The first official teaser for Sons of Anarchy's final season will air tomorrow, July 9, but EW managed to get their hands on an exclusive sneak peek. It's only 20 seconds long and shows only one scene, but I guarantee it will grab you by the lapels, give you a good hard shake, and yell in your face: "SEASON SEVEN, BITCHES!" (The show's allowed to use potty language because it's rated M for Mature.)
It's hard to imagine how much darker the SoA story can get after last season's devastating finale, but in this brief clip, we get a deeply spooky taste of what's to come. MAJOR spoilers for the last season ahead!
Sons of Anarchy season 7 is set to premiere in September, and show creator Kurt Sutter has been warning fans to prepare for some serious OMG moments. When asked by a fan "On a scale of 1 to Red Wedding, what are we in for here?" he responded:
Let's just say you'll soon be calling that other episode BED WETTING.
As you likely remember, season 6 ended with Gemma brutally killing Tara. Juice covered for Gemma by killing Eli, and the episode ended with Jax being discovered by the police as he wept over Tara's corpse. This left many, MANY possibilities for how season 7 would open, and so far all we can be sure of is that the first episode is titled "Black Widower." Here's how Sutter teased the premiere:
Just finished the first network cut of 701. "BLACK WIDOWER" You should all be worried...— kurt sutter (@sutterink) July 1, 2014
And now, let's take a look at that sneak peek teaser video:
Wow. That was creepy, wasn't it? "Hell Awaits" could mean that Jax is riding as an angel of death, or his death is coming, or perhaps that skull visual is an homage to Hamlet (which SoA is loosely based on). Here's my crazy theory: in Hamlet, Yorick was a court jester whose skull was exhumed, triggering Hamlet's monologue:
Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rims at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?
I say we're looking at Jax heading to kill Juice. Of course, maybe there's something to be read into the "Bullet the Blue Sky" song playing in the video?
In the howling wind comes a stinging rain
See it driving nails
Into the souls on the tree of pain
From the firefly, a red orange glow
See the face of fear
Running scared in the valley below
Orrrrrrr maybe there's no point in guessing, because pretty much everyone's gonna die in the final act. Except Unser, because not even terminal cancer puts that guy down.
What do you think this Sons of Anarchy teaser is hinting at?
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