Jax spends much of “Red Rose” trying to mend the bursted gangland seem that he was entirely responsible for opening.
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.”
It’s been a while since Sons of Anarchy has unleashed a parade of carnal images like the ones that begin “Faith and Despondency.”
Images fixated on agitation abound in the episode’s early stretch.
While Bobby’s fate is left in the balance, the fact remains that Jax and his leather-clad brethren can no longer deny who has the upper hand.
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.
For a few moments at the beginning of “Playing with Monsters,” Sons of Anarchy doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Cagey strategies occasionally play a role in taking out enemies foreign and domestic, but SAMCRO prefers all-out blitzkrieg.