#1: Sons of Anarchy
Your first hint on this should have been the fact that I did a Top 8 Sons of Anarchy episodes list last week. Like Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy has always been able to up the stakes season after season. However, where there were a coup[le slight dips of quality in some of the middle seasons of Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy has managed to improve itself every single season. This season the cards were laid out with Clay finally being set up as the villain, and even though we knew he had to die, he survived. Not only that, he survived in a way that made sense and didn’t stretch credibility. The only potential flaw you can find in this show, which has been much talked about and in my eye amplified simply BECAUSE critics need something to pick at, is the storyline with Juice’s racial secret, something which seemed a wee bit frivolous from the get-go but played out just fine overall. The performances are the best the show has ever seen; standouts are Katie Segal, Charlie Hunnam, Maggie Siff and especially Ryan Hurst. This is, flat-out, the greatest show on television and even if you don’t dig it, you have to respect it.
#1: Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy is helping out a huge charity event called “The BootCampaign”. The Boot Campaign is all about showing support and appreciation for the American troops, both past and present. The Campaign also raises awareness of the challenges that the troops not only face during training and at war, but it helps people become more aware of the challenges that these heroes have after protecting their country; such as emotional, mental, and physical issues.
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- Boot Campaign boots signed by the Sons of Anarchy cast members Kim Coates, “Tig” and Theo Rossi, “Juice”
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I’ve added 363 HD captures from this week’s conclusion to the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ two part season finale into the gallery. All I can say is kudos to the entire crew, cast, and writers…well fucking done.
– Season 4 > Screen Captures > 4×14 – To Be, Act II
** I highly suggest you do not read this if you have yet to see the season 4 finale
Last night’s remarkable “Sons of Anarchy” season finale was packed with revelations.
From Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) taking the SAMCRO throne from evil step-dad Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman), to the Galindo Cartel leaders, including Romeo Parada (Danny Trejo), outing themselves as CIA agents, the episode seemed to change everything.
The Post spoke with SOA creator Kurt Sutter about the explosive season finale and where SAMCRO goes from here.
Q: The season ends with Jax and Tara (Maggie Siff) becoming the new Clay and Gemma (Katey Sagal, Sutter’s real-life wife). Did you know at the beginning of this season that Jax would finally ascend?
A: I did. That was originally gonna happen in the first season, but then I realized there was a lot of fertile ground in Jax’s ascension, and his figuring out what kind of man he would become. But as we get closer to winding up the series, I wanted at least a couple of seasons with Jax in that chair. For me, Seasons 5 and 6 will be about, can Jax take over for Clay and not become Clay. In this position of power, do you have to become as brutal as Clay to survive? Continue reading
** I highly suggest you do not read this if you have yet to see the season 4 finale.
TVLINE | Was it always your plan to have Clay survive the season?
Yeah. The character of Clay was essential to me for at least a couple more seasons. There’s so much more dramatic ground to cover with Jax at the head of that table and Clay now almost the Piney character in that he’s weakened and stripped of some of his previous weight and power. To me, that’s a really interesting dynamic. And quite honestly, I didn’t want to waste the power of Jax having that knowledge and passion and knowing about the deceit that happened and the secret that’s been kept from him for all these years with just one episode of him killing Clay. Because then it’s done. He’s avenged his father’s death and it’s almost like that storyline kind of burns out, and I just feel there’s a lot more story to tell there. I equate it to a little bit of what we did on The Shield. When Vic found out that Shane was responsible for killing Lem, we played out a whole season with those two guys knowing that. It was so much fun to have those two guys [harbor] intense hatred and and yet they had to suit up every day and go to work together. That’s just really fun fertile ground for story.
TVLINE | The Tara-Gemma dynamic was forever altered, too. They’re essentially becoming the same person. Moving forward, what is the one thing that prevents Tara from truly becoming like Gemma?
That was always the idea to have Gemma kind of bring Tara close and ultimately create her own little Frankenstein there. Look, I don’t think we’re going to waste the arc that we built with Tara this season. Meaning, she’s not going to go back to the, “Am I in or am I out?” Tara that we’ve seen previously. But clearly Tara is not Gemma… Tara gives Jax that syringe and says, “This is how you [kill Clay].” Well if it was Gemma, she would have already done it, so there’s still an element of Tara that’s somewhat removed. I don’t thing Tara would actually be able to go up to Clay and put a bullet in his head or put the syringe in the tube. Is Tara really capable of becoming Gemma? And what happens if she’s put in a position where she has to make that ultimate sacrifice for her family and her club? Is she going to be capable of going that dark? So I do think they’re definitely some struggles with Tara yet to play out. Continue reading
I’ve added 3 high quality stills of Charlie from part 2 of the season finale of Sons of Anarchy airing tomorrow night at 10|9c on FX!
– Season 4 > Episodic Stills
I’ve added 274 HD captures from part 1 of the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ season finale into the gallery.
– Season 4 > Screen Captures > 4×13 – To Be, Part 1