Happy Finale Season, Gasmii! I hope you all get what you want in terms of character arcs and plot resolutions in your t.v. stockings this year. I can’t decide if I’m ready to hibernate until Season 6 arrives, or if I need this nine-month break to renew my suspension of disbelief that this show requires. I know I will miss these characters something terrible …
Aaaaaahhhhh, memories ….
In the opening scene of Episode Lucky #13, we see that Tara’s and Jax’s marriage has moved very quickly from the honeymoon phase into the much longer, desperately sad phase.
Don’t make me play a baby piano to wake you up, Jackson.
Montage of scenes while the vaguely creepy song, To Sir, With Love, plays in the background (check the lyrics, Gasmii … now you see why most teacher pedophiles are women lusting after the young boys in the back row; the female students are a little too obsessive). I knew this was a song from the ’60′s (there’s also a movie), but I didn’t realize that Katey Sagal was singing this version; I thought it was Ann Wilson from Heart. Is there anything this woman can’t do? Do you think she and Ed O’Neill get together for lunch at The Ivy and high-five each other?
Don’t worry, this is not the highlight of any of our careers … except maybe Faustino’s.
So we see that Gemma wakes up in Nero’s bed, unhappy again,
Guess I should’ve went with a Snickers instead … or my eighth grade teacher.
and then a close-up of Nero’s back tattoo. This morphs into a shot of Clay’s black-inked-out SoA tattoos (Do they give Emmy award for camera transitions? ‘Cause this show should totally get one!). Anyway, both ladies leave sweet notes for their sleeping men (I would not leave notes for their lazy asses, but I’m pretty far into the lengthy and desperate sad phase of my marriage, so I’m a tad bitter … Actually, my husband is the best guy in the world, but this show doesn’t call for positive comparisons). Tara gets another check up of her healing hand, and we watch Jax motor on over to one of Pope’s many construction sites for a quick convo.
August and Pope walk up to greet Jax as he’s getting off his bike. Pope rightly assumes that Jax is there to discuss details of the Tig handover. Jax is reluctant to do so, though, without some assurance that Pope will still follow through on his promises to Jax about financially backing Charming Heights, providing T-M with the ensuing maintenance vehicle contract, and subsidized housing for Lympy Lyla and her three kids. He also wants a percentage for bringing all interested parties together. Damon is shocked at Jax’s business acumen, and his ability to pick up what Pope was throwing down in all of their previous Mentorship Meetings.
Dude is pretty fly for a white guy.