Originally Posted by mgkdragn
Sorry, friends ... after one of the most exciting, engrossing, nail biting TV seasons of any show I can remember, the finale was a total letdown .. building up all the drama for weeks, and then this .. ??
I agree. I dont think it was a "total" letdown, but disappointing in some ways. My biggest problem is that this whole season, one of the biggest plots was what would Jax do. Would he stay with the club and lost Tara? Or would he stay with Tara and lose his life with the club?
Obviously WE all knew that after the convo with the cartel, Jax would have to stay, and we assume Tara would leave him, just like she said she would do if he stayed in the club. But apparantly all it took was a couple lines of dialogue to change her mind, and she now has no problem with him staying. I'm not saying I dont like the outcome of it, but it's just disappointing that we were led to believe Jax had an ultimatum, and would lose one or the other, but in the end it didn't matter.
My 2 cents on the rest of the episode: The cartel being protected was a surprise to me, but it definitely makes sense looking back and looking forward. Again though, it was a bit of a letdown. We were led to believe the whole season that a BIG bust was about to go down, and then it's over before it even started. So basically Potter's character was pretty much just a filler all season.
The scene with Jax and Clay was, as expected, killer acting. To see Jax finally stand up to Clay and lay the law down really changes how we look at Jax from now on. We always knew he was a leader, but now we can actually see it happen.