Katey Sagal Reveals That The Upcoming Sons Of Anarchy Finale Will Be “Satisfying”

*Spoiler Alert: The article below contains plot details from last week’s episode of Sons Of Anarchy.


(PCM) With only one more episode of the hit FX Network drama “Sons Of Anarchy” before the series finale on December 9th, things are moving along at break neck pace and many inevitable truths have been revealed.

Last week’s episode was one of the most emotionally charged of the entire series, where Gemma’s lies have finally caught up to her and the truth about Tara’s true killer has been revealed to Jax and the rest of the club.

Gemma’s initial lie about who killed Tara set off a chain reaction of events that created so much unnecessary chaos and bloodshed in the the club, so should she be punished for those actions?

Watching Jax’s highly emotional response when Juice confirmed his suspicions about his mother was heartbreaking. Although that cold streak that lives within his character was also incredibly evident as well, especially when he eerily said to Juice as he was leaving “It will be be quick”, teasing Juices ultimate fate.

Another heartbreaking scene occurred between both Jax and Nero when Jax admitted before breaking down in sobs on Nero’s shoulder that despite all the wrong that she has done, he still loves his mother.

So, will Jax be able to serve his mother the ultimate punishment? We recently spoke with actress Katey Sagal who plays Gemma Teller Marrow on the series about her thoughts on Gemma’s fate, as well as, what fans can be expecting from the upcoming series finale.

Many people feel that Gemma is beyond the point of any redemption, however there are still others that feel she may not have crossed that line yet, as she was only acting for the protection of her family.

Katey tells us ” I think what we’re seeing now is her own conscience finally grabbing her. I still think, though, she believes that her momentary rageful act at the end of Season VI killing Tara was not premeditated and was not something that—she really did believe that Tara had turned the entire club in and her son and it was the downfall of her entire existence. At that moment it was just sort of a perfect storm, and not that she doesn’t realize the heinous nature of it, but I do believe that what’s happening now is that in times before, she was able to compartmentalize and almost rationalize. I think this one was just too much for her.”

Fans of Sons Of Anarchy know that it has been an absolutely incredible ride through seven seasons, however we are certain that there were quite a few challenges along the way as well.

Katey comments “It’s constantly challenging, which as an actor you only hope for, so I felt every season brought a new set of things that I’ve never done before and needed exploring, so it was that kind of job where week to week, episode to episode there was always a little something that I felt like this will be great. I guess the overall challenge of it was playing somebody that was so very different from myself. Her maternal instincts are similar to mine, but her ways and means of doing things were something very foreign to me. I don’t live in an outlaw world and I don’t carry a gun and I don’t do those things.”

We are absolutely devastated that the series is coming to an end, so we can only imagine what the cast and crew must be going through having worked together for such a long time.

Katey reveals “We’ve all sort of known the end was coming, but I don’t think any of us really acknowledged it till the last couple of weeks. We’d have moments on set where people would tear up and we’d say good-bye to one director, but the work really requires you to be pretty much where you are. It’s complicated to keep everything in place in your brain and your character and where you are, so that pulled focused. I think Kurt and I are just—part of us are in denial and we have lots of other stuff in life, so it takes the onus off it. I’m sure at some point we’ll probably crash from it all and we’ll recognize it, but I think overwhelmingly we’re both so grateful that it’s seven years and it’s been such a great experience, so I don’t know that you get too sad really. Things happen. I think it’s ending at the perfect time, I really do.”

Katey-Sagal2Throughout the season we have caught Gemma speaking to the ghost of Tara, as she can be heard and Katey suggests that this is because she is unraveling. She says “They’re super easy to do, because I felt very close to Maggie, who played Tara, and so it’s easy for me, and Gemma felt very close to Tara, ultimately. I think that they had such an intricate relationship, but also very mother/daughter, so I think that I just can put her there very easily and speak to her. And it just speaks to Gemma’s own—as the season goes on, her remorseful moments get stronger and start to eek out and the walls start closing in, but I think that it keeps her connected. It’s like I keep reiterating it wasn’t intentional what happened. It really wasn’t and so it kind of shows her just continuing to connect.

To me it’s interesting, too, that she believes that it speaks to what she believed happens after we die. Clearly she thinks she’s being heard, I would think.”

Sons of Anarchy will without a doubt leave quite a legacy in the world of television. Katey comments “I think Sons, it’s an entertainment show and I always look at what I do and what the services entertainment is that it is just that. It’s service, so you’re providing something for people. The fact that people had become so engaged and so invested in the story and the characters, that’s done something for them. I think that’s its own legacy is that it has become a successful way for people to be entertained.

