An eye for an eye and five fingers for a pastor’s body -- that’s how episode 8 of “Sons of Anarchy” concluded after “The Separation of Crows” aired. Last night’s installment of the hit FX series followed the storyline of Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and the rest of the SAMCRO gang on a manhunt for missing Bobby (Mark Boone Junior.)
In episode 7, Bobby was taken by August Marks (Billy Brown) as collateral for the damage Jax has caused throughout the final season of “SoA.” The fan favorite was then tortured and mutilated to prove a blood-soaked point to the chaos-causing Jax. August would send the Sons vital parts of Bobby’s body to them for every 24 hours they neglected to give him the information he wanted -- where the Pastor’s body is, as well as the whereabouts of Haddem’s wife and stepson.
Jax attempted to call August’s alleged bluff, claiming he was willing to give coordinates to the body but wasn’t about to throw the mother and son duo under the bus, which is when August cut off all five fingers of Bobby's hand and shipped it over to SAMCRO for an early Christmas present. Like Chibs (Tommy Flanagan) said, August is smarter, stronger and has nothing left to lose, which is why he might be the most dangerous character on Season 7 of “SoA.”
So, where does that leave the Sons when episode 9 airs Tuesday, Nov. 4 -- you know, besides Bobby being unable to ever be ambidextrous? Well, according to the vague synopsis of “What a Piece of Work Is Man,” the club will deal with an internal conflict.
Does that mean Jax will finally learn that his mother (Katey Sagal) was the one who killed Tara (Maggie Siff)? Although he’s now one step closer to knowing the truth (thanks to little Abel [Ryder London] knowing Gemma’s secret) we’re sure "Sons of Anarchy" creator, Kurt Sutter, is saving that juicy plotline for the series finale.
It’s also important to note that episode 9 has been titled after a quote straight out of Shakespeare’s’ “Hamlet,” a play that “SoA” has been loosely inspired by, according to Sutter.
“What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals—and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me— nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so,” a passage from Act II of the play reads.
The passage discusses Hamlet’s disgust in the allegedly pure human race, which he perceives as dark and comparable to dust. Because of this, it’s been theorized that Jax will participate in a self-reflecting moment in episode 9.
What do you think will happen in ‘"What A Piece Of Work Is Man" when “Sons of Anarchy” airs Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 10 p.m. EST? Sound off in the comments section below with your predictions for episode 9.