David Opie Tomaník
This serial was stunning !!! Too bad it's over .thank´s from czech republic!!!
Paul William Ryan
Sons Of Anarchy: Jax's Final Journey (A Review) SPOILER-WARNING for those of you out there, who have yet to watch the final episode! Week after week I've been following Jax's journey, watching him navigate through the difficult situations that life (and his own choices) has put him in. Him, and the rest of SAMCRO have come to have a very special place in my heart, and so it was with a deepfelt emotion of sadness, that I was about to watch the final episode ever! - but something funny happened: You see, as I sat there, watching the scenes unfold, it became clear to me, that this was going to be Jax's final day on earth - his closing act, and a feeling of peace hit me. I sat and watched, as he shattered all his connections to Charming, burning his dad's journal, and all his own notes and pictures, saying his final goodbye to Opie and Tara. Every single second of that specific episode, felt exactly like what it was: the closing chapter - Jax was saying goodbye. Goodbye to Charming, his life in SAMCRO, and to all the bad choices he had made through the years. He was redeeming himself, and I just sat there, loving every second of it. There was a deep feeling of solitude and emotion that Kurt Sutter had somehow managed to put into the tone of the episode. It was as if the viewer felt that, somehow, even though it was his final day, it was a peaceful one, not a sad one. I loved how there was a feeling of it all coming full-circle: The show started with Wendy and Jax being together, and after a ****** full of hate, he makes his peace with her, and she ends up being the mother of his children. I have no doubt that there has been put more than a little thought into the writing of all of this :) It was, without a single doubt in my mind, the BEST episode of the entire series! Whereas all the other episodes have followed several characters, this one focused almost solely on Jax, and I LOVE that! We get to follow him on his last day, while he takes care of all the last loose ends: making sure his children have the best possible future (away from Charming and the club), and mending all the club´s business-connections + securing their future by patching in a new president, and ******* all the "bad men" (those scenes were especially powerful - watching him just gun down every person whom had been a problem to SAMCRO, in complete and utter cold blood. I thought to myself "He would only be doing that, if he had let go of his connection to it all, and accepted his fate) + FINALLY comming clean to everybody about his plans. I really thought "This is it, the final farewell". The rest of the series has been grounded very much in reality, but this specific episode almost seemed more surreal in a way, calm serenity all the way through - like a poem through pictures. Jax got to follow through on what he started in the season 6 finale: he gave his children the better future he thought they deserved – and in the process, he owned up to all his actions, and did what he found best for his club and his family. In my opinion, this is the episode that shows the man that he truly is – the man his journey has made him. We are shaped through our experiences.. Also, the episode was packed full of fantastic dialogue and symbolism that I will never forget. His talk with Nero, the mysterious homeless lady, and the image of him sitting on the staircase covered in that blanket – all of it priceless. (in that instant, he really looked like a reaper too) Throught the series, Jax has had a few different feelings about his father – but in the end, he makes peace with him (actually kind of becoming him, or “Stepping into his shoes” if you will) - saying that he finally understands how he felt, and what he was trying to do – before riding off onto what will be the most memorable final scene of any tv-show for me ever! The very final ride Jax takes on his fathers bike, was the most beautiful scene of the episode, if not the entire show, because it really felt like the whole episode had been building up to it: We are left with a feeling that “yeah, it’s time, you can go now”, and the song “Come Join The ******” really helps set the mood, and make the scene a lot more emotional (just like music has been a HUGE part of the show in general). I read in a interview in Rolling Stone, that the song was especially written for that scene, that it was Jax's swan song, and it couldn't have been a better fit. The song, like the scene itself, feels like a passage, like death is welcomming Jax, and I really like the symbolism with the two crows sitting there in the end - closing the final act. The symbolism of the crows being present where death is, that is powerful imagery - and I love that it ties into the final song: to me it symbolizes that Jax has now moved on (and that he might even have joined the ****** of the crows ;) Finally, there is one thing I also have to comment on: my thoughts on the homeless lady: I belive that she is the personification of death – because she tells Jax that “it’s time” when he meets her in the alley. I believe that she means that it’s time for him to do his final acts of violence and for him to move on (i.e ******* August) – and at the very end of the scene we see a certain bread that the camera is zoomed in on, and this very same bread is shown in the final frame of the show (the one the crows are biting at). This leeds me to believe that she is present after he hits the truck. How fitting it seems to call her "Mrs. Mayhem", believing that she is the one who pulls the strings (maybe it's a way for Kurt to secretly say that in reality, it is the women of the world who truly hold the power. Gemma is the centre of SAMCRO, and the homeless lady is the ultimate judge, jury and executioner - could be a wicked twist, although it's just a theory) PS. I love how there has been talks of SOA being a biker-version of Hamlet, and Kurt chose a Shakespeare quote to end it all - and a great one at that: it perfectly sums up what kind of person Jax is: one may doubt his actions, but we should never doubt that he loves the people around him. "“Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.” R.I.P Jax Teller - the reaper has come home #FinalRide #soafx
I still cant figure out what the meaning was behind the bag lady in a ton of scenes in the show. She was even out side of "Charming" way back when Tara, Jax and kids stopped at a park before getting Tara to her convention and where she had an a attempted kidnaping on her. even more so you see Jax usually noticing her on most and yet in flash back ground scenes she is there. ??
has anyone figured out who the homeless woman is? i was watching season6 last night, the episode where Jax goes to Brooke's dads house and saw the pic of him and his wife, (she got "killed" because of the pile up due to JT's death) but the homeless woman looks alot like her?!