Sons of Anarchy Recap “You Are My Sunshine”| December 4, 2013 at 12:08 AM EST
For a song that has a pretty lovely sounding title, the lyrics to “You Are My Sunshine” are really dark. And what better inspiration for a title of a Sons of Anarchy episode is there than a melancholy song? This show hasn’t exactly been rainbows and happiness recently, has it?
So what heartbreak was in store for us this week? Click through to find out.
I hope y’all took a minute to look up the lyrics to “You Are My Sunshine” (or were listening very carefully at the end of the episode) because it really sets the mood for what happened. Especially when you think about the song with “Sun” spelled as “Son” as Kurt Sutter put into the minds of his Twitter followers today. And as we saw with Juice’s tattoo, that spelling was certainly more significant.
So Long, Irish
You may remember that last we saw Happy, he was hanging with the Chinese. And by that, I mean they took him until Jax (Charlie Hunnam) handed over the Irish for shooting at the Chinese. Since then, Jax killed basically allllll the Irish. I think he possibly went around finding people with Irish names and killed them too, just for good measure. But the Chinese didn’t want that. Lin wanted to kill the Irish himself, so he demanded that he gets to kill one of the Irish (the only one left at this point was Galen’s second in command) before he took the guns, gave back Happy and made peace. Meanwhile, there was still the problem that the Irish didn’t want to work with August Marks (Billy Brown) because of the whole “he’s Black” thing. Oy.
Looking to kill two birds with one stone, Jax comes up with another one of his brilliant, if not entirely convoluted, plans. He brings the Irishman to the barn with the guns where they are met by a dozen or two Chinese men. They hand the Irishman over in exchange for Happy and once they have Happy, they, along with the help of some people who work for August, kill all the Chinese. So now with that show of faith, and half a million dollars, the IRA will finally, finally, work with August, getting Jax out of guns. Things are once again perfect, right? No.
After Bobby (Mark Boone Junior) wakes up, he encourages an increasingly listless Juice (Theo Rossi) to head over to the whore house and get some love to relieve the stress. He takes that advice and after a sweet talk with Lyla (Winter Ave Zoli), Juice goes into one of the rooms and waits for one of the girls – a nice one – to come in. But while he is there he takes a long look in the mirror, and given what’s happened over the past year or so, he’s not exactly happy with what he sees in that reflection. So he takes out the 6 Oxycontin that he stole off Bobby’s nightstand and takes them. All of them. Yikes.
He ODs (duh) and Gemma (Katey Segal) and Nero (Jimmy Smits) come in to help him by getting him to puke it up. Nero is left to deal with the woozy Juice while Gemma deals with some other drama we’ll get to in a moment. While in his drugged out haze, Juice starts muttering about being sorry and that he didn’t want to do it, but Jax told him to. He isn’t talking about taking the Oxy. He’s talking about killing Domonique (the mom of the kid who shot up the church). Unfortunately, he’s saying this all to Nero who was until this moment under the impression that she died from an OD – because Jax outright told him that he had nothing to do with it. Ruh Roh. This won’t be good. Nero’s face was incredibly scary.
Don’t take my SONshine Away
Has there ever been a character that is more conflicted that Tara? I am starting to think no, because even I can’t keep up with the roller coaster of emotions she takes us through every week. This week, Tara (Maggie Siff) seemed almost at ease in the Mob Doctor position, doing what she could for Bobby. Because who doesn’t love Bobby? She also apologized to Jax. It was a non-specific apology, and possibly/probably for things she hadn’t even done yet. (Can I just take a moment and talk about how perfect Hunnam’s acting was as he watched Tara go into her room. There was still love there. A love that’s deep. Hold on to that beautiful thought because it gets bad.)
Tara feels very stuck. She sees that Jax is doing what he can and wants to work it out with her. But she also has her boys to think about. She doesn’t want to betray Jax, but now she has the DA breathing down her neck to turn on the MC – an option that she doesn’t want to take anymore. So what does she do? Well, she takes Abel and Thomas from Wendy and Unser (at gunpoint, no less) and hides out in a motel. The problem is that Gemma saw that DA Patterson was at the hospital at the same time as Tara. So even though, at this point anyway, Tara hadn’t turned on the club, Gemma, Unser, Jax, and Nero all think that she did. So she has the club and the ATF/sheriffs looking for her. Tara is in a bad, bad place.
Next week is the Season 6 finale, and whatever comes…. well, I just don’t think there is any way to possibly prepare for it. What do you think is going to happen. And who do you think will die? (Come on—- you know someone is going to die.)
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