'Sons of Anarchy' Season 6: Donal Logue on Lee Toric's 'dark, punishing retribution'

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The club on "Sons of Anarchy" has come up against many forms of law enforcement in the show's five seasons, but it wasn't until Donal Logue's Lee Toric that they came across someone bent on nothing but good, old fashioned revenge. While Toric wants to bring the club down, it's not because of his loyalty to the law, but rather to avenge the death of his sister, who was murdered by Otto ( Kurt Sutter) in prison.

His story doesn't end there, though. Fans who tune into the Season 6 premiere of "Sons of Anarchy" will see a different side of Toric, one that makes him an even scarier foe to come up against. Logue spoke with  Zap2it about the revelation, saying, "His story is a lot darker, it turns out. His Jungian shadow is pretty black."

Logue also describes Toric's plan of attack, explaining, "He's kind of adopting a different tact to go after the club, a multi-pronged assault, talking to some of the players involved, putting pressure on them." It's abundantly clear that he will do whatever it takes to make sure SAMCRO meets its end.

Was it always destined to be this way for Toric? Logue seems to think so. Whereas he describes his character King Horic on "Vikings" as "more of this Machiavellian character who likes having power and has figured out how to hold into it in a difficult world," he thinks Toric may have always been looking to use his power to lash out. "He's been waiting his whole life for an excuse to exercise a really dark, punishing retribution and this was the opportunity," Donal says.

The next chapter in Toric's story will unfold in the Season 6 premiere of "Sons of Anarchy," which airs Tuesday (September 10) at 10 p.m. ET on FX.
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