Sons of Anarchy series finale recap: 'Papa's Goods'

December 10, 2014 1:32 PM

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Sons of Anarchy series finale recap: 'Papa's Goods'

Jax Teller is dead. According to a poll in our recap of the penultimate episode, it's a fate 72 percent of fans expected, with 25 percent correctly predicting that Jax would kill himself on his father's bike. He rode it head-on into the Papa's Goods truck driven by Milo (played by Vic Mackey himself, Michael Chiklis), as roughly 20 cops tailed him. Does that mean it's a predictable ending? Some commenters on our instant react certainly think so. (At the very least, it makes you realize, again, how great FX's pre-season teasers were.) But that doesn't mean it's not satisfying. It was the only way Jackie Boy could go out after what was an otherwise unpredictable plan to make everything fine for those he'd leave behind.

Ever since learning the truth about Tara's murder—and understanding that it was Gemma's lie that fueled his vengeance and massive body count—Jax has been committed to being honest with those he cares about. You think back to what Nero told Wendy during that ride early in the season: How he trusts th...

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