Tuesday night at 10 PM, the third season of the FX series “Sons of Anarchy” will begin. The drama surrounding a brood of bikers will be on the small screen in a matter of hours but who can wait that long? We need answers now! Over at EW, they had the opportunity to speak to “SOA” creator Kurt Sutter, who gave up the goods on the season opener. Check them out…
According to Sutter, “The entire season will only span a matter of weeks. As a result of that, at the very least, the emotional ramifications of that child being gone will absolutely play through the entire season. It’s about the day-to-day of it.”
- The premiere picks up a few days after Abel’s been taken. “Jax is really where we saw him last with the devastation of losing that kid. That ultimately is his struggle coming into Season 3, his journey through that loss and the need and the motivation to find his son,” Sutter says.
- The season dives into the mythology of the club by taking some of the action to Belfast, where an internal IRA conflict between the Sons’ Irish contact Jimmy O (Titus Welliver) and the priest (James Cosmo) who serves as consigliere to the cause mirrors last season’s battle between Jax and his stepfather, club president Clay (Ron Perlman).
- We’ll also uncover more of Gemma’s history when we meet her father (Hal Holbrook).
- Jax’s relationship with Tara (Maggie Siff) continues its bumpy ride: “Again, the emotional ramifications of what’s happened to Jax and Tara [who was with Abel and club prospect Half-Sack, who died trying to stop the abduction], I think that’s a really difficult thing for any couple to get through, and as a result, it’s gonna be shaky for them. They’re both gonna struggle with not their love for each other — I think that’s pretty solid — but Jax is gonna struggle with ‘Is it a good thing or a bad thing that she’s here?’ And Tara’s gonna struggle with ‘Why am I here? Why am I drawn to this guy?’
- Chief Unser’s loyalty to Clay gets tested: “Their relationship has always been about keeping Charming safe. It’s why Unser’s in bed with the outlaws. Events have happened in Charming that Clay can no longer manage or control. Ultimately, Unser is really forced be a cop, and he decides he can’t be in their corner,” Sutter says.
Hold on everybody, it sounds like this season of “Sons of Anarchy” is going to be a bumpy ride!
What do you think will happen this season? What are you excited to see?