Warning: Pacific and Mountain time viewers will want to avoid this recap until the episode has aired in their timezone. The following recap contains major spoilers.
“Sons of Anarchy” will be pre-empted Tuesday (November 26), in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday week. The final two episodes of Season 6 will air December 3 and 10.
The inevitable and tragic has come to pass on “Sons of Anarchy.” After breaking him out of jail to send to Belfast, helping SAMCRO get out of guns, the club voted unanimously to kill Clay (Ron Perlman).
The death will be used to explain the killing of the Irish as well, including Galen (Timothy V. Murphy). Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and the guys murdered Galen and his men, surprising Clay, as soon as they arrived to drop him off. When Clay inquired about what the next step was, he learned his fate.
The shots were fired by Jax, first taking aim at Clay’s throat. Once the former president was on the ground, Jax unloaded his clip into his stepfather, ending their vicious relationship once and for all, with Tara (Maggie Siff), Nero (Jimmy Smits) and Gemma (Katey Sagal) looking on.
While Gemma is crushed by what happened, Tara seems perfectly fine with it and is very cut and dry about the horrible acts Clay committed during his life, including trying to kill her.
The jail break was only possible because Jax lied about his deal with District Attorney Patterson (CCH Pounder), feeding her false information to draw police away from where they needed to be. That plays right into Tara’s hands though, as now that District Attorney Patterson knows the club lied to her, her backup plan is to use her against the club.
Luckily for Tara, she’s got the leverage as Bobby (Mark Boone Junior) was shot during the jail break and she was needed to help him. What the club doesn’t know if she kept the bullet she pulled out of Bobby’s shoulder. With that and her testimony, Patterson says she can get her immunity and witness protection for the kids.
As for the Irish, Jax tells Connor that Clay had a disagreement with Galen and killed him, before taking out his men as well. When Clay turned on SAMCRO, they had no choice but to kill him. Both men know that version of the story is a total lie, but agree that it’s better for business.
Jax’s plan doesn’t end there, though. He has the Irish leave the guns behind, which he can then use with the cops to put the scent off of the club for the school shooting, seemingly tying up all his loose ends. It’s a smart plan, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to work out. Patterson says her deal with him didn’t include a stack of dead bodies.
In the middle of the chaos, one moment almost lost in the episode was Unser admitting to Gemma once and for all that he was in love with her. That could play an interesting role going into the end of the season.
With only two episodes left, the body count on “Sons of Anarchy” continues to grow. Is anyone safe?