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Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Teases: The Return of Opie, Wendy?

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It would have been too easy.

That was Kurt Sutter's response yesterday during a conference call with reporters, when asked why he chose to keep Clay alive on the season four finale of Sons of Anarchy.

"We get to play that out now with Jax and Clay, and I think that's great turf for potent storytelling," the creator said. "I want to see what that looks like for a season or two."

SOA Finale Pic

Aside from extreme tension between past and current SAMCRO Presidents, what can viewers expect from the intense series on season five? Sutter offered the following teases:

Will Opie return? "I think it’s all just sort of catching up with Opie and he’s not a guy who processes things quickly. It will take a minute for him to get back to that table, if he does get back and that’s something we get to play off next season."

What about Wendy? "I like the character very much... I just think she will be, in a very general way, very interesting to throw into the mix with Gemma and Tara next season."

Is Tara the new Gemma? Not totally: "It'll be an interesting season between the two of them... [Gemma] has ultimately created a little bit of a Frankenstein... I don't think Gemma will be usurped... Tara is not Gemma. She's not there yet. Next season, not that I'm going to take a step back, and bring her back the wavering Tara that she's been to a certain extent, but I think she will have her struggles in that role."

What will the tone of season five be? "My sense for next season is that it will be a slower boil. This season, everyone was sort of out of breath at the end of every episode, and my sense is that next season that won’t be the case."

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TJO - thats not the belfast lady, check the tatoo on the chest...why would the belfast lady be in the church with JT??

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Reply to Katherine: I think you may need to take another look at that picture. That's actually Maureen from Belfast with JT. That's why Gemma looked so haunted on the finale because it brought back memories of the pictures she found in JT's storage locker of his days in Belfast. The new season doesn't begin until September--my husband and I have a weeklong marathon with all the previous seasons leading up to the premiere. SOA is a great break from all the reality crap shows on tv right now. Thank you Kurt Sutter and FX for bringing us creative and interesting tv matter.

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whats the fall out look like for clay after all
he hurt tara and gemma killed opies wife and dad who
didnt he mess with to get his own way

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i love this show! and i loved on the season four final the comparrison pictures of gema and jt and tara n jax

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I started to watch SOA a few years ago only by chance and I have been hooked ever since. Jax is so cool, I reckon every guy would like to be him and every woman would like to s**g him! Cant wait to watch season 5, Bring it on!!!.

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it is best ever show of all time

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When does season five begin?

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since this show come out there are many bikers who love it and presidents i`m one of them.

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Actually The show is comoing out early spetember!
Kurt Sutter said so on his youtube channel: sutterinksoa

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I'd like Cherry (Rita) to make cameos, here and there. She was a favorite of mine.