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TV Review: SONS OF ANARCHY: Season 6, Episode 1: Straw

Charlie Hunnam Kim Dickens Sons of Anarchy Straw

FX Network‘s Sons of Anarchy Straw TV Show Review. Sons of Anarchy: Season 6, Episode 1: Straw hammered the viewers’ senses with Oz-like scenes, prisons deals, ramifications from last season, and surprises that bore no warning.

Otto ‘Big Otto’ Delaney (Kurt Sutter) is now truly in hell and he has no friends, no club. His continual raping and hopelessness made his singular scene one of the hardest and deplorable to watch in the entire series. He can’t even scream or say “No” since he doesn’t have a tongue anymore. One question: why doesn’t he tell his lawyer what is going on?

When he began sobbing, I left bad for him but then I remembered he murdered a innocent woman (instigating this turn of events), a woman working in the prison to help him and others like him. Otto was in a prison of his own making and fashioning, bringing to mind the famous sentiment: “You reap what you sow”.

Everyone waiting for the “good news” about Clarence ‘Clay’ Morrow (Ron Perlman) from the prison he was being held in was hilarious.

I knew Clay would flip but Tara Knowles (Maggie Siff) seems ready to adapt. If her bail hearing does not go her way, I am pretty sure the deal offered to her by retired U.S. Marshall Lee Toric (Donal Logue) will become mighty inviting. She is fighting two wars: the desire for freedom and vindication and her longing to be returned to the bosom of her family.

Charlie Hunnam Kim Dickens Sons of Anarchy Straw

Charlie Hunnam Kim Dickens Sons of Anarchy Straw

All throughout the episode, a Blonde Boy (Tate Berney) was shown like the girl with red jacket in Schindler’s List. The viewer had no idea what he had to do with the plot of the episode until its near conclusion.

I knew the kid was going to pull out a gun but I was surprised it was a semi-automatic Mac-10 (or a gun that resembled one). It was eerie when the kid walked into the school in that final moment: there was a brief silence, an adult saw him (off screen), screamed, and the firing began. It brought to mind Elephant and all the recent school shootings that have occurred.

Unlike Showtime’s Dexter, the villain in this season of Sons of Anarchy, if Mr. Toric can be called that since SAMCRO routinely kills people, isn’t a fool. Technically speaking, he is the smartest person on the show followed by Jackson “Jax” Teller (Charlie Hunnam). Seeing Mr. Toric float between prisons and manipulate the people in them was a joy to watch. He is a shadow player like Little Finger in Game of Thrones: he manipulates people without putting himself in harm’s way.

The fiery death of Alex ‘Tig’ Trager (Kim Coates)’s daughter still looms largely over him and his storyline on Sons of Anarchy. His response to the insults levied against her was totally to be expected and humorous when it came to the “yellow water.” Jax was able to out-smart August Marks (Billy Brown) once to save Tig’s life. Can he do it again or will he let Tig die to save SAMCRO for Marks’ wrath? What do you think he will do?

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