She would go to any lengths. I don't think she judges the ways and means of the club. I never thought of it as that. Nobody is like, sad. I remember right before I walk out of that living room and toward the rose garden, Charlie and I just hugged each other, really hugged each other, because it was also goodbye for Katey and Charlie after seven years. We lost Clay in season six, so nobody was really safe.
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I think she couldn't live with it any longer. She carried some guilt with the John Teller of it all for all those years, but she's very good at compartmentalizing and just not looking at it. Sons of Anarchy recap: 'Toil and Till'. I don't think Gemma would ever say she was a bad person, but does hearing her father remember her that way confirm in her mind that there was a good, innocent person inside her once? Now that the truth is out, the carnage and all the horrible repercussions of that lie Gemma killing Tara, not a rival gang were really at the hand of Jax.