Sons of Anarchy is an American drama series by Kurt Sutter about the members of a tight outlaw motorcycle club in Charming, a fictional town in California. The show revolves around Jackson Teller (Charlie Hunnam) who is the president of the club. “Jax” starts to question the club and himself.
The seventh and final season premiered on 9 September 2014 and concluded on 9 December 2014.
Review of Season 7
The last season of Sons of Anarchy starts at a rapid pace. In the season premiere, we found out that Gemma hid her murder of Tara by accusing Henry Lin’s gang. Jax was planning to take extreme vengeance. The season finished on a high with layers of complicated storylines resolved and the characters also attaining emotional peace.
The middle of the season was generally weaker than the start and finish. The show was always replete with complicated plots that twisted and turned and grew from year to year. Normally, that would means the season as a whole being greater than the sum of its parts. But the middle was tedious at at times as we waited for the climax when Jax finds out the truth about Tara’s killing. While each episode had some exciting, action-packed moments, the wait was too long. It didn’t help was that each episode was literally extended in length. Was it necessary to show members of SAMCRO sleeping on their bikes or urinating near the side of the road?
The season featured Jax miring in the mess created by Gemma’s big lie and dragging the club down along with him. The body count felt harsh, such as the massacre at Diosa Norte, Jury’s son, and Bobby. Viewers has the inside knowledge that Jax started the gang war based on a lie. Jax learning that his mother had killed his wife was tragic but also a relief for the audience.
Sons of Anarchy’s final season started and ended terrifically well. Although the season was slow in the middle stages, the show’s writers managed to tie up loose ends and deliver an emotional goodbye to the characters. Jax took a mistaken path of vengeance for most of the season. However, in the end, he gained some redemption. He owned up to his wrongdoings and sacrificed himself to save his family and the club.