Season 7 of “Sons of Anarchy” has been touted as being more violent and dramatic than the preceding six seasons and it looks as if star Charlie Hunnam thinks so too. Speaking at the Television Critics Association preview on Monday, he was quoted today by Contact Music as saying his character was “broken” and full of “revenge” and “anger.”
Who could blame him after finding his beloved Tara in a pool of blood in their home during the season 6 finale? Her death had been particularly violent and Hunnam’s character, Jax, was found by police holding her body and sobbing. Fans have never doubted that Jax would take matters into his own hands.
Hunnam shared a bit of what’s going on with Jax when we pick things back up for Season 7 of “Sons of Anarchy.” He said, “Jax is in a very schizophrenic state, he’s obviously very sad and vulnerable and broken with this huge amount of revenge and anger in his heart.”
What Jax doesn’t know as the season opens is that his mother, Gemma (Katey Sagal), murdered Tara because she believed it would protect Jax and club. What Jax will do when he finds out is what everyone is waiting to find out.
According to Seattle PI, the show, which premieres Sept. 9, will pick up 10 days after Jax was found with Tara’s lifeless and bloody body. He will start out in prison but will be freed in short order. Then the hunt for Tara’s murderer begins in earnest.
Of the relationship between Jax and Gemma, Hunnam said, “The relationship is similar, if not better than ever. This final betrayal and tragedy in his life has completely demolished any potential of him trusting anyone outside of his immediate circle. In all of the scenes, I’ve been trying to instill a little bit of that sense of, ‘If you’re not my mom, or my children or one of the Sons of Anarchy, you better look out.”
This will no doubt have Gemma as restless as a caged cat. She’s not going to admit her role in all of it without a fight. “She is somewhat duplicitous at this point – not even somewhat,” Sagal said. “What’s coming out of her mouth and what’s going on in her brain are two different things. She has adjusted to the situation based on her basic instinct, which is to survive and keep her family together. That hasn’t changed.”
What all of this says is that Season 7 of “Sons of Anarchy” will be brutal, moving and intense. We wouldn’t want to be Gemma, would you?
“Sons of Anarchy” will premiere on Sept.9 with what will be the seventh and final season for the series. Check back often for updates and spoilers as we get them.