‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 6 Details: ‘It Has to Find Its Endgame’

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With the premiere of Sons of Anarchy season 6 rapidly approaching, Comic Con 2013 wound up serving as a timely platform on which series creator Kurt Sutter and the rest of the cast could whet fan appetites for the furthering adventures of Jax Teller and the rest of SAMCRO, offering a sneak peek at some new footage and a chance for everyone to talk about where their character is headed in the series’ penultimate season.

To that end, the notion of the series reaching its conclusion was an early topic of discussion, and one that Sutter reportedly addressed by stating it was his desire that he and the show not overstay their welcome. So, with Sons of Anarchy tentatively scheduled to complete its run with a seventh and final season, and with the approach to the finale ostensibly starting in season 5 (as Sutter has previously mentioned that it was the beginning of the storyline’s third act), the primary objective for season 6 is to allow the story and the characters to become properly aligned, so that Sutter can begin to orchestrate his “endgame.”

Sutter had this to say about the conclusion of the series and how he envisions it all ending in a “pool of blood” – which seems obvious looking at the season’s poster:

“I think we’ve really created these characters and narratives that have been very organic to this world and I feel like we’re running towards the finish…ultimately it has to find its endgame…I have a sense of what I want the last scene of the show to be. How we’re going to get there and what that looks like, I’m not really sure.”

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Of course, the start of what will be the final season is still 13 episodes away – which will actually work out to be longer, as FX just announced the season premiere (and likely other episodes) will run for 90-minutes – so while Sutter was able to address the possibility of wrapping up his saga of motorcycles, murder and mayhem in the fictional town of Charming, California, he was more focused on discussing where season 6 will be starting – and what big questions about Jax and his future the storyline will be focusing on.

“We begin season 6 a few days after season 5 and I think obviously there’s a lot of big events that happen at the end of season 5 and they will carry us through the season. Can [Jax] be the leader of this outlaw organization and still be a loving father and devoted father? In essence, can he have everything he wants and remain true to who he is? Is he destined to become Clay or is he destined to become JT?”

In that regard, Charlie Hunnam (Jax Teller) was able to comment on how much of a strain taking over as president of the Sons has been for Jax – not to mention the other difficulties in his barely-removed personal life, stemming from his ongoing battle with his stepfather, his tumultuous relationship with his mother and, as was seen late last season, the arrest of his wife Tara (Maggie Siff). Thankfully, Jax has his new VP, Chibs (Tommy Flanagan) onboard to help him through this difficult time, and, according to Flanagan, to stand in for the things Jax’s recent endeavors have left him lacking like, “maybe some conscience?”

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At any rate, Hunnam had this to say about his character:

“I think that he hadn’t anticipated quite how difficult it was going to be to lead. Much like many presidents who follow from their predecessor, it’s a difficult transition. I think that there’s shades of gray…There’s a lot on his agenda, I think.”

But following the events of the season 5 finale, ‘J’ai Obtenu Cette,’ no character likely has more on his agenda than Clay Morrow – who wound up not only being arrested, but realizing he’d been completely outplayed by an increasingly cunning and vicious opponent in his stepson Jax.

For Perlman, Clay’s journey this season will be one of starting over, as his character finds himself in a position of weakness and subjection that is unlike anything he’s ever tackled before. And should he find himself able to withstand the likely onslaught of Damon Pope’s men, he’ll still have Jax’s need for vengeance to look forward to.

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Perlman stated:

“Season 6 is him knowing that there’s no more leveraging. There’s no more maneuvering. There’s no more choices. There’s just this bounty on his head and he’s no longer in control of how many minutes he’s got left. It’s the first time in his life when he’s not in the position to have any fight left in him. He’s worn out all his choices and he’s completely at the mercy of other forces.”

It sounds as though season 6 will begin with several characters operating from incredibly difficult positions, which seems like everyone is exactly where Sutter wants them to be. At any rate, the wait is almost over and fans can see for themselves what the beginning of the end has in store for all of SAMCRO.


