Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Episode 1 With the preggers business on hold, Canton and Amy visited a Silence-infested orphanage looking for the little astronaut girl. These scenes were pure suspense and awesome macabre horror. The scene with Amy discovering the horde of Silence hanging all vampire bat-style from the ceiling was easily one of the most spine-chilling scenes of the series. But the super scary stuff was smartly undercut by a bit of comedy with the crazy orphanage caretaker flailing about.
Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Episode 1 Also funny: Richard Nixon just showing up whenever The Doctor needed him. This episode almost made me like Nixon, but then that scene in the final act (“Oh, Tricky Dick!”), reminded me that no one should ever like Nixon, ever. The Doctor’s plan to defeat The Silence was one of his most brilliant ideas yet. And watching him shove the defeat in their faces with such confidence and cleverness was pure pure joy. He didn’t get any answers from them about astro-girl, but he managed to turn all of humanity against The Silence by hacking the moon landing broadcast. (“And one whacking great kick in the backside for The Silence!”)
Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Episode 1 river song day of the moonAnd then there were lasers and shooting and cool-looking sonic screwdriver-ing and River Song putting Lara Croft, Sarah Connor and Trinity all to shame with her heroic awesomeness! I can’t decide which River scene was my favorite, the action sequence or her first/final kiss with The Doctor. The chemistry between Matt Smith and Alex Kingston was off the charts in their lovely/sad goodbye scene, even if The Doctor seemed a bit put off by the smooch .
Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Episode 1 Since the boys of SAMCRO have been engaging in more than their usual MC shenanigans as of late, it means that, in addition to being under the watchful eye of Eli Roosevelt (Rockmond Dunbar), they’ve been designated enemy no. 1 by Damon Pope (Harold Perrineau, Lost) and his right hand man, August Marks (Billy Brown, Dexter). What’s most interesting is watching how Pope conducts his business, and how that is in stark contrast to the way SAMCRO handles things like personnel changes and revenge. While the Sons are reluctant to remove anyone (they put Clay’s future with the club up to a vote), and tend to handle disputes with guns blazing, Pope doesn’t even have so much as a
three-strike policy for his employees – Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Episode 1 as in the case of Laroy, and then Darnell, it’s one mistake and most of you ends up decomposing in a rail yard pit. Moreover, Pope has a two-part plan for revenge against the Sons that depicts him as a far more calculating entity than the various gangs or individuals SAMCRO has dealt with in the past. As far as Pope’s nefarious plans to illustrate he’s not an individual to be trifled with, well, it may go down in Sons of Anarchy history as the most gruesome act of violence perpetrated by a single character.
Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Episode 1 Part one of Pope’s plan entails watching Tig suffer as his daughter Dawn (Rachel Miner) is burned alive, while he remains shackled and helpless, mere feet away. Meanwhile, part two has Jax and Chibs going down for the highway shooting involving the Niners that took place at the end of season 4. Though it’s not a decisive strike against the club (Jax and Chibs go into hiding and Tig manages to kill Pope’s crooked cop and cleaner), the message is undoubtedly clear and season 5 is off to a dark and certainly dangerous start.
Harold Perrineau Sons of Anarchy Sovereign FX The drama in the premiere is strong, and presents the series with some interesting new characters and an unassuming, yet terrifying, villain in Harold Perrineau’s Damon Pope. Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Episode 1 Yet there’s evidence that much of the storytelling still hinges on the same deus ex machina approach of seasons past. Instead of springing the influence of the CIA on the viewer at the last minute, the entity looks to be a constant throughout the season, and the supposed god-like omniscience the CIA wields is dangerously close to becoming not only a guiding force, but also an easy get-out-of-jail-free card for Jax and the rest of SAMCRO.