Spoiler alert: All was revealed in the Nov. 18 episode of Sons of Anarchy, “Suits of Woe,” which included three of the series’ finest scenes: Juice (Theo Rossi) told Jax (Charlie Hunnam) the truth about Tara’s death; Jax broke the news to Nero (Jimmy Smits) over the phone as Gemma (Katey Sagal) stood by; and Jax later leaned on Nero as he struggled to understand both how his mother could kill Tara and how he could still love her. Peter Weller, who directed the episode—and whose character, Barosky, was also revealed as the rat—spoke to EW about shooting those crucial scenes and learning Barosky made SAMCRO’s hit list. READ FULL STORY
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No one in Westeros is safe from George R.R. Martin’s keyboard, so it only makes sense for the actors on Game of Thrones to prepare themselves for, if not an inevitable, than a likely death.
Anarchy Afterword will have another new host when it returns to FX Nov. 18, following episode 11 of Sons of Anarchy‘s final ride. Kevin Ryder, co-host of “The Kevin & Bean Show” morning show on Los Angeles’ KROQ, will sit at the head of the table. This week’s guests are Jimmy Smits and Drea de Matteo in-studio with Theo Rossi set to appear via satellite.
Kurt Sutter stepped in for regular host Chris Franjola for the Nov. 11 after show. READ FULL STORY
The TV Guide Network announced their new slate of programming that will debut under their rebranded name, Pop, starting Jan. 14, 2015.
What, can’t a basic cable drama have nearly three-minute long graphic sex montage showing nearly every major member of its cast engaged in all sorts of lusty hardcore acts?
Apparently not without angering a certain parents group.
The Parents Television Council is unloading on FX’s Sons of Anarchy, which opened last Tuesday’s episode with a series of sex scenes. The sequence rather effectively illustrated the widely varying range of emotional states and romantic relationships of the main characters—while also serving up a hearty eyeful of Charlie Hunnam’s bare butt.
The scene featured six couples indulging in various acts (and one character giving herself solo pleasure) and was dubbed “the f–ktage” by show insiders. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert: The Nov. 15 episode of AMC’s Hell on Wheels, “Thirteen Steps,” found preacher Ruth (Kasha Kropinski) determined to see herself hanged for murdering Sidney Snow, the man who’d killed her son, Ezra, despite the best efforts of Cullen (Anson Mount) to get her to accept a pardon. The resulting jail conversations between the two—beautifully written, lit, staged, and acted—are some of the best scenes of the series. Kropinski spoke to EW about Ruth’s fate and relationship with Cullen, and what it’s like to film a scene standing atop a trap door. READ FULL STORY
If you’re a Sons of Anarchy fan who can’t stop talking about the performances Walton Goggins and Kim Coates delivered in that beautiful bedroom conversation between Venus and Tig in the Nov. 11 episode, you are not alone. Executive producer Paris Barclay, who directed “Faith and Despondency,” phoned EW Radio from Wales on Wednesday to rave about what he considers to be possibly the best performance by any two actors in the FX drama’s seven seasons. Listen to the clip below.
“There was really true love there, and when it was done, the crew just stopped and applauded them,” Barclay says. “The camera assistants were crying. People were just clapping because they brought something new to them, a new feeling: People hadn’t really experienced Tig in that way, as deeply serious and as honest and as direct as he was, and Venus really telling you how she became this way and what it’s like for her.” Sons is the fourth project Barclay has done with Goggins. They first met when Barclay directed him in the 1996 HBO movie The Cherokee Kid starring Sinbad. “To see him from that movie,” Barclay says, “where he was a comic Western guy, to the depth that he was able to bring, even to the last moments when he was trying to get back his Venus voice. [Tig] says, ‘You put on that dress, and I want to go anywhere with you, just the way you are,’ and he lifts his spirits up and he sits up a little taller and he tries to get Venus’ voice back but it’s difficult—he’s just genius.” READ FULL STORY
Netflix is adding some royalty to its original programming lineup in 2016.
DirectTV has a Christmas gift for viewers—an extra helping of Jon Hamm to go with their holiday dinners.
Spoiler alert: Tuesday night’s episode of Sons of Anarchy ended with Jax telling Abel that Wendy was his “first mommy”—and Abel later telling Jax that Gemma killed Tara. While we wait to see what Jax does with that information, and what role Wendy plays in his investigation, EW spoke with Drea de Matteo about Wendy’s emotion in that moment, her feelings for Jax, the backstory de Matteo created for her, and her relationship with Gemma (and Nero). READ FULL STORY
Going into the Nov. 11 episode of Sons of Anarchy, 49 percent of readers thought Tyler (Mo McRae) had already turned on SAMCRO, per an EW.com poll. But spoiler alert: They were wrong. Moses demanded Tyler help him find out where the club was hiding the dead preacher’s wife and stepson, so Tyler led him to TO (and Rat). It was, however, all part of Jax’s latest plan, which ended with TO sending Moses and his men into a SAMCRO-led ambush. Fittingly, since Tyler’s been a double agent in Sons‘ final season, McRae is now in Detroit shooting an indie film called Destined in which he plays two versions of one character: a guy in the streets attempting to avenge the death of a friend, and a member of the mayor’s cabinet. He phoned EW to talk about Tyler’s journey, the TSA agent in Detroit who seriously loves Sons, and whether we’ve seen the last of Tyler. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert: The Nov. 11 episode of Sons of Anarchy found Jax taking the expression “an eye for an eye” literally: After ambushing Moses (Mathew St. Patrick) and his men, he ripped out Moses’ eyeball, which dangled out of its socket. (Chibs then cut off Moses’ fingers before Jax put a bullet in his head, mirroring the fate Bobby had suffered.)
The eye was stomach-turning and awesome, which is why we asked Sons‘ head of makeup Tracey Anderson how she did it. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert: In the Nov. 11 episode of Sons of Anarchy, “Faith and Despondency,” Venus (Walton Goggins) and Tig (Kim Coates) took their relationship to the next level—then almost called it quits. The always eloquent Goggins, who’s recurred as the transgender escort for three seasons, talked to EW about filming their emotional conversation—and where he thinks Venus and Tig went afterward. Bonus for Justified fans, he also got us psyched for that show’s final season, which premieres in January. (He’s about to start shooting episode six.)
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