Emma Jean, thought to be the culprit behind them being turned in, might not be quite as lucky though. Nero’s men want a “thumb and a tit,” and while the Sons have the necessary ties to get both without harming her, knowing the man who runs the crematorium, it’s doubtful her impact on the show ends there. If I had to predict, I’d say they find out about Nero sending her off alive and get revenge by going after one of his new girls, on loan from Jax. Even if Emma doesn’t come back into play, those men are bound to.
Well, if someone’s going to bring them back into the fold, it’s Carla, the real reason for things going south with the whole Emma Jean situation. She was the first to lay blame on her as well as the one who sent Nero’s men after her. Up until this point, she’d been relegated to giving Nero disapproving looks about Gemma, so her finally acting on her disapproval was a welcome change. Plus, it gave Tara an outlet for all that anger that’d been building up inside of her as of late. Rather than letting Tara take it out on herself or Wendy, who is sadly the only person she could rely upon to bail her out from jail earlier, Gemma unleashed Tara on Cara by relaying to her that she’d almost gotten Jax killed.
Hopefully this will serve as an act of catharsis on Tara’s part and help her further bury the hatchet with both Gemma and Wendy. She’d already given in to Wendy, trying to sway Jax into telling Abel about his real mother. It felt a tad anti-climactic and sudden for her to give up the fight now, but it was still a welcome sight because it appeared, at least at first, to signal an end to their seemingly endless bickering.
Then Jax denied her efforts and it looked like she’d been brought right back to square one in yet another odd turn of events. However, with her conceding ground to Wendy, and finding someone to take her frustrations out on, I hope things between the two of them are, at the very least, winding down. If Sutter simply returns to the status quo in next week’s episode, then that’s it for me. My tenuous interest in that particular storyline is over with.
Despite the work being done to lead certain long-running storylines to some sort of end, Sutter still saw fit to introduce another thread. If it wasn’t Emma Jean brought the cops swarming down on Nero’s place of business, who was it then? Could Cara have been behind it, as well? Maybe this was a play by her to convince Nero that Gemma was someone he didn’t need in his life. All I know is that Sutter better not just string viewers along with this particular mystery like he’s done with the home invasions, the passing mention of which felt like a weak attempt to keep them fresh in viewers’ minds.
We’ll see in next week’s episode of Sons of Anarchy whether or not things stay on track or if this episode was just yet another in a long string of teases.Previous