[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Tuesday's episode of Sons of Anarchy. Read at your own risk.]
Tuesday's episode of Sons of Anarchy took viewers deeper inside the history of Venus Van Dam.
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Although the transsexual escort — played by The Shield and Justified star Walton Goggins — was introduced as part of a comedic blackmail scheme last season, the character's most recent appearance took a more serious, emotional turn. When Gemma (Katey Sagal) tells a jailed Nero (Jimmy Smits) that Venus turned up at Nero's place with a shiner after a family altercation regarding Venus' "nephew," Nero urges Gemma to ask Jax (Charlie Hunnam) to help Venus out.
As Venus explains to Jax and the boys...
On FX's Sons of Anarchy, Jax Teller's road to hell has always been paved with good intentions. That will be especially true in Season 6.
"Jax is trying to balance being a good father, a good husband and a good leader of an outlaw organization — therein lies the tragic flaws of this guy," creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter tells TVGuide.com. "He's got this sense of, 'I can unplug us from all the bad sh--. Let's go legit — let's head in that direction because that's going to keep us alive.' As the season progresses, the question is: How do you unplug if people perceive you as the source of power? And is it too late? Are things set in motion in such a way where it just can't be done? That's really the quest for him this season."
Sons of Anarchy boss: "Controversial" Season 6 premiere is the catalyst for series' final act
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Sons of Anarchy is riding into its sixth season in style.
The FX drama will return with a 90-minute episode, premiering on Sept. 10 at 10/9c on FX, the network announced Wednesday.
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[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the Season 5 finale of Sons of Anarchy. Read at your own risk.]
"You can't sit in this chair without being a savage."
After a season-long examination of what kind of leader Jax Teller would become as president of the outlaw motorcycle club at the center of FX's Sons of Anarchy, Jax offers up the words above as his ultimate conclusion. And there's plenty of evidence to support his case.
Sons of Anarchy: What kind of leader will Jax become?
After successfully getting the club out of transporting drugs for the cartel and dealing major weapons for the Irish, Jax (Charlie Hunnam) still had one item on his agenda: killing his predecessor Clay (Ron Perlman). But because Jax's vice president Bobby (Mark Boone Jr.) cast the only vote against killing Clay as a club action, Jax had to get creative...
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14. Best Shout-out: The gifts just keep on coming for Castle fans. Now that Castle and Beckett are together, the writer decides that they need a couple name. "So we're Brangelina now?" Beckett asks. "No, no. We're Rickate. No, we're Katick," Castle muses. "Caskett. Ooh! That's good because of the whole murder thing." Let's face it: Castle has never met a meta reference it didn't like.
13. Worst Case of Mistaken Identity: Serena and Nate go ballistic (well, Nate just turns his head to the side like a dog) when they see their respective new significant others, Steven and Sage, dining together on Gossip Girl. Serena's boyfriend, Steven, is all too...
Joel McHale's Sons of Anarchy character doesn't have a last name. There are a few possible explanations for this, according to the Community star, who starts a two-episode arc on Sons tonight: "That's either some serious arrogance, or he's...
Rocker Dave Navarro will guest-star in the final two episodes of Sons of Anarchy this season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, the Jane's Addiction guitarist will play a member of....
"Heavy is the head that wears the crown," goes the old saying. And as Jax Teller, antihero of FX's Sons of Anarchy and new president of the titular motorcycle club, will discover this season, it's heavier still with two new influences whispering in his ears.
Fresh off its most watched season, the oft-described Hamlet-on-Harleys will likely get another boost from Dexter/NYPD Blue vet Jimmy Smits and Lost/Oz alum Harold Perrineau, who both join for lengthy stints in Season 5 as a dubious ally and a formidable enemy, respectively.
Lauren Graham, Ray Romano
Once upon a time, I'd watch FX's Sons of Anarchy begrudgingly because it was popular. Now I'm watching because it's good. As in bad. As in: bad things happening to bad people. Consequences = drama. And that's rarely been more evident than as the fifth season gets underway Tuesday (10/9c), with the motorcycle club torn apart from within and without, capped by an act of retribution that's horrific even by this show's violent standards.
Derek Anthony and Harold Perrineau
Harold Perrineau is getting in touch with his meaner side this season on Sons of Anarchy. The season opener (Tuesday, Sept. 11, 10/9c, FX) will find the former Oz and Lost actor playing Damon Pope, a dangerous adversary for the club — understandable, given that SAMCRO was responsible for the death of his daughter last season. Perrineau spoke with TV Guide Magazine about the perils of crossing his SOA character and still being "That Guy From Lost."