Light Spoilers, Ladies and Gents.
Going into this episode, I wasn’t really worried about being disappointed. I mean, I never really am disappointed by any episode of this show. And I’m not saying I was disappointed in this episode, even though Opie (Ryan Hurst) didn’t kill Clay (Ron Perlman). You can’t always get what you want. But as the episode started, I began thinking about how this season was going to end and if Kurt Sutter might actually make this a two-part season, with this season being part one and the conclusion to everything that has happened going down over the course of next season. As I’m sure you’ve realized, a lot has happened this season. That makes it difficult to wrap everything up in a nice, neat little package without lacking something. And honestly, what scares me more than Clay not dying, is the possibility of Tara (Maggie Siff) dying or just being fed up with everything and taking the kids and leaving. It’s an incredibly scary thought.
Like I’ve said before, I am way too emotionally involved with this show.
So here’s a rundown of what went down:
- Opie did shoot Clay, but it wasn’t a kill shot. Before he could finish the job, Jax (Charlie Hunnam) disarmed him and moved Clay to the garage. He made the whole thing look like it was a hit done by a rival gang.
- The club seems to be falling apart. No one knows yet where Juice (Theo Rossi) and Bobby (Mark Boone, Jr.) are. Opie and Tig (Kim Coates) are M.I.A. as well, but in actuality, Opie’s hiding out and Tig is searching for the shooters. He believes them to be Niners, specifically Laroy (Tory Kittles).
- Gemma (Katey Sagal) tells Tara what’s happened between Clay and Opie and convinces her to hand over John Teller’s letters.
- Tig attempts to run Laroy over with a car and ends up with the entire Niner crew chasing him down.
- Jax finds out about the club possibly being sold out by Otto, but even more importantly, he finds out about Clay’s involvement with John Teller’s murder and the attempt on Tara’s life.