The final promo video for “Sons of Anarchy” has been released. And just from the series finale’s 45-second trailer we can already tell the last episode of the FX motorcycle drama is going to be killer -- pun completely intended.
There’s only one new scene in the Season 7 promo for “Papa’s Goods” -- but boy, is it an important one. The footage reveals Jax (Charlie Hunnam) opening up to Tyne (C. C. H. Pounder) about the death of Tara (Maggie Siff).
“It wasn’t the Chinese that killed my wife,” Jax tells the San Joaquin County District Attorney the gruesome truth. “Gemma Teller (Katey Sagal) killed Tara in a fit of rage.”
After Jax’s confession, the teaser trailer then recaps major moments from “Sons of Anarchy” past, from Opie’s (Ryan Hurst) jail-house death to the fiery demise of Tig’s (Kim Coates) daughter. But out of all the past scenes it was the moment where Jax questioned Gemma about his father’s ultimate goal for SAMCRO that really struck a chord with us. Maybe that’s because the synopsis for episode 13 reveals that Jax will “strive to follow his father’s footsteps” in the last installment.
“Did he ever talk to you about his vision? About what he wanted for the club?” Jax asked his mother in the trailer about John Teller’s (Nicholas Guest) mission for the Charming motorcycle.
“Brotherhood,” Gemma replied.
SAMCRO proved their loyalty to one another as Jax went on a vengeance-seeking journey against all those who allegedly wronged him. And because of their comradeship, it was theorized that Jax would make the ultimate sacrifice to protect his club from their newly formed enemies -- by meeting Mr. Mayhem.
The new trailer bolstered our prediction when Tyne asked the tormented president, “What happens at the end of the day?”
“The bad guys lose,” he replies. And from what we’ve seen in the final installment, Jax had definitely taken on the role of the villain, killing innocent people left and right all because of his mother’s menacing fib.
We’re not solely basing this theory from a 45-second promo video. We’re also building the case of Jax's potential death with the usage of the creator’s very own quotes. Kurt Sutter previously revealed during an interview with Vulture that he “loosely” based all his characters from the Shakespeare play “Hamlet.” Can you say “spoiler alert”?
At the end of “Hamlet,” the protagonist of the play meets his fatal demise after being stabbed with a poisoned blade -- but not before he’s able to right all the wrongs that have occurred throughout the story.
What do you think will be Jax’s fate in the series finale of “Sons of Anarchy”? Will he die in episode 13 for killing Jury and creating havoc for SAMCRO? Or will the president find a way to survive the final episode? Sound off in the comments section with your thoughts and take the poll below to see if you prediction turns out right when “Sons of Anarchy” airs Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 10 p.m. EST on FX.