Sons of Anarchy Season 3 Episode 9 officially settled into Belfast. Although Sons of Anarchy Season 3 Episode 9 followed SAMCRO’s 90-minute welcome into Belfast, this week had them get in the thick of things. With Jimmy and Father Kellan tightening the screws on SAMCRO, getting Abel back has become even more of a thornier issue. However, Jax’s dealings with Agent Stahl, and the troubles of Tara and the rest of SAMCRO back in Charming, won’t make their return home much of a relief. Yet in Episode 9, Sons of Anarchy had the more immediate danger in Belfast, while more future dangers fell into place.
Warning: Spoilers follow
Despite being so determined to get Abel back, Jax finally has to take a step back, thanks to Father Kellan and Agent Stahl. All that stands between Jax and Abel is killing Jimmy for the priest – yet doing so would bring Stahl’s wrath onto Jax and SAMCRO. Therefore, the name of the game is just to capture Jimmy for now.
But in this episode , the club wasn’t the only one setting traps. While SAMCRO hopes to get to Jimmy during a protection run with SAMBEL, Jimmy is already two steps ahead of them. Not only do he and his SAMBEL insiders set the club up, but they also leave those they leave behind vulnerable as well.
Although the club and their families survive the traps, the outcome is still a bloody affair. With four episodes left in Season 3, the show is now starting to ramp things up for the final run. However, Belfast isn’t the only source of ramped up action and increased tension.
Back in Charming, the rest of the club got wise to Jacob Hale’s scheming. However, with Unser still on the outs with SAMCRO, he isn’t too eager to go outside the book, until he does some investigating of his own. Yet, even before then, the tables are turned against Hale, thanks to his temporary ally.
With as much blood, guts and standoffs as in any episode this season, the show is both ramping up the present action and setting the stage for an even more brutal payoff. Although finding Abel is still a foregone conclusion, the price that’s already been paid – or will be paid – to do it could tear everything apart. Or at the least, it stands to leave a lot up in the air for next year.
But following Episode 9, SAMCRO stands to take more initiative by finding the traitors in their midst next week – while an even greater high-stakes search takes place in Charming.
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