'Sons of Anarchy' Finale: Charlie Hunnam, Kurt Sutter on that Shocking Ending

PHOTO: Charlie Hunnam as Jax Teller is pictured in the "Red Rose" episode of "Sons of Anarchy."Byron Cohen/FX
Charlie Hunnam as Jax Teller is pictured in the "Red Rose" episode of "Sons of Anarchy."


You kind of had to see this coming, right?

Last night on the series finale of "Sons of Anarchy," Jax Teller, played by Charlie Hunnam, had his last ride and went out in a blaze of glory -- kind of.

After shooting and killing his mother last week, Jax said goodbye to his sons and farewell to his club. There were thoughts by fans that his own club would be his undoing, but alas his death was an event that was definitely a shock in the way it went down.

Jax met his death after being chased by police and intentionally driving his motorcycle into a truck driven by guest star Michael Chiklis, according to the Entertainment Weekly recap.

After the show, show creator Kurt Sutter and show star Hunnam went on "Anarchy Afterword" to talk about the ending after seven years on the air.

"It's the end of a little era for us," Hunnam said, according to E! News. "A lot of sleepless nights and bottles of tequila."

Hunnam, 34, continued about the ending, "We had talked about there being various potential versions of the ending in the beginning of the season and had a couple of conversations."

But Sutter, 50, decided to go with the ending where Jax would end his own life on his own terms. Also, the final ride for Jax mirrored his father's police chase that killed the senior Teller.

"I had a sense really from the beginning of this ride that I liked the notion of Jax being brought to the same place of his father, but getting it right," Sutter said. "You know what I mean? The idea that he was going to go out in the same way."

Sutter also considered leaving the show opened ended ala the finale of the "Sopranos."

"There was a discussion that he's on the road and we see that truck and we leave it sort of open ended. And then ultimately I felt like this has not been a show of ‘what ifs,' to a certain extent ... So I realized I needed to be clear in terms of whether it happened or it didn't," Sutter explained.