Earlier this month, FX Network released the first teaser for Season 7 of “Sons of Anarchy.” It that trailer, we saw Jax (Charlie Hunnam) riding his bike down a deserted highway a t night, alone. As he drove in and out of the glow of the streetlights, his face alternated from his own to that of a skull, causing many to speculate that SAMCRO’s leader might not survive this last season. Another FX teaser was released on YouTube on Thursday that plays with this same theme.
In this teaser, titled “Night Sky”, Jax stops the bike and dismounts. In the background, the sound of a helicopter can be heard. Its searchlight sweeps toward him and as it plays back and forth across his face, it again changes from him to that of a skull.
Is the network really foreshadowing the death of Jax as so many media outlets are predicating? Could there be another interpretation?
Anyone who watched the Season 6 finale saw the devastation Jax felt as he cradled the dead body of his murdered wife, Tara. There isn’t a fan of the show who doesn’t know that Season 7 is going to be all about Jax finding out who killed her and exacting his revenge.
Given all the hype about how this is going to be the grisliest season to date and that very few characters may be left standing when it’s all over with, there may be another explanation. Perhaps the teasers are trying to tell us that Jax will be taking on the role of the Grim Reaper. Could Jax be responsible for the predicted death tolls? Whatever the meaning, one thing is clear; it’s going to be intense.
“Sons of Anarchy” Season 7 will air on Sept 9 on FX. Check back often for more news, updates and spoilers.