[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Tuesday's episode of Sons of Anarchy.]
Tuesday's episode of Sons of Anarchy was, in a word, brutal.
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Not only did the episode feature a graphically violent death-by-beating, but it also killed off one of the show's most beloved characters. The newly incarcerated Jax (Charlie Hunnam) was told by Damon Pope (Harold Perrineau) that in order to end the beef between their respective gangs, Jax would have to give Pope half of the money SAMCRO earns muling cocaine for the cartel. The second demand was much trickier: Pope also told Jax to choose which one of the brothers he had walked into prison with — Tig (Kim Coates), Chibs (Tommy Flanagan), and Opie (Ryan Hurst) — would not be walking out.
While mulling over the decision, Jax...
Now that Jax has taken over as president of SAMCRO, the Sons of Anarchy antihero has finally fulfilled his destiny by following in his father's — and stepfather's — footsteps. Will Jax (Charlie Hunnam) go the route of John Teller, who died in servitude of the club, or Clay (Ron Perlman), who lost his way and ultimately became the enemy of the club? Either path Jax takes, one thing is for certain: "There is no show without Jax."
That's what creator Kurt Sutter expressed to reporters at FX's Television Critics Association fall TV previews Saturday. Going into the fifth season, Sutter said he's already planning for the end.
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After Clay (Ron Perlman) killed Piney (William Lucking), put a hit out on Tara (Maggie Siff) and beat his wife Gemma (Katey Sagal) to a bloody pulp in an effort to protect his secrets, Jax (Charlie Hunnam) ousted his stepfather from the president's seat. But it's going to be far from a cushy job.
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Jax has the immediate threat of retaliation from Damon Pope (guest star Harold Perrineau), whose daughter was accidentally killed...
It was a night full of F-bombs as the creator and cast of FX's motorcycle club drama Sons of Anarchy roared into Wednesday's PaleyFest event, moderated by Variety's Stuart Levine. While executive producer Kurt Sutter was shy to reveal too much about the upcoming season to the packed crowd, TVGuide.com caught up with him on the red carpet to get the scoop on Season 5. We learned that the show will pick up about a month after the events of the finale, which saw Jax (Charlie Hunnam) take his seat at the head of SAMCRO's table, stripping the presidency away from Clay (Ron Perlman). How will things be different now? Read on to find out what's ahead:
[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the Season 4 finale of FX's Sons of Anarchy. Read at your own risk.]
There was pretty much only one question on viewers minds heading into Sons of Anarchy's Season 4 finale: Was Clay going to die?
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He certainly had done enough to deserve it.