TCA 2014: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ finale is still up in the air

Charlie Hunnam portrays Jackson "Jax" Teller in "Sons of Anarchy."
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As FX’s outlaw biker soap opera, “Sons of Anarchy,” gets ready to come to the end of the road, creator Kurt Sutter surely knows how it will all end, correct?

Um, not so fast.

“It could all change. I’m a week and a half behind on Episode 7,” Sutter said. He said that, although he usually has a rough blueprint each season, being flexible usually results in better seasons.

And even though this is the seventh and final season, he’s approaching the evolution of the season the same way. Although he’s headed in a specific direction, “the way I’m getting there could change.”


The final season of “Sons of Anarchy,” which is the highest-rated series on FX, begins Sept. 9 with an extended episode lasting 1 hour, 45 minutes.

Even with its acclaim and popularity, the series has not been able to score a marquee Emmy nomination, and none of the cast has been nominated. But the show’s star, Charlie Hunnam, said he couldn’t care less.

“It doesn’t matter!” Hunnam proclaimed, attachng a bit of raw language to the comment. “There’s a perception that we’re upset, but I don’t give a ... . We make this show for the people who watch the show.”

Last season, Jax Teller (Hunnam) finally secured his leadership of the Sons of Anarchy by killing Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman), his stepfather, for past sins. The season ended with his formidable mother, Gemma (Katey Sagal), brutally slaying Jax’s wife, Tara (Maggie Siff), unbeknown to Jax.

The new season begins 10 days later with Jax in jail on a parole violation, grappling with the loss of the woman he loved. With the club’s full support, he sets in motion the brutal machinations that will lead to complete and merciless retribution.