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‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Spoilers For Season 7, Episode 9: A Core Character’s Demise Is Just Ahead

Fans are bracing themselves for the Season 7, Episode 9 showing of Sons of Anarchy. Just a handful of episodes remain and there is a lot yet to be resolved in this final ride. What Sons of Anarchy spoilers are available for “What a Piece of Work Is Man”? As is typical with this show, there aren’t many, but there are just enough tidbits available to leave viewers feeling unsettled.

FX has kept the SOA spoiler tease extremely short for this one, with TV Guide simply noting that the club will be dealing with internal conflict. Given Jax’s sudden and shocking decision to shoot Jury White, that may well be what drives the SAMCRO internal conflict. Jax says he did it for self-defense, but it’s already been clear that his club brothers aren’t so sure.

At the end of the last episode, the club got the latest delivery from Marks’ crew: Bobby’s fingers. Jax is trying to cut deals with Marks, but it’s not going his way.

Jax is working hard to protect the preacher’s wife and stepson, but it looks like things get even more complicated in the Season 7, Episode 9 show. The preview shows the stepson, Grant McQueen, on the go, with Jax telling him that he doesn’t have any idea who Marks is. McQueen says he has to end this, and Jax says that’s what they’re trying to do. SOA spoilers from future episodes would seem to indicate that the battle with Marks isn’t going to be over quite yet though.

As for Bobby, the stand-off continues. Marks’ crew wants to know where the preacher’s body is, and Bobby’s not giving up the information. Despite being down one eye and the fingers on his clutch hand, he taunts Cartwright that it’s still all going to lead to SAMCRO slitting his throat.

Juice is angling for a deal, and it seems Jarry is putting one together for him. Photos from FX indicate that he’s on the move in this one, but Unser is starting to figure out that something is up. It’s been a slow-moving reveal, but Unser is asking questions and sensing that Tara’s murder may not be quite what he’s been told. However, Unser tells Gemma that Juice gave up a name to try to get protection, and obviously this will make her quite anxious.

The title of this episode, “What a Piece of Work Is Man,” pretty clearly comes from Hamlet. The show’s creator, Kurt Sutter, has used the Shakespeare piece in many ways throughout the series, and that apparently will be very much the case in these final episodes. However, just how closely the series’ end will align with the end of Hamlet nobody outside Sutter and the cast knows. Fans never forget, however, that every choice Sutter makes regarding wording, references and storytelling means something significant.

Previous Sons of Anarchy spoilers from Kurt Sutter indicated that a key character would die in episode 9 or 10. He went on to say, to the surprise of many SOA viewers, that this death would not be Juice. That’s not to say that Juice survives the season, just that he’s not the one about to die at this point.

Given that Sutter spoiler intel, and the state of things right now, who is likely to die? Obviously Bobby is a solid guess given his current situation. Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be any spoilers available at the moment that can necessarily ease the minds of fans regarding Bobby’s possible survival. At the same time, Bobby’s death would seemingly be the obvious answer, and Sutter rarely goes with the obvious. It would seem too soon for Gemma to get killed, if that even happens at all.

Sons of Anarchy spoilers from the filming of episode 13, the final show of the series, reveal that Tig, Happy, Chibs and Jax are all still alive. Many are worried about Ratboy, Unser and Nero along with Bobby when it comes to this next death, but there are other possibilities as well.

At this point it would seem that the death, having been teased in such a detailed way by Sutter, will be significant and shocking. Sutter saying it would be episode 9 or 10 leads some to think they should brace themselves for a cliffhanger at the end of the November 4 episode, but that’s just speculation at this point.

What will Abel do with the information he overheard from Gemma about killing Tara? Will Unser figure out that the Lin Triad didn’t kill Tara? Will he pay the ultimate price for his determination in figuring it out? Will Nero make it away from Charming in one piece? Not all of the answers are coming quite yet, but many suspect that the Season 7, Episode 9 show of Sons of Anarchy airing on Tuesday, November 4 will at least pave the way to some big reveals.

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