When it comes to Grim Reapers, it’s never going to get better than William Sadler’s Death in Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, but FX’s Sons of Anarchy is turning Charlie Hunnam’s Jax Teller into a quasi-monster that demands fear and respect. And I, for one, am not about to get in his way. Above is the third teaser for Season 7, which will be audiences’ final ride with SAMCRO and the rest of Charming’s elite. I think I feel a tear coming…no, wait, it’s just whiskey.
These teasers admittedly don’t do much for anyone looking for major clues as to where Season 7 is going. At least this one features a helicopter that Jax seems pretty interested in. Is the helicopter a metaphor for grief, or does this represent an actual threat to the club?
Perhaps a hint can be found in Sons of Anarchy’s latest guest star addition, The Cosby Show’s Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who has signed on for at least two episodes to play an associate of T.O. Cross (Michael Beach). Cross is the president of the Grim Bastards, a SAMCRO acquaintance who was at the center of some heat back in Season 5 when they covered up for one of the guys involved in Opie’s murder. (We miss you, Ope!) Maybe all this reaper business is referring to the Bastards?
The series’ Facebook page recently shared a photo with two of Season 7’s other notable guest stars, Marilyn Manson and The Bridge’s Annabeth Gish. He’ll play a white supremacist locked up inside Stockton Prison, while she will play Charming’s new sheriff, as their last one didn’t make it out of last season alive.
We got our first look at Manson’s Ron Tully the other day, and boy does he have a sweet smile. It’s not quite clear how he’ll play into Jax’s world, but we’re pretty interested to see how it goes. Maybe that is where the Grim Bastards come into the story, since one good racist deserves an entire gang of enemies.
Though we see through the teasers that Jax obviously won’t spend all season in jail, he certainly starts there, as the season opens not too long after the events of the finale. You might recall a certain bludgeoning-turned-stabbing involving Gemma and Tara, as well as the successive shooting involving the Sheriff and Juice. Well Jax is behind bars for that, somehow, but I’m sure a technical error will put him back on his bike and on the streets, where no one is safe. Not even Courtney Love, who also guest stars.
Get your attention spans revved up and ready to go when Sons of Anarchy returns to FX on Tuesday, September 9, at 10 p.m. ET.