If there's one "SOA" character that stands out from the pack as a favorite, it's Alex "Tig" Trager played by Kim Coates.
The freaky biker has been a source of bloody entertainment and comic relief throughout the show's run.
Moviefone's new interview with Coates sheds some light on what fans will see this season on "Sons of Anarchy," as the show comes to its bittersweet end. He also revealed a bit about tonight's episode, what viewers can expect in the show's finale and how he envisions everything coming together for Tig.
Below are some of the highlights from the interview. It didn't seem very spoilery to me, but if you're trying hard to avoid anything related to future episodes of the show, spoilers may be ahead.
What can you tell us about tonight's episode in particular?
Let me tell you about Tig a little bit. The second episode we filmed so long ago in June, so that was a long time ago. I will say, for Tig Trager, that there's not a lot of comedy on this show anymore ever, but if there is, [Kurt] Sutter seems to give it to Tig. I think I'm really, from the outside looking in, and I've said this in interviews before obviously, I think for Trager losing Clay last year was the end of a certain bit of a ride for him. When I ripped off my own Sergeant-at-Arms patch, it was because Clay did the things to Gemma that I was so appalled by, and he's lucky I didn't punch him out myself, but I just didn't want to be any part of that club from what I was seeing.
And I think this final season, I mean, he's a champion of the underdog. Whether it's a dog or Venus Van Dam, he really champions the underdog. He's a really cool cat. He doesn't speak a lot so far this year, but when he does he fires from the hip like he always does. That's all in Kurt Sutter's hands, how this whole thing is gonna end. The violence continues to grow.
We've seen one episode of Season 7 so far and things are already getting violent and crazy, as one would expect. How would you describe the last season as a whole?
Obviously, I can't tell you anything or I'd have to kill you, but I will say this. We are, today, actually starting filming the tenth episode out of thirteen. We're still doing this show until the end of October. so the fans will get, you know, six to seven shows before we're even done filming. How's it going? It's sad. It's not a happy place, and there ain't no happy meals. It is full out, full throttle, wiping everybody out. I can't say who or why or when or what, but it's just madness. This show has become to me, personally, Kim Coates, it's madness.
Looking back, Tig has had a lot of wild moments. What was your favorite Tig kill or fight scene?
Boy, oh boy. You know, I don't know if I have a favorite. I'm not very good with favorites. But I will say that first show in Season 6, where I just lost my daughter the season before, and that guy mentioned to me something about "you need to watch some porn because your daughter..." and he pushed this button about my daughter... well, we know what happened to him. He got smacked up on and then he got rained on by me. Then I got to sing "The Dock of the Bay." That was pretty special day for me. In a weird, twisted, memorable way.
For more of the interview, including Coates' thoughts on who would be an ideal guest star, and how he would like to see the hit show end, go to Moviefone.