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Sons of Anarchy First Look: Will [Spoiler] Push Jax Over the Edge In Season 5?

FX has unveiled its first look at Sons of Anarchy‘s fifth season (to bow in September), and it looks as though Gemma’s increasingly dominant presence in Jax’s life will take a major — and near-fatal? — toll.

The dream-like teaser finds the motorcycle-riding Sons, led by their newly-crowned king, encountering a distraught Gemma in the middle of the road. Jax, in an attempt to avoid colliding with his mother (and also with girlfriend Tara, who stands nearby), swerves and is catapulted off a cliff. And to add insult to some serious injury, the dethroned Clay looks on, content as can be.

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Press PLAY below to watch the ominous promo, and then hit the comments with your own theories on what it all means.



Comments (67)

  • I think they should probably put some metal guardrails on that bride. Doesn’t look safe at all. :P

    Comment by AJ – July 9, 2012 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i think it’s more metaphorical than literal

    Comment by gretchen – July 9, 2012 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GEMMA IS INTERFERING WAY TOO MUCH IN JAX’S LIFE. SHE NEEDS TO DISAPPEAR.

    Comment by MIKE – July 9, 2012 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hahaha, the show without Gemma? Not a show I would be watching, tbh.

      Comment by Francine – July 9, 2012 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks like Bobby won’t be spending much time in jail….

    Comment by Whooooooooo – July 9, 2012 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i loved how he did the gutiar and sang that song for the ending omg even katies singing is so awesome to bad they only use 1 song from her for each season for a certain episode i was told u can watch it now on project free tv.com theres 3 eposides right now on there i havent seen any but was just told that now.

      Comment by Kitty – July 13, 2012 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There’s no way anyone is going to ride with Clay again. Its gotta be a dream.

    Comment by Doubtin' my own eyes – July 9, 2012 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • True tht. I’m surprised jax was calm enough to let him go

      Comment by derek – July 12, 2012 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • exactly what i was thinking, it was jax’s dream!

      Comment by Clayton Babcock – July 13, 2012 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I wanna LICK Jax… a lot… over and over again!!!!! then i wanna lick his Reaper tat!!!!

        Comment by Dani – July 13, 2012 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think you are right,but who’s dream is it? Gemma, or Clay? I think Gemma.

      Comment by Patti – July 13, 2012 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Its Tara’s dream.

        Comment by Trav444 – July 13, 2012 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I think ur right its Tara dreaming and comeon who could really survive a fall like that AND ITS NOT A SHOW WITHOUT JAX

          Comment by Terri – July 13, 2012 05:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • One thing I take from this clip, SoA has awakened my love for Americana music. I feel like this show has been gone forever

    Comment by Mía – July 9, 2012 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WTF :S

    Comment by t.t – July 9, 2012 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It has to be a dream of some sort. I cannot wait for September. So curious on how relationships are going to change and evolve.

    Comment by Rachel – July 9, 2012 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yea got to b a dream the show wouldn’t b nothing without Jax n there music is awsome!!! can’t wait to see the show again!!!!

      Comment by Rhonda – July 13, 2012 11:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yea me to i cant wait i was so shocked that jemma did that and hid the letters that wanted her ex hubby dead, it sucks thou without opies dad piney. how will they fill that void? killing off mayjor players like that and will we see more of ireland now to since moe started all this riffed between them with those letters she sent back with jax. will we see the the exacution of Otto? i was even hoping the ex cop was gonna join the bikers to and ride with them, excellent job to kurt and all cast members love u all

      Comment by Kitty – July 13, 2012 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait to see my Queen Gemma create some drama. LOVE HER. Katey is brilliant playing Gemma.

    Comment by Francine – July 9, 2012 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yes katey is so brilliant grew up watching her and im 44 yrs old love her on any show shes in and kim coates whata babe did anyone see jaxs new movie the ledge? good but sad movie liv tyler is not so pretty as tara its like they ugllgerly her down for that movie with him. seen all the movies kim and ron have done hes come a long way to since beauty and the beast. wow. did u see in 3rd season dvd where he says he hates riding motor cycles i was so shocked to hear that when he rides so well.

      Comment by Kitty – July 13, 2012 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kurt is a freakin genius, simple. I love this tease, it gets us fans to think. It looks like Jax loses his way when having to chose between the two important women in his life, I cant wait and I really hope Gemma isnt crucified. I love their relationship as mother and son.

