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TV Review: SONS OF ANARCHY: Season 5, Episode 1: Sovereign

Harold Perrineau Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Episode Sovereign Review. Sons of Anarchy: Season 5, Episode 1: Sovereign has one of the best death scenes in the show’s history and for a secondary character that only appeared in one episode previously. Alex ‘Tig’ Trager (Kim Coates) got his comeuppance and then some after killing Damon Pope (Harold Perrineau)’s daughter last season.

I knew dead people were in the ground when Pope’s men opened that steel lid but I was not expecting to see Tig’s daughter Dawn (Rachel Miner). I was not expecting the gasoline. I was not expecting Pope to actually light her on fire. Pope did.

Pope initiated one of the most dramatic moments on the show.

Pope has arrived.

His sophisticated killers have come with him.

Tig and Pope are now “Even Steven” but I doubt Tig sees it that way.

I also like how Pope is getting members of SAMCRO thrown in jail through crime witnesses. He strives to keep his hands clean, unlike everyone else on the show.

Tara Knowles (Maggie Siff)’s personality is changing, a good move for the show, adding more reality to her. She is going dark. Her future, everything she worked for in medical school, has been taken away by the accident and by Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller (Charlie Hunnam) becoming the president of the MC. Its sad but adds to the show: everything will not work out well for characters just because they are “good” people.

Clay has become the very person he murdered – Piermont ‘Piney’ Winston (William Lucking) – and is basically pathetic. He dosen’t even seem able to ride his bike anymore, almost having it fall onto him. He is planning something though. He has to know that his life has an expiration date on it. Jax did tell him that he was being kept alive because he needed him for the IRA deal. Its not hard to put two and two together something like that.

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