20The Truth About Jax’s Father (saved)

John Teller in Sons of Anarchy

From the very first episode of Sons of Anarchy, we are drawnto the show’s central character, Jax Teller (played by Charlie Hunnam). The brooding young prince of the Redwood Originals has a lot to live up to. He’s the son of John Teller, one of the club’s legendary founders, who

passed when Jax was a boy.

When Jax discovers his dad’s secret journals, the audience is clue into an awful possibility: that Jax’s mom Gemma and stepfather (and SAMCRO leader) Clay Morrow were behind John Teller’s untimely demise. This storyline simmers slowly over many episodes and even once “resolved,” continues to present a central problem: John Teller wanted the outlaw bike club to go legit. Could that ever be possible after all the crazy stuff that’s gone down? It’s a question that never stops defining the course of the show.

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