Sons of Anarchy - 11/15/11 - "Call of Duty"

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  1. aforkosh

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    How about the employment of several Shield actors:

    including (in addition to Kenny Johnson) Jay Karnes, David Rees Snell, and Benito Martinez. Sutter, of course , was an executive producer and writer on The Shield.
     
  2. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze Back by popular demand

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    Yep. Poor Lem meets bad endings. That scene with his arm landing was a classic.

    :) We always refer to them by their "Shield" names. I can't wait to see Shane appear, but I am not holding out much hope for seeing Vic.
     
  3. uncdrew

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    Yeah, he's a good actor. I remember him fondly from the football movie.
     
  4. VegasVic

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    David Rees Snell was a bit player on the Shield until near the end and on this show he's had a tiny part too. Jay Karnes was wonderfully creepy on both shows. Love to see Vic Mackey show up as the new sheriff next season.
     
  5. Mr. Soze

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    And scary looking. If I am ever in a bar fight, I want Opie to have my back.
     
  6. Brute

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    Apparently there is an outtake where he yells "Shane!" right before he blows up.
     
  7. MattH3333

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    I cant believe that I missed that it was Lem that got blown up. I didn't realize it was him.
     
  8. VegasVic

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    :up:
     
  9. TonyTheTiger

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    You guys DO realize that Otto is played by Sutter himself, right?
     
  10. Rob Helmerichs

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    Uh...yeah... :confused:
     
  11. VegasVic

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    Uh...yeah... :confused:
     
  12. mrdazzo7

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    It definitely is... but so is just about any other piece of drama. I'll definitely admit that it crosses over into Daytime TV territory more often than I'd like (JT's secret family, Jax almost boning his sister, etc) but that stuff tends to get canceled out by everything else the show does/is, so I can forgive it.

    I was thinking that the 90 minute episode was totally unnecessary but I don't think it's fair to assess that until we see the rest of the season--I think that the extra half hour was needed to provide some additional time to lay the ground work for things to come.

    I loved the end of the episode. I wasn't expecting Unser to tell Ope as much as he did, and I love that with that one scene, Opie is most likely now right in the center of the conflict. It's another example of how well Sutter knows these guys and what their arcs are... I'm sure the betrayal he feels towards Jax's decision to leave after convincing him to stay in Season 1 will add to whatever happens next. He feels betrayed by Jax, and also knows that Gemma (who he's known his whole life) told Wayne to cover the murder up, and his President is the guy who wasted his father.

    Ryan Hurst needs an award for "Most Able to Convey Your Character Needs a Shower" or something. I've never actually felt that a fictional character needed to bathe until now.
     
  13. photoshopgrl

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    Wow. Between last episode and this one I'm not sure what to think.

    More convinced than ever that Clay dies by the end of the season. Unser telling Opie the truth is not going to please Gemma. I'm actually torn on who I'd rather see put the bullet in Clay's skull between Jax and Opie. It really needs to be one of them.

    Clay really beat the crap out of Gemma. I knew if it pissed off Unser that Jax wasn't going to react kindly. Then when I saw Tig talking to Clay about his face, I figured he'd wig out when he actually saw Gemma too. That broad has them all in love with her. (BTW, what WAS that kiss with Unser all about? Just leverage? She's never resorted to that before)

    Bobby made a huge mistake in telling Otto they already killed Georgie. I still don't get why he didn't just say "No but trust me, brother, I will be the one taking care of it the minute we confirm it was him" instead of all the crap. Otto has given EVERYTHING to that club. I kinda hope he does sign off on the papers before word gets back to him that they did indeed take care of it.

    Is there anyone the club hasn't entirely screwed over at this point? It makes it hard to see how anyone in their right mind would get involved with them. These prospects need to have their head examined.

    And then Wendy coming back. Not loving that either. I'm in the minority that likes Tara (and Maggie Siff, have since she was in Mad Men) but I do think they work better without the story of Jax wanting out.

    Looking forward to Tues night now!
     
  14. photoshopgrl

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    Oh and one other thing....

    Juice. So it's okay if he's hispanic but not black? Is that what the result of that bathroom conversation was?? That's kinda messed up. Poor guy should have just come clean right at the start. Now he's in too deep and it really doesn't matter. Plus they have him convinced he's saving the club. Ugh.
     
  15. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    Hispanic, as in Puerto Rican, is OK as far as the club is concerned.
    Mexican on the other hand, not so much.


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  16. photoshopgrl

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    I fail to the see the difference between Puerto Rican and Mexican as far as racial issues go. Neither is "white" so if one is not okay, why is the other??
     
  17. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    You'd have to ask Mr. Sutter on that one, he's the one that made the distinction.
    Or rather, found the distinction while doing research on MC's around the US.

    Puerto Rico is a lovely isle in the Caribbean, a territory of the US?

    Mexico is full of cocaine dealers trying to sneak over and steal our jobs?

    ETA, found a good article about it.
    http://www.racialicious.com/2011/11/17/how-sons-of-anarchy-got-racism-right/


    phox
     
  18. photoshopgrl

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    Thanks for that article. Makes much more sense now, even if I still think it's stupid. :)
     
  19. cheesesteak

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    Isn't Happy Mexican?
     
  20. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    I don't think his racial status has ever been mentioned or addressed, either on the show or the thousands of discussion groups.

    Maybe he's southern Italian.


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