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Sons of Anarchy Cast and Creator Spill Season 5 Secrets, Scoop

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Coming off a revealing panel at Comic-Con, along with a series of exclusive interviews with TV Fanatic, the cast and creator of Sons of Anarchy stopped by the Television Critics Association press tour yesterday.

What can we expect from Sons of Anarchy Season 5? Let's explore, character by character, shall we?

JAX isn't going anywhere. For a long while, says Kurt Sutter, who told reporters SOA will "definitely include Jax and perhaps Gemma and Clay" going forward, adding: "I don't think the show continues without Jax because it's his journey."

CLAY will be "the same guy, but dealing with a totally different set of circumstances,” said star Ron Perlman. We know Season 5 action will pick up six weeks after event that concluded Season 4 and that Clay will be on Oxygen.

DAMON POPE: Played by Harold Perrineau and seeking vengeance against Tig for killing his daughter, Sutter said this character might not be the bad ass gangster fans are expecting:

"Pope [is] a guy who had come out of the streets and really changed the perception of who he was... I knew I wanted an actor who could play all those levels; that you would believe him in a suit and tie standing in front of a City Council meeting and at the same time, someone who had the depth and the ability to turn dark."

TIG: We'll likely meet his daughters, Fawn and Dawn, both of whom could be in trouble.

NERO PADILLA: Played by Jimmy Smits and described as someone Sutter had been "thinking of for a couple seasons." He went on:

"We landed on the idea of Nero being a guy who was an outlaw but from a different environment and a guy that was a little bit more of an older brother or potentially a mentor figure" to Jax.

GEMMA: Will hook up with Nero, as Katey Sagal says her outcast biker mama will see him as a "kindred spirit" during a time when she feels very lost.

"Gemma lost all the things that really mattered to her. Her marriage is falling apart, her son has now gone to the head of the table, which she always wanted, but her daughter-in-law is giving her problems, not necessarily including her. So she's falling apart through most of this journey."

Sons of Anarchy returns with new episodes on Tuesday, September 11.

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Love it Love it and I lived Some of it for 35 years.

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This season is very exciting, even though loosing Opie was a tragedy the show does go on. Jax has gone crazy lol, last nights show was an eye opener to who he is becomeing. Kinda scary. Can't wait to see what happens. Good job on such a great series.

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I can't believe you killed off Opie. Im so sad, had to keep telling myself its just a show. :(

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He lost his wife, then his dad, now we have lost Opie. R.I.P. Opie. There was so much we could have gained to travel the SOA road with Opie. Now he is gone. Why, is that total pig Tig still alive. My heart is broken.

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The show is great every body plays good parts started watching from day one favorite characters gemma,tiggs,jaxs,&juice keep doing wht your doing every season gets better &better. Son of anarchy #1 series of all time hope it stays around for a long time !!!!! :-)

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THE SHOW IS AWESOME.KURT IS A GENIUS.WHAT I THINK IS WILD,IS THE FACT THAT I CAN ACTUALLY RELATE TO THESE PEOPLE ! THE CAST IS AMAZING.THEY TOUCH YOUR HEART,PISS YOU OFF,MAKE YOU LAUGH,AND MAKE YOU CRY.EACH CHARACTER IS UNIQUE.YOU BOND WITH EACH OF THEM.YOU FEEL THEIR LOVE AND THEIR HATE.THEY ALL LOOK OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER.THE GUYS ARE HOT...LOL AND THE GIRLS ARE GREAT.KURT,I GOTTA SAY THIS....YOU LOOK LIKE 2 DIFFERENT PEOPLE! I WOULD NEVER HAVE GUESSED IT WAS THE SAME PERSON.KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK !!!

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This show is first a wild ride from one extreme to the next but it also allows you to see something real even almost tangible in this show that makes you want to be part of that ride. Kurt Sutter is amazing as a story teller since he created this Journey for Jax & allowed us all to ride wth it. Wish it never ends of course if it has to - then may it go out with a BANG!

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I think kurt sutter has an amazing imagination and has made sons of anarchy the best tv show ever! however i hope that we see gemma and clays relationship get back on track and some violence between clay and nero. x

Sons of Anarchy Quotes

Gemma knows every truth behind every lie inside every secret. She's the gatekeeper.

Juice

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.

Jax