We love "Sons of Anarchy" so very much here, and appreciate that FX has married the great Logue family including Donal Logue (sister Karina Logue - a nurse - was killed last week) into this potboiler of sex, guns and mendacious brother and mothering.
Logue is chilling and quietly fierce, you feel his intelligence as an actor, the good ones can always do this with a modicum of dialogue. Even showrunner Kurt Sutter is revelling as Otto this week. He's bloody good in this role tonight!
Our SOA Jiminy Cricket, Chief Unser (Dayton Callie) has great scenes, as does Bobby (Mark Boone Junior) another one cut from the Logue cloth.
Charlie Hunnam's Jax wins for most stressful home and work situations ever, and our Chibs (Tommy Flanagan) and Tig (Kim Coates) get more quality on screen love tonight too. They dish up a seamless feast of perfectly rendered lines, as the script does them justice.
Tara's (Maggie Siff) options are coming more into focus.
It's one of the best episodes so far in the series for me.
Bravo too for Gemma (Katey Sagal) and Nero (Jimmy Smits) as they navigate a treacherous love triangle with Clay (Ron Perlman). I love Gemma's interactions with Chucky (Michael Marisi Ornstein), again, his off-kilter energy keeps this high octane drama balanced with the right humor. The mix of humor, horror and epic action makes tonight's episode one to not miss.
Speaking of which, there are half-naked girls, guns, chase scenes, Mexican mix ups, Irish smack talking and much more to look forward to.
Airs Tuesday, 11/20/12 at 10:00pm
Writers are Mike Daniels & John Barcheski & Kurt Sutter, with director Paris Barclay
"Jax scrambles to put his affairs in order, while Nero handles business with his old crew."
Logue is cast as a "dangerous U.S. Marshal" named Lee Toric who is forced into retirement because of his history of violence. He’ll appear in the drama’s final three episodes before it wraps its current season on Dec. 4.
See you on the other side.