How Taylor Sheridan’s Exit Hurt Sons of Anarchy After Season 3

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Beginning with season 3, Taylor Sheridan quit Sons of Anarchy, which had a negative impact on the rest of the show. This is what transpired.

Many people appeared and disappeared on Sons of Anarchy, and the shocking passing of Taylor Sheridan’s David Hale in season 3 had a negative impact on the remainder of the season. Kurt Sutter’s action-drama TV series Sons of Anarchy, which debuted on FX to a lot of praise from reviewers and audiences in 2008, immersed viewers in the world of motorcycle clubs. Sons of Anarchy continued for a total of seven seasons before ending in 2014 as a result of several confrontations, betrayals, and cast member departures for various causes.

The television series Sons of Anarchy centers on Jackson “Jax” Teller (Charlie Hunnam), the vice president of the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle gang in the made-up town of Charming, California. The series’ events start when Jax discovers a manifesto written by his late father, John “JT” Teller, one of the MC’s founding members, outlining his goals and vision for the organization, which were considerably dissimilar from those of Clay Morrow, the club’s current president (Ron Perlman).

Jax embarks on a personal trip that causes him to reflect on his career, place in the club, relationships, family, and other topics as a result of this and other issues with the club (and other MCs). Jax and the club encounter numerous adversaries along the way, some of whom are on the side of the law, like Taylor Sheridan’s David Hale.

Hale made his Sons of Anarchy debut in season 1, remained a recurring role through season 2, and was the Deputy Chief of the Charming Police Department. In Charming, Hale found himself caught between two factions: his father and older brother, Jacob Hale Jr. (Jeff Kober), wanted to get rid of the MC for financial gain, while Hale’s boss, Chief Wayne Unser (Dayton Callie), supported SAMCRO.

Hale, on the other hand, cared more about upholding the law and doing the right thing. He genuinely cared about Charming and wanted SAMCRO to leave. Unfortunately, Hale was killed off in the first episode of Sons of Anarchy season 3; this had significant effects on the remainder of the season but also left a gap in the rest of the series.

One of Sons of Anarchy’s most complicated characters was David Hale, who wasn’t connected to any MC. Given that his aims and deeds were against SAMCRO, Hale was portrayed as an antagonist, but it doesn’t mean he was a horrible guy.

In Sons of Anarchy season 1, Hale informed the club that Opie wasn’t a “rat,” and in season 2, he cooperated more with the club after realizing that Ethan Zobelle’s actions were much more detrimental to Charming than those of SAMCRO. Hale spent the majority of his time in the series in the middle of a moral quandary, in which helping the club almost always turned out to be the right thing to do. Many Charming locals grew angry with the club after Hale was killed in a shooting that occurred during Half Sack’s funeral. His brother Jacob then used this anger to further his mayoral campaign.

After Hale’s passing and Sheridan’s departure, Sons of Anarchy still had Unser, but it was left without one of its most intriguing and complex non-club characters. Hale added an outsider perspective to the show because, unlike Unser, he wasn’t employed by anybody. This made him a complex character because, despite being utilized as an antagonist, his actions weren’t precisely adversarial (or, at least, not all the time).

After David Hale left, Sons of Anarchy was left without this kind of character, introducing adversaries who were outsiders who supported SAMCRO and lacked nuance and depth or actual villains at their core. Although Taylor Sheridan’s exit from Sons of Anarchy affected the program, it was necessary for him to alter directions in his career as he went on to pen Sicario, Hell or High Water, and Wind River as well as co-create the TV series Yellowstone, Mayor of Kingstown, and 1883.