    Comment by Isabelle – July 9, 2012 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would love to see Adam Baldwin on SOA. My world would be complete.

    Comment by Ali – July 9, 2012 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Love that idea.

      Comment by Chris – July 9, 2012 07:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Agreed. Basically any show where Adam Baldwin gets to hold a gun of some kind is ok by me. I’d love to see him play the big bad on SOA

        Comment by Ava – July 10, 2012 05:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • They need to bring both him and Stephen in as brothers who don’t get along and cause separate hell on the club, that way they are easy enough to kill off.

          Comment by Bullmoose321 – July 13, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • That would be horrible,niether one can act a lick…..

            Comment by Trav444 – July 13, 2012 04:51 PM PDT  
          • Adam and Stephen aren’t related in real life.

            Comment by sig – August 25, 2012 07:02 AM PDT  
  • I think Jax is being chased by the club, not leading them, and is trying to get to Tara on the other side of the bridge (a life away from SAMCRO, like they wanted in season 4). But Gemma steps in between, trying to stop him, and makes him fall. That’s just my take. CANNOT WAIT for season 5, I know it’s gonna be incredible.

    Comment by Kris – July 9, 2012 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jax was having a bad dream

    Comment by biker – July 10, 2012 05:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I recently started watching this show and am through season 3 (got them from the library). Anyone know when the DVDs for Season 4 are going to be out. The last I checked, my library did not have them. I keep looking for repeats on FX (since they repeat everything) but the repeats I have seen are for season 1 and 2.

    Comment by Snsetblaze – July 10, 2012 07:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Like most shows, it’ll probably be out within a month or couple weeks of the premiere of the new season. So, if season 5 is September, they should be out in August some time. I feel your pain, we did the same thing last summer with SOA. lol Great show and season 4 is a great season! I just looked it up on Amazon, it’ll be out 8/28.

      Comment by Mike – July 10, 2012 08:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • BTW, I wouldn’t be surprised if they do a marathon airing of season 4 right before the premiere of season 5 either. They did the same thing last year and I was able to catch a few on my TiVo (less Netflix discs to get as it wasn’t immediately available on streaming lol). If you have a DVR, set it to pick up reruns too! :-)

        Comment by Mike – July 10, 2012 08:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Season 4 is out on amazon… I downloaded it a while ago!

        Comment by Sara – August 21, 2012 10:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • FX is currently airing SOA in it’s entirety 2 – 3 episodes at a time every Thursday morning from around 2 to 5 am.
      That’s why the repeats you were seeing in you local listings were for seasons 1 & 2.
      This week they are airing the season 2 finale and the first episodes of season 3.
      Season 4 will start in a couple of weeks.

      A little SOA is better than NO SOA.

      Comment by Laurel – July 10, 2012 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yea its better than nothin. Ive been watchin every one of them too

        Comment by derek – July 12, 2012 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • August 28th is when Season 4 comes out on DVD. Or at least that is what is posted here: http://www.dvdsreleasedates.com/releases/2012/8/DVD-Releases-August-2012.html

      Comment by Kimberly – July 13, 2012 05:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • if you watch they will have a marathon either the same day of a few days before and you could watch then all back to back..

      Comment by julie – July 15, 2012 05:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Couldn’t wait for the DVD release on August 28. Just bought it on Amazon, all of season 4 live streaming for $21 bucks. Totally worth it.

      Comment by H Gardner – August 10, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amazon has had season 4 has had seas 4 for quite some time.

      Comment by Shan – August 12, 2012 10:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hate to wish the summer away, but I can’t wait for this season of SOA to start.

    Comment by Linda – July 10, 2012 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My thought where your thoughts but where is the summer? Neil ‘H’ West London, England.

      Comment by Neil A Heywood – July 14, 2012 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • deffo a bad dream for jax lol wouldnt be surprised to see a clip of him caught in the top of the trees that are ( rather coincidently) all round the bridge :) and a shot of clays disappiontment when he see him virtually unharmed :))

    Comment by simon – July 13, 2012 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe this a metaphoric dream? Didnt Jaxs father die in a bad accident that was devised by Gemma and Clay?

    Comment by Amber – July 13, 2012 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Even though Gemma trys to help jax, she tends to do more harm then good. Clay and co. might try to push him over the edge…. meta, not literal of course.

