Sons of Anarchy's Kim Coates: 'You Should Be Worried' After That [Spoiler]-Centric Cliffhanger
This week’s Sons of Anarchy concludes with an unexpected twist, one in which Jax sacrifices a beloved SAMCRO brother — for the good of the club?
That part of the equation is yet to be seen. In the meantime, here’s a quick summary on how the Tig-centric jaw-dropper unfolds — plus: Kim Coates weighs in (as best he can) on the fate of his fan-fave alter-ego:
Tig’s impulsive decision to kill one of the men in that Persian torture-porn ring from the premiere comes back to haunt him. Indeed, Amir, the brother of said “producer,” turns up convinced that the Sons and/or their new partner, Peter Weller’s ex-cop Charles Barosky, had something to do with his disappearance. After Amir’s failed attempt at retaliation, Charles steps in and seemingly puts an end to the vendetta by showing his true(ly violent) colors. (Said colors, for the record, are blood red and bloodier red.)
Later, Charles asks Jax what really happened to the MIA porn pusher, explaining, “If you can’t trust your crew, I can’t trust you… You owe me one, Handsome Jack.”
Clearly aware that Tig is hiding something, Jax sends him on a mission to pick up the Persians’ leftover porn equipment — but not before relaying Amir’s concerns about his brother. “Kidding me?!,” Tig responds, defensively. “I cut him loose, man.” And with that, Jax sends him off with a sad-seeming kiss and an even sadder, “I love you, brother.”
Jax moves on to a meeting with Billy Brown’s August, who is hesitant to sign off on letting Clay live for the time being. So, the SAMCRO president presents him with a compromise: Do him this solid and in return, he and Pope’s empire can become silent partners in their soon-to-be resurrected porn studio Cara Cara — and August can finally have Tig as a make-good on Damon’s death.
While waiting around in the Persians’ “studio,” Tig, essentially a sitting duck, is greeted by August and his men, an event to which he responds: “Oh, sh-t.”
So, what will happen to Tig? Is it possible he’ll make it out of the setup alive? Here, Coates reveals as much as he can (which isn’t much) about what’s ahead for Tig:
TVLINE | We’re pretty worried about Tig.
You should be worried.
TVLINE | That was a massive cliffhanger — maybe one of the series’ biggest ever.
It is. Tig’s got nine lives — but he should be a dead a few times by now. [Laughs]
TVLINE | Is there any scenario here in which Tig can survive the events of tonight’s episode? With most shows I’d think no, but look at Clay and his longevity.
That’s a great statement and question… Look, the greatest thing about [show creator] Kurt Sutter['s writing] is that just when you think you know what’s happening, you don’t know what’s happening. Just when you think you know what’s going to go down, it doesn’t go down. So, I will leave you with that. By the end of the third episode, everyone must think, ‘That’s it. Oh my God, please no.’ But just keep watching because sh-t always seems to happen… This biker world that we live in is so crazy that anything can turn on a dime. And things do turn.