Sons of Anarchy Season 5, Episode 6 Recap

Throughout the fifth season of Sons of Anarchy, Mike Aurigemma will take an in-depth look at the show. As always, beware of spoilers.

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I have to start this off by bragging first and foremost.  I have been calling since the home invasions started that it was Clay behind it and finally we know for sure.  He is the one with the most to gain here by ordering all of these as it is clearly something that he would do and we have seen him stoop to this level numerous times before.  We also know that this is going to come out eventually and I think this will be the last straw.  Clay has manipulated so many people and done so many things to hurt people. And when, not if Jax finds out about this, I cannot see him going out of his way to save Clay a second time.

One thing I was not expecting was the act him pretending to be so weak was a complete act.  He is trying to play the beat up old man who is hurting and he has clearly gotten Juice to his side because of his act.  But when it came time to go meet with the Irish he had no problem getting rid of his weak attire as he surely wanted to look strong and healthy in front of them.  It really is amazing to watch his character interact with everyone and you know that every decision he makes or word he says has some kind of manipulation behind it.  Although I am starting to hate Clay, he is quickly becoming to me, one of the best characters we have seen on television.

An extremely common theme throughout this season is the clear divide that we see at the table.  This was really the first time we saw it play out in an actual vote as Jax was still able to get it through, but only with a 6-5 win.  Clay has won Juice over and I would not be surprised if he is somehow able to win someone like Happy over down the line if these home invasions that Clay is orchestrating keep happening.  That would then once again give Clay all of the power as if he was president all over again.  This will be played out throughout the whole season and I think it will definitely start to impact the club as they have so many issues to worry about outside and internally they are extremely disorganized and split on every important decision.

We also saw Jax finally get some revenge for what happened to Opie as he was able to kill the guard from prison. This was a great scene that also showed Tig is willing to do anything as he had no problem killing the guards wife without even thinking about it.  I understand why Jax took who he did to kill the guard, but I think it would have went a long with someone like Happy if he was there for this as well.  Jax needs to understand he has to have enough people on his side so he gets the votes that he wants.  Happy is definitely someone who would have loved to been there for this and that may have helped Jax in the long run.  Just a thought and we will have to see if this comes back to haunt Jax in the end.  Now really go read my previous posts for proof that I was right all along.