‘Sons of Anarchy’ Series Finale Spoilers: Creator Apologizes for Early Book Release
We have but days to wait until ‘Sons of Anarchy’ reaches its violent end with Tuesday series finale “Papa’s Goods,” but some fans of the Kurt Sutter biker drama accidentally got an early look at the swan song. At least several copies of literary series retrospective “Sons of Anarchy: The Official Collector’s Edition” were mailed in advance of the December 10 release, somewhat spoiling the end and leading Sutter to a public (and angered) apology.
“This, my friends, is a storyteller’s worst nightmare,” Sutter wrote in a blog entry detailing the book’s early release, clarifying that the collector’s edition featured details on the final episode, personal messages and photos from the cast, behind the scenes information and detailed breakdown of episodes. The ‘Sons of Anarchy’ creator added that while he could blame a number of others for book copies accidentally mailing days early, he’d ultimately shoulder the burden himself.
The full text of Sutter’s message (albeit with some language tweaks):
It has been brought to my attention that our SOA Collector’s Edition Book has been sent out a week early by some distributors and book outlets. This book contains details about the final episode of the series. This, my friends is a storyteller’s worst nightmare. I wanted this book to be a compliment to the show. It contains personal messages and photos from the cast, in-depth behind the scenes information and detailed breakdown of episodes. It’s a smart, well-conceived book that I was very excited for the fans to have. After the motherfucking finale. There are a thousand fucking people I can blame. And I assure you, by the time I am done, my fucking basket will be filled with heads of incompetent c—s. But as far as the fans go, the burden is on me. I fucked up. It was my idea for the book, so ultimately, I am to blame. So if you received a book, I apologize. I ask that you not share your wrath or pain or opinion in social media so as to not spoil the experience of others. There is no excuse for utter ineptitude. It pains me that this will be the parting memory of some fans. I hope you all tune in for the finale. It plays much better than it reads.
We’re hard-pressed to imagine what major spoilers the book might have unlocked, considering the bloodbath of this week’s “Red Rose,” or the expected outcome of the series at large, but what do you think? Will you resist the temptation to look for spoilers, waiting until Tuesday night for ‘Sons of Anarchy’'s inevitable end?