RICO is finally coming down. That’s a big deal. Hundreds of man hours. It’s every FED’s dream.
So Romeo is CIA. That explains a lot; how he was always there just in the nick of time. And he gets to take up all the gathered intel and do what he wants with it, disclose it, leak it, or burn it. Now that’s power.
The Irish made it clear earlier; no Clay, no deal. I am surprised Jax thought it could go otherwise. Chibs knew the negotiation was over the minute Gaalan turned his back. Jax’s words were falling on deaf ears.
No more RICO, the CIA overrides that decision. The greater good, right? The AUSA, Potter, is trying to right some of the wrongs he did by giving Juice’s file back. He is, for sure, a really odd dude. He tends to not like people. He’s got that in common with a lot of people I know. It’s definitely hard to get past his oddness.
Jax is getting played by the Cartel / CIA right away. Keeping the charter alive is tough – either take the gavel, or get locked up under RICO. They have Jax like a puppet on a string. Is Tara a threat? No way. It, for sure, is a family problem.
Jax took his rings back from the headstone and forgave J.T. Forgiveness is the first step to healing.
Juice is still shit no matter how you slice it. He will take any deal that sheriff offers him to make all this go away. But it will never go away. It might hide under the surface for a while, but it’s coming back, you can bet the farm on that.
It took the AUSA to finally squash Hale’s project. No one else could do it. I don’t like Hale either. Maybe the AUSA not such a bad guy after all. No, he probably is.
Jax wants to kill Clay so bad he can taste it. He knows he deserves it, and he knows he can get away with it, but he knows his club will suffer and his freedom will probably go away, along with his family, and all of his brothers. Jax always does what he wants, except this time. The choice is what is best for the club, not himself personally. Tough choice, exact your revenge, save your family’s honor, or forget it, and live another day to make another choice later down the road. Actually it’s a no brainer.
“Son” is the last thing Clay should be calling Jax. When Jax pulled that knife out, my house sounded like the home team just won the Super Bowl. Everyone was cheering for Clay’s blood. Poor guy. Probably the most hated man in America right about now. Jax let him live, for now, but it’s just borrowed time. He’s got to kill Clay one day and soon. He has to live with himself.
Jax ain’t going anywhere. He is taking the gavel like he is supposed to do, like he was born to do. Clay is concerned who told Jax about the letters when he should be concerned with the knife at his throat. Jax cut that tag off and spit in Clay’s face. That is as disrespectful as you can get. Clay is scraping the bottom, like a wounded animal without a hole to crawl into. He put himself there.
Laroy’s girlfriend? Veronica Pope, daughter of the most dangerous gangster in Oaktown. That’s the girl that got hit in Tig’s hit and run. This is no good, very bad. These guys go from bad situation to worse.
Jax should level with Opie. Start things off with the truth. Opie deserves it, he has lots to think about. Trust is one thing Opie is fresh out of.
Jax has to break it down for Tara with the truth, he has to stay. He had to level with her, take the chance, it is the only way she will understand. If he leaves, sooner than later he will get picked up and incarcerated. If he stays, there is a chance he can save the club and stay out of the penitentiary. “I never thought freedom was cheap.” A great man that I love and respect said that a long time ago and it applies even more today, than ever.
Jax can’t let the club die. It’s who he is, it’s what he stands for, his beliefs, his ideals, are all wrapped in the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club.
Tara has to stay, and she knows it. If she leaves, and he stays, they will both die a little every day. Jax’s family is his purpose. It’s what drives him, makes him live. Without it, there is no reason. Tara knows that. I think she loves Jax enough to stay. Tara has integrity, she’s a person who sticks, not runs.
Bobby is totally relaxed in jail playing his guitar. He knows what he signed up for, and he rolls with the punches.
Gemma burning the letters that have any trace of her involvement in them – she is too smart and calculating to let out information that might damage the empire she has built. Tara knows the truth, she is the only one who knows the real truth, and Gemma knows that. So does Clay. Hopefully Tara has contingencies in place, and made copies of the original letters, and has them stashed somewhere safe.
So Juice is going to act like nothing happened. And no one is the wiser. Juice ain’t shit. Rat bastard. Won’t be long before either the guilt will override him and he will hang himself in another tree, or he will go back to playing secret agent man. Trust and the truth. These are two powerful things that can not be lived without. No matter what it is, we have to trust you will tell us the truth. The truth will set you free, that ain’t no joke.
Unser is probably wondering how long it would take to become a member if he started now. Or he is mapping out his escape plan.
Jax is feeling the power as he sits in that chair, handing out the new seat assignments. Chibs as the new Sergeant at Arms? I like it. Chibs will make a great Sarge. Happy’s smile says he approves of Jax in the President’s seat. Good to have the assassin on your side. Jax has a good start. Chibs is all club. Tig is all club, even if he doesn’t make the best decisions all the time. Happy is definitely all club. He just has to get Opie on board, Bobby out of jail, and clean house, and he has a chance for a great charter. Good guys all on the same page.
Juice across from everyone, pretty symbolic. Guess Opie has more to think about before coming back to the table. Jax looks at home in that seat, it’s where he belongs. It’s his legacy, his destiny. I knew Tara wouldn’t leave him. Now he’s got it all, his club, his family, the Presidency, and more problems than ever.
Looks like Tara wins the power struggle with Gemma, Jax being the prize. History might just repeat itself. Maybe Jax can carry out JT’s legacy and bring the club into legitimacy, maybe not.
But a new government is a new train of thought in a new beginning. Anything is possible.
Take care of your selves and your loved ones. I’ll stop in from time to time. Health and Happiness in the New Year.