And so I think, too, that it’s sort of in that wave of everybody talks about of cable dramas that have—it’s sort of like the little independent film world now in television. I think that Sons has helped to open all those doors just as The Shield did, so I would imagine that it will be in the wave of those shows, the Mad Men and those kinds of shows that have come around at this time. I think legacy is such a big word. Really our job is to entertain and I think we’ve done that.”

One of the biggest questions leading up to the series finale is whether or not it is going to be satisfying for fans. Katey assures us “You’ll be really satisfied with the ending. I think Kurt has even spoken about this, but he was trying to approach it like another episode, like the story keeps going. But I think it’s very satisfying and it was very satisfying filming it and I will say that for Charlie and myself. Both of us sort of felt—you’ll have to talk to Charlie, but he liked it, too. It was satisfying for all involved; that’s what I’ll say.”

We were also curious about what Katey will personally miss the most about being involved with the show. She says “I’ll miss so many things. It was a great working environment. I’ll miss the people. That’s what you really connect to and I’ll miss the writing. I’ve been in television a long time and you don’t find great parts that readily and you don’t find great writing that readily. It’s been just a great creative experience to be able to have both of those things, and it’s a colorful bunch of people to work with, so going to work was never boring. I will miss them all terribly.”

Fans are also incredibly curious to see what kind of punishment will eventually be dealt to Gemma. Does she deserved to be killed or suffer with living with the guilt for what she has done. Katey responds “I’d say that is a tough call. That’s a really tough call, because I don’t know given where she’s at now, I don’t know. This is what’s interesting about denial. You know how you read in the news and like you’ll see some, like that one guy they arrested this guy in Santa Monica. He was a mob guy and had been hiding for 40 years. He killed a bunch of people and there he is living in Santa Monica and he’s fine and then they arrested him. So you wonder what the psychology is of somebody that’s really done heinous things how far can we hide that from ourselves and would Gemma actually be able to.

I don’t know. I don’t know. It’s gone so far. To me it seems like either way is horrible, so you will see the way it all pans out, but it’s a tough call. It’s a tough call, but people do do heinous things and continue to have lives. Yes, they do.”

We have all heard the news that Kurt Sutter is developing a new series for FX called “The Bastard Executioner”, so of course we had to know about Katey’s involvement. She reveals “I’m going to be in it. We don’t know in what capacity yet, because he’s now working on it, but that is where we’re going, yes. I will definitely be involved in it.”

Be sure to tune in for the final two episodes of “Sons Of Anarchy” airing on Tuesday night’s on FX.



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Lost Kitten Mysteriously Travels From New Mexico To Maine


(PCM) A six month old kitten from Albuquerque, New Mexico named Spice was reported missing on October 31st only to turn up miraculously being found in Portland, Maine five days later. How the kitten managed to travel some 2,300 miles away from her home remains a mystery.

Spice was turned into the a local animal shelter in Portland, Maine in a duffle bag with cat food and cat litter, but no tags. The shelter learned that Spice was microchipped and were then able to contact the kittens, very surprised and grateful owners in Albuquerque.

Despite being thrilled that Spice had been found, her owners unfortunately did not have enough money to be able to afford to bring Spice all the way back home. Graciously, a veterinary and services corporation offered their assistance in getting Spice safely back home.

After treating Spice for a small cold and being sure that she is safe to travel, Spice could be reunited with her family in about a week or so.

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Teens Sarcastically Use Hash Tag #ThanksMichelleObama To Vent About Gross School Lunches

(PCM) Teens across the nation have sarcastically began using the hash tag #ThanksMichelleObama to vent their frustrations and utter disgust with the very gross and unappetizing “healthy” lunch options being offered in their schools.

Seriously, a lot of the food pictured in the images posted by the teens on social media looks like some kind of animal slop, certainly not an appetizing and healthy lunch that we would expect our school children to be receiving. School lunches have to comply with the USDA food regulations which are highly supported by First Lady Michelle Obama who continues her fight against childhood obesity. It seems now that teens are getting fed up with their disgusting looking options and are beginning to demand higher quality and more appetizing food. We are curious to see how the power of social media will play out in this particular scenario.

According to Buzzfeed, Michelle Obama said that she would fight until the bitter end to make sure that every kid in this country continues to have the best nutrition that they can have. The USDA regulations limit the amount of calories, fat, sugar and sodium that can be contained in the meal.

The “healthy” food options appear to be backfiring however and many students are refusing to eat lunch at all which in turn causes the schools to lose money. We definitely can’t say we blame them!  Those meals look nasty!

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Emily Blunt and James Cordon Lose the Cow in New Clip from Disney’s Into the Woods

IntoTheWoods(PCM) Awards season is upon us and with awards season comes rampant speculation as to which movie is going to be nominated for what award ; Disney’s musical Into the Woods is at the top of many pundits’ lists for at least the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new clip leading up to Into the Woods‘ Christmas Day release, giving fans more footage of the interaction between Meryl Streep as the Witch and James Cordon and Emily Blunt as the Baker and Baker’s Wife. 

