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Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy is an American drama series by Kurt Sutter about the members of a tight outlaw motorcycle club in Charming, a fictional town in California. The show revolves around Jackson Teller (Charlie Hunnam) who is the president of the club. “Jax” starts to question the club and himself.

The seventh and final season premiered on 9 September 2014 and concluded on 9 December 2014.

Review of Season 7

Sons of AThe last season of Sons of Anarchy starts at a rapid pace. In the season premiere, we found out that Gemma hid her murder of Tara by accusing Henry Lin’s gang. Jax was planning to take extreme vengeance. The season finished on a high with layers of complicated storylines resolved and the characters also attaining emotional peace.

The middle of the season was generally weaker than the start and finish. The show was always replete with complicated plots that twisted and turned and grew from year to year. Normally, that would means the season as a whole being greater than the sum of its parts. But the middle was tedious at at times as we waited for the climax when Jax finds out the truth about Tara’s killing. While each episode had some exciting, action-packed moments, the wait was too long. It didn’t help was that each episode was literally extended in length. Was it necessary to show members of SAMCRO sleeping on their bikes or urinating near the side of the road?

The season featured Jax miring in the mess created by Gemma’s big lie and dragging the club down along with him. The body count felt harsh, such as the massacre at Diosa Norte, Jury’s son, and Bobby. Viewers has the inside knowledge that Jax started the gang war based on a lie. Jax learning that his mother had killed his wife was tragic but also a relief for the audience.

Summation

Sons of Anarchy’s final season started and ended terrifically well. Although the season was slow in the middle stages, the show’s writers managed to tie up loose ends and deliver an emotional goodbye to the characters. Jax took a mistaken path of vengeance for most of the season. However, in the end, he gained some redemption. He owned up to his wrongdoings and sacrificed himself to save his family and the club.

True Blood Season 7

Season 7 of True Blood is the final season of the show. It consists of ten episodes and premiered on June 22, 2014.

Episode 1: Jesus Gonna Be Here

A band of H-Vamps leads a gruesome attack that throws Bon Temps into chaos. It prompts a wave of spiteful accusations, with Sookie the catalyst. At the same time, Jessica tries to make up for past mistakes; Bill finds an unlikely ally in a showdown with vigilantes; and Pam searches for information about Eric’s whereabouts.

Episode 2: I Found You

Jason has a fantasy dream about Eric. Arlene and Holly devise a plan to escape but things go awry. Lettie Mae’s obsession to see Tara prompts extreme actions. Sookie, Andy, Alcide, Jason and Sam visit Saint Alice to find out if there were survivors. They discover a mass grave and ghost town. With the mayor and sheriff gone, the people of Bon Temps take action themselves. Jessica desperately tries to help Adilyn, who has been captured by the aggressive townsfolk. Sookie seeks help from Bill. While Pam finds Eric, their reunion is spoiled as he has contracted Hep V.

Episode 3: Fire in the Hole

Sookie devises a dangerous plan to take down the H-Vamps, though Vince and his armed vigilantes pose a similar threat. Lafayette and James get high; Jason contemplates a family future with Violet; Willa must find a new place to stay; and Sarah Newlin leaves her past behind. Pam offers Eric a persuasive reason to return to Louisiana and be the vampire he once was.

Episode 4: Death Is Not the End

Sookie and Jason make separate phone calls to Jackson and Hoyt to tell them of the death of their family members. Eric makes a detour to Bon Temps to see Willa (and Sookie), bringing a reluctant Pam along. James stages an intervention for Jessica – she hasn’t fed since accidentally killing Adilyn’s sisters. Sookie probes Holly’s mind, finding out that Arlene and Nicole are held at Fangtasia. She rounds up her friends to save them. But coinciding with their attempted rescue is an attack by the anti-vampire mob.

Episode 5: Lost Cause

An exhausted Sookie finds herself the reluctant host of a mainstreaming party in Bon Temps. Eric and Pam attend a gala fundraiser in Dallas in search of an elusive adversary. Andy makes a major decision; Jessica and James reach crossroads; Bill loses himself in remembering human days.

Episode 6: Karma

karmaLafayette indulges Lettie Mae and comes to the realisation that she may not just be hallucinating. Eric captures Sarah Newlin but ends up fighting the Yakuza. He and Pam are captured whileSarah escapes. Violet retaliates against Jason’s infidelity and lures Andy and Holly’s children away. Jessica has a shocking discovery about Bill while Sookie receives sbad news. Bill attempts to leave his property to Jessica but is confronted by obstacles, including the progression of illness. He vents frustration before returning to find Sookie and Jessica waiting. Sarah finds shelter with her estranged sister Amber, who is also dying of Hep. There is a life-changing revelation.

Episode 7: May Be the Last Time

Eric, Pam and Mr Gus target in on Sarah in Dallas. Adilyn and Wade find a brief haven and surprising hospitality. A desperate Sookie turns to left-field resources in search of a miracle cure. Bill recalls the unstoppable forces that led him to marrying 170 years earlier. A familiar face appears in Bon Temps. Sam faces a difficult quandary. Hoyt Fortenberry makes a return as well.

Episode 8: Almost Home

Sarah is captured by Eric, Pam and Mr Gus. Drinking from her almost instantly cures Eric of Hep V. Lettie Mae and Lafayette convince Rev Daniels to join them in searching for Tara. Jason stumbles into a trap in trying to save Jessica, Adilyn and Wade from Violet. Help comes from an unexpected source. Sarah is kept prisoner by Eric, Pam and Yakanomo Corp in the basement of Fangtasia. However, neither the vampires nor the Yakuza trust each another. Jessica and Hoyt get reacquainted. Eric reveals the Hep-V cure to Sookie and offers to heal Bill. But when Sookie pressures Bill to drink from Sarah, Eric and Jessica, he refuses.

Episode 9: Love is to Die

In desperation, Bill tries to ferry Warlow away from the faerie plane. However, Sookie is having none of it. Eric arrives at Vamp Camp looking to inflict major human damage. In Bon Temps, emotional friends and family take turns remembering a fallen neighbor. Bill feels the draw of Lilith’s sirens.

Finale: Thank You

True Blood draws to a close with an unusually sane finale. One’s opinion on the final depends on your tolerance for predictably happy endings. Hoyt returns with no memory of Jessica. But somehow he immediately falls in love with her. And Hoyt’s just-spurned girlfriend just happens to be the perfect match for Jason Stackhouse? It’s all very convenient. The episode provides a big death though, with Sookie staking Bill upon request.

The story left us with the unforgettable image of Sookie kneeling in Bill’s blood-filled coffin, crying in grief. But Bill’s was a horrible person for the past four seasons and I, for one, was happy for him to die.