'Sons of Anarchy' revs up fast

Talk about a comeback: Just as the SAMCRO boys get out of prison after 14 months, mount their hogs, and rumble home in the season 4 premiere of Sons of Anarchy, so does the series itself return, triumphantly, to its roots. After a third season spent making wobbly journeys back and forth to Ireland in an attenuated subplot that slackened the pace,SOA is back in its hometown of Charming, California, where there’s a whole world of trouble.

There’s a new sheriff in town, and he’s not the old softy Wayne Unser was. Eli Roosevelt (Prison Break’s Rockmond Dunbar) is a hard-nosed cop who wants to clamp down on the motorcycle gang. This doesn’t sit well with leaders Clay (Ron Perlman) and Jax (Charlie Hunnam), especially since they’re also being squeezed by Charming’s land-grabbing mayor, Jacob Hale (Jeff Kober),  and a recently arrived undercover assistant district attorney, Lincoln Potter (Ray McKinnon). It’s a good thing Clay and Jax have a new ally within the Mexican cartel: Romeo Parada, played with craggy authority by Danny Trejo. Read More...



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