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TV Review: Roots “Night 3”
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Roots
Night 3
Directed by Thomas Carter
Written by Charles Murray
Based on the novel by Alex Haley
Starring Laurence Fishburne, Regé-Jean Page, Chad L. Coleman, Shannon Lucio, Anika Noni Rose, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Michael James Shaw, and Malachi Kirby
The History Channel | A&E | Lifetime
Air Date: Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, 9:00pm

Last night on Roots, time passed and Kunta Kinte (Malachi Kirby) still dreamed of running away. He almost made it too, joining the British against the rebels for his freedom. That didn’t work out well, and soon he was back at the Wallers minus 5 toes. Doc Waller (Matthew Goode) took him in, and the beautiful Belle (Emayatzy Corinealdi) nursed him back to health. They married and had Kizzy (E’myri Lee Crutchfield), and Fiddler (Forest Whitaker) died saved their lives. Kizzy grew up friends with the Wallers’ daughter Missy, as much as a slave and an owner’s daughter can be friends. After the boy Kizzy loved was shot to death, she was sent away because it was found out she could read (and betrayed by her “friend” Missy). She was brought to Tom Lea’s (Jonathan Rhys Myers) farm, and he raped her. She had his baby and named him George the Mandinka way.

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: Sons Of Anarchy 7.2 “Toil and Till”
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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).

Spoilers!!!

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.

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