Jimmy Smits and Donal Logue to Reprise Their Roles on SONS OF ANARCHY’s Sixth Season

     February 28, 2013


In its fractious fifth season, FX’s biker drama Sons of Anarchy introduced us to two new characters, with varying results.  The first, Nero Padilla (played by Jimmy Smits) started out as a love interest for Gemma (Katey Segal), but ended up being a better father figure to Jax (Charlie Hunnam) than his (increasingly evil) step-father Clay (Ron Perlman).  Nero helped the MC financially and also emotionally as things began to break apart.  As much as he wanted to help lead Jax away from its violence, he ended up caught in its web as well.

Last year we also got the beginning of the story of U.S. Marshall Lee Toric (Donal Logue) in the final few episodes, and it seems Logue will also be back in the new season to expand on that part.  Hit the jump for more on these characters and what we might see of them coming up.  

sons of anarchy-Jimmy Smits charlie hunnam katey sagalNero was an unexpectedly great addition to the cast on a show that tends to introduce new characters only to kill them off at the end of the season, and so it’s terrific news that according to THR, Smits will be back for all 13 episodes of the show’s sixth season.  Things were left unfinished between Nero and Gemma emotionally, too and where that goes (especially with Crazy Clay on the loose) should be interesting to follow.

As for Logue, in my recap of last season’s finale I was disappointed with the direction his character seemed to be going, even though I like Logue as an actor.  Toric was introduced to harass Otto (played by showrunner Kurt Sutter, who seems hell bent on destroying every physical piece of himself for sensationalistic violence with that character) after the death of his sister at Otto’s hand (and thanks to a cross brought to him by Tara, who ended the season being carted off the jail).

Toric’s “unhinged, rogue-cop with a taste for revenge” persona feels like characters we’ve already encountered on the show, like a cross between the fourth season’s Assistant U.S. Attorney Linc Potter (Ray McKinnon) and earlier seasons’ ATF agent June Stahl (Ally Walker).  Hopefully I’m wrong, and Toric will bring something new to the table.  The fifth season left a lot of loose ends for the upcoming episodes, so regardless it should be interesting to see what happens with SAMCRO.



Around The Web


Weekly TV Ratings: BONES Rises, AQUARIUS Has a Rocky Start, iZOMBIE Steady

The daily ratings are on hiatus for the summer, but here are some of the greatest hits from this past week's numbers.

Duplass Brothers Get Two-Season Pick-Up for Animated Series ANIMALS at HBO

Oh, good, more talking animated animals. Fantastic.

GAME OF THRONES: George R.R. Martin Won’t Write a Season 6 Episode Either

'The Winds of Winter' is coming...maybe!

TV Performer of the Week: Hugh Laurie, VEEP

"Fun fact, wolves are actually pack animals. I'm more of a 'lone squirrel.'"

EVIL DEAD TV Show: Ash Is Back in New ASH VS. EVIL DEAD Trailer


MAD MEN: See What Final Season Stories Matthew Weiner Almost Covered

Essentially, an entire list of plot points more interesting than Megan or Diana.


The second season of Halt and Catch Fire opens 18 months after the creation of Mutiny, just as Cardiff Electric is closing a major buyout.

SENSE8: Brian J. Smith on The Wachowskis’ Mind-Bending New Netflix Series

The actor talks getting the chance to work with the Wachowskis, their innovative approach to filmmaking, and more.

Graham Moore and Marc Forster’s Outbreak Drama Gets Series Order at NBC

NBC has set a ten-episode order for the as-yet-untitled series, formerly known as 'Patient Zero,' from the screenwriter of 'The Imitation Game' and the director of 'World War Z'.

Stream This: Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Weather Divorce in GRACE AND FRANKIE

"It means 'I fuck your village.'"

Page 1 of 68612345...102030...Last »