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Sons of Anarchy Round Table: Destiny vs. Family

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Tara went all Gemma, Tig went rogue and Jax went... well, we're still not sure where Jax will go on Sons of Anarchy.

The first part of the season four finale left our Round Table panelists - Dan Forcella, Christine Orlando and Arlene Gonzalez - anxious for next week's conclusion. First, though, they take the following look back...

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What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Dan: Gemma's plea to Jax, the manipulation of her son, that she hopes will lead to him killing Clay. It was so prominent that I couldn't help but think it was a nod to the past. Just as she's trying to manipulate Jax to kill the SAMCRO President now, she also manipulated Clay to kill then SAMCRO President John Teller back in the day. If true, it sets up Gemma to be the sympathetic big bad in seasons to come. Awesome.

Christine: Every scene Tara was in was more kick ass than the last. I loved when she pulled out the syringe and told Jax to kill Clay. She shocked both Jax and Gemma, then put Gemma on notice. It was perfect.

Arlene: Tig breaking down while visiting Clay in the hospital. I love Tig for a myriad of reasons and, while we've seen him cry in the past (that time he got high and weeped over a doll after Donna's death), we've never seen the true depth of his love for Clay. That scene certainly slammed it home. Close second? Jax' shower butt scene. Duh.

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More likely to take place: Jax kills Clay and becomes SAMCRO President, Jax kills Clay and leaves town with Tara, or Jax does not kill Clay?
Dan: There is no way the second choice happens. Jax ain't going anywhere. I'm going to predict - having faith in Kurt Sutter to be bold - that Jax kills Clay and becomes SAMCRO President. As much as I have loved Ron Perlman this season, Clay's character has run its course. There is no place for him in this world after all that he has done over the last few episodes. None.

Christine: I'm betting something interrupts Jax killing Clay. I don't know that that means Clay will live, though. Jax isn't the only one that would like to see him dead.  And as much as I'd like to see Jax, Tara and their boys ride off into the sunset I know that just isn't going to happen.

Arlene: As much as I would hope Jax kills Clay and becomes SAMCRO president, I can't see Sutter killing off Clay. Clay may be at an all-time "most hated" but SOA without Perlman just doesn't jibe. And I certainly can't see him coming back in flashback scenes or ghost form.

Tig going rogue: Stupid or admirable?
Dan: Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. I don't care what love he was showing for his friend, he was starting a war. 

Christine: So stupid. Tig's such a loose cannon. He took all of his misplaced guilt and rage and killed some innocent girl and started a war. Just senseless.

Arlene: Oh Tiggy... typical. Flying off the handle looking for revenge. Can I say stupidly admirable? I kept shaking my head while watching that car scene and felt bad for Leroy. Poor guy. He didn't even do nuthin'.

Make one bold prediction about next week's finale.
Dan: Tara is the one who kills Clay.

Christine: I'd love to see Dan's prediction come true, but I'm still not sure Tara's capable of killing so coldly, even killing Clay who deserves it. Honestly, I have no idea what Kurt Sutter has planned for us next week. He's kept me guessing all season.

Arlene: Going out on a limb here but I predict that either the Irish or the Mexican cartel take down Clay. As far as either group is concerned, he's responsible for way too many f-ck-ups and will need to be eliminated. To them, it's just business not personal.

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Tara can't die because she and Jax are the only true human beings on the show. Besides, Jax and Tara have to take over as Clay died and Jemma will no longer be needed to head up the Club. Can't have Jax sleeping with that nasty older woman, or Wendy the Junkie...Would be too obvious. Besides, Tara is as hardened as anyone in the show now. She used to be an innocant...But, no longer...

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The season finale was a big dud. All season they moved towards a pay back for Clay and they chickened out.
Booooooo.

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Tara dies. Sutter doesn't write soaps.

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I think that Tara stays unfortunatly....I wish they would pick a character for her, is she a bad ass shooting the tires out from under Ima's car, and beating up latin chicks, or is she a wishy washy whiner that can't do anything without knowing that Jax loves her. Damn girl he is still with you isn't he.....? My prediction, Gemma turns to Wendy to make Jax stay, does anyone think it's odd that a convicted felony can just take his kids accross state lines with out the mother's permission. One thing I have noticed about Sutter he does his homework, and nothing is left untied, EVER. Even if you think it is , it's not. The meeting tonight on the Wehewah land...just how does Potter and Roosevelt think they are going to access onto Indian Land....nope don't think so....not allowed. And Sutter won't let it happen anyway he is smarter then that. I mean yes, we have seen shoot outs right in the middle of the road and no one seems to notice, but for the most part, he sticks to what is possible......I can't wait till tonight

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POTTER IS NOT JOHN TELLER!?!

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Tara will not die, Jax will attempt to kill Clay but something will prohibit him from doing it (somone coming in the room, etc), so Gemma will do it. Also, Jax is going to have to let the Irish know that Clay is dead. And I would bet my whole paycheck that once they find this out, the only way they maintain the relationship with the Sons is through Jax...as President. That is what keeps Jax in Charming and next seaon is about Jax trying to figure out how to fix club/get Tara back. I think she takes the kids tonight and rolls out to Oregon. I feel like the Cartel thing will be fixed or taken care of through the Irish, maybe. The only thing I don't have an idea about is the fate of Juice/Bobby. I just don't know. Also, what up with Potter looking into Charming Heights and the mayor? Is this a story line for next season?

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die clay die

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Tara will be killed. Most likely by the 9ers. The cartel still wants her dead. But if they play off the adrenaline in the first act, the 9ers might get to her first since Laroy's lady was killed. It makes the most sense if you weigh all the possible situations for next season. It gives Jax a reason to get ruthless and stay a biker. Sutter has done a good job at pulling attention away from Tara still being at risk...while still leaving subtle hints that the situation isn't over. Tara dying is probably the only thing that would keep him in the club since the whole reason he's leaving is for her. Also, revenge makes for a great drama series.

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I believe that tara will be killed by the niners, the leaders lover was killed so I believe that they will try to get even. Thus jax becoming the leader of soa. Tara's character now doesnt have a purpose she is no longer a surgeon and will leave either way. Jax cant leave his character is to prominent, so she either has to die or she will leave charming

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I think Jax goes to kill Clay and before he does Clay tells him he is his Father..
We all know how Gemms lies...
Tara can not go because she keep the show all together.."With her Love & war"..
Jax and Tara are the only ones with real love parts...
In my book the show can not work with out Tara....

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