Sons of Anarchy season 6 premieres Tuesday, September 10 on FX.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Hitfix

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  1. Kudos to them using Nine Inch Nails in the promo! Def got my attention before anything else lol… Cannot wait to return to Charming tho. One of the best shows on tv and I’m glad Kurt Sutter will be able to see this play out to the end the way he intended

  2. Why is Perlman speaking in rhyme?

  3. While it would be silly to try to predict what will happen during the final scene just yet, I can guarantee it will be a montage because if there’s one thing Kurt Sutter loves more than even himself, it’s a montage.

  4. Definitely one of the best shows out there. Looking forward to the new episodes in September.

  5. how amazing would it be to have Michael Chiklis come into the show at somepoint as a Nomad or from another Charter. only to find out in the fianle he is undercover Vic Mackey working for ICE.

    • They already share the same KUTTERVERSE, with the 1-9ers, and last season finding out that Jimmy Smits started the BizLats. So why not add Mackey?

  6. Thanks for the update. Can’t wait for the new season. Sutter is a story telling genius.

  7. Beyond amped up for this.

  8. I wonder if there’s going to be much involvement with Donal Logue this season? By the end of last season it looked like he was going to be the major force in bringing Terrra down, but now he’s on Copper so I’m guessing any connection with Sons will be brief.

  9. why is there a endgame already,i miss shows going longer 10-or-11 seasons,seems actors get more $ and much less screen time now-so sad

  10. Jax said the transition to prez was filled with shades of grey. Would that be about 50 of them? First episode was off the hook. Tig still crazy as hell, Jemma still lying, and Clay conniving. Awesome touch with the Opie patch. Bring on the rest of the season.

  11. U either get it or u don’t

  12. Is Season 6 really the last season of SOA?? Please tell me NO… Oh my goodness!!

  13. please let me know if season 6 is the last season of SOA Iʻm so sad!! I cried so hard when Opie died I donʻt think I can handle anyone else dying

  14. there will be a season 7 but thats it….
    i love this show and wish it could go on another 7 seasons…
    i also was furious opie died, i went to work the next day pissed off like i lost a family member or friend…lol i even named my cat after him. sutter does a great job of pulling you in like your right there going through everything with jax, almost like ur part of the club.

  15. What they are saying is that the series will end at the end of the 7th season, but before I read this it seemed that the way this season was going I tought it would be the last but I am happy to see that there will be a 7th season. As for how it all will end blood bath fits with the direction the show has taken in my opinion.

  16. like as everyone else I wish they would keep going and not stop at season 7.. but everything has a ending and with jaxs being prez has ben a rough road for him but he has followed his fathers footstep or atleast trying to.. I have named my son after him… with wendy trying to step in over tara is going to play a big part of this.. my feling and my vision of the end is… wendy killing tara, jaxs finding out and he kills wendy.. clay dies in prison from marks incorp… and the rest of the club dies from marks incorp or RECO steps in I have a feeling something like this is going to happen

  17. Enough with this happy ending crap. Everybody dies except the ex-chief, then he dies of cancer. Last shot with Wayne in the hospital bed reading the obits. Fade to black.

  18. The final scene of the show will be Jax riding off into the sunset alone on his bike. No one, but him and the road. No longer wearing his cut which symbolizes the weight of the club off his back. Trust me, Kurt and I go way back.

  19. I don’t think Clay is completely out of the picture. I think he probably arranged something with his lawyer to give to Jax before he died. He still had some legal papers that he stole in season 5 and I think they prove somehow that he is Jax’s real father. If you remember, in season 5 he was also looking at a picture in a photo album of Gemma pregnant in a wedding dress. It was like he was introspective and reflecting, knowing he was Jax’s real father. In Clay’s ending season, he was defeated and no longer angry. When he arranged to speak with his lawyer before he broke out of prison, I think he not only put together things for Gemma, but probably has some kind of manuscript or proof he wants to give Jax, from a true father to his son.

    The episode where Jax shot the incestual abusive mother to Venus I think is foreshadowing Gemma’s ultimate ending. She needs to die at the hands of Jax for true closure to the horrific story. I think all of the secrets come out in season 7.

    Still trying to see the significance of the homeless woman and her involvement in JT’s fatal accident. Why is she no longer with her family?