The SAMCRO power struggle just got a whole lot more personal.
For some time, violent home invasions had been thought to be the work of a rival gang, making things personal by going after club friends and family. Last night's episode, however, made a shocking revelation: Clay Morrow was the man behind the dirty deeds. Ron Perlman spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the latest deceit from former SAMCRO head Clay.
Perlman professes his innocence in being as unaware of the big twist as viewers. “I actually started off this season trying to play this character in a weakened state, and in a more introspective state... Only to find out later that he’s not taking the time to figure shit out. He’s going to work immediately on correcting these things that he considers to be wrong.”
The power struggle between Jax and Clay will continue to play a big role in the remainder of this season. “There’s a determination on both their parts to settle scores,” Perlman explains. “What this season is going to be is this obsession of Jax’s to try to get the club more in the spirit of the anti-Clay. And the obsession of Clay to try to unearth the fact that Jax is not ready to lead because he’s too much like his dad.”
Expect a dramatic shift in the status quo as a result of the civil war in the motorcycle club, and with the recent unexpected death of long-time member Ryan Hurst's Opie, no one on the cast feels safe.
“I’ve only known for three or four days where I end up in season five,” he says. “I have zero idea where I start out in season six, much less whether I make it to season seven -- I don’t even know if I’ll make it to season six. I really don’t. That’s the cliffhanger of this year. Is that for the first time you are left to wonder, 'what the f---?'”
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