It’s safe to say fans of the hit FX series “Sons of Anarchy” have seen their fair share of brutal Samcro deaths, from Opie to Clay. But, according to Kurt Sutter, the mastermind behind the gripping drama, the “SoA” body count will only rise with the premiere of Season 7 Sept. 9.
Sutter revealed the surprising number of how many Samcro gang members wouldn’t be making it to the series finale alive during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Two club members will be dead,” he said. “I don’t think there’ll be more than that.”
Sutter’s major Season 7 teaser gave fans the opportunity to predict and theorize who they think might be killed off in the final season. At this point, the remaining 10 Samcro members are Jax, Bobby, Chibs, Tig, Rat, Happy, Montez, Quinn, West and Juice.
Which two club members do you think are going to get killed during Season 7? While many viewers are rooting for Juice to meet his demise, Sutter has previously hinted the bald-headed club member isn’t going anywhere. “It would be difficult if I got rid of characters like Tig and Juice and Chibs, especially with Opie gone. They feel like family to people,” Sutter told Entertainment Weekly. “You have to be very careful not to be arbitrary in terms of who lives and who dies.”
With that in mind, here’s who we think could potentially find themselves six feet under in the final season of “SoA.”
Juice: Despite what Sutter has insisted, we have a hard time believing Juice’s box isn’t going to get squeezed. He not only shot Sheriff Eli and helped Gemma cover up the death of Tara but also betrayed our protagonist in the Season 6 finale when he spilled Jax’s secrets to none other than Nero.
When Season 7 opens up, it seems like the only ally Juice will have is Jax’s mom.
“I’m hoping the Mayans are recruiting because I might need a club,” Juice, in the guise of actor Theo Rossi, joked to Entertainment Weekly.
Do you think Juice will meet his maker before the series finale of “Sons of Anarchy”?
Jax: Many fans have speculated that Sutter will kill the show’s protagonist before the series concludes. But how? The most popular theory appears to be Jax will die not at the hands of his mother but because of her manipulative and twisted lies. For Gemma to be the cause of her beloved son’s death would be the ultimate punishment for her.
Bobby: This would be the most surprising and unexpected death on “Sons of Anarchy.” And if we know anything about Sutter, it’s that we should stay on the tips of our toes 24/7. We could picture the fan favorite somehow sacrificing himself for the sake of the club, couldn’t you?
Tig: Kim Coates’ character has seemed to redeem himself -- you know, after accidentally killing Donna thinking he was shooting Opie in the head. But viewers are still not convinced that’s enough for Sutter to keep him around.
Sutter once told the Hollywood Reporter “Sons of Anarchy” is loosely based on the Shakespearean tragedy “Hamlet,” and many have compared the character Tig to the character Laertes, who betrays Hamlet (Jax) by wounding him with a poisoned sword. Soon afterward, Laertes is struck with his own weapon and eventually meets his demise -- but not before he asks Hamlet to forgive his treachery.
Happy: David Labrava’s character has witnessed more than a few deaths during his stint on “Sons of Anarchy” -- mostly because he caused them. We could imagine karma coming full circle by the end of “SoA,” making the feared sergeant-at-arms the one who ends up being on a rival gang’s hit list.
Who do you think is on Sutter’s chopping block? Sound off in the comments section below with your prediction of who dies or who you’d like to see survive the final season of “Sons of Anarchy.”