After a questionable start to its new season, Sons of Anarchy returned this week with an episode that improved in some ways upon that initial outing, but was still just so dark and heavy. A show with so much violence and dark themes needs the relief of humor, or it’s a slog to watch. One of Sons of Anarchy‘s defining features early on was its gallows humor and quirky cast who played hard and then played harder. These days, time spent with SAMCRO is increasingly bleak, and that bleakness reached its lowest depths last week. Hit the jump for more on how the show needs to crawl out of that hole.