Sons of Anarchy Comic-Con Panel: First Season 4 Footage and More!

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For the final Comic-Con panel of 2011, fans jammed their way into Hall H in order to hear from Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal and Kurt Sutter.

The event kicked off with a trailer for season four, which included footage of SAMCRO getting out of jail. Jax has a new haircut and Sutter's Big Otto makes an appearance on screen.


Sutter confirms that we'll pick up 14 months after events on the finale, time that Jax apparently spent contemplating the kidnapping of his son and what this means for his life:

"That 14 months was spent doing some pretty intense soul-searching and trying to figure out how he's going to balance his life in the club and how to look after his babies... Some difficult decisions are going to have to be made down the line."

(In an interview with me immediately prior to the panel, which will go live this week, Hunnam teased an engagement to Tara and the possibility that Jax might leave the club. )

What is going on with Gemma on the September 6 premiere?

She's happy, Sagal said: "The babies are coming home, the guys are coming home, things are a little lucrative... [but that] doesn't really last that long."

Among other teasers shared:

  • Rockmond Dunbar coming on board as the new sheriff will allow the show to explore racial tension in Charming.
  • Sutter, on Jax and Tara's status: "There's a deeper commitment to family than ever before. I would characterize that relationship as more important to him." 
  • Sutter joked that he likes to hurt Otto every season because it "personifies" what it's like to be a showrunner.
  • And, finally, take us home, Kurt: "There's as many, if not more, fucked-up things this season than ever before."

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Sons of Anarchy Quotes

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.