Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Death of Opie

How shocking and brutal was the death of Opie?  Episode 3 of Season 5 of Sons of Anarchy just blew my mind.  Opie was my favorite character on the show.  He was as real as they got.  He was genuine, honest, intimidating, loveable, and most of all was faithful to the club.  But as they say, you live by the code, and you die by the code.  Why is it that every character on the show who believes in those words usually is the one that gets burned the most?  Honestly think of Opie, Otto, Piney, and JT.  Crime has no place for men of honour.

I really didn’t want to see Opie die.  I especially didn’t like the way he died.  It made me want to see the SONS get revenge on all the guys that killed him.  But then the show took a brilliant turn in my opinion.  It made Jax a business man, a man who didn’t let emotions influence his opinion.  He started talking with Damon Pope (a brilliant actor from OZ), and you could start to see the new level of storytelling the writers from the show were achieving.  Season 5 is about thinking, emotions, and survival.  Something that I haven’t seen since OZ, and The Wire.  So despite having Opie die, it wasn’t in vain, and the show will keep getting better and more groundbreaking.

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