Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Episode 3: “Playing With Monsters”
Directed by Craig Yahata
Written by Kurt Sutter and Peter Elkoff
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Tommy Flanagan, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Theo Rossi, Jimmy Smits, Dayton Callie, Drea De Mateo, Annabelle Gish, Kenneth Choi, Billy Brown, and Courtney Love FX
Air Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10pm
Before the Sons of Anarchy 7.3 “Playing With Monsters” review, here’s a recap of episode two.
Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Episode 2: “Toil and Till”
Directed by Bill Geirhart
Written by Kurt Sutter, Charles Murray
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Tommy Flanagan, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Theo Rossi, Jimmy Smits, Dayton Callie, Drea De Mateo, Annabelle Gish, Kenneth Choi, and Billy Brown FX
Air Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 10pm
Sons of Anarchy 7.2 ” Toil and Till” review coming up, but first a recap of Episode 1 and a look at antihero Opie Winston (Ryan Hurst).
Sons of Anarchy 7.1 “Black Widower” recap: Loyalties are blurred and anything can happen in an already “all bets are off” world. Jax (Charlie Hunnam) carves a swastika and removes some teeth to get an in-prison meeting with Ron Tully (Marilyn Manson) and make sure the club is good with the Aryans (they are-for now). Jax gets out of jail and does not want to see his kids the entire episode, while Wendy (Drea De Mateo) leaves rehab early, and all she wants to do is go care for those kids. She gets Jax to let her take care of boys (with Gemma’s help), but when she finds Juice (Theo Rossi) hiding out in her OCD apartment, she keeps his and Gemma’s (Katey Sagal) secret. But Unser (Dayton Callie) finds Juice or rather Juice ties up Unser. Gemma justifies her murderous actions to Juice and herself, and talks to Tara (Maggie Siff) in the dark. Nero (Jimmy Smits) is with the Mayans, but goes to “handle” Jax and make up with Gemma. Jax throws a party with an agenda and invites all the players. Gemma points out an innocent Chinese as the one she saw driving away from Tara’s murder that night. Jax and Sons have a little torture party that ends with a fork to the head — his revenge satisfied….for now. This season opener provided the requisite gore with some comic relief thrown in (see gang leader’s wheelchair attached to and dragged by Bobby’s bike). Gemma continues to have the biggest balls of them all, covering her tracks for the “good” of the club.
Lights Out Season 1, Episode 1 – Pilot
Directed by: Norberto Barba and Clark Johnson
Starring: Holt McCallany, Stacy Keach, Catherine McCormack, Pablo Schreiber, Meredith Hagner, Ryann Shane, Lily Pilblad, Billy Brown, Christopher Shyer, Reg E. Cathey, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Pedro Pascal and Ben Shenkman
Air date: January 11, 2011
When Lights Out begins, Patrick ‘Lights’ Leary (Holt McCallany) isn’t a man that is going to go through life with his hands tied behind his back. Five years after a career-ending fight, the former heavyweight champion is out of the game, but is content with living a life in suburbia with his wife (Catherine McCormack) and three daughters as he plays house dad in what seems to be the picture perfect post-career life.
However, as the series premiere progresses, we learn this is far from true. Lights has more problems than a simple boxing match. The poor economic situation has eroded away most of his fortune, his brother is getting into various debts, and his gym is a monetary sinkhole.
But one thing hasn’t changed throughout all this: Lights isn’t going to quit. He’s a fighter and he’ll do what needs to be done.