Sons of Anarchy Boss Weighs In on Brutal, Shocking Death

[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. 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...

'Sons of Anarchy': Kurt Sutter on 'Laying Pipe' and what the death will mean for Jax

"Sons of Anarchy" fans are still reeling from the death of a key character in Tuesday's (Sept. 25) episode, "Laying Pipe." Series creator Kurt Sutter talked with reporters Wednesday morning about why he chose to kill off the character and how it will affect Jax (Charlie Hunnam) going forward.(Spoilers for "Laying Pipe" below.)Sutter says the events leading to Opie's (Ryan Hurst) death -- at the direct hands of other prison inmates, but at the behest of Damon Pope (Harold Perrineau) -- stretch back as far as the end of Season 3, "and it all sort of came together with the death of Piney [William Lucking] last year. We got to the end of that season and I felt there was this circular dynamic happening with Jax and Opie that I felt was very difficult to get out of. ..."Knowing where I want to take my hero and the road I want him to travel, Jax...

'Sons of Anarchy' Creator Kurt Sutter Wanted SAMCRO Member to 'Go Out a Warrior'

The showrunner of FX's biker drama talks about the dramatic, bloody death on Tuesday’s episode.

Maggie Siff On Jax & Tara's 'Sons' Wedding, Becoming Gemma 2.0

" Sons Of Anarchy " took a brief break from its usual brand of high-intensity violence and got a little romantic in this week's episode when Tara (Maggie Siff) and Jax (Charlie Hunnam) got married in a brothel . The union was a significant milestone for the biker drama, and for Siff's character Tara Knowles in particular, who spent much of last season dreaming of a new life for herself outside the motorcycle club's criminal orbit. Read More...

Sons of Anarchy Mega Spoiler for 5.03 "Laying Pipe"

Danger is in the air everywhere you turn on Sons of Anarchy , from Charming to County, where Tig, Chibs, Jax, and Opie are heading straight into a murderous Damien Pope's trap.  With all of that danger, it wouldn't be surprising to hear that someone is going to die soon—but it might surprise you to know that someone is going to die next Tuesday, and that we now know who the potential deceased will be.  EW's Lynette Rice   broke the spoiler and the list of potential candidates, but we have our own opinion on who might be meeting the reaper.  By the time Sons of Anarchy 5.04 "Stolen Huffy" airs on October 2nd, one of these six will be dead: Unser - He's investigating the break-ins and I gotta say, all subtle indications indicate these break-ins are being committed by the Nomads.  If Unser solves the case, he may find himself in need of silencing.  Chance of death: 6 out of 10. Tig - Why do I think this is too obvious?  Somehow I don't believe Damien Pope is done torturing Tig, and he needs him alive in order to do that.  After burning Tig's daughter alive, Pope may have targeted Chibs and Jax to be killed before Tig to compound his sorrow. Chance of death:  2 out of 10. Clay - Get out of town.  So not a candidate for death.  Clay has too much story juice left to die unexpectedly.  Killing Clay would be a stupid story mistake at this point, and this show just doesn't make those kinds of mistakes.  Chance of death: 0 out of 10. Juice - I love Juice, and have spoken with Theo Rossi and find him to be a great guy, so I say this with all love:  Juice is not significant enough at this point in the story to get killed.  He's gone through hell and back, and very much starting from a clean slate.  The time to kill him effectively has passed, he's too peripheral at this point to waste a death on.  Chance of death: 1 out of 10. Opie - Again, I just don't buy this as a possibility because Opie has so much more to do in the story.  He's in the midst of his character's darkest journey, and his inner Son has emerged to pledge his protection to his fellow SOA brothers.  On the other hand, Opie's death would be a huge catalyst for transforming Jax.  You could say that Opie, Jax, Tig, and Chibs have entered the 'Underworld' phase of the story, a sort of archetypal plot point where the heroes enter an existential or literal dark world and emerge changed and prepared to face the enemies that at one point seemed unstoppable. The death of Opie would certainly fill Jax with rage.  For that reason alone I give this unlikely Chance of Death 5 out of 10, because it WOULD be a huge twist. Tara - Okay. Here we go.  Let's face it, none of us want to see it, but killing Tara now would be extraordinarily effective, particularly since she just got married to Jax this week.  It would certainly evoke the Shakespearean level of tragedy Sons of Anarchy is so known for, and frankly previews for "Laying Pipe" suggest a conflict between Tara and Gemma full of threats of death of one or the other.  Maybe too obvious, but like Opie since it would come with such great foreshadowing and setup, and would no doubt be a game changer,  I have to give Tara a 6 out 10. So there you have it.  Unser is our choice for the Sons of Anarchy death-pool.  I hate to say it but Unser has really become a more and more peripheral character since he was booted from the Charming PD. Dayton Callie is wonderful to watch on Sons of Anarchy , but I have a hard time thinking of him as much of a player as the season goes on.  I think who kills him is going to be the big shocker, but we'll all have to tune in to Sons of Anarchy "Laying Pipe" Tuesday, September 25th at 10PM on FX to find out. Take Our Poll

Sons of Anarchy Episode Preview: Behind Bars

Have you gotten Jax and Tara a wedding present yet? Don't worry. You still have 364 days, according to proper etiquette. In the meantime, following last night's surprising Sons of Anarchy wedding , you can focus your efforts on the following preview for "Laying Pipe," which will find Jax, Opie and other SAMCRO members behind bars, hoping to avoid a shiv at the hands of one of Pope's henchmen. Will Jax be able to keep all his boys alive? He seems concerned over that rather pressing issue in the official FX preview. Watch now;

Sons of Anarchy Promo - 5.03 "Laying Pipe"

After last nights Sons of Anarchy , we know that Jax, Chibs, Tig, and Opie are headed to county where Pope's law enforcement and inmate connections aim to leave one of them dead.  The CIA is flirting with the idea of not offering them any protection, and simply letting those members die in favor of a 'backup' plan.  Looking at this trailer from next week's "Laying Pipe", it appears that the CIA is going to rely on the backup plan. Of course, no matter how tense it becomes we know most of the Sons will make it out of jail alive.  Seeing how they pull it off is part of the fun, the other part is what happens afterwards.  In traditional myths, a journey to jail counts as the archetypal 'underworld' journey where the heroes emerge into a changed world, or themselves changed in some significant way.  It seems that in this case,  Clay is going to get a bit closer to Jax's secret deal, a secret that could ruin his reputation amongst the sons.  For the CIA's part, they need Clay more than Jax, so the big question after watching this preview is just what will they tell Clay if they assume Jax, Chibs, Tig, and Opie are going to buy the farm.  Sons of Anarchy at its best. I must say, one of the most interesting scenes in the promo is Jax and Damien Pope.  Jax says "I'm not going to war." and Damien Pope replies "You're already in it, son."  This suggests that Pope is not content to merely get an eye for and eye, he intends to take out the Sons of Anarchy completely.  Pope's seemingly infinite resources would make him the most challenging for the SOA so far.  Have any theories yet on how the Sons of Anarchy could turn the table if diplomacy fails?  Be sure to share them in our Sons of Anarchy forum. Sons of Anarchy "Laying Pipe" Premieres Tuesday at 10PM EST on FX.