KATEY SAGAL: CLUB WILL BE SPLINTERED ON THIS SEASON OF ‘SONS OF ANARCHY’
You know one of the best things about Sons of Anarchy? It starts at least two weeks before every other fall TV show. And let me tell you, this is going to be an amazing first taste of what fall has to offer. It’s intense, it’s gory, and (if I may present an anecdote) it made Mandi Bierly and I squeal in shock and awe. But enough of my lauds, let’s get to the facts, presented to you courtesy of Katey Sagal, who I caught up with not long ago to chat about the season, which finds Gemma in “a pretty good place” when we come back. Oh, but it won’t last.
“She has a new grandchild, her guys are coming back, there’s been an influx of income — so [Clay and Gemma] are a little bit more stable financially. But very soon after, things start to unravel,” she teases. “There’s an internal combustion within the club. We learn a little more about the history of John Teller from the letters that have followed us from Ireland. Once again she is thrown into chaos.” The 90-minute premiere, airing Sept. 6, will explain it all, but Sagal says much of the chaos will stem from “Clay’s internal struggle.”
“There’s actually a little bit of a splintering,” she says. “When you’re in a motorcycle club, basically, if you can’t ride anymore, you can’t be the president of the club. And Clay’s arthritis is really, really bad. He’s seeing his days are numbered. These are people who live off the grid. They don’t have retirement funds. They live paycheck-to-paycheck, so to speak. He’s realizing he’s gong to have to come up with a bigger plan. This is their bread and butter, and pretty soon, he’s not going to be able to be involved in that.”