‘Sons of Anarchy’: 6 Times Charlie Hunnam’s Jax Teller Was a Complete Bad**s Without Raising His Fists
For seven seasons, Charlie Hunnam’s Jax Teller was the toughest character on Sons of Anarchy. His main goal was always to protect his club and his family, and his enemies had to tread lightly. Sometimes, all he had to do was say a few words to show just how strong and intimidating he was. Here are 6 times that Jax Teller was a complete bad**s.
6. Jax telling off Tara’s stalker in season 1 of ‘Sons of Anarchy’
Jax is fiercely loyal to his club, his kids, and his wife, Tara. In season 1 of Sons of Anarchy, Jax has a conversation with federal agent Kohn (Jay Carnes), who also happens to be Tara’s ex. When Kohn asks Jax if he is threatening a federal agent, Jax looks him in the eyes and drops some knowledge. He’s not threatening a federal agent, he’s threatening him.
“You guys gave it your best shot. You’ve got nothing on SAMCRO. And you harassing Tara, that ends here…Or next time it won’t be a piece-of-s**t car I’m draining fluid from.”
5. Jax negotiating with the D.A. — ‘You can slap my wrists until they’re bloody, lady. I don’t give a s**t’
During season 6, Jax tried to negotiate a deal for immunity for his entire club by promising to give up a bigger criminal and a shipment of guns. He tells the D.A. that he wants to make the club legit. But she wasn’t convinced that Jax would keep his promise, which he found frustrating.
Jax tells the D.A.: “I’m giving you a win well above your pay grade. You get your devil and you punch your ticket out of this cesspool. So let’s not get too lost in righteousness. I’m the scumbag outlaw, and you’re the pillar of justice. And neither one of us likes looking at ourselves in the mirror. Do we have a deal?”
4. Jax’s promise in the most heartbreaking episode of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ ever
In one of the most memorable and heartbreaking episodes of the entire series, Opie (Ryan Hurst) sacrifices himself for SAMCRO. Opie dies in prison after getting brutally beaten by pipes in a fight that a prison guard arranged. After Opie’s death, Jax promises the guard that he will kill him when he gets out for murdering his best friend.
“I’m getting released. There’s nothing you can do to stop that. I’ll find out who you are and where you live. And then I’m gonna kill you.”
3. Jax Teller telling the police exactly how it is going to be
During the first season of Sons of Anarchy, fans quickly found out just how intimidating Jax could be. Jax told Sheriff Trammel (Glen Plummer) then when doing deals with SAMCRO, it’s best to work together.
“Hey, Trammel. It’s too late for over, man. You know all about us, and we know all about you.” Jax says. “Look, only way this relationship works is two of us together, or one of us dead.”
2. Jax puts Clay in his place
Unlike Jax, Clay (Ron Perlman) was a terrible club leader. When Jax finally figured out that Clay only wanted power and was making all the wrong moves, he stepped in.
“You’re done telling me anything. Now I tell you,” Jax says to Clay. “You’re stepping down as president. You can sit at the table. You can have a vote. But that’s all. You keep the Irish happy, and you stay out of my g**d***n way. If you don’t, I’ll let the club read the letters.”
1. The ‘Sons of Anarchy’ series finale — Jax’s final ride
In the Sons of Anarchy series finale, Jax Teller chose to go out just like his dad. After killing everyone at odds with the club, he made the ultimate sacrifice. Jax took a final ride off into the sunset. Then he rode his bike headfirst into an oncoming semi-truck.
All seven seasons of Sons of Anarchy are available on Hulu.