After an extra week to wait for a new episode of Sons of Anarchy, the wait was finally over last night. Season 6 has been full of violence, deception and heartbreaking decisions.
Last night's episode was titled "You Are My Sunshine". Kurt Sutter has always been cryptic in the titles he gives each episode, but I think last nights was self explanatory.
Last night brought a lot of the actions of SAMCRO and the others involved with them full circle. Juice has been struggling for a while with the things that he has done, betraying the club, setting up the former president and now planning and watching the death of Clay. Juice has been on the path to a major melt down since the club's business with the cartel. Last night he was at his lowest. He stole pills from Bobby and headed to Diosa for some "relaxation". After talking with Lyla, Juice tries to overdose in the bathroom at Diosa, but Gemma and Nero come to his aide making him throw the pills up. While drugged up, Juice tells Nero that he is the one that killed his cousin's old lady under the instruction of Jax. This leaves a lot of questions concerning Juice's and Nero's future with SAMCRO. Will Juice continue to try to kill himself? When the club finds out about the suicide attempt, this being his second, what will they do with him? "Sons don't kill themselves". Since Juice ratted on Jax, how will Jax handle another betrayal from him, if he finds out? Now that Nero knows what really happened, will he sever ties with the club?
The next situation was the club pulling away from the gun business,the IRA and the issues with the Chinese. Jax betrayed a lot of people himself last night. The first betrayal came when the club lured Connor's men into a barn. Once they had them in the barn, they shot them and delivered their bodies and the shipment of guns they had to the Chinese. That was not a good enough offering to get Happy back from them, now they want Connor himself. To save Happy, the club hands over Connor, but once they release Happy, the club opens fire on the Chinese saving Connor and opening a new business opportunity. After SAMCRO took out Lin's uncle and his men, they convinced Connor and The Kings to do business with August Marks.
Tara has been nothing short of confusing and conflicted for the entire season. In the previous episode, she went to DA Patterson to offer up the bullet she pulled from Bobby for immunity and protection for her and the kids. Patterson accepted the deal, but now what does Tara do? It is very clear that she loves Jax and does not want to hurt him or rat him out, but now the DA knows she holds crucial evidence against the MC. Towards the end of the episode, Tara goes to Gemma's house after a quick phone call to make sure Gemma goes to the cabin instead of coming home, she pulls a gun on Unser and Wendy. As Able is walking out the door, Wendy yells to him that she is his mother. Tara then hits Wendy and takes off with the boys. I was convinced that she was going to Patterson's office, but she ends up at a motel, stiffing Patterson. Before everyone says "death to Tara", think about the situation, she had no choice but to take off and lay low. The DA knows she has evidence of the club's involvement in the take down of Clay's transport. She now becomes an accessory to this crime on top of her own murder charges.
I for one can not wait for next week's season 6 finale. There are so many questions that need answering and so much karma that will be coming around. Season 6 has been my favorite episode of Sons of Anarchy to date.