The Witch gives the Baker and his wife a scare after they lose their cow, a crucial part of the magic needed to lift a curse. Watch the new clip below!

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family, and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. 

Into the Woods stars Meryl Streep as The Witch, James Corden and Emily Blunt as the Baker and Baker’s Wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Johnny Depp as The Wolf.

Also starring in the film are Lilla Crawford as Red Riding Hood, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother, Christine Baranski as Cinderella’s Stepmother, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Frances de la Tour as The Giant, Simon Russell Beale as The Baker’s Father, Joanna Riding as Cinderella’s Mother, and Annette Crosbie as Grandmother.

Into the Woods is directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha) and based on the Tony Award winning play by James Lapine and Stephen Soundheim.

Lapine wrote the screenplay for the film and Soundheim is credited with the music and lyrics, so musical/Broadway fans alike should have something exciting to look forward to this winter!

Watch the trailer for the Disney musical below and visit the official Facebook page for more info!

Into the Woods opens in theaters nationwide December 25, 2014.

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Man Discovers a Tapeworm in His Brain and the Horror is Too Much to Handle

Tapeworm(PCM) Oh, the absolute horror; this is honestly the stuff of nightmares. A man suffering from severe headaches discovered that the source of his constant perturbation was a species of tapeworm rarely seen in humans, Spirometra erinaceieuropaei.

The man ended FOUR YEARS of headaches that started in 2008 and gradually became compounded with seizures and issues with his sense of smell when an MRI revealed the rare tapeworm wriggling its way through his pink matter in 2012.

The Spirometra erinaceieuropaei has only been documented in 300 human cases, making this most recent case, discovered in the U.K., an oddity.

It is currently unclear how the 50 year-old Chinese man became afflicted with the parasite, but The Guardian speculates that he could have picked up the parasite during one of his visits to China, writing: “exactly how he came to be infected is not known, but he could have picked it up from infected meat or water and the worm then burrowed through his body to his brain.”

Spirometra erinaceieuropaei, commonly found in rats, birds, snakes, frogs, mice, cats, and dogs, is so rare that up until now very little was known about the parasite.

With the discovery of the tapeworm, which had grown up to 1cm in length and traveled a distance of 5cm from the right side of his brain to the left, scientists were able to sequence the genome of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei, providing more insight on where the parasite comes from and how it has evolved.

The research from the genome sequencing was published on November 21, 2014 in the medical journal, Genome Biologyand found that this species of tapeworm has a genome 10x longer than any other tapeworm.

Scientists have speculated that the tapeworm was able to survive for four years in the man’s brain by absorbing fats through the lining of its skin.

After using an MRI to diagnose the man with sparganosis, an infection caused by a parasite that inflames the brain causing seizures, headaches, memory loss, and can affect the sense of smell, doctors treated the man and cured him of his horrific ailment.

While it is highly unlikely that any other cases of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei will start cropping up, the thought of having a tapeworm burrow its way through your brain is enough to make anyone want to never set foot outside again.

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New Restricted Holiday Trailer for The Wedding Ringer Starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad

TheWeddingRinger(PCM) Screen Gems released the new Red Band trailer (18+) for director Jeremy Garelick’s comedy, The Wedding Ringer, starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad.

The Wedding Ringer‘s new Restricted Holiday trailer is not short on hilarity or f-bombs, showing the hilarious chemistry between Hart as the best man money can buy and Gad as the endearing but painfully awkward groom in need of some coaching.

Watch the Restricted Holiday trailer below!

Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man.

With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need.

What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.

The Wedding Ringer stars Kevin Hart (Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, This is the End), Josh Gad (Frozen Love & Other Drugs), Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (TV’s The Big Bang Theory, TV’s 8 Simple Rules), Ken Howard (The Net, Michael Clayton), Cloris Leachman (The Iron Giant, The Croods), Jenifer Lewis (Cars, The Princess and the Frog), Mimi Rogers (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery), Whitney Cummings (TV’s Whitney, 3,2,1… Frankie Go Boom) and Olivia Thirlby (Juno, Dredd).

Written by Jay Lavender (The Break-Up) and co-writer/director Jeremy Garelick, The Wedding Ringer marks Garelick’s first feature full-length film as a director.

In other news, Jeremy Garelick has been working on New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures’ reboot of Police Academy since 2012, which Comedy Central’s Key & Peele stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele were recently asked to contribute to.

The Wedding Ringer opens in theaters nationwide January 16, 2015. Visit the film’s official Facebook page and Twitter for more info and updates!

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