Rockmond Dunbar Teases Sons of Anarchy Arc: Evil Ahead...

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Eli Roosevelt may be a man of the law, but he's also a man who lost his wife a couple weeks ago on Sons of Anarchy Season 5.

How will this sheriff react to the death? We got a glimpse of his reckless behavior on last Tuesday's "Small World" and Rockmond Dunbar told reporters on a conference call soon after the episode that Eli actions were merely the tip of a crazed iceberg.

Rockmond Dunbar as Eli Roosevelt

"This dude is spiraling out of control," the actor said. "He’s lost everything that he built his life for. He took a job close to home where he thought that would bring his relationship to his wife a little bit closer. They’re trying to have a baby. She finally gets pregnant and then she’s killed. 

"He has nothing. He has absolutely nothing. So, what do you do when you’re stripped away? A lot of characters really need to be careful and to look out for this guy because he’s on the edge."

Dunbar - who thought he would be killed off SOA after his 10 episodes were up last year - was understandably vague about what, exactly, is to come for Eli and his association with SAMCRO. But he did offer up this spoiler-based nugget:

"He definitely invites evil into his world."

Sons of Anarchy returns with a new episode, "Toad's Wild Ride," tomorrow night on FX.

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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.