Sons of Anarchy 'Orca' fisticuffs, fat shaming and fudge, some thoughts
By April MacIntyre Oct 10, 2012, 14:11 GMT
Back to Walt. The "Justified" star was the secret celebrity guest star, kept well under wraps until his character Venus is hired by the Sons to setup a local insurance agent who holds the clout to make or break Hale\'s dream project, Charming Heights. The new flesh peddling business needs to be coordinated with Hale and his off the beaten track property.
The latest installment of Sons of Anarchy was a smorgasbord of head shaking events. I had to sleep on it before penning some thoughts.
Highlights of this jam-packed episode include a Belfast beatdown bonding session, Walt Goggins as a fetching trans-sexual working girl, the Chucky Getaway Walk - my new strut to master based on Michael Marisi Ornstein's hilarious turn masquerading as an Iraqi war-vet-turned-confectioner delivering a Mickey Finn Fudge package that facilitates some major fat shaming, a double perverted sexual blackmail session and ultimately a deep bloody bite in the ass for Tig, who cannot get a break this season.
Back to Walt. The "Justified" star was the secret celebrity guest, kept well under wraps until his character Venus is hired by the Sons to setup a local insurance agent who holds the clout to make or break Hale's dream project, Charming Heights. The new flesh peddling business needs to be coordinated with Hale and his off the beaten track property.
"Dude, you're like a dude man..." oh yeah. Goggins was downright hot, his Venus Van Damme - a southern "belle who does not tell" with big ol' boobies AND wedding tackle - seduces the step-kid of Orca (the drugged, fat-shamed fudge eater) who stumbles in on this visually mind-blowing scene.
For the CYA move, the SAMCRO guys pick up quickly that the step-kid - "True Blood" Marshall Allman - is hot for Venus, and set him up as they pull his leg about their occasional "doesn't mean you’re gay, man" walk on the wild side "chick with a dick" exploits.
Chibs (Tommy Flanagan) gets A+ for his visual aids here and Tig, whose fetish fever puts him in a trance around Goggin's seductive creation, inspired the best moment for me, a look of incredulous disgust on Bobby's (Mark Boone Junior) face as the guys take in how much of a freak their brother in arms is.
This episode also reveals Jax as a true leader, really stepping up and assuming the power position, as he barters with nemesis Jacob Hale. This companionator/Nero business is being set to take off.
Now the sad part. Chief Roosevelt (Rockmond Dunbar) is in scene with his beautiful pregnant wife, who sadly becomes the latest victim in the crime spree initiated by the former-nomads who botch the break in and wind up having Roosevelt's wife shoot herself accidentally. It doesn't look good for her based on the snippets for next week.
This action of course will inflame Roosevelt as he discovers the SAMCRO connection. How Jax and the boys will respond is another story.
Now Tara has been vexing me of late, but this episode had a coming to Gemma moment that showed the two are drawn to each other - and a softening of mama G's and Tara's hearts.
Tara's been given a ray of light from her doctor with regards to her hand's functionality, and this seems to be perking her up a bit. Gemma is working through her lost at sea issues, and the opening scene was interesting, is our sexually voracious Gemma like our Tig in some respects? Perhaps. She's sowing wild oats for sure.
Nero and Gemma's scene was super charged with temptation, but Nero's not a kid, he was able to reel that lust in to Gemma's dismay. Jax is now telling mama what she can and cannot do. So far, that is working. Bets are being placed that Nero and Gemma get it on again.
The end of "Orca" once again shows the power of Charlie Hunnam's acting range. His disgust and heavy heart is shown after opening the titty/thumb on ice (ordered to appease Nero's boys as death trophies for Emma Jean) package left for him on his kitchen table.
This goes down while his mother and wife slumber with his babies safe and sound, and showed the shitty, low side of this biker business he wants to escape from. He relays a page of dialogue and thoughts in his eyes and facial expression.
My Boston childhood came blazing back with the classic Irish greeting (aka fisticuffs time) that Belfast gun runner Galen gave Jax, after Clay gave him the "who's in charge" low down.
The need to physically work out the animosity is what cements the men. Guys can do this. Women, when they fight, just want to continue the war and won't settle until the other is neutralized permanently (Exhibit "A"). Men settle theirs with a knockdown and then an "all's well" slap on the back with a beer chaser.
This is why our beloved Gemma is the most dangerous of them all still.