Originally Posted by gwsat
I have been wondering for sometime whether Gemma or the person Jax has become is the bigger monster. I still can't decide. When Gemma proclaimed, "I'm not a psychopath" and that all the monstrous acts she had committed, including murdering Tara, were "for the Club," I thought she was fooling no one but herself. Gemma's self-serving lie about having seen the young Chinese guy outside right before Tara was killed was the capper, though. She had to know not only that it would lead the violent and emotionally destroyed Jax to kill the guy, but might start a war with the Chinese.
In some ways, though, Jax is worse than Gemma. Gemma is coldblooded and calculating and acts purely from the perspective of preserving her influence and safety but Jax has turned into a mindless predator. Jax knew better than most just how treacherous Gemma could but nevertheless brutally tortured and murdered the Chinese fellow solely on Gemma's word, although the fellow had nothing to do with Tara's death. Brrr!
Gemma has always been a horrible person, dating back to her conspiracy with Clay to murder her first husband, Jax's father John, but Jax has slowly deteriorated into a ruthless, violent, killing machine. God, I hate these people! No matter, though, I can't take my eyes off of them.
How far we have come since Season One .. a young, fresh faced, idealistic Jax to what we now have ..
Myself, I'm glad we're on the downhill slide to the final finale .. the last few seasons have just not been that compelling for me ..
SOA hit hard and hit fast during and after Season One .. word of mouth, I think NF helped it .. then, Season Two / Three and t-shirts start appearing at Wally for the wanna be in crowd (which I personally, as a biker, would not be caught "dead" in) .. bobble heads, hoodies, and whatever other merch could be squeezed in ..
Lenny "The Pimp" Janowitz (Sonny Barger) .. last of the First 9 still alive
I wish Piney Winston was still around ..
I wish Luann Delaney was still around ..
I wish David Hale was still around ..
I particularly miss Lincoln "Linc" Potter ..
And others .. these were all characters that added character to the show ..