9. Lee Toric — Donal Logue is the wild card going into the season finale, and I’m not sure exactly what he’s planning. However, I actually wouldn’t be surprised to see him take out Tara, which may be the reason why the living will and Wendy were introduced (plus the huge f**king arsenal on Logue’s bed), which might also suggest a larger role for Wendy next season. Honestly, I’d rather have Tara. Either way, it’s good to see Logue; I only wish he had a bigger story to take him deep into next season. Also, if he doesn’t kill Tara, I predict Sutter will find a way for Toric to take out Unser (who, as you recall, is looking into Toric).
10. Clay Makes a Play — Honest to God, this is my favorite development of the entire season. Yes, it’s frustrating that Clay keeps escaping death, BUT I do like where this is going. To recap: Clay was despondent over losing his patch (and that was a nicely acted little scene, where Clay was weeping), but after the deal with Galen fell through with SAMCRO, Clay decided to make the best of a bad situation and, basically, start his own gun-running side business. “No politics, just money.” He invites Tig to be his right hand man (possibly saving Tig from death next week), and sets up a getaway plan with Galen to get to Belfast for a few months and avoid the ire of Jax.
The way I see this working out, essentially, is that Clay forms his own club, and splits SAMCRO apart. He takes Tig. He probably also takes Bobby and Juice, and now that Jax is in the gun-running business with Nero, next season the two clubs compete over turf and, hopefully, each recruits new members because the show is running out of major characters. For this to happen, Clay and Tig will need to survive the finale, as will Nero.
Stuck in the middle of this all will be Gemma, and I honestly cannot figure out if she’s leaning toward going to Belfast with Clay or staying behind with Nero. It should make for an interesting finale. I can honestly say I’m stoked to see how it turns out, although I predict it will end with a lot of unresolved story lines, as it did at the end of season two (with the kidnapping of Abel).
Or maybe it will end as Conan predicts.