“Sons of Anarchy” season 6 spoilers are leaking daily into the news, but one “SOA” dearly departed brother did better than that. This SAMCRO biker was recently resurrected in the headlines, Opie! He made the news doing just what the “Sons” like to do best, ride their Harleys. Ryan Hurst, who played Opie on the show, is one of the “Sons of Anarchy” fan favorites from the past. He met with fans on Sunday for a charity ride, according to the Reporter Herald on Sept. 1.
Opie was the kindhearted biker who sacrificed his life in a prison brawl so that none of the other SAMCRO boys would die. His departure from the show caused uproar among the fans at the time, as he was one of the main characters, who many thought was safe from being cut from the show.
It was Opie's demise that jolted the fans into realizing that there's not one soul on the show that is safe when it comes to being killed off. It was very clear from the crowd that Hurst had gathered around him at Loveland on Sunday, that he is not forgotten.
This year's Thunder in the Rockies motorcycle event featured Hurst as he led this year's Forever Family celebrity bike ride. The ride lasted about 30 minutes as 400 bikers took to the roads in a parade of rumbling engines. The ride benefited Reality for Children, which is a non-profit group serving Larimer County kids who have been abused.
One of the reveals to come out of this biker crowd as they all gathered around Hurst, was that Opie is so much taller than he appears on TV. Hurst said that he thought the death of his character on the show, was the right fit for Opie. He tells the media:
"We all have to go sometime. I thought it was an appropriate death for the character. As long as it was beautiful and tragic, then I'm fine with it."
Fans of the "Sons of Anarchy" show can tune in Sept. 10 at 10 p.m. to FX for the premiere of season 6.