Look, I’m not trying to bore you with some belabored analysis of the SOA finale. I know some of you (dudes) probably loved, loved, loved it. But I can’t put it to bed without making a point about Kurt Sutter’s repressed spousal rage. Did you notice his perverse enthusiasm for showing his wife in a body bag? Get that lingering tight shot of them zipping up the morgue sack over her purple lips and gray skin. The motivations behind writing the gruesome gang rape from earlier in the series could be easily chalked up to awards-baiting, and Katey did deserve recognition for her work in that season of SOA. Such justifications don’t apply here. It doesn’t take much in the way of acting to play dead. Sutter presented numerous images of his lifeless wife; truly, gratuitously dead Gemma served up ten different ways.
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