With each waking moment in Belfast without a single clue as to Abel’s whereabouts, Jax is becoming more and more restless. He wants answers, and he wants them now. So after getting word on a possible location of Jimmy, Jax and the rest of SAMCRO head on a protection run with the rest of the Belfast charter in the hope for answers…

But what the get themselves into is something they could have never seen coming.

Meanwhile back in Charming, Tig, Kozic and the rest of the boys are out for answers as to who harmed Lumpy the night before. But the political mess they stumble on will lead to an ending no one could have seen coming.

What worked: So let’s just cut to the chase, that bomb scene was epic. It delivered on so much tension and action that left my heart pounding by the commercial break. And I think the reason it delivered so well was because it was unexpected. Where I was waiting for some shoot out or car chase, I got a freaking truck bomb. And just to really sell it, we saw the return of the ghost of Hamle… I mean Jax’s father.

But the best stuff once again remained in the quiet little town of Charming. Sadly there was no banter between Tig and Kozic in this episode, rather I got the beginnings of what will most likely become a great two or three episode arc. I still say Darbe is far from done, he’s just on sabbatical for the time being.

I’m really interested to see where this Jacob Hale story leads. He’s clearly a conflicted man with high ambitions, the problem is that he isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. As a character, he’s strong. So this could work.

More importantly, the kidnapping of Tara is not going to end well for someone, in my prediction. But that’s all I have to say since it happened at the tail end of the episode.

And I didn’t mention it last week, but the Irish filled remix of the theme song is so good.

What didn’t: Sadly, the crew going to Belfast is not the full throttle, detective game I was hoping for. It’s just a lot of moping that ‘s getting boring, fast. Jax just needs to stop playing politics and start turning some god damn rocks over for Abel.

I also wish there would’ve just been a scene where one of the boys finds the vest and gun of the prospect who bailed. It just feels like they aren’t pissed in any way that he just ditched the one person who needed him most.

Final thoughts: An O.K. episode of Sons of Anarchy.

Episode: “Turas” (Season 3, Episode 9)

Airs: FX, Tuesdays, 10pm

What’s next: The IRA wants proof that one of their own has flipped and Samcro intends to give it to them.

To listen to the latest episode of Merrill’s TV Podcast, The Idiot Boxers with Kevin Carr, head over to Fat Guys at the Movies.


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