‘Sons of Anarchy’ season 5: Kurt Sutter justifies shocking [spoiler]

Now that we have had a little bit more time to process what happened on Tuesday night’s episode of “Sons of Anarchy,” it is a little bit easier to look at objectively. If you still haven’t watched the episode, don’t read on; you really don’t want to be spoiled on this one.

From one standpoint, it’s easy to understand why so many are waking up angry and threatening to never watch the show again. Opie is dead, and he was one of the show’s most-popular and interesting characters. But at the same time, this show lives within a world where people like Opie die while Clay and Damon Pope get to keep on living, and it was necessarily in our mind that someone close to Jax had to bite the dust both to pay for his mistakes, and also to pave the way for what is going to be happening next.

So what sort of explanation does executive producer Kurt Sutter have for what happened here? Outside of tearing into bloggers and retweeting a message from someone saying that they would never watch again, he chose tto keep things fairly simple:

“and as in life, sometimes the good ones die.”

So where does SAMCRO go from here with Opie dead? This is the mystery that we are going to try and solve over the next week. Stay tuned, as we are going to have so much more on this question, including previews for the upcoming episode along with more scoop from behind the scenes.

Do you think in some ways that Opie’s death was a necessarily evil, ad have to been able to get over it at all just yet? Be sure to not only share some of your thoughts on this subject below, but also head over here to read our initial reaction to the death.

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