As if Sons of Anarchy hasn't had enough villains to deal with, it wastes no time in adding a few more hurdles for SAMCRO. Evil has a new face in Charming and this time, he comes in the form of Adam Arkin.
When Sons of Anarchy kicks off its second season on September 8, the Chicago Hope star will play someone whose moral compass is not necessarily in keeping with his own. Wreaking havoc as Ethan Zobelle, he'll serve as the frontrunner of his white supremacist crew and is set to open a cigar shop on Main Street in an attempt to suck up to the community and force SAMCRO out.
Arkin describes his character as "a very controlled guy, so the story lines have been intense and the things my character is responsible for are intense." But if there's anything that surprised him, it's that "they're the most enthralling kind of villains. In an environment like Sons where most of the protagonists are incredibly rough around the edges and capable of a certain kind of brutality, whoever is going to come into that environment and be a menace is going to have to change it up."
Arkin isn't alone though. He's arriving with AJ Weston, played by Henry Rollins, a lieutenant of a white separatist organization The League of American Nationalists (LOAN).
"Working with Henry has been one of the bigger revelations of the whole experience for me. I don't think on the surface you can have two more different people than he and I, but right from the start I've felt incredibly comfortable. He's open and authentic and consequently you don't get a lot of mixed messages from Henry," Arkin said of Rollins.
So how will our favorite motorcycle gang deal with this white separatist group now that they're seemingly divided in the wake of Donna's death? Fans will have to stay tuned next Tuesday to find out.