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The Shit Storm Blame Game

Posted by Invizzle fo' shizzle on September 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

WARNING:  Before you read this post or go on any Sons of Anarchy fansites, please watch the show. Myself and countless other bloggers and fansite owners have been up to our ears in whiney bitches who went on places where they knew that SOA would be discussed and complained about spoilers. You cannot expect people to not talk about an episode like "Laying Pipe" on the Internet. 

     It takes an incredibly talented individual to write a show that invokes as much emotion as Sons of Anarcny does for it's fans. For the last few days I've been all over the internet reading the reactions of SOA fans on Twitter, Facebook and everywhere else and I have never seen anything like it.  I've seen fuckloads of people saying that they're never going to watch again (we'll get to that in a minute), lots of #RIPOPIE's and a ton of finger pointing. 

    I can understand some of those emotions, but what I don't understand is why they're pointing the finger at Tig. They're saying that he needs to die right along with Clay and that he needs to be punished and waaaah waaah waaaah blah blah blah. They're saying some really slanderous shit and they're even bringing up Donna again. That's kind of... not fair. That was years ago, why bring it up now? As far as this mess is concerned, I thought he already paid for it by attending that little bonfire in "Sovreign".  What's the deal with saying that Tiggy (who you were saying you wanted to hug 2 weeks ago when Dawn died, and that this was all Clay's fault and that Tig needs to kill both Clay and Pope, did you get amnesia or something?) is this evil fucker that needs to die right next to Clay? Damn, that shit's cold.  Why you gotta turn on a motherfucker like that? 

   Due to the fact that I'm tired of defending Tig on all of the message boards, and it's hard to sit back and let you guys rip him to shreds, I'm going take us all on a trip down memory lane. We all seem to have forgotten the shit that happened last season (I've unofficially dubbed season 4 of SOA "The Great Clusterfuck") and we need to be reminded of all the piss poor decisions that got us in this mess in the first place.     

    Let us go back to kinder, gentler times. The boys were just getting out of prison. Kozik, Piney, Miles and Opie were still alive. Pope's daughter wasn't roadkill yet. Dawn was just a mooching asshole and was Original Recipe instead of Extra Crispy. Those were good times, weren't they?  If you recall, this was the episode where Jax and Clay did the horizontal bop with their respective ol' ladies, and afterwards declared to each of them (post-coital contemplating) that they were done with SAMCRO and from then on, they were going to concentrate on making their exits. Those two scenes were very important because from then on, both Jax and Clay were in it for themselves. The brotherhood died right then and there. After that, the deciions made by Jax and Clay involving the Cartel and burying the truth about killing Douche Sr. (John Teller) were all the beginning of the death of SAMCRO.

    Jax told Tara that it was all about corruption and never about brotherhood. I agree with that, but then I disagree with it too. For Jax and Clay, it was never about brotherhood at all. Clay was doing so much fucked up shit and hiding so much shit, he was never a part of that brotherhood. Jax wasn't a part of it because he hardly ever involved his brothers in making decisions for the club. If he wanted something done, he'd usually go and do it on his own and tell the club about it afterwards. The club was never really in the decision-making process and I was under the impression that they were supposed to be.  I thought they were supposed to vote on everything and it was supposed to be brought to the table. Any real issues that the club might have had were always lied about and buried instead of being dealt with at the table. It was Clay and Jax's way of running things throughout the whole series, not just in season 4, that has gotten them in the mess they are in right now. 

    The "sense of brotherhood" that Jaxhole was bitching and complaining about was always there among Chibs, Tig, Happy, Juice, Bobby and Opie. When something went wrong or they didn't like where things were going, they'd talk to each other about it, they were always there for each other, and in some instances they were trying to find ways to get their Prez and VP involved and bring it to the table. If there were ever fractures in the club, it all began with Jax and Clay. 

