Sons of Anarchy – Episode 4.12: Burnt and Purged Away
Opie (Ryan Hurst) takes Wayne’s (Dayton Callie) advice and pays Gemma (Katey Sagal) a visit. He tries to ask her what happened, but she talks in circles. He leaves and makes arrangements for Piney (William Lucking) to be cremated after the crematorium is closed.
SAMCRO has a visit with the Irish Kings and sets up a meeting with the cartel. They are completely up to speed with everything that has been happening and aren’t the least bit happy with the situation. Jax (Charlie Hunnam) suggests a way out of their problem with the cartel and Clay (Ron Perlman) still says its too soon. Nobody wants this deal anymore, Clay. Bodies are piling up and the club would be more than happy to just make it out alive. I have to wonder what Clay is trying to prove by staying connected.
Once the details of the meeting between the Irish and the cartel are set, Juice (Theo Rossi) tips off the feds, they pick him up and hold him in seclusion. Poor bastard has no idea there isn’t going to be any future for SAMCRO with all members either dead or in jail.
Otto (Kurt Sutter) signs off on the paperwork and Bobby (Mark Boone Junior) goes from visitor to inmate in a matter of minutes. It was actually interesting the way Otto phrased it when he told Bobby what was going on. He was happy to serve time for the club and the only thing he asked for in return was that Luanne (Dendire Taylor) was taken care of. Of course that didn’t happen and here we are. Watching Lincoln Potter (Ray McKinnon) barely contain his smile after Otto signed the paperwork makes me think this is the biggest take-down in his career so far. That or the entire thing is giving him some sort of personal satisfaction.
Clay ‘visits’ Tara (Maggie Siff) at the hospital and claims that Tara, Jax and the boys will only get to leave town if she hands over the letters. Tara, do not even think about it! Those letters are the only leverage you have. Clay is going to either kill you personally or have the cartel do it no matter what.
Gemma really had me scratching my head this episode. First she didn’t want Clay going to prison, she wanted to see him dead. Wayne tells Opie the truth, sets the wheels in motion to make that happen and she tells him to change his story. Huh? Then when she sees Clay in the hospital outside of Tara’s room, she tells him she loves him and kisses him. Gemma, Gemma, Gemma, what are you doing? You know that man will kill you, your son, your grandchildren, their mother and anyone else who gets in his way.
Opie invites Jax to pay his respects to Piney and later tells him at gunpoint that Clay killed his father. Intriguing how this all plays out. If Opie hadn’t invited Jax to the crematorium and confronted him afterwards, Jax wouldn’t have been able to chase him back to the clubhouse and try and stop Opie from shooting Clay. Which of course also means, Jax wouldn’t have witnessed Opie plugging Clay with two bullets. Those shots looked like they hit Clay in the arm and not in the chest, by the way. If they did hit him in the chest, I’d wager Clay was wearing a vest. Maybe he isn’t going to die. Perhaps they’ll put him in a coma or something. As VP, Jax will have to step up and be interim president. Yet another way to keep him from taking his family and leaving Charming.http://pokupo.com/2011/11/25/sons-of-anarchy-episode-4-12-burnt-and-purged-away/TVBurnt and Purged Away,FX,Gemma,Sons of Anarchy