Mother of all cliffhangers for Sons of Anarchy finale
By April MacIntyre Dec 2, 2009, 3:30 GMT
Bravo FX, Sutter and cast - Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates, Charlie Hunnam and Theo Rossi - FX\'s "Sons Of Anarchy" Season 2 Premiere Screening - Arrivals - Paramount Theater - Los Angeles, CA. USA © Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos
If you have been glued to season two of showrunner Kurt Sutter's diamond sharp "Sons of Anarchy," you have just witnessed the end of the beginning.
There is much more story to tell about SAMCRO. Sutter flexed every prose-slinging muscle he had to ensure you return for more next year, and bring your sad bastard friends who aren't hip to this party in Charming, California.
Season three has not been officially announced by FX, but Sutter is a prolific writer, and he blogs regularly, allaying fears that there will most certainly be a season three.
Should be, FX president John Landgraf's wife Ally Walker turned in an award level performance as the duplicitous, cold as ice Agent Stahl, who now is queuing up Gemma to take the blame for the IRA gun down of Eddie. Stahl is evil personified. Walker has never been better as an actress.
An Emmy nomination must come for Katey Sagal, the epicenter of the SOA yarn. Dayton Callie just exploded this season as Chief Unser too, their touching scenes together have been gold. Unser managed to crack Hale's Teflon and now we see the hometown boy comforting Tara, a girl he too once knew in high school with Jax. Interesting moment there.
The performances turned in by the regulars, Kim Coates (Tig), Mark Boone Junior (Bobby) William Lucking (Piney), Charlie Hunnam (Jax), Theo Rossi (Juice), Ryan Hurst (Opie), Johnny Lewis (Half Sack), Kurt Sutter (Otto), Maggie Siff (Tara) and Ron Perlman (Clay) were all deserving of award-worthy high marks and praise. As was the season's guest star Henry Rollins (Weston), who toughed it out right to the bitter end. Henry and Hunnam were electric in frame, and his scene with Dayton Callie (Chief) and Taylor Sheridan (Hale) in the jail too were exceptional moments.
Then, there is our mystery foreign-born Ethan Zobelle (Adam Arkin). A pass for the well-heeled FBI informant? Or will he be in season three to exact revenge for Polly? Wildcards still remain, and Zobelle is top of the pack, along with Darby (Mitch Pileggi), Georgie Caruso (Tom Arnold) and Gemma's fate with the law and Stahl's continued dastardly machinations.
Will Unser live long enough to protect Gemma?
The biggest cliffhanger and mystery is Jax's son Abel, and if this child is spirited away to Ireland, tossed into the sea or meets with some other dreadful fate.
Season three cannot come quick enough.
My living room is filled with Glogg-filled emotionally wrought SOA fans; some have erected a candle shrine for Half Sack's "possible miracle survival" and return to the series (not), and we are loudly debating what might come.
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Check out Kurt Sutter's interview about the finale here