(Sorry this took me so long to reply to, anon!)
Okay….so….*cracks knuckles* I wouldn’t even like to start guessing about what shit is going to go down (probably all filler nonsense) this season to even get us to the ending, but if I had the power….THIS is how I’d work to end it:
I think it’s highly unlikely Gemma will be killed off, especially not before the very last episode but as much as I think she deserves a brutal death, I think becoming the new homeless woman would be much more of a torture for her. Having no family, and no ties to the club would kill her slowly and far more painfully I think.
I’m really starting to wonder if killing Tara will be enough for Jax to finally cut the umbilical cord and be rid of her for good. I feel like something really terrible and completely unforgivable (unjustifiable) needs to happen to trigger a very resolute response from Jax, so I fear possibly one of the boys could be on the chopping block. As horrible as it is, I’d personally have the scene with Tara giving Abel his meds come into play this season, and have Gemma baby sitting, stoned out of her mind and forgetting to medicate Abel, leading to Abel winding up in a critical condition (or worse) so that she can’t weasel out of.
Regardless of how it comes about, my perfect ending for Gemma would be: Her in the graveyard walking amongst the headstones of every death she had some level of hand in. JT, Piney, Opie (she played him to kill Clay) and Tara. Knowing she has no family anymore, that everyone has turned their backs on her for good….When she reaches Tara (and/or Abel’s) grave….she looks over and sees the original homeless lady reunited with the family she lost. If that happens, it would blow me away. To see the homeless woman who lost her family as a result of Gemma and Clay’s plot to kill JT get her life back, while Gemma’s own lies in tatters…it would be perfect I feel.
That would also tie in the daughter’s, seemingly random, appearance from last season and if Jax also winds up dead you know there’s no way she can worm back into SAMCRO. She’d just be another old lady and the club doesn’t have a good track record of looking after dead Sons’ wives.
As for the babies. I don’t want to see either of the suffer and I do not want a child’s death to feature on the show, but I feel it has considerable potential as it pushes extremes and Sutter loves that. Ideally, I’d like to see Wendy (maybe with the help of Courtney Love?) get the boys out of Charming and fulfill Tara’s wishes for them. If one of the boys was hurt, it would be the final nail in Gemma’s coffin, and it would be a catalyst for her final fall with everyone who knew her.
In regards to Jax’s end, I really think it’s about time that everyone turns against him. He’s gotten away with SO much shit, over the last couple of seasons especially, and I long for the Sons to see him for what an asshole he’s been and either cut themselves loose or kick him out. I think the club imploding would tie in perfectly with the whole theme of “The Life and Death Of Sam Crow”.
My ideal end for Jax would be him being left with no one but Tig by his side (kind of mirroring Clay’s demise) after all the shit that’s gone on between them it would be interesting to see Jax stuck with the one person he never valued or cared for. Then, just when Jax thinks he’s got at least one friend left and some light at the end of the tunnel….I’d love to see the door to open and August Marks walk in, with an assortment of goons, ready to kill Jax for the Pope set up. (Because if nothing comes of that warehouse scene cliffhanger….WTF?) When the realization sets in that his last brother has turned on him too, I’d love to see “the family flaw” rear its ugly head and to have Jax die of a heart attack. I said it a couple of weeks back that I think it’d be kind of poetic to see Jax go down with chest pains, since he’s been the root cause of so much heartache for the other characters.
Then I’d like to see Tig take the bounty money and put it back into the club in someway. Try to rebuild the club and make it about brotherhood and family again and try to undo the damage and rifts Jax has caused. Or alternatively, just leave Charming in the dust for a new charter with the survivors. Ultimately I think Redwood needs to crumble. To make Otto’s words "Sons live, Redwood bleeds" tie in too. I think SAMCRO will fall, it’s just a question of how.
Ultimately, whatever happens. there are a lot of loose ends that need tying off and threads that need to be carried through from the last few seasons. I think all this would be a nice way of pulling everything that’s happened (some seemingly random and irrelevant events from last season) in the past together and making it “make sense” in the bigger picture, because honestly, the amount of stuff that felt like filler and misdirection that occurred last season was insane…it’d be real nice to actually say "oh, okay, well….at least it all makes sense now"….
I think that’s wishful thinking though. What I’ve heard about what’s coming this season makes me think it’s gonna be a complete and utter clusterfuck! However, if all this does come to fruition, then….well….maybe my faith in Sutter will be restored.
I live in the hollow
Somehow, I have
managed to build
these walls up
around me without
emptiness I have
come to harbor.
I think I found you
inside of these walls,
sometime closer to
yesterday than the
tomorrows I expect
to exist through.
I cannot yet tell if
it was a dream or
reality, though neither
is any less terrifying
than the other.