Sons of Anarchy Creator on Season 4: Club Tension Ahead

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Season four of Sons of Anarchy will feature SAMCRO vs. SAMTAZ. But Kurt Sutter says the club's Tucson charter will not be the biggest foe for our motorcycle-riding heroes this fall.

"To a certain extent, the greatest foe the club will have is the club," the series creator told EW. "It’s about the internal foes, which I think are much worse than the external foes this season."


Sutter also considers the season ahead to be "act 2" of the ongoing mythology.

"A lot of what happens this season is a direct result narratively and emotionally of what happened in Ireland in season 3 and how that bounces off of Jax, Gemma and Clay," he said. "[We're] setting up, emotionally, the bigger arc of the series in terms of where it all might go. I think we get a taste of that this season - where it’s going to go."

I'll be interviewing Sutter, Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal and Ron Pearlman at Comic-Con on Sunday. What do you wanna hear from them? Submit your questions now!

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Charlie, how did you prepare for the Season 3 scene at the marketplace where Jax is following Abel with his adoptive parents? Was it difficult for you? I've watched that scene many times and it was heartbreaking and memorable - from your acting, to the camera work, to the music - it was amazing.


Will there be any information on the homeless woman who appeared at the cemetery (and possibly other times)? Will we see more of Chibb's family, especially his wife?


Other than a mention of tara's father she doesnt seem to have any family. Will her backstory ever be explored?


Questions for the panel - pick the best one or all. :)
1. Kurt, There has to be fallout from the deaths of Jimmy and Stahl. Does any of that come back to affect the club? Do you plan on addressing that in Season 4 or anywhere down the road?
2. Kurt, it seems that Jax and Tara have a baby pretty quickly in the series. Was it always your plan for Jax to have two young children so close together, or did the story just keep evolving as you were writing each season?
3. Charlie, what is your favorite part about playing the character of Jax Teller?
4. Panel, I know that the entire cast didn't go to Ireland, but for the ones who did, were there any difficulties shooting there? Any problems, or issues that wouldn't arise while shooting in Los Angeles?
5. Kurt, there are still so many characters that the viewers need back stories on - Juice, Tig, Clay, etc. Do you already have it outlined in your head, or are you still working on some of them? SOA fans are very invested in the characters and how we all got to this point in their lives. Starting with Season 1, sometimes it feels like I came in during a movie, and so much has happened that I still need explained.


Is anyone on the panel signing autographs at Comic Con on Sunday? I can't find any info. Help! I am the biggest SOA fan, and I only got tickets to Comic Con to hear them speak.

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Something happens at around 92 miles an hour - thunder-headers drown out all sound, engine vibrations travels at a heart's rate, field of vision funnels into the immediate and suddenly you're not on the road, you're in it. A part of it. Traffic, scenery, cops - just cardboard cutouts blowing over as you past. Sometimes I forget the rush of that. That's why I love these long runs. All your problems, all the noise, gone. Nothing else to worry about except what's right in front of you. Maybe that's the lesson for me today, to hold on to these simple moments. Appreciate them a little more - there's not many of them left. I don't ever want that for you. Finding things that make you happy shouldn't be so hard. I know you'll face pain, suffering, hard choices, but you can't let the weight of it choke the joy out of your life. No matter what, you have to find the things that love you. Run to them. There's an old saying, 'That what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger' I don't believe that. I think the things that try to kill you make you angry and sad. Strength comes from the good things - your family, your friends, the satisfaction of hard work. Those are the things that'll keep you whole. Those are the things to hold on to when you're broken.


We don't know who we are until we're connected to someone else. We're just better human beings when with the person we're supposed to be with. I wasn't supposed to leave...I belong here.