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The Sons Of Anarchy Finale Theory That Would Change Everything

When it comes to television show finales, a select few are still being discussed years later due to their shock value. For example, over a decade after the abrupt ending of HBO's "The Sopranos," fans are still contemplating whether or not Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) was killed in front of his family while enjoying dinner at Holsten's.

A more recent example is the dramatic conclusion of FX's "Sons of Anarchy," the finale of which aired in 2014. Over the course of seven seasons, audiences follow Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) as he navigates leading the outlaw motorcycle club SAMCRO, which his late father JT (Victor Newmark) was part of, and raising two boys. Eventually, Jax realizes that "a good father and a good outlaw can't settle inside the same man." He wants to break the cycle and ensure his sons don't follow in his footsteps.

Jax, who has over a dozen cops tailing him on a highway after he kills several individuals and shoots at an officer, lets go of his bike's handlebars and veers directly into an oncoming truck. Though Jax's body isn't shown on screen, viewers see a pool of blood form on the road as the chilling song "Come Join the Murder" by The White Buffalo and The Forest Rangers plays.

Unlike the cliffhanger final moment of "The Sopranos," which cuts to black before we know Tony's fate, it seems Jax is truly gone. However, some fans believe otherwise.

There's a Sons of Anarchy Theory that Jax isn't dead

Despite the concerning amount of blood seeping across the road, some fans think that Jax might not be dead. On Reddit, u/garebear1212 proposed the idea that Jax conspired with District Attorney Tyne Patterson (CCH Pounder) to fake his own death and enter the Witness Protection Program.

"When Jax was being chased by the cops at the very end it was all a sham," they wrote, speculating that even the truck driver (Michael Chiklis) was in on the plan. "The cops quickly put fake blood on Jax and got him out of there ... Now Jax is living on the farm raising his boys with Wendy [Drea de Matteo] and Nero [Jimmy Smits] and going under a false name..."

While the "Sons of Anarchy" fandom would surely love a Jax comeback, Charlie Hunnam himself shot down theories like this. When asked whether or not he'd reprise the beloved role, Hunnam stressed (via People), "He's dead now. So there would be no ever bringing him back. When he died, he died."

Many fans thought Jax's death was the perfect ending to his troubled story, especially given that his father was killed by a truck on that very same road. One viewer commented, "I personally thought it was really poetic." U/makingburritos added, "There's no other way they could've ended the show any other way than Jax dying ... he had to go as he turned into everything he hated in the beginning, by the end."