How do you follow up "Balm," which has been labeled the best episode of Sons of Anarchy? Leave it to the brilliance of series creator Kurt Sutter and company as the show moves on to its 11th installment called "Service." Gemma's revelation about her rape last week serves as the first step in what appears to be a very long healing process. However, her tragedy is so huge that it throws everything else, even Jax and Clay's hate for each other, in the backseat. And now that Jax is officially back in the club, we can expect that tonight's episode is about nothing but revenge.
SAMCRO has learned its lesson though. They've been hastily attacking on all directions for the past several episodes but this time, they're determined to study their enemy first before striking hard. Bottom line is that they need to find the League's weakness and they need to retaliate smart.
After a lengthy period of mayhem, it will be nice to see SAMCRO unite for one good cause. But will that still be the case when they learn about Chibs secret deal with Agent Stahl in order to protect his wife and daughter?
Meanwhile, Opie deals with his own problems as he seeks both revenge and reconciliation.