Sons Of Anarchy Spoilers: Katey Sagal Reveals Why Gemma Didn’t Commit Suicide

If you watched Tuesday’s penultimate episode of Sons of Anarchy, you are likely still recovering. When you do, the first question you will ask yourself is why Kurt Sutter decided to have Jax kill Gemma, instead of having her end her own life.

In a recent interview, Sagal discussed the decision.

“There’s two ways to look at it,” Sagal said. “Either she doesn’t have the balls to do it herself, so once again, she’s going to have somebody do it for her. [Laughs] That’s the ultimate manipulation. She loves her son, so there’s part of her that feels it will be healing for him, in a weird way. He’s trying to get revenge for Tara’s death the entire season. He’s just off the chain. So she feels in some way that this would do Tara right, to kill the killer of Tara.”

The actress also talked about what it was like to film her final seasons with her on-screen son, Charlie Hunnam and how emotional it was when they realized they wouldn’t be working together any longer.

“The first part, when he comes into the living room, I’m not surprised that he’s there. And we both felt that the scene was written very conversationally, without a lot of histrionics. The scene wasn’t written to be like, “Please, save my life!” [Laughs] That’s not the dynamic, and Charlie and I had a conversation about setting that tone. Charlie said, “This really has to be like we’re just having a conversation.” And then those last moments, when I’m walking out to the garden and he’s following me — before every take, we were both just crying and hugging each other. It was very sweet. It makes me cry to think about it. Because it is Jax and Gemma, but it’s also Katey and Charlie and seven years. There’s a lot that goes into those moments. Charlie and I were bawling. That’s what was happening right before we played those scenes.”

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