Throughout six seasons of Sons of Anarchy, Charlie Hunnam’s outlaw biker has run guns and drugs, murdered a man while on the toilet, and orchestrated the deaths of several people, including his stepfather (Ron Perlman). Sure, Clay had it coming, but that's beside the point.
In FX’s newest trailer for the final season, Jax’s eldest son, Abel, asks Gemma (Katey Sagal) if his father has done bad things. He really should be asking her whether she murdered his mom with a BBQ fork, but since there's no one (alive) except Gemma and Juice (Theo Rossi) who know the truth about what happened to Tara (Maggie Siff), Gemma just tells him that his father is a good man.
We've watched Jax struggle to do the right thing for six seasons while justifying his various misdeeds by claiming he's doing everything he can to set the club on the right path. His intentions have been pure—well, as pure as they can be. He wanted to get out of the gun-running business and restore SAMCRO's former status as a brotherhood, an organization more similar to the one in his father's original vision for the club. And when that didn't work, he was ready to relocate with Tara and their kids to somewhere far away from Charming's poisonous environment.
But Jax has never been able to get to that point. He's left nothing but a trail of death and destruction in his wake since we first hopped onto the back of his bike in 2008. Now, in the aftermath of Tara's death, Jax appears to be out for revenge—and he's going all-in.
So yeah, sure, Abel—your dad's a good guy. On Opposite Day.
Sons of Anarchy's seventh and final season premieres Tuesday, September 9 at 10pm on FX.
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