I am really, really hoping we're not going to play out history with Jax/Tara/Opie. Part of me can never imagine that even being possible, but pieces have been moving into place lately. Jax is becoming his father in every sense of the word. He's the true King now, and as much as he hates it his place will always be at that table. Charming will never let him go. Gemma will never let him go. Tara has slowly been morphing since she returned to Charming, but I get the feeling from Gemma's comments that Tara was set on this road at 16 and nothing really changed. Tara got out. She had a different life, and her pull towards Jax - that addiction - is too much for her. She can't leave him. She can't not love him. It is what it is. Now, we've seen her education by Gemma. We've seen all her carefully built ideals falls away to reveal what she is at her core - steel. She can do what needs to be done for her ends. Her ends are different than Gemma in some ways. They don't include the club. Tara has a real family to protect, and she'll do it. Still, it couldn't have been more obvious that episode 13 was all about a changing of the guard. Tara is now Queen. She beat Gemma. Jax is hers. Jax/Tara don't equal Clay/Gemma, they parallel JT/Gemma. True love and all the awful places it can take you. And then there is Opie. Jax's best friend. He believed in Jax. He bought into everything Jax sold him, and has come away with nothing but a dead wife, dead father and broken club. He's bitter, and rightfully so. Does this make him Clay? Wasn't Clay so bitterly disillusioned with JT, and so blinded by his love for Gemma that he fell right into line? The only thing missing from this parallel is Tara/Opie having some romantic connection, and I can only hope we never go down that right. Hell, Tara even has two Teller sons. Sutter couldn't have built this any better than he has. All the pieces are in line, all got there in their own time... now we just have to wait for S5 and the reboot to see what this new world order looks like.
Ditto. I don't want this either because it's unoriginal, predictable, lazy, commits character assassination (I'd like to think Opie has more heart that Clay), completely goes against how Hamlet ends by rewriting it and in the case of Tara and Opie possibly hooking up, is completely unrealistic. They've never shown that those kinds of feelings toward each other (despite Opie saying that he admires Tara...let's hope that doesn't lead anywhere more). Hamlet doesn't end with the whole Gertrude/Claudius/King Hamlet scheme being completely played out by Hamlet/Ophelia/Horatio all over again. Of course, it also doesn't end with Hamlet being King either. I'm starting to think that the show is going to ditch the Hamlet theme all together and go its own way and I fear this may be the end result. I'm starting to hope that Tara doesn't make it to S5 just it put my fears about this happening to rest even though I know better. I may have had my problems with this season but taking this path could be the worst thing the show can ever do. And even worse, it will push the other characters (i.e., Tig, Chibs, etc.) more and more into the background which also does not make me happy. Again, feel free to talk me down.
This show can go so many ways before all is said and done and I would like the end to be one I don't completely see coming from a mile away but yet true to the story of Hamlet.
Edited by sekhet7, Dec 3, 2011 @ 9:05 PM.