(L-R) Timothy V. Murphy as Galen, Ron Perlman as Clarence ‘Clay’ Morrow
In the Sons of Anarchy episode titled “Orca Shrugged,” it brought a wicked twist, new business dealings, emotional awareness and one crazy moment of blackmail! If you haven’t seen this ep yet, and don’t know about the guest appearance, go away and come back. Spoilers ensue for sure!
In this episode, it opens to a monologue by Jax (Charlie Hunnam) on the cleaning up after the mess this situation has made.
We watch Jax bite the bullet and get in bed with the devil as he makes a deal with the Mayor of Charming, Mayor Hale (Jeff Kober), to get him his Charming Heights development, in exchange for leasing a building for his new adult-based business with Nero (Jimmy Smits).
But Jax had to pull a fast one on a city council member, get him in some incriminating poses with a transgender prostitute* to take pictures of, and well, get the mayor his vote to approve his subdivision. Despite the levity of the situation, when the drugged victim wakes up, he bites Tig (Kim Coates) in the ass… Tig yelling, “Why does this happen to me?”
There is definitely something funny about biker outlaw with a bite mark injury on his ass who has the hots for a transgender prostitute, does it not?
Gemma (Katey Sagal) discovers that Jax put out the word to Nero to stay away from her. Jax explained the situation to her and she seemed to accept it.
The club continues it’s business end of the deal with the Irish, but first, business before business… Jax and Galen (Timothy V. Murphy) start to have words, and Jax wants this to end and they have it out in an “Irish conversation” of fisticuffs. We were never shown who won that match, but I assume ‘we’ got it out of our systems and all’s good between the two of them. (Murphy seemed to be in most excellent shape for an older gentleman!)
Or so maybe not… because everyone is meeting with Romeo (Danny Trejo) to buy guns and Galen tests one of them, a ground mounted machine gun, and he tears up some of SAMCRO’s bikes with it. OK, now everything’s good with them.
The home invasions took an ugly turn when they invaded the home of Sheriff Eli Roosevelt (Rockmond Dunbar) and his wife, Rita (Merle Dandridge), ends up getting shot. But not before scratching one of the home invaders necks.
This episode of Sons of Anarchy closes with us watching Rita being rolled into the ER, and Eli notices the skin under her nails and asks the nurse to get him that.
I don’t know if she’s dead or if, judging from a previous scene, her baby might be threatened by the injury.
What we got out of this episode were some interesting undertones. Clay, who might be in control of the Irish gun situation, is making sure he has a firearm on him. Is that just SOP for a Son, or is he worried about more than the usual? He is the instigation for everything that has gone wrong with Jax’s friends/life and the club’s cartel business.
I also noticed that Gemma seems to becoming more aware of her tenuous situation and seems to be showing. She’s losing her power in the club, or may becoming more aware that she’s already lost her power. I have to wonder if she’s going to slide further from her grip on life. I’m worried she may lose it.
Walton Goggins as Venus Van Dam
On that transgender prostitute, that entire situation was bordering on hilarious. After getting the victim drugged by spiked brownies, the boys bring in the prostitute. Tig is hot for the pros, but more hilarious, is how good Walton Goggins looked as the transgender. LOL, he played it to the hilt! (When I had heard that Goggins was in the episode, I had wondered what bad-ass biker he’d be playing. Wow, was I wrong!
Yet another great episode of Sons of Anarchy.
Below is a preview image of the next episode:
Kurt Sutter as Otto ‘Big Otto’ Delaney, Maggie Siff as Tara Knowles