Tonight, the series finale of “Sons of Anarchy” aired on FX, and to call this an emotional two hours of television would be an understatement. It was a difficult episode to process, but the ending seemed appropriate. (SPOILERS ahead.)
Jax Teller, after years of fighting and trying to find his way in Charming, is no more. He decided to pull into traffic, and he was killed after a violent collision with a truck (driven ironically by Michael Chiklis).
After the show, creator Kurt Sutter and star Charlie Hunnam sat down to discuss everything on “Anarchy Afterword,” and as you would have expected, this was an emotional chat. One of our favorite moments was reading Hunnam explaining why he really wanted to play this part so badly:
“When I read the initial pilot, there was something so immediate in [how you created that character] … I felt an odd need, almost like a fatherly or brotherly love, that I needed to get this role.”
The show also aired a video tribute to Hunnam and Sutter featuring many of the cast members, and that included Katey Sagal, Ryan Hurst, and many more. (Hooray for a sort-of-Opie sighting!)
This special really was not about so much trying to get individual answers on many of the events of the finale. Instead, it was more of an opportunity to see and hear more from the people behind the scenes about what the show means to them. For Sutter and Hunnam, this show marked many years of your lives and countless memories.