Laertes (Bobby Munson) — Laertes is the lynchpin, and this one is tricky, because it is Laertes who kills Hamlet in a plot hatched by Claudius. Meanwhile, Bobby has been distancing himself from Jax because of the increasing size of Jax’s ego, but it’s also difficult to see him side with Clay (Claudius). But honestly, the thing that makes Bobby a fit for Laertes is the fact that Laertes is an honorable, humble, and wholesome character, one of the few in Hamlet, and this is also important: Before Laertes kills Hamlet, Hamlet admits that he sees his own cause displayed in Laertes’s actions. In other words, if it is Bobby who takes down Jax, Jax will understand why: Because Jax had transformed into another version of Clay, and he was just as bad for SAMCRO as Clay. Bobby is the one likely capable of convincing Jax of this, and I think it’s exactly what Kurt Sutter will do: Make SAMCRO’s most sympathetic character kill Jax, die at the same time, but in dying, confess that Clay was behind it all. Before Jax dies, he will kill Clay to avenge not only the murder of John Teller, but for being forced to kill Bobby.
I suspect it will be guns instead of fencing swords. Bobby will shoot and mortally injure Jax. Jax will shoot return fire and mortally injure Bobby. Bobby will confess as he’s dying. Jax will then kill Clay before he succumbs to his own injuries.
Horatio (Tara Knowles) — Best friend, sounding board, and trusted adviser to Hamlet. Not liked by the rest of the characters, Horatio nearly takes his own life when Hamlet is dying at the end, but Hamlet implores him to live, make things right, and tell his story. He becomes Hamlet’s voice (orator). As much as I hate that this is the case, I think it’s Tara that fits this role. As Jax is succumbing to his injuries, Tara will want to kill herself. However, Jax will talk her out of it, and tell her that she has to live to carry on the Teller family, to tell his story to Abel. Also, booo!
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Frankie Diamonds and the Nomads) — The Rosencrantz and Guildenstern subplot in Hamlet aligns fairly well with the Nomads subplot in season five of Sons of Anarchy. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are friends of Hamlet, but they are sent by Claudius to spy on him. However, Hamlet doesn’t trust them, and eventually arranges to have them killed. In season five, Clay uses members inside the club, Frankie Diamond and the two nomads, to orchestrate a series of home invasions with the intent of weakening Jax’s power. It backfires, the nomads are murdered by Clay, and Frankie Diamond is killed by the Italians (although, Jax unwittingly assisted them).
It is also possible that Tig and Juice will also fill this role, as they are the most likely SAMCRO members to turn on Jax, side with Clay, and spy on Jax for Clay.
Marcellus, Barnardo and Francisco (Tig, Juice, and Chibs) — These three were soldiers in Hamlet, as Tig, Juice, and Chibs are soldiers in SAMCRO.
Gravediggers – Two clowns (Half Sack and Chucky Marstein).
Yorick — That head in Chucky’s hands.
Fortinbras (One-Niners) — Fortinbras is the Norwegian crown prince, with whom the Claudius as the King of Denmark is in conflict with, who also inherits the crown upon the death of Hamlet and Claudius. If you consider the conflict between Denmark and Norway as a turf war between SAMCRO and the One-Niners, it seems likely that — once Jax and Clay are dead — the One-Niners will inherit the Charming territory. SAMCRO is the only thing that has kept them out. That essentially makes the One-Niners — or whoever is the head of them at the end of the series — Fortinbras.
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