SAMCRO head to Ireland on their quest for baby Abel in this 90 minute episode. Expecting any form of resolution was a mistake. At most we get world-building and one less prospect to worry about.
Not that the world-building is a problem. The opening shots of Irish countryside was gorgeous, if a little shakily shot and I appreciate all the trouble that’s being put into showing us how far the Sons of Anarchy’s influence extends.
But there is a problem. I think it lays in how much Sutter, the creator, seems to love Ireland and how much Irish politics is finding its way into the show. The average viewer probably won’t know much about The Troubles, nor did they sign up to learn about them when they started watching Sons of Anarchy. But while season 2 used the Irish as a plot point, season 3 is demanding that we be interested in their world behind them, and to be completely honest, I’m not.
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