With the upcoming release of “Sons of Anarchy: Season Five” on Blu-ray and DVD, it is time to remember one of the show’s characters who bit the dust this past year. After a harrowing and tragic run with SAMCRO, Opie Winston (Ryan Hurst) becomes the sacrificial lamb for the brotherhood while in prison.
From the press release:
From creator Kurt Sutter comes the adrenaline-charged Sons of Anarchy, featuring extended episodes and kicking into high gear with its biggest, most explosive season ever! As SAMCRO’s new president, Jax is surrounded by ruthless enemies and gut-wrenching betrayal. With Gemma fighting for control of the family and a bloodthirsty Clay out for revenge, Jax finds himself haunted by the sins of his past. Alliances are forged, friends are murdered, and loyalties are put to the ultimate test. Now, with the truth in sight, Jax must do whatever it takes to secure the legacy of brotherhood and protect his family — even if it costs him everything.
Each season, Sons of Anarchy provides the audience with a look into SAMCRO and the members of the club. We witness the love, betrayal, and friendships between the son and we grow attached to certain characters. None was more beloved than Ryan Hurst’s Opie Winston. He was a family man who loved his wife Donna and their children. He loved his late father Piney and respected his mother – though they had their differences. In season 5, Opie sacrifices his life out of devotion to the club.
Relive the tragedy of Opie Winston when “Sons of Anarchy: Season Five” debuts on Blu-ray and DVD on August 27 from 20th Century Fox.