Spoiler alert: Stop reading if you don’t want to know what happened on the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ season premiere!
Sons of Anarchy is famous for pushing the envelope — if that envelope even exists anymore — with jaw-dropping twists that manage to stun die-hard fans, while also getting a rise out of casual channel surfers. And although the sixth season premiere featured plenty of surprises for long-time viewers, its most controversial scene will likely strike a chord with those casual channel surfers I mentioned.
Without going into too much detail, a seemingly innocent 11-year-old boy — whom fans of the show had barely been introduced to before — pulled out a machine gun and opened fire on his elementary school.
Yeah. That happened.
Needless to say, the horrific twist — which went down in the final moments of the Sept. 10 episode — will undoubtedly give viewers, and non-viewers who will likely hear about it on the news, flashbacks to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.
‘Sons Of Anarchy': Elementary School Shooting Explained
In an interview with HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site TVLine, Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter admits that “the timing of [the shooting] is somewhat controversial,” but insists it was necessary to propel the series into its sixth season. He also acknowledges that there’s a message with the madness:
If there is a social and political point of view about the shooting and a moral point of view, it is not one particular party that’s responsible for these tragedies, that it is a combination of gun laws, mental health, schools, parents, media. … It was more about the emotional impact of what happened, and you just really get it in those few pops in the aftermath, when we come back from the act-out.
HollywoodLifers, were you shocked by the elementary school shooting on the Sons of Anarchy premiere? Do you think the show went too far? Drop a comment with your take on the polarizing scene below.
— Andy Swift
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