Tonight, “Sons of Anarchy” came to a close on FX, but is it completely crazy to imagine what the show’s future could have been?
Well, the interesting thing here is that at one point, there were serious talks about a spin-off revolving around the early days of the club, which would feature more of its formation and many of the original members. Maybe this is something that will still come to fruition at some point; show creator Kurt Sutter said that he wanted to take a break from the material before eventually returning to it, so maybe this is something to watch out for a couple of years down the road.
For now, we know that Sutter is busy, working hard now on his upcoming FX drama “The Bastard Executioner.” As he said on “Anarchy Afterword” tonight after the finale aired, keeping himself involved in something is basically his way of ensuring that he never dwells too much on what happened; it helps him to get through the mourning period of losing the show.
So what would the show look like had it continued moving forward after Jax’s death? Well, there’s a reason we are not going to see that, since the presumption here is that things will quiet down. Nero, Wendy, and the children are probably going to have some sort of peaceful existence in Norco, though we’re sure his past will occasionally stop by. Meanwhile, the police will try to restore order in Charming, and SAMCRO will pick up the pieces somewhat.
We feel like the wrong interpretation for the finale is that suddenly the streets are going to be safe. We don’t buy that. This is more a temporary calm before some later storm; all Jax did was ensure that the current key players were out of the equation. It was for the sake of his family, his club, and to a certain extent the sake of his own ego.
Still, we’ll envision an eighth season featuring the adventures of Chibs and Tig running the club, especially since we never thought that Tig was going to make it through all of this alive.
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