Spoilers for last night's "Sons of Anarchy" coming right up...
That's two estrogen-heavy episodes in a row, with much of the plot being driven by the manipulations of Agent Stahl (a lady who doth protest too much about this case now being personal) and Gemma (who appears to have decided that she'll have an easier time controlling Wendy than she will Tara). Ally Walker and Katey Sagal continue to tear it up, so I'm not complaining, but it's interesting to see how a show in such a testosterone-laden milieu is being dominated at the moment by two middle-aged women.
And on the male side of the ledger, Ryan Hurst continues to demand promotion to regular status next year. It's amazing how much more vulnerable he looks just by taking off his usual headgear, and I'm really, really hoping that Deputy Chief Hale finds a way to tip SAMCRO off about Opie not being the rat (without also letting them kill the actual civilian witness).
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: after a bumpy beginning, "Sons of Anarchy" is really clicking right now.
Finally, for those of you who weren't happy that last week's review initially featured a photo of Stahl with her face bloodied from Otto's attack, let me again apologize. In general, I'm very vigilant about not putting any kind of spoiler material on the main blog page to protect people who time shift, but I was so hypnotized by the image of Ally Walker looking so dazed, confused and furious that I couldn't resist making a screencap of it. Won't happen again.
What did everybody else think?