SPOILERS: 'Sons Of Anarchy' Finale Full Of Bloody Surprises
FX’s motorcycle drama Sons of Anarchy concluded its fifth season with the finale “J'ai Obtenu Cette,” another bloody entry into the Sons canon. But this episode was as much about loyalty and priorities as it was about backstabbing and hatred.
What better place to start than here; while being interrogated by the police, Otto (Kurt Sutter) prevented himself from squealing by, are you ready for this?, biting off his own tongue.
Wendy (Drea de Matteo) visited Tara (Maggie Siff) and told her she should leave Jax and move to Oregon, and Tara agreed. Gemma (Katey Sagal), however, was less than keen about losing her son and grandkids and told Tara she would turn her into the police for giving Otto the cross (which he used to kill a nurse in prison) if she tried to leave. When Tara argued back, Gemma punched her. What’s more, just as Tara was about to leave town for good, Gemma ultimately did turn Tara in to the police, sending Jax's love to prison.
Earlier in the season Jax (Charlie Hunnam) made a deal with Pope (Harold Perrineau) that he would give up Tig (Kim Coates) if Pope led him to Clay (Ron Perlman). The Clay portion of the deal fell through, but Jax still took Tig to Pope’s gang and it looked as though Jax was going to follow through on his backstabbing. But then, in a surprising twist, Jax gunned down Pope’s gang, except for Pope, whom he saved for Tig.
In a deft move, Jax had Tig use Clay’s gun to kill Pope, which 1) put the bounty for Pope's killer on Clay, and 2) had the police trace the gun back to Clay’s house, where he looked extra suspicious as he was packing to leave town. He could have been saved had Gemma told the police he was in the house the whole time, but Gemma lied and said Clay was MIA during the crime, effectively sending him to prison along with Tara.
And so, Sons of Anarchy concluded its bloodbath of a fifth season, leaving fans to wonder how prison will affect Clay and Tara, how Gemma will continue her conniving ways, and if Jax will ever find out what Gemma did. Sons of Anarchy will return to FX next fall.
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