On Tuesday’s “Sons of Anarchy” episode, the major shocker was pretty clear in that we saw a massive (but justified) betrayal by the hands of Tara. (Spoilers ahead!) She orchestrated the plan perfectly to have Gemma take the fall for an attack on her using a blood bag and a faked baby, and then in turn used this to get Jax to sign on the dotted line. It was difficult and emotional, but she got what may be considered a victory.
But the problem for Tara now is that her plan was far from foolproof. On next week’s “Los Fantasmas” (i.e. “The Ghosts”), Katey Sagal’s character is going to start to form her suspicions that the pregnancy here was just the claim of a desperate woman, and she is going to immediately start to fight for her family in a way that only Gemma can. Meanwhile, Jax will take Tara’s side and start to push Gemma away to the best of his ability.
Want to read more? Take a look at the short synopsis below (though it does not reveal much):
“Pressure mounts on Jax as the sins of his club and family pull him in different directions. Written by Roberto Patino & Kurt Sutter; directed by Peter Weller.”
Away from the Gemma storyline, the promo does also tease something important when it comes to Nero: He is ready to name names, or so he says. The tough spot for Jimmy Smits’ character now is that he may be realizing that there is only so many sacrifices that he can make for other people, especially when his own life and future is on the line here. Sooner or later, he has to start thinking for himself. When you add the promise of betrayal to what looks to be more violence, there may be some actual ghosts that rise out of dead bodies by the end of this episode. We are now past the halfway point of this season, and that’s when things start to get bloody.
The good news here? The show is finding its momentum, and really proving that you don’t need a typical Big Bad like Lee Toric or Damon Pope to push forward the story. These characters are all bad enough in their own right at times.
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