As one final compliment to the new episode of “Sons of Anarchy” airing on FX, we’ve got a look not just at a new photo, but a few little things to take note of before you actually watch “Salvage.” But let’s start with the obvious question: Why are Jax and Bobby talking again? It’s been a while since we have something like this… heck, it’s been a while since we have seen Mark Boone Junior appear on the show at all. The character and Charlie Hunnam’s have been at odds for some time now, but the destruction of the clubhouse may help them to realize that they are certainly better off together than alone.
One other possible reading? That this is a confrontation that starts with hope and ends with bitterness. We’re beyond the point now of thinking that anything good is going to ultimately happen with Jax. With every week that passes, he manages to dig that hole just a little bit deeper, whether you are talking about his club or his family life.
Now, we turn to a few little teases and facts that you should keep watch on going into “Salvage”:
1. SAMCRO’s new “table” is not only away from their traditional clubhouse, it’s not in anywhere near the same town. Given the amount of heat that is on them in the Charming area, it probably is better to get away temporarily.
2. Love Theo Rossi? Juice is going to get some play this week.
3. In terms of length, “Salvage” is another beast of an episode at 92 minutes, including commercial breaks. This is a pretty sharp contrast to how some episodes of “The Bridge,” another brilliant drama airing on FX this summer, ran only around 38-39 minutes. SAMCRO fans are getting more than 20+ minutes of footage here almost on a weekly basis, and that’s not even including all of the ads. These long run times may occasionally make the show unwieldy to watch every Tuesday night, but that’s what coffee is for the next morning!
4. Is there any way to top the ending of “The Mad King”? We’d be surprised if Kurt Sutter even tries to increase the shock factor here. There are episodes that serve more as building blocks, and sooner or later things will have to slow down to be built back up to the next climax.
Click here if you want to read some more analysis for this upcoming episode. We do have to at least spend a second bemoaning the selfish and ridiculous members of the press openly posting set images of Hunnam back at work today on the show’s finale, acting as though they don’t give a you-know-what about fans of the show who may not want to know anything at all about what’s coming up. They’re just out for a paycheck by way of leather whip-lovers everywhere.