We do feel quite a bit for the Juice character on “Sons of Anarchy.” At one point, we felt like he had the capacity to really get out of a terrible situation and become a hero (or at least as much as someone can within this world).
Unfortunately, that was a long time ago we felt that way, even before the events of the season 6 finale. So to think that he was actually trying to be a hero in letting Unser go on Tuesday night’s “Toil and Till” would be reading the situation the wrong way. While we do agree that there is a part of him that may have been invested in trying to the right thing, that feeling was overwhelmed more by him not really caring anymore about what else happens to him. Even if Unser figures out everything about Tara’s death and the cover-up, the worse thing that happens is Juice dies. At this point, that may not appear like too terrible an option to him anymore.
Speaking on this subject to Entertainment Weekly, Theo Rossi explains the conflicting emotions of what may have been going through his character’s head:
|I think at that point, one, there was that massive glimmer of hope, where it’s like, “Wait a minute, this guy is saying that he might help me.” Let’s be honest, who’s the only communication he’s had up to that point? It’s Gemma. At the same time, I think he’s so exhausted. Truly. I think he’s so exhausted that he’s just like, “Get out of here. What else can happen?” He has nothing that he holds onto, he has nothing that he cherishes anymore. There’s no joking. He has nothing.”
What makes the Juice character particularly interesting right now is that he really does have nothing, and by that logic, there is nowhere left for him to turn. So if he does manage to find a way to survive, that may be one of the show’s greatest miracles.
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