The chaos has just begun! Episode 3 of Sons Of Anarchy Review

Steve Perotti, TSV Staff Writer

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It’s only the third episode of the sixth season of FX’s “Sons Of Anarchy” and I find myself asking two questions: Is show creator Kurt Sutter in a hurry, or is the new season brimming with so much chaos that it hasn’t even begun to pique yet? Is what I’ve seen so far nothing compared to what’s coming? Regardless of the answer, I am loving where this season is going!

Within the first 10 minutes of the episode someone gets killed. We see show antagonist, Lee Torric, losing his shaky grip on sanity more and more as he breaks all the rules in his war against the Sons. While the action makes for entertaining pulp, it comes across as too far-fetched at times. As a former United States Marshall, is the Torric character that far beyond reproach that no one is going to question where he’s finding his results? I look forward to seeing how far he’s planning on going in his one man war against the club.

Clay Morrow, played by the show’s central figure Ron Pearlman, finds himself in very interesting territory as he returns to Stockton Prison due to actions from the season five finale. I won’t give away what happens, but it’s safe to say that his return surprised even me, but the fact that I don’t know what’s going to happen with Pearlman’s character is making me enjoy the season even more.

The ending of the episode frustrated me but in all the right ways. Members are leaving the club, some of their own free will, others being taken out of the picture all together. I won’t be naming names in this review, but the characters I’m talking about have been a part of the show since the first season began and it will be a shock to anyone who wasn’t able to watch last night’s episode. Apparently, Sutter was paying attention when critics began blasting his show as being “predictable” because nothing about this season has followed my predictions. While I wouldn’t go so far as to say last night’s installment, titled “Poenitentia,” was at an equal level as the latest episode of this season’s other hugely-popular series “Breaking Bad”, it is still very much worth watching. If anything, it’s worth watching for the plot twists and the gratuitous violence, and those have always been the show’s strongest assets to begin with.