but how will they show that? How would we know that she’s never going to come back? Or that down the line Jax has not forgiven her? I don’t know if this plotline can be portrayed accurately enough for us to feel like we got the ending we wanted. On the other hand, if she drives away, which she already is, and maybe kills herself?. I almost thought she was going to drive her car off the road at the end of last night’s episode and end it all there. It didn’t happen, which leads me to believe she doesn’t think she deserves to die? Also, her giving Abel John’s ring at the end made me hate her even more. Like she doesn’t even understand that all of this [her family being torn a apart], is because of that [SAMCRO life]. Why would she want her grandkids to continue on with this mayhem? Which means she doesn’t get it, and she never will.

Somewhere in there is the ending I think I want, but it doesn’t really matter because there’s only two weeks to go and I’m hoping Kurt Sutter has the ending we’ll be satisfied with. In the meantime it’s just exciting to make up our own endings and bounce ideas off each other.

Here! Here! Let’s Vote.

Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey

If you’re having trouble picturing Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey…here’s a little help.

There’s a piano…for those middle of the night sessions (readers know what I’m talking about).

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50 SHADES CAST: REVEALED

O-M-G the news of the summer has finally been revealed on the last day of summer! The two actors who will play main characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele of the popular book series ’50 Shades of Grey’ have finally been revealed!

Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) will play the dashing Christian Grey…I still don’t know how I feel about this.

Dakota Johnson…never even heard of her is playing the role of Anastasia Steele. I honestly don’t how I feel about this pairing…but I trust the production team and I can’t wait to see these two in full costume. Woohoo!

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What do you guys think of these two? She actually looks older than I thought for Anastasia but turns out she’s only 24! And Charlie Hunnam who we all know as bad boy Jackson on Sons of Anarchy will have to clean up major to play Christian!