The season finale of Sons of Anarchy, the chick show about motorcycle outlaws that has become a standard line of voir dire questioning in biker cases, will air tonight. The fictitious club for which the show is named runs the illicit gun trade in an imaginary state named California. The Aging Rebel was too busy to find out whether the club is still importing guns from Ireland.
It is the thirteenth episode of season six if you are keeping score. There will be another thirteen episodes next year which will conclude with everybody in the show dying gruesomely. The year after that, series creator Kurt Sutter, will produce a prequel to SOA about the Vietnam combat veterans who founded the club. As if Vietnam veterans haven’t been slandered enough already.
The show didn’t air last week. The week before that Ron Perlman’s character Clay Morrow, one of the Vietnam Vet founders, took a trip to the happy hunting ground. Also, a character named Tara stole lead heartthrob Jax Teller’s children while declining to make a fresh start in life in the Witness Relocation Program. “We’ll be safe,” she announced, which was a broad hint that she probably will not be safe for long. “Everything I do is for you and Thomas. That’s my job.”
With typical Sutterian subtlety and understatement, tonight’s episode is titled “A Mother’s Work.”
Jax, played by Charlie Hunnam, has been taking a run at Dexter Morgan for the title of America’s most beloved serial killer this season but he may be too emotionally involved with Tara to kill her himself. However his mother Gemma, played by Katey Sagal, is probably willing to put the work in for her little boy. That would be the obvious plot twist, anyway.
In any event, many people who care have speculated that tonight’s shocking and unforgettable conclusion will feature Tara’s murder. You can find out for yourself tonight at 10 p.m. on FX.