    Comment by Tim – July 13, 2012 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There are some characters that cannot be killed Jax is one of those.

    Comment by Lauri E. Jones – July 13, 2012 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If I remember correctly,isn’t this where Papa John Teller was killed?

    Comment by Tiffers – July 13, 2012 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s probably her guilt from JT’s murder. 1 Teller died because of Clay and she fears the same will happen to her son

    Comment by Ghfhhdjx – July 13, 2012 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think its a dream of Jax, gemma and tara are on the road by themselves no car nearby just the two of them on a empty road. why would they be there doing. by themselves

    Comment by Dave – July 13, 2012 06:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jem is havign a nightmare.

    Comment by Terry – July 13, 2012 08:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey Clay to bad its only a dream eh !!! Has to be Clays dream of making Jax Tara and Gemma pay for screwing him. Notice the look on Clays face in the clip ..

    Comment by Pamela – July 13, 2012 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It is what it is. Gemma trying to exercise control over Jax, and he would rather drive off a cliff than to face the conflict resolution process. Which is to bitch slap her into the reality of the kindoms pecking order. Jax intends to follow the natural order of placing his old lady before all others. Something Clay didnt grasp.

    Comment by Gordon Joslin – July 13, 2012 11:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Typical of American soaps, it will turn out Clay be Jax real dad, Tara will be Jax sister, and at least one club member will be discovered to be gay. This show is great but has more twist than my penne pasta.

    Comment by Dave Henshaw – July 14, 2012 08:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nothing the “Special Force’s” didn’t do during WW2, they would jump out of planes without a chute & land in the tree tops. Mind you it will be “Can I have a new bike please” but hay this is T.V so it might end up with Jax in the shower. I have watched from the beginning, still watching & that has to mean I like it. Neil ‘H’ West London, England.

    Comment by Neil A Heywood – July 14, 2012 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well you guys know they allways talk about the brakes on John Teller bike was the cause for the accident kills him that I think is a dream from Gema being worry his son die like his father as consecuences of his accions agains the king

    Comment by macho – July 14, 2012 08:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • have u tried, net flix or u-tube?

    Comment by cruzin couger – July 15, 2012 05:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • my take on the clip is.., this is clays dream. check out his, yep… still the club leader, smirk.

    Comment by cruzin couger – July 15, 2012 06:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cant wait !!!

    Comment by Anas Zamir – July 15, 2012 06:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • has no one been paying attention to past shows…. this is how jaxs real dad supposedly “died.” in reality its clay that kills him on that bridge and makes it look like and accident.

    Comment by alex Salpietro – July 18, 2012 07:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You are so right!!! This is definitely someones nightmare!! No one would let Clay lead the pack ever again

      Comment by Cindy – August 5, 2012 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OK ~ so my 2 Cents to throw out into the void. I do not believe this is a clip from an actual episode of the next season. No dream, nothing literal ~ so not actually a trailer of something you will see this time around. Just a metaphorical dramatization of what to expect this season ~ which is what has already been the main underlining plot lines since the show started …

    Tara standing ahead of his path, ~ but still on the side and forever desperate to catch him along the way. Jax ~ finally seeing her and as always ~ in those few moments of clarity tries to reach her. But just as he does,. Gemma forcefully throws herself between them ~ throwing him off balance and manipulating his attention elsewhere ~ metaphorically destroying him or throwing him off his path. And the club in the rear at a complete standstill with no expression, no emotion, and no desire to help. Close up on Clay’s face as other members look upon him following this scene ~ a reference to how Jax’s father died.

    Comment by Heather – July 30, 2012 04:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh ~ meant to add on the last line that it also symbolizes that Jax is under threat of suffering the same end at the hands of Clay. Guessing we are all expecting Clay to be a serious and constant threat this season.

      Comment by Heather – July 30, 2012 05:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s a bad dream jax or Tera is having bout the constant push ans pull of who is gonna be number 1in jax life. .. the Club. Or his Personal life with Tera and the kids

    Comment by shawna – August 7, 2012 08:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ok so it must be a mother nightmare she is having after all what the hell are those women doing in the middle of a fricking bridge????

    Comment by sandra – August 19, 2012 09:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • when will season 5 of SOA start?

    Comment by jacob – August 25, 2012 06:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by a양동영상 박시후 – April 9, 2013 08:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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