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post #51 of 379
Sooner they can wrap up this baby business the better.

Did enjoy seeing Michael Beach pop up. Looks like he'll be reoccurring which is a good sign.
post #52 of 379
I love how in one sequence the show can get in heartbreak, violence, and a laugh.
post #53 of 379
I'm liking the hot Guatemalan Michelle Rodriguez 2.0. She and Gemma look like they have a throwdown next week.

I've lost track of all these Irish folks.
post #54 of 379
My brain has a lot of trouble switching accents. You can't go from mumblers with thick latin accents over to Ireland because I miss 2-3 lines while my brain tries to switch up. The church kill was totally expected and yet cold as hell, with him staring at his cousin while he was dying.

Edit: Tig was MVP. His baby oil explanation was gold. Then he gets shot and doesn't remotely freak out about it, he's basically pissed because it kind of hurts.
post #55 of 379
Tig was awesome as usual. I love that pervert.

I'm so glad this show is back. While I like lots of shows of different types I enjoy having something so masculine, for lack of a better word, each week.
post #56 of 379
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My brain has a lot of trouble switching accents. You can't go from mumblers with thick latin accents over to Ireland because I miss 2-3 lines while my brain tries to switch up.
Yeah, I have to always watch this show with captioning on. Chibs, especially, is nearly inpenetrable.
post #57 of 379
One more reason it pays to be Irish Catholic, the Irish accents seem completely normal to me.
post #58 of 379
Glad i'm not the only one that has a huge problem with the accents. I can make out 60% of the lines, on a good day.

The baby (demon) business is indeed the least interesting aspect of the show. Bring on the Mayan war!
post #59 of 379


Look who showed up
post #60 of 379
whos that?
post #61 of 379
Stephen King.
post #62 of 379
Stephen King?
post #63 of 379
Can't wait for King's cameo, especially because this season isn't working for me yet. Still feels like we're building to something.
post #64 of 379
Has it been said what he's going to play yet?

A member of another charter of the club? Or someone from another club entirely?

Or maybe, in a twist, he's playing Stephen King.
post #65 of 379
The link to the picture has the name "Caregiver". I assume that's the character's name or trade.
post #66 of 379
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Has it been said what he's going to play yet?

A member of another charter of the club? Or someone from another club entirely?

Or maybe, in a twist, he's playing Stephen King.
Maybe in this season, the Sons go up against the Crimson King.
post #67 of 379
I thought I'd read a while ago that he was supposed to play some crazy hermit guy that Gemma runs into while she's on the run?
post #68 of 379
I like the Belfast arc, although I too can't understand half of what they're saying.

Interesting to see how the Sons deal with Jimmy after his deceit.
post #69 of 379
I was a little behind in but now I'm caught up. Hale. Wow. I hate that they took him out. It was bad-ass but he hardly had any screen time in the opener. i wish that they could have given him a little more to do. Damn shame. Otherwise good stuff. i wasn't thrilled with last years finale, too crazy. The main thing is that it's back and I'm enjoying it.
post #70 of 379
Killer Gemma? Pussy for guns? Dim sum porn party gone bad? Stephen King as a biker version of The Wolf?

God this show fucking rules.
post #71 of 379
"Where's who?"

King was oddly enough the best part of this one.
post #72 of 379
King's best work since Creepshow!
post #73 of 379
Damn I want to hear more about John Teller's time in Belfast.
post #74 of 379
Oh, would they just go ahead and cast Ian McShane already!

Love King's cameo and his wordless snatching of the golden praying hands statue.
post #75 of 379
King was, without a doubt, the best part of tonight. It was simultaneously creepy and hilarious. And in the credits, his characters name was listed as motherfucking BACHMAN. YES!!

Seriously though, I wonder how much of that was directing and how much was King just having fun.

This show is so fun.
post #76 of 379
I got about half way through this episode when I realized I really don't care about any of the characters on the show and the baby plotline is zzzzzz. Ditto Gemma's dad. King was fun.
post #77 of 379
I'm hoping that the plot with Abel is just a way to deepen the conflict between SAMCRO and the IRA. An all out war between the club and the Irish would be interesting.
post #78 of 379
I only realized the connection between the Sons and the Ira when the SOA Belfast charter guy appeared. Probably didn't pay much attention before.

Thing is, who left the body on the street for everyone to find? They had to know word would get out and Jax and Clay would find out they were in Belfast.
If they wanted the baby to disappear, that's just stupid decision making.
post #79 of 379
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I only realized the connection between the Sons and the Ira when the SOA Belfast charter guy appeared. Probably didn't pay much attention before.

Thing is, who left the body on the street for everyone to find? They had to know word would get out and Jax and Clay would find out they were in Belfast.
If they wanted the baby to disappear, that's just stupid decision making.
I can't help but think that there's more going on. Jax's father had a history in Belfast, and it's looks like the priest might be using the baby situation to make some sort of play against SAMCRO.
post #80 of 379
The priest had the body left on the street. Not sure what his endgame is, but it is obvious he is going up against Jimmy. Maybe trying to put him in his place. I don't think the priest is making a play against SAMCRO, I think it all has to do with Jimmy and feeling he is doing too much on his own without approval from the council.

Maybe the priest is going to use SOA to get rid of Jimmy and get rid of his problem. Then no problems with this council and no appearance of in fighting.

Loved seeing the Belfast SOA there.

But yeah, what the hell did John Teller do in Belfast and why was he there? Was he an actual soldier with the IRA or helper?
post #81 of 379
Kind of jarring seeing Calamity Jane all cleaned up and not calling everyone a cocksucker.
post #82 of 379
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But yeah, what the hell did John Teller do in Belfast and why was he there? Was he an actual soldier with the IRA or helper?
What was he doing? Probably hiding out. Or shopping around for gun running contacts. It was a bigger surprise finding out who he was doing.

