Sons of Anarchy Season 3 Episode 2 kept putting pieces in motion. Following last week’s blood bath, Sons of Anarchy Season 3 Episode 2 set up more complications for Sons of Anarchy Season 3 in general. The kidnapping of little Abel Teller will likely remain the big plot point for the entire year. However, the search stands to place SAMCRO in the middle of an IRA power struggle, while their own home faces new threats, and new doubts over the future. As Sons of Anarchy Season 3 Episode 2 showed, SAMCRO is still a few steps behind, and still juggling a costly load.
Warning: Spoilers follow
While the gang is still searching for kidnapper Cameron Hayes in Charming, part of last week’s ending showed him already back in Belfast. For this week, he goes to confess his sins to his priest, who is a major figure in the True IRA.
Sons of Anarchy Season 3 Episode 2 established that Hayes isn’t the big problem in the search for Abel. Now that the priest and Jimmy O have been brought up to speed, their own machinations — and power struggles — hold Abel’s fate in the balance. This will eventually bring SAMCRO to Belfast, but in the meantime, they continue to remain in the dark.
As their search for Hayes inches forward, Sons of Anarchy Season 3 Episode 2 also had a lot of problems on the home front for SAMCRO. The drive by that got Hale killed points to Mayan involvement, and a new plan to run heroin through Charming. However, with SAMCRO’s full plate, they don’t have much leeway to act — and as Jacob Hale hinted, there are already new doubts about their ability to protect Charming.
Of course, all the action was not limited to Charming and Belfast. Episode 2 continued to keep Gemma in the dark about all this, although she had more than enough to keep herself busy. Her father’s deteriorating condition led to big trouble, while his caretaker began to discover a bit too much.
As for Jax, he had a bit less self-doubt than he did for the vast majority of the premiere. He continued to stay in touch with his anger after last week’s explosion — with more than enough encouragement from Clay. And despite Tara’s vow to stay by his side, his uneasiness over their relationship has not faded either.
Following Sons of Anarchy Season 3 Episode 2, SAMCRO is clearly in for a harder, multi-pronged battle than even they might be ready for. But in next week’s outing, Gemma may have the bigger immediate threat to deal with, while the club continues to follow bread crumbs.
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