Sons of Anarchy takes its very final ride tonight when the series finales airs on the FX network and over the past seven seasons there’s been a lot of death. So much death. Best and worst is subjective in this case, is it not? Does best mean, “Yay! they re finally dead!” Does it mean the person died honorably? Is the way they died a factor? Or does it mean the death of him/her affected viewers the most, blowing up social media, causing spoiler outrage?
For the best/worst death ever…..the end of Sons of Anarchy, let’s stroll down Reaper Lane and remember some of the mayhem.
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.
Goon Netflix Streaming DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by Michael Dowse
Starring Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, Marc-Andre Grondin, Alison Pill, Kim Coates, David Lawrence, Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay, Mike Smith
Originally Released: September 10, 2011
Goon is one of those movies that will sneak up on you and surprise you. You see it for what seems like forever pop up in your suggestions on Netflix, and then when you finally decide to give it a shot; it hits you across the back of the head with its cleverness and its subtleties as well. Primarily a comedy film, Goon has some deep-rooted social commentary within, with a unique and noteworthy performance from Seann William Scott.
Directed by Michael Dowse, and roughly based on a true story that served as inspiration for the basis of the tale, Goon follows Doug Glatt (Scott) caught in a rut in his daily life. He feels despondent and isolated, and unconnected – the black sheep of the family, and only one buddy in the form of foul-mouthed hockey TV commentator Pat (Jay Baruchel). With a talent in fighting, Glatt goes through life as a bouncer for a local club, while passionately keeping track of his favorite sport, hockey.