Who Will Die in the ‘SoA’ Series Finale? At Least One More Club Member Will Meet Mr. Mayhem
It's been a few weeks now since Bobby Munson met his tragic demise, and while Kurt Sutter has been gracious enough to let fans lick their wounds, make no mistake — this will not be the only SAMCRO death Sons of Anarchy will deliver this season. What makes me say that? Well, first of all, this series has proven more than once how it isn't afraid to kill off beloved characters. (RIP, Opie.) And then there's the fact that Sutter has promised that at least one more club member will die during the final season. “Two club members will be dead,” Sutter revealed during an interview with EW. And since Bobby's death makes one, that means there's still another brother out there whose fate is sealed. Which begs the question: who will die in the SoA series finale?
Because that's definitely how this is going to play out, right? If there's going to be another major character death scene it's going to be in the last SoA episode ever made. I mean, bloodshed and brutality are this show's bread and butter. Sutter's going to want to save that final kill for the last go-round, and what better way to do that than by killing off a SAMCRO favorite? Many have already predicted Jax will die, however, there's always a chance that either we were all wrong and it will be someone else, or that Sutter changed his mind since making that death toll remark (he was just starting to write Episode 9 at the time) and decided to kill off more than two members.
So just in case, I thought I'd narrow down the most likely possibilities and see who has the greatest chance of coming face-to-face with the Reaper. Of course, that's not to say other non-club members won't also meet their maker. (I'm personally very concerned about Nero.) But as far as SAMCRO goes, if it's not Jax, then there's a good chance one of these guys won't get out of this finale alive.
If I had a nickel for every time I thought Juice was going to die, I'd… well, let's just say I'd have a lot of nickels. So in a weird way I feel like this makes him the safest of all? SoA loves to shock us with death, so throwing Juice into the line of fire so often makes it feel a bit too obvious. Almost like Sutter wants us to think Juice will die only to fake us out at the last minute with some other gut-wrenching death. So yeah, Juice is definitely out of harms way. Right? Maybe? Please?
Odds of survival: 60 percent
To be honest, I go back and forth with how invested I am in Happy's well being. He's a dedicated member of the club and everything, but I've never been particularly drawn to the character. But that's just me. I'm sure many others would be devastated if something were to happen to him. And since he's never turned down any of Jax's crazy missions, I'm betting it would be very easy to see him meet a not-so happy end. (Too soon?)
Odds of survival: 50 percent
There's no doubt that Chibs is by far the closest brother to Jax, so if SAMCRO's president really does survive, I'm betting Sutter would still try and find a way to hurt him emotionally rather than physically. Nothing could do that more than taking away his right-hand man and confidant. Jax already lost Opie, so losing another dear friend would absolutely crush him. Then there's Chibs' relationship with Jarry to consider. What if he ends up sacrificing his own life to save hers? It would certainly lend an extra meaning to Jax's constant inquiries into how close his fellow Son is getting to Charming's sheriff. Foreshadowing much?
Odds of survival: 30 percent
Whenever we get an unusual amount of one-on-one time with a character, I automatically assume Sutter is gearing up to steal them away from us. Call me paranoid if you want, but extremely heart-felt scenes are pretty much the kiss of death on any good drama. And that touching moment between Tig and Venus in “Faith and Despondency" finally set our boy Tig down a happy path. So wouldn't it be just like this series to introduce the idea of a bright future only to rip it away moments later? Don't do this to us, Sutter. I beg of you.
Odds of survival: 15 percent
Final verdict: If Jax doesn't die or if Sutter opts for another member to join him in the after life, my money is, unfortunately, on Tig. For the record, though, I've never hoped to be more wrong.
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