Sons Of Anarchy Season 4
Kurt Sutter talked about the changes
the finale sets up for season four.
On how Jax is now going to
operate differently than John did
• "Jax was finding out that John's whole life was
essentially a lie and that he was going to bail on it."
• "His dad was going to bail on Gemma and had this kid
with this other woman, and ultimately that he wasn't as
strong a man as Jax had envisioned him to be."
• "Jax is not running away, and he is committed to Tara,
and he's not looking for something outside of the life.
Obviously, the decisions that he makes put him deeper
into the machinations of the club. He's distanced himself
from the notion of trying to change things."
• "Really, in a lot of ways, he's becoming more like his
On when season four will pick up
• "There will be a gap in time. I haven't decided if we'll
start with them in jail and getting out or if we'll begin with
them already out of jail, but we're not going to spend half
a season or a season in jail. Sons is not going to
On what Charming will look like
in 14 months
• "It'll be a different Charming. There will be a new mayor
and a new sheriff. The 21st century is going to land at
SAMCRO's doorstep. It'll be interesting, because the
21st century will also bleed into their lives."
• "The gun business will be exponentially bigger as a
result of the Irish deal, so they themselves will be
upgrading, but everything else around them will also be
• "Not that I'm thematically trying to make a big point in
terms of all that, but Charming really has been Mayberry
—it's been an anachronism, and in my mind, we'll start to
see that shift, and how do they handle that shift. Do they
try to throw the brakes on it?"
• "Do they embrace it? What happens to the big fish when
the pond gets bigger?"
On the club's struggling finances
• "They've had a tough run, ever since Abel was born,
between legal fees and everything else, but I do think
that, as Clay said to Gemma, this is an opportunity for
them to finish big. We'll see that start to happen."
On whether Kozik will stick
• "I love Kenny Johnson and I love the character, but I
didn't vote him in was because I wanted to leave it up in
the air a little bit. I thought it would have been too neat if
they had all this conflict and then it just went away."
• "Because we did spend so much time away from our
core guys this season, next season I really want to find
some great storylines for our guys. Kenny is such a great
actor that I don't want to waste that on some little three-
• "If I can use him, then I really want to find a way to use
him rather than have him reduced to one of the guys
riding up on a bike.”
On Happy's place in the cast
• "I say this not in a judgmental or flip way, but really in a
character way, that a little Happy goes a long way. Do
you know what I mean?"
• "Too much Happy storyline is overwhelming. The
moment he had in the torture scene where everyone is
appalled and he's smiling like a four-year-old, that's all
• "Happy is a little bit of the sociopath, and you don't like it
to get too stereotyped or clichéd. But D.L. will definitely
be around. I think he'll be in 9-10 episodes next season."
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Sons Of Anarchy Season 4