   Both of these men lied to the club. Clay did it because he's a fucking sociopath and that's what guys like that do. Jax would lie to the club for the bullshit and flimsy reason of "protecting someone" and those lies would always end in disaster.  Clay buried shit because the things he had done would have gotten him killed and he couldn't have that shit. As shitty as that is, it's understandable. Jax did it because he wanted to keep the club from dealing with it's issues and he was afraid of what it would do to the club. As much as I  hate Jax (and I really, really do) that reason does seem noble, but it's not a very smart move. The longer secrets are kept from the club, the more disasterous it is for everyone. Members would undestandably want to take action based on those lies, and people would get hurt. To intelligent people, it is simple;  keep this club shit from spilling out into the streets and getitng outisders killed, deal with whatever issues you have as a club and take care of what needs to be taken care of as a club. This thing can only work if everyone knows what's going on . Notice how I said  "to intelligent people". Jax is NOT very intelligent.

   Let's fast forward to the end of last season, when the shit storm started. Clay had killed Piney because of the letters and Opie had shot Clay (understandably) for killing Piney. Clay and Jax decided to blame "black" . While this just started out as something to tell Roosevelt and send him off chasing his tail, this is not something that needed to be relayed to the club. This is a gangland type sitatuation. The only "black" they were dealing with were the Niners. How could the others not put 2 and 2 together? Jax underestimated Tig's loyalty to Clay. It's true that they had a bit of a falling out over the beating of Gemma and all the other shit brewing in season 4, but Tig's loyalty would never have died that easily. It had only been about 36 hours, after all. Pinning the attempted hit on the Niners was a pretty big lie to tell, and Jax should have expected that emotions would be high and that the rest of the club would want revenge for their fallen president. Jax also knew that Tig is a loose cannon, and acts rashly. A good leader knows the men he leads, and does things to ensure the best outcome.  Jax should have talked to his bros at some point. 

   OPIE KILLED HIMSELF 

     I've seen a lot of talk on the internet about Opie sacrificing himself so that Jax could live. That might have been what happened, but I don't really see it that way. I think that he went into prison knowing he would die. He gave Lyla way too much money and said "I don't love anything anymore". When he was in jail, there was still a lot of animosity between him and Jax. Opie was hurt, he knew he had been lied to and he had lost everything. Jax was never that great of a friend to Opie. In "Hands" when Jax told Opie that he wanted out of the club, Opie was furious. Jax had convinced Opie to stay in the club, and that had cost him his wife. Ryan Hurst did such a great job conveying Opie's anger in that scene. "You convinced me to stay, now you have YOUR family and it's okay for you to leave". I would have been mad too.  Add the pain of losing his father, and Opie unraveled quickly. It was apparent in the first episode that Opie had a lot of hard feelings. He went to jail with those hard feelings. I don't think it was ever about protecting Jax. Opie was just done with that shit, and that was his way out. To me,  Opie's smile before the final deathblow was not a smile that meant that he had kept Jaxhole alive, it was a smile of triumph. Jax and Clay's lies and the club had fucked with Opie all his life, now Jax was punished by watching Opie die. Opie probably did love Jax very much, but Jax was the man who encouraged Opie to stay in the club that had ruined his life. I would not sacrifice myself for someone who lied to me and fucked up my life so bad, so I don't see someone rational and smart like Opie as doing something like that for the guy who continually fucked him over.

JAX IS A DOUCHE AND IS STARTING TO REMIND ME OF JOFFREY FROM GAME OF THRONES 

   The thing that sucks is Jax is now taking his rage out on Tig. Seriously, what Jax said to Pope about Tig made me want to feed that little blond fucker to a bengal tiger. I actually hope that happens in the next episode, but I won't hold my breath. I mean for a guy to have lied to his club and then blame them for reacting to that lie is just beyond belief. Jax is not taking responsibility for that at all, and he probably never will. 

