SDCC ’13 Recap: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Panel

By July 21, 2013

Fans of “Sons of Anarchy” have become some of the most devoted, loving, and committed fans the television world could possibly hope for. Such fans will be pleased to know that the sneak peeks provided for season six at this year’s Comic-Con panel offered everything you could hope for in a season of “Sons.” Season six is set to open with narration by Jax, one line of which seems to be setting the stage for what can be expected in the coming season.

As Jax stares at his infant son, Thomas, the narration cues in “It’s getting more difficult to be a brother when my decisions are the ones a father has to make.” Jax’s cut had a new patch, which paid homage to his beloved lost friend and brother, Opie Winston. The sight of the crisp white patch set against the otherwise worn in and aged patches and leather is another reminder of how critical the death of Opie Winston is in understanding or anticipating the motives of the characters in the new season.

Over the course of the former five seasons, Jax has been pulled between turning into one of two different fathers – either Clay or JT. Kurt Sutter, creator of the show, wonders, “What father is Jax destined to become?” It seems as though this season may answer that question, depending on the decisions he makes in relation to his family and his brothers. Charlie Hunnam, who plays Jax Teller on the show, points out, “I think Jax fell into the trap of being too powerful…but he’s trying to find his feet…this season.”

Hunnam and the rest of the cast are still adjusting to the loss of Ryan Hurst (who formerly played Opie on the show) on the cast. Hunnam emotionally revealed, “I always envisioned that it would be me and Ryan, Opie and Jax sitting at the table.” Hunnam continued: “At one point we’re going to have to say goodbye to these characters…and it’s going to be painful.” Fans will agree that such a goodbye is hard to imagine.

The new season will premiere on FX on September 10th and will coincide with a new “Sons”-based graphic novel!

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Amanda Story

Amanda Story

Amanda is a GeekNation contributor who lives in Los Angeles.