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Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam: Season 4 Will Change SAMCRO Forever

The incarcerated SAMCRO brothers are free again come Tuesday at 10/9c, when FX’s Sons of Anarchy revs up its fourth cycle. What awaits them is a club that idled in their absence, and now is poised to go full-throttle as part of a high-caliber gun-running network.

“Everyone comes out feeling like they have a handle on things,” series boss Kurt Sutter tells TVLine. “And of course that handle loosens fairly quickly.”

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The first tilted domino leading to a potential shake-up is Jax, who emerges from the clink determined to do right by Tara and their family — which now includes newborn Thomas — by someday putting asphalt between him and SAMCRO.

“Jax and Tara are in it for the long haul,” says Charlie Hunnam. “So now it’s a process of Jax figuring out how to extricate himself in the most clean and not dangerous way, without the whole thing jeopardizing his family.”

Adds Maggie Siff, “For Tara and Jax, there was a real coming together at the end of last season that wasn’t decimated by him going to prison. In a strange way, that solidified their bond, at the same time that it raised the stakes for her in terms of figuring out how to live a normal life.”

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The couple’s want for “normal” however can be filed under Easier Said Than Done, especially when it clashes with Clay’s own new endgame and plans for SAMCRO.

Season 4 “is all about the internal machinations of the club, and how it runs itself,” says Sutter. “Everything that we laid out for the first three seasons, in terms of conflicts and character relationships, comes into play.”

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Also in play are the letters that John Teller wrote to Maureen aka Old Lady No. 2 — carried from Belfast to the States via an oblivious Jax, and now in Tara’s possession. Says Sutter, “The letters will inform one of the bigger arcs this season,” especially as Gemma grows curious about their existence.

“There’s definitely some unraveling that happens for her,” says Gemma’s portrayer, Katey Sagal. “And that has to do with the John Teller history.”

Tara, says Siff, “realizes that shes sitting on some very volatile information” — in that the missives implicate Clay and Gemma in the death of Jax’s father — “and I don’t think she knows exactly what to do with it.” One thing she does know? “Bringing them into the light of day doesn’t seem to be the wisest course of action.”

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Combine the Jax/Clay conflict (and their arrival at an explosive “resolution”) with the veritable time bomb that is the John Teller letters, add in Rockmund Dunbar (Prison Break) as a new sheriff unflinching in his desire to lay down the new law, and sprinkle in pulp film icon Danny Trejo (Machete) as SAMCRO’s new BFF, and you have a Season 4 that leads to “a very big and very violent, dramatic conclusion,” Hunnam teases. “By the end of this season, the whole dynamic of the club will have changed forever.”

Comments (14)

  • i am beyond excited for tonight!!!!!!!

    Comment by BRITTANY – September 6, 2011 08:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • can’t wait for the super sized premiere tonight.

    Comment by timelord – September 6, 2011 08:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bring it on !
    I love this show.
    I’m really looking forward to the premier tonight.

    Comment by Laurel – September 6, 2011 09:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It takes to long for the next season , you need this kind of action every night. Started friends on this show from the beginning and everyone can’t wait till it starts again.

    Comment by Henry – September 6, 2011 11:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is the greatest show I have seen in ages and I can’t wait for tonight. There really needs to be more episodes a season though. We wait a lifetime and its over way too fast

    Comment by Ash – September 6, 2011 11:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so excited, this is one of thee best series on tv and frankly doesn’t receive its due..

    Comment by rita – September 6, 2011 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Jacks and Tara scenes………best part of the show….never let them break up…..

    Comment by Linda – September 8, 2011 08:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I missed the Tuesday showing 9/6/2011. Are the Sons going to have a repeat showing like was done in the previous seasons?

    Comment by Mark – September 9, 2011 10:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SoA is my new addiction … I started to watch SoA since season 3 and became addict to that series. Jax and Tara are my fav couple… Love the chemistry between Charlie Hunnam & Maggie Siff – can’t wait for season 4 starting broadcast in Asia

    Comment by m4rgi3 – September 10, 2011 07:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OK.. I’m from Australia and have been waiting for season 4 to come out on austar. Was Told September 4 then nothing happened. So got told by austar October 1st.. still nothing!! search their website only to see they have written things about s3 only… can someone help?

    Comment by lakyn – October 3, 2011 02:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Massive SOA fan season 3 just finished in uk can anyone tell me when season 4 will be aired in uk

    Comment by emily – October 13, 2011 01:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am also asking the same question????

      Comment by Diane – October 25, 2011 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Im asking the same question, SOA rocks !!!!

    Comment by Dave Cumming – November 4, 2011 02:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When will season4 be on British tv

    Comment by Lee seaman – January 2, 2012 05:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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