   Because the little douchebag threw Tig under the bus the way he did, I'm scared shitless for Tiggy. Opie's death hit everyone so hard, and left many wondering if we're going to start seeing everyone else get killed off. I think it's too early for that, but it still doesn't look good for Tig. To be honest, I don't watch the show for Jax, Tara or Gemma. I like Gemma but the fact that she has to be at the throat of pretty much everything that has a vagina gets on my nerves. I really don't give two fucks about Jax and Tara. Their kids are cute, but I don't care about those two. That couple is irritating and they make me want to puke as much as Beeeehl and Sookie did on True Blood and their constant drama reminds me of Ronnie and Sam on Jersey Shore. I watch this show because of the other characters. I watch for Tig, Juice, Opie (well not anymore) Chibs, Bobby and Happy. They're the interesting ones. Jax has as much personality as a wad of wet toilet paper. The only time I like that fucker is when he's naked. At least then I have something to look at and he's not talking. I hope Tig survives. He's the most interesting character I've ever come across, and he's fun. I mean there is a lot of humor that surrounds Tig and I enjoy the fuck out of talking about how he might be a transivite with everyone on Twitter. His sense of humor and his weirdness makes the show fun. I'll be furious if he gets whacked this season, because if you take Tig out of it, most of the humor goes too. We'll only be left with cat fights and Jax's family drama bullshit. That shit's already kind of like a soap opera/ reality show with all the drama, and without the weirdness of Tig and the personalities of the other guys in the club, they might as well change the name of the show to either All My Bikers or The Real Housewives of Northern Cali.

  

   

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Reply VNicole
11:51 PM on September 27, 2012 
Thank the goddess for this blog. I'm so over Jax and his bullshit. Clay AND Jax both lied to Tig about who really shot Clay which made Tig go after Leroy because that is how deep is his loyalty his despite the fact that he was the only one that really took a stand against what happened to Gemma. Clay beat the shit out of his own mother and Jax was still "oh we are still leaving town despite the fact that now my own fucking mother will be alone."

Clay and Jax's decision not to be honest is what started off a chain reaction that culminated in Tig having to watch his daughter be burned alive but then Jax wants to point the finger solely on Tig?? It's bullshit on so many levels.

Jax is placing blame on all the wrong people. Why isn't he blaming Tara for Piney's death? She's the stupid bitch who went to Piney about those letters knowing the history between Piney and Clay but everyone still loves the "morally angelic" doctor?!?!?!? She started this chain of reactions but Tig is getting the blame??? I'm so over the new King and Queen it's unreal.
Reply Invizzle fo' shizzle
12:00 AM on September 28, 2012 
You should have seen my reaction when Jax threw Tig under the bus like that. I was pissed. It's just a show though! I was actually going to blog that night about it, saying I was done with the show because I'm scared for Tig and hate Jax so much. It was a completely different post.
Reply dangeregg
1:15 AM on September 28, 2012 
actually i have to correct you. it was clay that said it was black. someone(im not sure who) says it was the Mexicans and clay says "no it has to be black" jax does go further with it but its clay that first says it was black. , while tig made some fast decisions that fucked alot of stuff they are because of the shit jax and clay keep pulling. i also am not sure if jax is pissed at tig for opie or if he was saying what he had to to get tig out of the clink with the rest of them. but then hearing him tell tig he votes for whatever jax does now makes it pretty clear that tig's confirmed vote on everything was the real reasson he got tig out.
Reply Invizzle fo' shizzle
1:26 AM on September 28, 2012 
dangeregg says...
actually i have to correct you. it was clay that said it was black. someone(im not sure who) says it was the Mexicans and clay says "no it has to be black" jax does go further with it but its clay that first says it was black. , while tig made some fast decisions that fucked alot of stuff they are because of the shit jax and clay keep pulling. i also am not sure if jax is pissed at tig for opie or if he was saying what he had to to get tig out of the clink with the rest of them. but then hearing him tell tig he votes for whatever jax does now makes it pretty clear that tig's confirmed vote on everything was the real reasson he got tig out.

