Thanks to twitter user @kellybelle3 for recording it on her phone. Will updated the post whenever a better version pops up. :)
'Sons of Anarchy': Kurt Sutter talks Season 6, Jax, Clay and happy endings
When it comes to "Sons of Anarchy," creator Kurt Sutter has an end in mind. He's been very open about the fact that his story for the show will be complete after the seventh season. With the Season 6 premiere closing in fast, the time for the show's home stretch is at hand.
However, looking back on the events of Season 5, the show's characters have never been in the middle of more turmoil and chaos. Zap2it had the chance to talk with Sutter about some of those characters, and the direction they are heading in Season 6. Be warned, the discussion contains spoilers through Season 5.
Zap2it: In his rise to power within the club, Jax (Charlie Hunnam) has become a great example of how corrupting absolute power can be in a person. Going into Season 6, where is his story heading?
Kurt Sutter: I think it's somewhat on that trajectory. There's a scene in episode 2 with Tara, where Jax talks about how the death of Opie is what's driving him and ultimately it's hard for him to step away now, because if he does, he sees that Opie's death was in vain. Opie set himself up, knowing where it was all going to a certain extent. And him sacrificing himself for the club, for Jax to walk away would be dishonoring his memory. That's what I'm talking about when I say the ghost of Opie is living in Jax, in at least the first half of the season, and is sort of motivating him to ... not necessarily go rogue, but perhaps pushing him down this path where he may be leaping before he looks.
We spoke with Ron Perlman at Comic-Con about Clay in Season 6. He says playing the character has become very uncomfortable, because he isolated and no longer a part of the SAMCRO world. Does that isolation reverberate through his character?
Yeah, you know it's interesting. Actors always sort of tend to experience what their characters are going through. When you've been part of something so long, and are so committed to it ... It's so ironic because I think a lot of what Ron is feeling, in terms of what's going on with Clay, is really what Clay is feeling. When you've been playing these characters so long, and I saw it on "The Shield" too, it's hard to distance yourself from it and not wear it. Not that they can't distinguish reality from fiction, but you just wear it for a certain amount of time. To be a sort of vital part of this environment for so long, then all of a sudden to do these things that have you exiled from it all, and now you're living this other life. It's as difficult, I think, for Ron as it is for Clay. And it's really interesting to see the impact that has on Ron. You know, it's been a difficult season for him, because Clay has had the wind taken out of him, and he's separated and has been betrayed by the woman he loves, and yet on some level knows he's responsible for that. He's on this very different, and I think really interesting, trajectory. I think, for me, it's the most honest and real we've ever seen Clay. I think it's truly more who he is as a man than anything else we've seen to date.
When the show began, Tara (Maggie Siff) was a promising young surgeon who seemed to have her whole life ahead of her. While she now has a family, it seems everything in her life outside of the club has taken a complete nosedive.
You know, Maggie and I have conversations about who she is and where she's going all the time. But, I gotta tell you, and I've always said this whether it was conscious or unconscious, when Tara was being pursued by Agent Kohn (Season 1), she really felt like her life was in danger, because he was a federal agent and nobody was going to believe her and nobody was going to protect her. So she came back to the one guy she knew could do it. I think when that happens, when Jax kills Kohn in episode 7, to be okay with that and for them to consummate the relationship ... Once that happens, I think it's really about "Okay, I'm in." That was a decision she made, and I felt like at that point she could not be spared the consequences of the life. She's trying to, but ultimately once she made that decision that she was part of it, she's subjected to the same circumstances as everybody else.
You've said you have an idea for the end of the show, the final shot. Without asking for specific names, is there a happy ending at the end of this journey for anyone?
You know, here's how I describe all this: It's a heavy world, it's a dark world but as heavy and violent as it is, I like to think that ultimately there is some sense of hope. So that it's sad and heavy, but there is always some sense of hope. Will it be a happy ending? No, but I do think that there will be something hopeful about the way it ends.
Scoop from TVGuide + TVLine
What can you tell me about the upcoming season of Sons of Anarchy? — Frank
ADAM: This season's major antagonist, Donal Logue's former U.S. Marshal Lee Toric, proves how formidable he can be in the premiere when he attempts to turn an incarcerated Clay against the club. (Unfortunately for Jax & Co., Clay finds Toric's offer to be plenty tempting.) Meanwhile, Tara will take a very "hands-on," do-it-yourself approach to surviving her time in the Big House. And if you think Tara being in jail is the biggest threat to her relationship with Jax, think again.
Question: Please can you spare some scoops on Sons of Anarchy? —John
Ausiello: Incarcerated Tara’s inner Pit Bull — which viewers first met last season when she went to town on Wanda De Jesus’ unhinged madam — will rear its ugly head again in the Sept. 10 season premiere. Also making a cameo in the super-sized opener: Charlie Hunnam’s naked arse.
Title of the first 3 episodes of season 6
6.01 - Straw
6.02 - One One Six
6.02 - Poenitentia (i googled it and it means something like "regret")
SOA Q&A: Paris Barclay on Redemptive Season 6, Internal Club Strife, Impending Character Deaths
Paris Barclay is the man behind the camera on Sons of Anarchy.
And the director might know more about events to come on Season 6 than just about anyone not named Kurt Sutter, which is why we're so afraid by the concluding statement Barclay gave us on the red carpet of Comic-Con:
"Everyone who starts this isn't gonna make it."
Elsewhere in the exclusive Q&A, the director dubs this the season of "redemption" and also talks about chickens coming home to roost. Along with a dead kitten.
omfg i love ron perlman, katey sagal, and donal logue sooooo much this promo got me exciteeed! :)
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