Originally Posted by cocoon
Yeah they had been hinting it since the beginning but this episode left very little room for doubt on what happened.
One thing and its just minor. When they said "samcro rehab" did they mean they were gonna take him somewhere and let him dry out or just take the guy out and execute him?
I took that as meaning an either/or. No reason to lose an asset unless it becomes clear that it has become a potential liability. If Lowell can clean up his act, he's still a good mechanic and offers value to the MC.
OTOH, if he can't and might jeapordize the MC because of things he knows concerning the SOA and his father, well it won't be a great idea to let someone who knows where the bodies are buried and is stuck on 'junk', to be hanging around for the ATF or some other fed group, or rival MC to exploit.
I can't exactly say why, but I'm getting the feeling that Lowell is more than what he seems, and that there might be an interesting tie-in between him, his dad, Jax's dad, Clay, and the real power-that-be, Gemma.
As to the long term possibilities for an impending gang rift for power, obviously every week cannot be sustained by a showdown between the old guard and new guard, so I suspect that much of it will be dedicated to the politics and cross-overs between that SOA factions and the rival groups.
Btw, I'm still trying to figure out exactly why Clay sent Half-sack over the edge at the boxing match, when it would likely inure to the MC's financial detriment generally? That one may come back to haunt him someday in the future.
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