Sons of Anarchy

Season 5 Episode 8

Ablation

28
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 30, 2012 on FX
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  • PIMPIN' AIN'T EASY

    Sons of Anarchy "Ablation" Review: Work the Corner, Mom

    When is an episode with severed limbs, murder, and whores considered mellow? When it's an episode of Sons of Anarchy, of course.

  • Episode Summary

    In the aftermath of Gemma's car accident, Clay and Nero have different approaches on how to help her out of trouble with Jax and Tara. The Sons try to find out who was behind the attack on Jax and Chibs. Meanwhile, Roosevelt promises to give Jax the member of the club that has been informing on them for the RICO case in exchange for Frankie Diamonds. Juice finally lets someone in on all of the secrets that he's been hiding from the club. And Jax devises a plan trap Clay, which involves manipulating his mother.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Another Great

      9.5
      Sons is the best show in TV today, I still don't understand why itgets no love from the emmy's! Hunnam & Segal both deserve Emmy awards or at least nominations!!!
    • Am I missing something

      7.0
      I love this show and will continue to enthusiastically watch it until the end, but I'm missing the authenticity of the MC club that I was sold in the first two seasons. It reappeared in season 4, but is thus far struggling in season 5. Aside from the killing of Opie, which I thought was controversial, tragic, but acceptable in the scheme of realism, the season has been "tongue-in-cheek" to me. My problems:



      1. Why is Clay still breathing. I understand that he had to be allowed to live at the end of season 4 to further the gun deal with the Irish, but he's undermined Jax's presidency in nearly every episode since his recovery. And as smart and intuitive as Jax appeared to be in seasons 2 and 3, now he comes across as clueless and naive. Frankie as much as admitted that Clay set the whole thing up with the home invasions and his desire to retake the presidents chair! What's left to be proved by prostituting Gemma to Clay "for more proof"? I'm starting to feel like I'm watching a television drama. I used to be able to suspend disbelief, but it's getting more difficult.



      2. Chibs is one of my favorite characters, but why is he still breathing. In the real world, Frankie would have put a chrome in his dome. He has nothing to lose by killing Chibs. His affiliation with the club is over! He's a dead man walking. If Opie can die, no one is safe!



      3. When did Gemma get that soft that she would allow Tara to smack her around. I understand she's feeling guilty about her grandchildren, and Tara is the new Queen, but she's been the Queen of that club for a long time, not to mention she's hard as nails. Why didn't she stomp Tara into mush, and Jax have to prevent her from turning Tara into roadkill?



      4. Why would Jax assume that Pope wanted him dead on the outside, when he could have very easily have had he, Chibs, and Tig slaughtered along with Opie on the inside? Didn't he just make a deal with Pope to sell additional drugs from the cartel, using the Niners as a pipeline? Why would Pope turn around and undermine that potential moneymaking arrangement by killing the president of the club, or sabotage it with petty home invasions? That seems like looney tunes stuff! Jax may be in over his head if he can't see the fallacy of thinking Pope is trying to take him out, after Pope gave the blessing to release he, Chibs, and Tig from jail.



      5. I was sympathetic with Juice in season 4, but now he's like an accident waiting to happen. He seems devoid of any backbone since season three. Personally, he's starting to border on pathetic, and I'm beginning to wonder why that branch broke in season 4.



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    Charlie Hunnam

    Charlie Hunnam

    Jackson "Jax" Teller

    Katey Sagal

    Katey Sagal

    Gemma Teller Morrow

    Mark Boone Jr.

    Mark Boone Jr.

    Bobby "Elvis" Munson

    Dayton Callie

    Dayton Callie

    Chief Wayne Unser

    Kim Coates

    Kim Coates

    Alex "Tig" Trager

    Tommy Flanagan

    Tommy Flanagan

    Filip "Chibs" Telford

    Mo McRae

    Mo McRae

    Tyler

    Guest Star

    Antonio D. Charity

    Antonio D. Charity

    Ray

    Guest Star

    Harold Perrineau Jr.

    Harold Perrineau Jr.

    Damon Pope

    Recurring Role

    Rockmond Dunbar

    Rockmond Dunbar

    Sheriff Eli Roosevelt

    Recurring Role

    Jimmy Smits

    Jimmy Smits

    Nero Padilla

    Recurring Role

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