“Sons of Anarchy” kicked off Season 6 with a bang last week, capping the episode off with an elementary school shooting that will set the tone for the rest of the show. Zap2it caught up with Kim Coates and Mark Boone Junior at the show’s red carpet premiere and they confirm it’s bad times ahead for SAMCRO. At least they do it with a little humor, though.
When asked what’s to come for Tig, Coates jokes he’s hitting the road, doing stand up comedy around the country. Getting serious, he admits, “It’s the most depressing season, by far.” He says the mayhem and drama, including maybe a lead character death, is so high that it “is so sad. It’s sad.”
Still, he says there will still be a bit of Tig’s signature weird humor that brings a lot of levity to the show. “Tig’s wacky, man. He’s got his s*** so totally together and not together at the same time.” Coates is glad for those moments when Tig can shine through in a comedic light, due to how heavy the season is going to weigh down on people.
Bobby won’t have much on screen comedy, but his off-camera counterpart Boone sure does. As seen in the premiere, Bobby has relocated away from Charming and it looking for forge his own path outside of SAMCRO. What’s the plan? “He’s in the Bahamas, sipping a margarita,” Boone says. Don’t call it a retirement though, Bobby’s selling seashells by the seashore. “It’s legitimate business, baby. Gotta have it,” he jokes.
As for Bobby’s relationships with Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and Clay (Ron Perlman), Boone thinks only one of those can be fixed. He says Bobby’s tie to Clay is dead in the water. Jax, on the other hand, is salvageable. “Bobby is like Jax’s uncle. Do you ever give up on your nephew? I don’t think you ever do.” For the meantime, he seems to definitely be giving him space, though.
“Sons of Anarchy” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.