Warning: Spoilers Ahead! Don’t read it if you haven’t seen it!
Sons of Anarchy ended this week, and it was exactly what I expected it to be. I have read some criticism about it, because people were upset that it was “predictable”. Now, for a series that has been as intense and with as many twists as Sons has been, I think a nice, clean ending was the way to go.
Every loose end was tied up, and everybody ended up the way I thought they would. If they had done something crazy and unexpected, people would have hated it even more. People just get so caught up on criticizing series finales instead of just enjoying them.
My prediction was this: I thought Jax would tell the DA everything, give them the address where Gemma was, take care of his stuff, and go out on his bike like JT before the cops could take him in. I thought that Chibs would be president and Tig would be VP. I was a little unsure of Nero’s fate, only because I read an interview with Jimmy Smits where he made it seem like he wasn’t going to get away.
My mom had been telling me from the start of this season however, that she thought he and Wendy were going to get away with the boys (before there was any hint of that happening…good guess, Mom). Together, our prediction was exactly what happened. I cried for a good ten minutes after the end, but I really felt so happy. The kids and the club are now free from violence (hopefully), and Jax is free from his fate of life in prison for all of the murders that it took to make that happen.
I feel like all the people who are hating on the finale really didn’t understand the show. I’ve read the typical “selfish suicide” comments; how is this selfish? It is the complete opposite. He is a martyr. He sacrificed himself to save his club and his family. Anybody who truly loved and understood this show could see that.
What did you think? Did you hate the predictability of the series finale? Or did you love that it was exactly what you expected?
I guess there will always be haters. Whatever people may say, I thought it was perfect. Sons is one of my all time favorite shows, and although I’m sad it’s over, I sure as hell enjoyed the final ride.