'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...



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