It was drive-by shootings and rolling heads this week on Sons of Anarchy.

That squeaking noise that we heard at the end of the last episode, when Juice (Theo Rossi) tried to hang himself from the tree was actually the tree breaking off. He landed on the ground, chain wrapped around his neck and is still very much alive. When Chibs (Tommy Flanagan) and Tig (Kim Coates) come looking for him, he tells them he was close-lined. When he goes back to recover the chain later, Chibs follows him and figures out what it was he was trying to do. Poor bastard, can’t seem to do anything right. First he tries to steal a sample of the coke, gets caught and an innocent man gets killed and blamed. Then he tries to commit suicide and the tree breaks.

The Sons of Anarchy’s vote for new leadership is interrupted when a shooting happens in their compound. A truck races in and dumps a bag full of heads. They try to escape, but SAMCRO gets one of the guys on the back of the truck. When the bodies show up at the gun warehouse later, they finally start to realize that they are in way over their heads.

Tara (Maggie Siff) decides it is time she took the boys and ran. There is a position in Portland and they are interested, so she considers heading up there for a conference. Jax (Charlie Hunnam) agrees that the safety of his family comes first. He thinks she should go until everything blows over.

SAMCRO comes to the aid of Charming Central Gardens, when Clay (Ron Perlman) makes a substantial donation at the fundraiser. They have now raised enough money to put an end to the development of Charming Heights and at the same time looked like they were doing good for the community.

Piney (William Lucking) threatens Clay again and tells him his time is up. That can only mean one thing – Clay needs to dispose of Piney before the word gets out. The one thing that he told Clay, that made sense is that – with the body count piling up, it would be a way to get out of the deal with the cartel. As they absolutely didn’t sign up for all that. However, Clay doesn’t seem the least bit interested in getting out.

When the vote gets interrupted, Piney takes off back to the cabin. And the set-up for his demise continues. Jax pays Piney a visit. Instead of Piney telling Jax everything he knows, he talks in circles. So he ends up dying by Clay’s hand as only one of two people on the Western hemisphere that is aware of what happened with John Teller. When he finally realizes that Clay knows the letters came from Tara, it is too late. I’m seriously thinking that Clay is a complete psychopath.

It’s interesting that Clay continues to cover his own tracks by killing people within his organization and there have only been two people (Piney and Bobby (Mark Boone Junior)), who think his leadership is questionable. Either way, the club is going to need to smarten up and learn how to play the game with the big boys or get out of the sandbox.

Alisa LukeTVFX,Sons of Anarchy
It was drive-by shootings and rolling heads this week on Sons of Anarchy. That squeaking noise that we heard at the end of the last episode, when Juice (Theo Rossi) tried to hang himself from the tree was actually the tree breaking off. He landed on the ground, chain wrapped...