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Sons of Anarchy Season 5: A Journey for Jax

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If you're Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, it's not too early to start thinking about season five. Or, fortunately for us, to start blogging about it.

Having already said that Opie and Wendy will return to the series this fall, Sutter wrote this week that the upcoming season will focus heavily on Jax and his "journey" as President of SAMCRO. The man must decide what he wants his legacy to be.

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"This season will be a pivotal one in the arc of the series," Sutter wrote on his blog. "Not that all the seasons haven't been essential in shaping the mythology, but this season will begin to lay track for how the series ends. In a feature film, season 5 would be the end of act two. Where the hero has been faced with the primary conflict and obstacles and is forced to make a decision that either ends well or not-so-well."

Sutter - who also plays Otto on SOA, of course - adds that the season ahead will slow down the action a bit, referring to it as "deliberate." He writes:

"I'm not sure how to expand upon that other to say that the decisions our hero makes will be less impulsive and more permanent. The stakes will be ratcheted up while the pace will be slowed down. Not that we won't have all the pulpy goodness we have every season (we will still blow shit up), it'll just have a different rhythm."

And we'll no doubt eat up every second of it.

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Dave, you are premature with the renewed until 2014 comment. Kurt clarified that comment to mean "his" personal contract was renewed until 2014 but not SOA, it still needs to be renewed after Season 5. Looking forward to the additional information coming in June 2012 about Season 5 and the start of season 5 this coming September. Live Free Ride Free !!


the season 4 finale was the best episode yet although it wasnt alot of action it finally got jax to the head of the table bringing things full circle. and the show has already been renewed through 2014 so we will get at least 2 more seasons probably more. also season 5 is schduled to air sept. 4 2012.


Ican't wait to season 5 i'm like everybody else i'm hooked on it to i love to watch Charlie Hunnam he's my favorite he's one sexy guy my fantasy is to meet him and take a ride on his bike i haven't been one since my husband died he just tears my nerves up i love the rest of the crew too.


I bet Season 5 will premier Sept 11 2012


When does season 5 come on plz plz tell me


Season 4 ended on good note I am waiting for season 5 to come wanting to see.more of opie and.jaxs and everyone else.


When will season 5 start? Any info would be great. Thank you.


I love sons of anarchy, i come home and watch the seasons repeatedly because I love it so much. I hope one day I'll be able to meet Charlie hunnam. I'm anxious for season 5 and hope they make way more than just 5 seasons. Winnipeg,mb


why do we always have to wait so long to see the next season pure torture!!!!!


I read somewhere that FX has signed off on another 3 seasons of Sons Of Anarchy, so i guess the 7 seasons theory could be right. I'm totally made up that i'll get another 3 seasons of SOA to look forward to, but also sad that i know that it has to end some day. A box office movie would be great at the end of the whole series providing the plot at the end of season 7 allowed for it; or a spin off series based around the SOA Nomads. Us bikers don't get alot of airtime unless its in a negative way.