The bloody prison fight, Bobby's speech for healing and Gemma's dinner have not improved the tension between Jax and Clay by one bit on Sons of Anarchy
, and unfortunately, the death of Luanne has further added salt to the injury. In the episode "Fa Guan," we see more loathing than ever before as Clay blames Jax for Luanne's murder and uses her death as an excuse to shutdown the porn factory.
With the club's gun factory and porn studio burning to the ground courtesy of Zobelle, Clay uses this opportunity to reclaim his stance as leader of the club, much to the chagrin of Jax, who eventually decides to walk away and go nomad. This drastically marks Jax's official separation from the club he once knew and loved, and this officially forces the rest of club to pick a corner between Jax and Clay in the coming episodes.
While the aftermath of the Jax-Clay fallout is interesting alone, there's another aspect of Sons of Anarchy
that's taking the spotlight these days. The show has seemingly sent Opie and Tig into different places this season and it's all because of Donna's death. Opie has struggled to get over the death of his wife Donna by turning into a different man--- someone who has turned his back on his responsibilities as a father and someone who's not afraid of violence. And in the process of this transformation, he's developed closer ties with Clay and a very strained relationship with his best friend Jax. Tig, on the other hand, is the last person you'd expect to question Clay's judgment but the guilt over Donna's death is clearly taking a toll on him and it's only a matter of time before he finally cracks and fess up.
Meanwhile, there's also Bobbie, who seems to be getting wiser each week. It looks like he's just a couple of inches away from unraveling the truth behind Donna's death and when he does, SAMCRO will be divided more than ever.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of FX)