You're right. He was talking to the prospect about making patch. I will correct that. Thank you very much.
Reply Cat
4:50 AM on September 28, 2012 
Bravo, my dear! Y'all said a lot of what I would've liked to say but was too damn tired to do so.

Jaxass has gotten on my nerves from day one. He is too easily led. Led by JT's voice, by Clay, by Gemma, by Tara. If it's Tuesday, it must be mom's turn to grab me by the dick and lead me to what I do.

The amount of Tig backlash in all this has amazed me to no end. Yes, Tig is responsible for Pope's daughter gettin' blown through a window. But why did he do that? He didn't know Pope's daughter from Adam. He was goin' after LaRoy, and Veronica Pope just happened to be in the way. Collaterial damage, kids.

And WHY did Tig go off like a wild man? To get vengance for his best friend. Obviously, from the pic that Clay was lookin' at, those two have been friends for years. Brothers by choice. If Clay blew Hershey squirts in his shorts, Tig would be there with a fresh set of drawers for Clay to put on. Everybody in that goddamn hospital lounge knew Tig would take it hard and go off like a loose cannon. The best thing to have done would've been to have Filthy Phil sit on Tig and keep him in that hospital.
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Instead, they cry like a bunch of weak girls, "Tig!" and let him get away. Fuckers. IRL, you don't want somebody goin' off half cocked, you do everything you can to keep that from happenin', even slugging the taste outta the guy's mouth if ya gotta.

At first I thought of Opie's swan song as similar to Spock's in Wrath of Khan. Opie going into the box was his own Kobayshi Maru no win situation. His life was a shambles, he was emotionally dead. He couldn't do for his kids, his club wasn't what he'd thought it would be, his best friend wasn't as good a friend to him as he'd been to Jax, and his club had cost his wife and his father at the hand of his brothers. Opie found his own way to go with his head held high, and also as a way to say a final 'fuck you' to Jax.

Jax is not a leader. He thinks he is, but he has a hot head. When he's mad, he acts like a spoiled brat. Think back to the Caracara fire. Because he and Clay were at odds, he immediately believes Clay torched the place. Stomps off in a huff to join the nomads. When he didn't want to get retirubtion for what was done to Otto, he went around to the club one by one to get them to vote his way. No majority on that matter.

Now that he's got the prez patch, everyone's votin' for his ideas in unison. What do we all say? Who the fuck is gonna go against the herd in that scenario? It's one thing when it's a one by one vote, but when you're pretty much expected to vote in unison in favor of somethin' y'all stick out like a limp dick to go against it.

Oh, I hate Jax, for a lot of reasons. Charlie Hunnam is a great actor in that respect, because he makes me hate him so much. Not just because of his treatment of Tig, but his entire make up. He fucks some other broad when he's upset with Tara for Tara's own good. Believe me, if my man did somethin' like that, I'd take the rusty bottle cap to the family jewels!

Think about that one.

Anyway, yes, SOA is a soap opera; but it's not like Young and Restless or any of those fuckwad real housewives/jersey shore bull shit.

And again, I'm content to strap on my helmet and hold on tight for the rest of the ride.
Reply Michele
10:19 AM on September 28, 2012 
THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. I have been saying this on some sites until I'm blue in the damn face. I get people being upset over Opie, but you're right, he was ready. Period. Throwing Tig under the bus was a bad move. I want to believe that some of this is going to come back and haunt Jax at some point, but I don't think so. I'd like to think if he calms down he would be rational but I think he'll just take some of his rage for Clay out on Tig.

Love your recap of events, seems like everyone forgets and really just needs to sit down and backwards engineer their thought process.

Well Said!!!!
Reply DS
5:06 PM on September 28, 2012 
Last night I started to write this huge winded piece on why Opie did what he did. Op chose how he was going to die. If he walked out of jail, he was going to die anyway. Either it be by Jax, Clay or Pope and his mind boggling revenge bullshit.

If Leroy was a good boyfriend, he wouldn't have kept his woman out in the open. He was a thug and her daddy is king criminal. He should have aired on the side caution and had lunch inside.

