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'Sons of Anarchy' recap: The table's divided, and it's a small world after all

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t watched this week’s Sons of Anarchy, stop reading now. The levity of Walton Goggins’ Venus Van Dam cameo was nowhere to be found. Unless, of course, you count setting a murder to a glitter globe version of “It’s a Small World.” Was that more, less, or equally as brilliantly twisted as setting multiple homicides to “What a Wonderful World” in the season 4 premiere? Shall we call it a tie? Let’s break it down. READ FULL STORY

Still sexy and we know it -- TV hotties over 55

Tuesday nights bring a double-dose of pentagenerian sexiness with Ellen Barkin on The New Normal and Dennis Quaid on Vegas. But these two aren’t the only sexy stars over the age of 55. Read more to see the hottest stars on television who still rock our world after all these years.

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'Sons of Anarchy' recap: The hilarious business of blackmail (and the best guest spot ever?)

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s Sons of Anarchy, stop reading now. There’s a guest spot that should remain a surprise. Now, let’s dig in. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch poll: Who is TV's best crier?

Last week, my colleague Mandi Bierly wrote a post about TV’s greatest tearjerkers that got me thinking about all my personal favorites, many of which came up in the comments. But as I constructed my list of favorite scenes, I realized that there are some actors who really know how to deliver the waterworks. There are some who, without fail, have the power to reduce me to a sobby mess.

Last night, for example, I was watching the latest Sons of Anarchy and realized that Charlie Hunnam is very much one of those actors. As gruff, strong Jax Teller, it isn’t often that we see Hunnam get to flex that particular emotional muscle. But when he does — man, it’s fantastic. [Sons spoiler ahead...] Two weeks ago, when Opie died in prison, the impact of the moment in itself made me tear up. But it was Jax’s reaction that really got me. And last night, at Opie’s wake, it happened again. I had to rehydrate after that.

So when I really got to thinking about it, I realized that there are only a few actors that have this power over me. My top 5 — in no particular order — are listed below. READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy' recap: The Lost Boy

First things first, that song you want to download, the one played over Opie’s wake, is Greg Holden’s “The Lost Boy.” I got chills when the procession started behind Jax as more voices were added to the repeating chorus: “I will not be commanded/ I will not be controlled/ And I will not let my future go on/ Without the help of my soul.” And then it went back to one voice again, as Jax slammed the door shut on the hearse with a flash of anger on his face. What I liked about that: Jax is holding it together now, making smart decisions, and thinking long-term. It was a reminder of what an effort that is, and how much fight is still in him (for better or worse).

What Jax did right this hour: READ FULL STORY

Sad TV: Has rubbernecking ever turned you into a new fan?

In our annual reader-voted Season Finale Awards, we include the special category Biggest Regret That I Didn’t See It, I Just Heard or Read About It. Two of the three years, the winner has involved a death. This week, after Sons of Anarchy killed off a fan favorite, the reaction reached that level. Our recap has more than 1,000 comments. More than one person has said they’ve never seen the show before, but they had to read it to find out what happened because their Twitter and Facebook timelines lit up with people talking about the episode. Last night’s emotional Grey’s Anatomy premiere set off another blaze. (Read our recap. Watch that episode on Hulu.)

We’ve talked about the TV moments that made us cry and left scars. But we’ve never discussed the moments of rubbernecking that turned us into new (or returning) fans of shows. Have you ever searched for a recap or clip of a sad moment on a show you weren’t currently watching and then decided to start? (I’ve had at least one person tell me she’s now given Sons of Anarchy a season pass.) Or do you always turn your head around and simply stay tuned to your regularly scheduled programs?

Read more:
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ recap: Life Support
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Jessica Capshaw on Arizona shocker: This is not ‘a story of defeat’
InsideTV Podcast: Why ‘Sons of Anarchy’ had to kill off [SPOILER]. Plus: ‘Homeland,’ ‘Last Resort’ and ‘Survivor’
‘Sons of Anarchy’ react: The death of [SPOILER] is series’ saddest moment
‘Sons of Anarchy’: Kurt Sutter explains last night’s death

TV's greatest tearjerkers: Which moments made you cry?

A war is raging in the comments of our recap of last night’s Sons of Anarchy: Some fans think a character’s brutal, tragic end was epic storytelling (our view), while others consider it a sucker punch. To bring a little peace, let’s focus on the fact that people on both sides of the debate fought back tears and, more often than not, lost the battle and sobbed. In a world where we’re constantly deleting episodes from our DVRs to make room for the next ones, moments that stay with us are special.

We want to do a gallery of TV moments that left scars. The wounds can be fresh (Anna reuniting with Pearl on The Vampire Diaries, anyone?), or faded (I still remember curling up in my mother’s lap after watching Brian’s Song and tear up when I talk about this one episode of Three’s Company or even read the title of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode “The Body“).

Your picks, your stories. Go!

'Sons of Anarchy' react: The death of [SPOILER] is series' saddest moment

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Sons of Anarchy yet, STOP READING. Sorry, West Coast, we need to start the viewer support group nowREAD FULL STORY

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Jose:

“Nothing says endless love like capital murder.”

–Jax (Charlie Hunnam) on Sons of Anarchy

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Tuesday, Sept. 18, and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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New ‘Sons of Anarchy’ season 5 promo: More threats! More jail time! — VIDEO

'Sons of Anarchy': Who got a little misty?

Have you recovered from last week’s emotional season premiere? FX sent the first two episodes to TV critics together, which was fitting because in episode 2, “Authority Vested,” smoke was still coming off poor Dawn’s body when Jax, Bobby, and Chibs (“Tiggy!”) arrived on the scene. But also because together, they show you what this series is capable of: Brutality that landed a spot on our list of TV’s most disturbing scenes ever and moments of love and loyalty that bring a tear to the eye. SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t seen tonight’s episode! READ FULL STORY

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