Anyway, I was sort of dreading King's part but he was quite effectively used. Looked appropriate for the part, too.
post #83 of 379
If interested in the backstory, John Teller/the IRA and all that, Kurt Sutter had this post on his blog some time before the season premiered. In the opening paragraph, he claims its nothing that'll spoil the enjoyment of the show, so take that as you will.
post #84 of 379
And that explains the Original 9/First 9 patch on the guy in the Belfast scene who must be McGee. I saw that and was wondering about it. Thanks.
post #85 of 379
King was well used, but my favorite part of his appearance was how uncomfortable Tig looked with the whole thing. Just an effective way to establish the character, if Tig thinks you're creepy then you're freaking creepy.
post #86 of 379
I may be in the minority here but I'm actually quite enjoying the Belfast scenes. Despite struggling through the deep Irish accents the characters and origins of how the SOA came to be is pretty interesting.

The priest wanted Cameron to be found probably, as someone said, to create a rift between Jimmy and the Sons. Jak and Clay would probably have a tough time believing that Jimmy wasn't aware that Cameron had gone home to Belfast after he told them there's no way he wouldn't have known.

As touching as the scenes are with Gemma and her father they do seem to drag and can be a tad boring. Thankfully, based on next week's preview that whole situation may be coming to an end.
post #87 of 379
Hal Holbrook is signed for 4 episodes, so that's how long that story will last.

I'm not thrilled with this season so far. When Stephen King's acting is a highlight, that's an issue. But I am curious as to what the larger story will be.

Will it be Belfast vs the Sons, with Jimmy O acting as this season's Zobelle? Titus Welliver is a stone cold badass, and you couldn't do much better for an antagonist. Plus, Paula Malcolmson. On the other hand, I've disliked Abel plotlines since the first episode, so I'd just as soon go back to forgetting he's there.

Or will it be the old Charming-based outlaws vs respectability, with Dayton Callie coming to the fore? They seem to have realized Callie is a incredible actor, so that might be interesting.

I do have a problem with the Clay vs Jax stuff, but mostly just because I vastly prefer Clay, the actor and the character. Gemma too. I recognize the show is largely based around this, but I just don't care about John Teller's vision for the club. It sounds preachy and irritating, while I'm here to watch Clay and Tig and Bobby steal guns, castrate pedophiles and beat the shit out of white supremecists. In fact, I think this show might be better if it was a little more pulpy, or maybe just embraced its pulpiness. The Sopranos this is not.
post #88 of 379
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Hale is one of my favorite characters, and it's a shame they did him in (assuming he is, and I do). He added a lot to the character of Charming and in rounding out Jax.
Yeah, that might be a rare misstep - Hale provided a needed balance, in that EVERYONE you see in Charming appears to be at worst tolerant of the Sons.

Hale was the guy who would use/help them when necessary, but felt dirty for doing it. I think he provided a needed foil to Unser's straight enabling.
post #89 of 379
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Kind of jarring seeing Calamity Jane all cleaned up and not calling everyone a cocksucker.
She played a police lt on Life
post #90 of 379
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I've disliked Abel plotlines since the first episode, so I'd just as soon go back to forgetting he's there.
Yeah, the whole kid thing leaves me cold. Aside from the usual question of "hey, who's watching the kid?" when you see Jax, Gemma, Clay, and Tara all running around doing various things.

Sutter should just say fuck it and go soap opera - just have them drop Abel off at the sitter one ep, and three eps later a 16 yr old Abel rides up on his first cycle.
post #91 of 379
Potent ending. One of their stronger ones. Sagal was top shelf tonight.
post #92 of 379
Good God looks like they still aren't gonna be in Belfast next week. Let's go, while we're young.

At least we're done hearing Holbrook ask for his dead wife.
post #93 of 379
I thought that was a great ep.

Loved the Married With Children joke.

The whole scene in the basement had me laughing so hard I almost made me drop weights. Hit all bases tonight.
post #94 of 379
You work out to SONS?? Weird.

Anyway, good episode. Looks like the season is finally kicking into gear.

Holbrook has been great, but his character doesn't really fit in the Sons of Anarchy world. Just feels off.
post #95 of 379
Not usually. Just worked out that way. Cub Scout leaders meeting took up the earlier part of the night. I feel so old, domestic, and suburban writing that.
post #96 of 379
This was an interesting episode. The whole stuff with Gemma's dad was just painful to watch, especially when he was asking to go home. The place he was at just seemed miserable... it's a shame.

Loving the storyline with Belfast and that Jax called Jimmy out of his bullshit. I can't believe the prist is using a kid to get Jax to handle his dirty work. Now, the SOA Iresh guy was interesting.. he lied to Jax about his kid for money? Is that what we were supposed to take from the money that chick found?
post #97 of 379
This show is incredible..I finally caught up to the latest episodes. Stephen King as a cleaner was ridiculously cool.

I do have to agree that it was painful to watch Gemma and her dad...Hal Holbrook's performance was Emmy-worthy, even though he only had a few scenes.

I can't wait until SAMCRO raises hell over in Ireland.
post #98 of 379

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I thought that was a great ep.

Loved the Married With Children joke.

The whole scene in the basement had me laughing so hard I almost made me drop weights. Hit all bases tonight.
Poor woman can never escape that show. Still it had me laughing. The storyline with Gemma's dad had done a great job grounding a season that would otherwise seem a little off the rails.

Also was that Segal singing in the last few minutes of the episode?
post #99 of 379
Yep that was here singing.
post #100 of 379
I liked it a lot up until the convenient, trip to Belfast postponing, heart attack. Sagal was again the greatest thing about it.
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