The moment Clay went into the ER, Jax needed to step into the prez role. He should have made it mandatory for all members to stay at the hospital and when Tig went off, he should have nutted up and said hey bitch stay. But no.

Jax is the high school jock of the club. He's popular and everyone loves him. In the club, not us, we use that pesky thing called logic and know better
Reply writinggirl
12:59 AM on September 29, 2012 
Thank you, you summed it up perfectly. I am so over the royal assness and his family. I would so love for Tig and Happy to just kill them, bury them somewhere deep and then decided amongst themselves who will be pres, vp, and soa. The show is still good but the main characters just seem to be stuck in the same place to me.
Reply Bunkey
3:18 PM on October 1, 2012 
I?m a huge Tig fan and he?s my favorite, but I know he?s probably going to die this season. I?ll be genuinely surprised if he makes it to season 6. Likewise with Juice.

The thing is, this show is about an outlaw biker club that commits illegal acts. They run drugs, they kill people. They live a life that invites violence and chaos. Plus, the show is based on Hamlet. Now, it?s been a very long time since high school, but I do remember that Hamlet ends with everyone dead, except Horatio.

The life depicted in the show, the characters, the way of life. There is no happy ending. No one gets the fairy tale. The club has almost taken on a life of it?s own, in that it?s become a hungry beast that no longer gives, it takes. And it will continue to take. Sutter seems set on a semi realistic path for the show, and the reality is, a club like SAMCRO is doomed.

I feel that all the major players are going to die. Gemma, Clay, Juice, Bobby, Tara, and even Jax will die. I have a strong feeling that Chibs will be Horatio and survive (although it could be Bobby). Maybe minor characters like Happy and Phil will live, but the SERIES finale of Sons of Anarchy should end bloody and with SAMCRO in ashes. It will be gut wrenching and emotional. A wild ride. But it will also be great TV.

No one should ride off into the sunset.
Reply Invizzle fo' shizzle
5:44 PM on October 1, 2012 
Bunkey says...
I?m a huge Tig fan and he?s my favorite, but I know he?s probably going to die this season. I?ll be genuinely surprised if he makes it to season 6. Likewise with Juice.

The thing is, this show is about an outlaw biker club that commits illegal acts. They run drugs, they kill people. They live a life that invites violence and chaos. Plus, the show is based on Hamlet. Now, it?s been a very long time since high school, but I do remember that Hamlet ends with everyone dead, except Horatio.

The life depicted in the show, the characters, the way of life. There is no happy ending. No one gets the fairy tale. The club has almost taken on a life of it?s own, in that it?s become a hungry beast that no longer gives, it takes. And it will continue to take. Sutter seems set on a semi realistic path for the show, and the reality is, a club like SAMCRO is doomed.

I feel that all the major players are going to die. Gemma, Clay, Juice, Bobby, Tara, and even Jax will die. I have a strong feeling that Chibs will be Horatio and survive (although it could be Bobby). Maybe minor characters like Happy and Phil will live, but the SERIES finale of Sons of Anarchy should end bloody and with SAMCRO in ashes. It will be gut wrenching and emotional. A wild ride. But it will also be great TV.

No one should ride off into the sunset.


He could die this season, he could live. I kind of feel like one major death this season is enough. You are right, this is going off of Hamlet and in that respect, nobody will survive, not even Jax. We've already lost our Polonius in Sons of Anarchy, and we've lost Ophelia who was Opie. I kind of figure that Tig is Laertes because Laertes was used by Claudius the same way Tig was used by Clay. They're going out in the same ways as in the play, but at the same time they're going out in different ways. In Hamlet, Ophelia went crazy after the death of her father and killed her, very much the same way Opie lost his mind after Piney died and killed himself, or volunteered to be killed. I'm hoping they stick to Hamlet in that, if it is true that Tig is Laertes, he dies with Hamlet (Jax) Gertrude (Gemma) and Claudius (Clay).

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