It's pretty safe to say that nobody is having a great time on "Sons of Anarchy" right now. Last week's episode, "Toil and Till," found the boys of SAMCRO starting an all-our war as they sought bloody vengeance in all the wrong places, while Gemma (Katey Sagal) just tried to hold things together at home. (And by "hold things together," I actually mean "keep her son from finding out that she murdered the mother of his children.")
However, as bad as all of this is, no one is having a worse time than Juice (Theo Rossi) at the moment, and his bad blood with the club probably won't clear up anytime soon -- especially if they find out about his role in covering up Tara's murder. Juice made the "interesting" decision to stick around town despite his wanted-man status during "Toil and Till," and MTV News talked to Rossi himself to get the scoop on what might happen next with the club now that he's decided to live in their general vicinity.
"Probably, at this point, Chibs is the only one [Juice can trust], because Chibs knows everything, and they have a specific relationship where he has watched over him, forever," Rossi told us over the phone. "Since this entire downfall of Juice trying to take his own life, Chibs has really been his lifeline, and his companion. He trusts him in every way. So of course, that's the one he reaches out to."
Juice did call Chibs last week in a last-ditch effort to reestablish communication, but it looks like we're going to have to wait and see whether or not Chibs has his back when the two men finally meet face-to-face. Rossi sounded confident in his assertion that Chibs would not shoot Juice on sight, but he was less enthusiastic when it came to Juice's chances with Jax (Charlie Hunnam).
"Everyone is ultimately on Jax's orders," Rossi explained. "I would say at this point, [Juice's biggest threat] has gotta be Jax. The last time you saw these two together was that betrayal moment. And right now, where Jax's head is at, I don't think anybody is safe."
Based on all the dead bodies he's left in his wake over the past couple of weeks, we're going to have to agree with Rossi on this whole not trusting Jax thing. But it's inevitable that the two men (and the rest of SAMCRO) will meet and face a judgment day of sorts over the next several weeks, since this is the "Final Ride" -- and any "SoA" fan who is expecting a fairy tale ending for the citizens of Charming should probably hop off the bike right now.
"I don’t even know what a happy ending is for these characters, in this world," Rossi concluded. "You're not going to see Juice working at a comic book store. You’re not going to see Jax deciding he wants to become a lawyer. The fact is, we've gone down some really dark roads, here. How do you recover? The happy ending all depends... each character has a definition of what their happy ending is. For me, Juice's happy ending would just be peace. Whatever that peace is -- whether that's not being in this world, or being in this world -- I just want to see him at peace. This guy is a wreck."
"Sons of Anarchy" airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.