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We’ve made it to Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Episode 6. This week, instead of the straight forward recap, I thought I would look at the significance of the numbers 7 and 6 to this episode. And what I found was fascinating.
The number 7 is the seeker, the searcher of truth, the deep thinker. The number 7 doesn’t take anything at face value and knows that nothing is as it seems. Well, hands up if that reminds you of someone whose name rhymes with max?
The number 6 is more complicated. Six is harmonious and caring and has a mothering nature. It’s all about protecting and teaching. No family can function without the number 6, however, this number is also known to be meddling and invasive. If this doesn’t scream Gemma I don’t know what does. However, I was conflicted, because it also screams Unser to me.
Let’s look at the episode and see where these numbers come into play.
The show opens with Gemma teetering around the dusty back roads, having apparently been abandoned by Juice. She makes her way into a roadside diner angry and jonesing for a cig and caffeine (see episode 5 recap – the cig is back in a big way this episode. So is H.)
We meet another 6, Gertie, AKA Rachel from Glee, aka Lea Michelle, who was amazing and hit her role perfectly. I completely forgot she was the most annoying character on Glee and pictured her as a young version of Gemma. They share a cig and Gemma almost admits to murdering her daughter in law, you know, the ghost she was talking to in the diner. In walks Unser and Wendy, two more 6’s to rescue Gemma from her crazy ass self.
I watched with my friend who is in loooove with Chibsy. When he answered a question from Jax , “six”, my friend said, did he say sex? I think he said sex! Simmer down ladies. Chibs is the 6 in the gang these days, and the only getting sex. He had the best line of his role when he told Jarry she should be thanking him for the sex. I bet Tommy had been waiting his whole career for that line.
Cut to the whore house and we see Jax begin to show us that he really has moved beyond revenge and right into loving his new life as overlord of Charming. They drink a shot to the escorts killed in the massacre and then move right into a deep examination of the books, right down to the flavours they use in both the ice cream shop and the whore house. Mint chocolate chip anyone?
We are left with only Nero at Dioso and it seems the OG in him is definitely not dead. He clearly states he does not want to be step daddy to Jax, a dead end job, and we are rewarded with the amazingness that is Jimmy Smits. Every move, every expression, everything he does is simply beyond cool. Until of course he is put in the Mayan’s closet and removes his cardi to revel his wife beater and I lost a little of my respect. I thought the cardi over the wife beater was bad. Turns out wife beater and dress pants, not so awesome either.
So, this leads me to Nero and Juice, together again. In a closet. In the Mayan clubhouse. Apparently hot as they both took off their outer garments and wanting to kill each other. But they don’t. That would be too easy. Instead they dance around the Gemma discussion and it seems that finally Nero is evolving from a 6 to a 7. He is the seeker of truth. And that truth be Gemma and her bucket ‘o lies.
So, before we hit episode 7, let’s recap the recap: We have Gemma lying to everyone and stuck in a Glee episode without the annoying singing. We have Unser making her solidify her major lie to the cops. We have Wendy still in love with Jax (excuse me while I throw up) and Chibs gettin’ some every which way from Sunday. Juice has turned rat….for realz and Nero is at the center of everyone’s lies sweating again.
There are a lot of dead black gangsters, but Samcro is patching in black gangsters, Marilyn Manson is keeping his brand alive and the children are still trapped in the porn studio. The cig has a starring role this week, and Charlie Hunnam needs to add using a cigarette provocatively, sexily and scarily as part of his resume.
And finally, we will now definitely find out what the hell is going to happen to Juice. I promised last week to name this recap Juice must die, but I’ve had a change of heart. I can’t wait to see what happens to him now and how ape shit crazy Jax is going to go on both him and Gemma. I think episode lucky number 7 is going to be amazeballs. And since we still haven’t seen naked Jax this season, here’s a little something to hold you over.
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Who’s watching Sons of Anarchy Season 7? Predictions? How will this all end and are you a 6 or 7?
Holly’s current obsessions: Sons of Anarchy, writing erotic fiction, reading erotic fiction, Diet Pepsi, horses, singing in the shower, live music, listening to music, while running on the treadmill, while creating characters needed for my erotic fiction, while drinking Diet Pepsi and possibly riding a horse.
In my spare time, I write novels, parent 2 young children and a husband, obsess over various novels and television characters. I hail from Canada and end every sentence with the word, eh? I also might live in an igloo and put maple syrup on everything I eat. Follow me on twitter @Mortimerreads