The series finale of Kurt Sutter’s super-violent Shakespearean biker-gang saga represents a high-water mark.
The slow-moving guillotine that’s been hovering over the heads of so many characters in the final season starts to speed up in “Suits of Woe.”
Images fixated on agitation abound in the episode’s early stretch.
The episode merely bides time until the bloody series finale and leaving viewers in a state of disorientation.
If it weren’t for all the bloodstains and gaping wounds, the eerie opening shot might seem like the beginning of a party sequence gone wrong.
Directed by Guy Ferland, it’s a nasty and sleek episode that plays off the striking tonal juxtaposition between calm and chaos.