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Sons of Anarchy Review: "Turas"

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When I first finished this week's episode of Sons of Anarchy, I wanted to write about how I was once again disappointed. After a bit more thought, I realized that "Turas" had too many moments that either made me think or made me nervous to not be satisfied.

The first of these moments was when the boys began their gun running journey. There was a whole lot of anticipation building in me as they rode along the winding roads of Northern Ireland. When they got stopped by the cops at some border, things only got more intense.

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Not fully aware of what Jimmy's, O'Neill's, or McGee's plan was for this trip, I didn't know what to expect as Clay and the boys tried to make there way through.  Like McGee, I was surprised the cops let them through without a problem.

I was on the edge of my seat, half expecting the cops and the Sons to pull out their guns and have a blood bath right then and there.

Later I realized that this was Jimmy and Liam's plan the entire time since they wanted SAMCRO to make their way to the barn of guns so they could get blown up.

So where did McGee fit into all of this? He obviously had no idea what was going on at the border or at the barn. So when Liam told Jimmy that he didn't know if McGee had the heart for all this, he then decided to keep him out of the loop? 

That makes sense, but what I don't get is what McGee thought the plan was. Was it just to have the cops stop them and detain the Sons and send them back to the US? That wouldn't be much of a dirty plan. I feel like the plotting was a little off on that, but the emotions the moment built up were definitely not lacking.

The next big moment was when Jimmy O and his boy came to the Belfast house looking for Fiona and Kerrianne. First, it was great to see the ladies of the Sons take control of the situation. Whoever said that a house full of women couldn't disarm a couple of IRA shot-callers was just wrong. After Jimmy shot that one dude right in the head, I got extremely nervous that someone else might go down.

Once Gemma got a gun in her hand, I thought that person was going to be Jimmy.  After Fiona stopped her, and let Jimmy go, I was absolutely relieved.

Jax still has his deal with Stahl that requires him to bring Jimmy O back to the US alive. Which begs the question, why wouldn't Jax tell a couple people his plan so that it would be easier to achieve? If no one knows what you want done, it's much harder to account for everyone's actions... especially with this crazy bunch.

And finally we get to the fantastic scene at the barn of guns. Because I have such a difficult time understanding all of the Irish accents, I didn't catch Jimmy's discussion about getting them to the barn at the beginning of the episode. Therefore I didn't have a hang of what was about to go down as they all sat around in the barn. Even Jax had a better feeling that something was wrong and he didn't even get to watch Jimmy O talk about it.

But yes the masterful plan was to lock everybody in the barn and have O'Neill set off the bomb that was in the truck of guns. Well maybe Liam actually did have to take a "murderous shite" because his button pushing timing was too late. After the 15 year old IRA kids locked up the barn, they broke out, smashing through the door with the truck. There were numerous deaths and injuries, but no SAMCRO members were seriously injured. That was a major problem for me.

The scene following the explosion was so well done, with the use of sound and the fantastic camera angles, but if you want this moment to resonate with me, there needs to be major consequences.  Hale's death, Sack's death, Donna's death. These were iconic moments in the series. 

I know that this event signifies that there truly is a major divide within the Sons of Anarchy, but that wasn't enough for me to give that scene the love that it deserved. I know I'm sounding morbid right now, but if you don't have the courage to kill some characters off in those moments, I most likely won't be as nervous the next time around.  And it is those nerve racking moments that make shows like Sons of Anarchy so good.

Other thoughts:

  • Although I wasn't loving any Tara scenes this week, I have high hopes for where things are heading in that regard.  Does Salazar want to kill her?  Hold her hostage for something?  Will he kill the tattoo hiding supervisor?  Could make for some great moments in the closing episodes of the season.
  • The Jackson and Trinity incest show continued.  At this point I really want them to hook up, if only to teach Gemma a lesson.  This secret is not worth keeping at this point!  What, John had a kid with Mo?  How is that so bad?  Like Jax wouldn't expect something like that about his father?  I don't get it Gemma.  When you see your son putting moves on his sister, scream out "Yuk! Stop! Get your arm off her! You are brother and sisterrrrrrrrrrrr!"
  • So Stahl is keeping plenty of secrets from her partner.  Here's the thing.  If you need to lie about who you were just on the phone with, you don't leave it unattended while you take a shower.  Crucial mistake.
  • Jax having visions of John Teller...fantastic.
  • Jimmy O's laugh once he realized he wasn't going to be shot in the head by Gemma... hilarious.
  • I'm still not loving the Charming stories.  The Tig, Kozik and Piney stuff, the Hale and Unser stuff, nor the Tara stuff held my interest more than a moment.

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Dan Forcella is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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ok this week was alot better than last
i like the part where jax saw his dad then it was clay that helped him up !
tara an the super visor wtf? the supervisor was in a club and who cares? is that why shes tryin to get tara away from it ??
gemma needs to get jax and trinity to know theyre related and above everything else THEY NEED TO GET THAT BABY FOUND !!
SOME OF THIS IS COMPLETE BULL THEY WENT TO BELFAST TO GET THE BABY NOT ALL THIS OTHER CRAP !!!

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I think our minds are playing tricks on us regarding the relationship between Jax and Trinity. Nothing about him putting his arm around her really says anything regarding a sexual attraction to her. Jax has done the same with Gemma plenty of times in the past. It doesn't mean anything, and it really did look like a brotherly kind of comforting moreso than a "let's go to bed" kind.

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ArmyWife, Yeah he was one of the only Belfast guys that would have been recognizable. There's McGee, O'Neill, the long haired Vice Pres. and Chibs's nephew.

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That was Chibs' nephew

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who was the guy that got killed during the bomb in barn scene? the one that Chibs knew and was crying over??? i cant remember him... :(

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It's a rock n roll tattoo. skull with wings and pistols.bottom is a heart with crssbones that says " my love" in the banner. She was probably a groupie at one point.

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I missed the tattoo & wasnt able to read what the bottom banner said...Can you fill me in, its driving me crazy.
Thanks

Sons of Anarchy Season 3 Episode 9 Quotes

Gemma: Who the hell are these people? Using a baby like a God damn poker chip.
Jax: It's not just them. This happened because we deal guns with the Irish. Let's not kid ourselves we're the victims here.
Gemma: Maybe that profound awareness helps relieve your guilt, but now is not the time for soul searching. You focus on the hate you need to kill all these Irish pricks.

I'm sorry guys. I had no idea what I was walking you into.

Jax

Sons of Anarchy Season 3 Episode 9 Music

  Song Artist
Scala and kolacny brothers our last fight Our Last Fight Scala & Kolacny Brothers iTunes
We were promised jetpacks an almighty thud An Almighty thud We Were Promised Jetpacks iTunes
The romany rye old soul Old Soul The Romany Rye iTunes
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