'Sons of Anarchy's' Katey Sagal: Tara Has Crossed a Very Serious Line With Gemma
(Frank Micelotta/Invision) From left, actors Katey Sagal and Maggie Siff attend the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Presents An Evening With Sons of Anarchy panel, on Friday, October 25, 2013, at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif.
Tara surprised everyone, including her usually unflappable mother-in-law Gemma, during last week's "Sons of Anarchy," and she appears to have driven a permanent wedge between her motorcycle club president husband Jax and his controlling mama. But Gemma's portrayer, Katey Sagal, says we shouldn't count her character out yet.
"You will find out. Just keep watching… this was a very serious line that she has crossed. She's accusing Gemma of murder, basically," Sagal told the audience at the "An Evening with 'Sons of Anarchy'" panel, held Oct. 25 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood.
Tara's betrayal of Gemma — and her husband, who doesn't know she framed her mother-in-law to make it look like she beat Tara up and caused her to have a miscarriage — continues to play out in this week's new "SoA," in which Tara (Maggie Siff) has gotten Gemma out of her family's life, but has a difficult time dealing with the fact that she has become the kind of person who would carry out actions so, well, Gemma-like.
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Sagal joked that, in any other situation, Gemma would likely be proud of Tara's machinations.
"Throughout the seasons, Gemma has taken her under her wing, shown her the ropes, shown her how to be a good old lady, and then she does something that's so Gemma-like," Sagal said. "I think there's always a part of [Gemma] that's like, 'Wow. Well done.'"
Series creator Kurt Sutter (also Sagal's real-life husband) added that with Tuesday's "Los Fantasmas" putting the series just past the halfway point of Season 6, Tara's plan to get her sons away from Gemma, SAMCRO, and Charming is only halfway completed, too. "We've been doing this whole trajectory with Tara, and Maggie and I have had conversations since the pilot in terms of who this character is… There's definitely more to her plan."