Can you believe it’s almost time for the final season of “Sons of Anarchy?” For six years we’ve happily jumped on board for Kurt Sutter’s messy, chaotic roller coaster ride of a show, and on Tuesday, December 2, that ride will finally come to an end — but not before a few more twists, turns, and upside-down loop things, of course.
MTV News has screened the show’s September 9 premiere, which (season six spoiler alert!) picks up only a couple of weeks after Jax’s wife Tara was brutally murdered by the show’s matriarch, Gemma. It’s an explosive — but also kind of meditative? — start for the season, and needless to say, we’re already chomping at the bit for more.
We obviously can’t disclose the nitty gritty details, but we do want to share the wealth, so here are six things to know about the season premiere of “Sons of Anarchy”:
Um, It’s Dark
Yeah, Tara’s death looms heavy over everyone in the season premiere, which I’m sure you can all understand. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some moments of levity — a couple of them even involve Juice, which is insane given his current life situation — but from the moody, violent opening montage to the, well, moody, violent closing montage, everything that’s happened over the past six years is getting to SAMCRO like never before.
It definitely feels like a final season stakes opener, which is a good thing. We like grand finales. We like closure.
Gemma Feels Remorse
However, don’t for a second think that this means she’s above blaming other people for her bad deeds. Far from it, which brings us to…
Jax Is All In
That is, when he’s not focused on vengeance. Jax is more violent in the episode than we’ve ever seen him before, and Gemma doesn’t help things by framing a rival gang for Tara’s “hit.” The result is gory and extremely messed up, so be prepared for Jax to be more of a twisted anti-hero (Walter White style) than a clear hero for the final season.
Juice Is Cut Off
He’s completely cut off from the club and in hiding, but has a couple of strong allies (one of them being Gemma, the other a fun little surprise) on his side — that is, until someone we like finds out his secret, and he’s forced to take matters into his own, very unstable hands.
Nero Plays A Huge Role
Marilyn Manson Is In It!
“Sons of Anarchy” returns to FX on September 9 at 10 p.m.