Jax Is Out for “Vengeance” in Sons of Anarchy’s Final Season

2014 Summer TCA Tour - Day 14

Yesterday, we provided you with a list of the five best Sons of Anarchy supporting characters, but today, we have news from the series’ cast and creator, as they talked about the show’s final season at the TCA press tour yesterday and discussed Jax’s thirst for “vengeance” after Tara was killed in the show’s season finale last year.

“He’s obviously very sad and vulnerable and kind of broken, but there’s a huge amount of vengeance and anger in his heart,” Charlie Hunnam said about his character. “The way all of that is processing, at least in the very beginning, is [starting] to have a numbing effect. He knows what he wants to do, and that’s where all of his energy is going to go, but he can’t get away from the fact that the love of his life has been taken from him.”

Jax’s journey for revenge may take some unexpected detours, however, as Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter admitted that while he knows how the series will end, how exactly he ends up there is still something that he’s figuring out.

“I’m a week and a half behind on Episode 7,” Sutter said yesterday. “I came in with how I wanted this season to end, which will be the end of the series, and we’re heading in that direction. But things change with different story ideas; it’s always been heading in the same direction, but the way I’m getting there continuously changes.”

Sons of Anarchy kicks off its seventh and final season September 9 on FX with an hour and forty-five minute premiere. Season seven will consist of 13 episodes and picks up only 10 days after Tara’s murder, which unbeknownst to Jax, was committed by his own mother, Gemma.

“She’s somewhat duplicitous,” Katey Sagal said of Gemma. “It’s not even somewhat. What’s coming out of her mouth and what’s going on in her head are two different things. She’s made adjustments to the situation based on her basic instinct, which is to survive and keep her family together. She is still all about that.”

It appears that, at least at the beginning of season seven of Sons of Anarchy, Jax and Gemma’s relationship will be back to the best it has ever been. In fact, it might be even be “better than ever,” according to Hunnam.

“This final betrayal [has] completely demolished any potential of him trusting anyone outside of his immediate circle,” Hunnam said about Jax. “In all of the scenes, I’ve been trying to instill a little of that sense. Unless you’re my mom, my children or one of the Sons, you’d better watch out.”

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Chris is the Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and Film, he has been writing for TVOvermind for over two years and has written about several different television shows, such as New Girl, Breaking Bad, Glee, and Homeland. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13) or email (chris@tvovermind.com).
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