The series finale of Sons of Anarchy aired last night and there was just one question on everyone’s minds: Can Kurt Sutter land this thing? Over the last seven seasons, Sutter, the show’s writer, creator and occasional star, has guided fans through murder, mayhem and madness and made us fall in love with a band of rogues. Each season, Sutter more or less delivered with the typical seasons-long mix of nuanced beauty mixed in with some real clunkers, but could he end the series with a graceful bang? Can he give fans a satisfying finale for the haunted antihero Jax Teller?
(Personal theory: Jax leaves Charming in his dust and Sons of Anarchy is just the prequel to Raising Arizona and Jax becomes Leonard Smalls, the motorcycle mercenary for hire, saving babies from kidnappers, with a “Mama Never Loved Me” tattoo on his arm.)