Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
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SAMCRO gets word that the Niners have made a new alliance that directly impacts their own agenda.


Billy Gierhart


Kurt Sutter (created by), Regina Corrado | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Hunnam ... Jackson 'Jax' Teller
Katey Sagal ... Gemma Teller Morrow
Mark Boone Junior ... Robert 'Bobby Elvis' Munson
Dayton Callie ... Wayne Unser
Kim Coates ... Alexander 'Tig' Trager
Tommy Flanagan ... Filip 'Chibs' Telford
Ryan Hurst ... Harry 'Opie' Winston
William Lucking ... Piermont 'Piney' Winston
Theo Rossi ... Juan Carlos 'Juice' Ortiz
Maggie Siff ... Dr. Tara Knowles
Ron Perlman ... Clarence 'Clay' Morrow
Rockmond Dunbar ... Lieutenant Eli Roosevelt
Ray McKinnon ... Lincoln 'Linc' Potter
Emilio Rivera ... Marcus Alvarez
Tory Kittles ... Laroy Wayne


Clay and Oswald jointly donate enough money to save Charming Gardens in an effort to turn public opinion against Jacob, so that when the eminent domain vote goes before city council, they chose to revert the land back to Oswald. As the realisation of the gravity of the Galindo situation dawns on Jax and Tara, they decide it's best for her to take the children and leave town for a while. Chibs learns of Juice's suicide attempt, and approaches Jax for advice, but Juice continues to keep both in the dark as to the real reasons why he tried to kill himself. Clay's murder of Piney causes concern for Gemma and Unser. When Roosevelt tells Potter that Juice is no longer willing to work for them, Potter decides to reveal to Otto that Bobby lied about Caruso's death. The Irish Kings call Clay to arrange a sit-down with Romeo prior to agreeing to sell heavy weaponry to the cartel. Meanwhile, when Torres and Alvarez inform SAMCRO that Lobo is attempting to secure customers for their cocaine in ... Written by Bertaut

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

1 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Jackson 'Jax' Teller: Sons don't kill themselves. The club's going to vote him out; no one's going to trust him.
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Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray/DVD contains a 'Creator's Cut' version of this episode, which features five minutes of additional footage:
  • The episode opens with Jax (Charlie Hunnam) getting dressed. Tara (Maggie Siff) comes in and says Elyda (Fernanda Andrade) will come with her and the children to Oregon, but she wants triple her pay rate, plus expenses. Jax tells her she should pay it, and says he is arranging to have some people from Rouge River keep an eye on Tara, Abel and Thomas. She says that it should be Jax keeping an eye on them. He assures her that he wants to come with her. His phone rings, and he goes to answer it, but Tara takes it from him and says that he needs to make a choice. He assures her he is leaving SAMCRO, but says he can't bail just yet, as bailing on people is what his father did. She smiles, gives him back his phone, and he leaves.
  • Immediately after the above scene, Gemma (Katey Sagal) brings Clay (Ron Perlman) the newspaper, telling him his fundraiser speech is featured in it, but so is the attack on Teller-Morrow. As he reads, she commends his speech, saying it brought a lot of goodwill. Then she says she thinks drug muling is a bad idea, and if the people of Charming find out that SAMCRO are involved in drugs, the club will lose that goodwill. Clay says he did what had to be done, and she says she knows he did. Clay become annoyed, and when Gemma says she is just trying to protect him and the club, he tells her to worry about family matters, and he will worry about the club. He then says he doesn't want to hear about the situation again.
  • After Gemma and Tara discuss the content of John's letters Tara goes outside and meets Jax. He asks her if she told Gemma about the move to Oregon, and she says she has, but not that Abel and Thomas are going with her. Jax says he'll tell her. Meanwhile, Clay goes inside and asks Gemma if things have been busy, but she blanks him.
  • Before Lincoln (Ray McKinnon) tells Juice (Theo Rossi) he wants him to help bust the Irish Kings, Roosevelt (Rockmond Dunbar) tells him the cocaine he took from the shipment has been traced to Sonora province, thus tying SAMCRO to Galindo. Juice says he want his lawyer, and Roosevelt explains that under RICO, he is not entitled to see his lawyer, and can be held without charge for up to two weeks. He warns Juice that Lincoln doesn't care about him and will label him a rat and turn him loose in Stockton, but Juice is adamant he is giving up no more information. Lincoln then arrives and tells Roosevelt he can leave.
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So Many Ways Back Down
Written by Bret Levick
Performed by Bret Levick
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