Articles for Sons of Anarchy Season 5

The long wait for more Sons of Anarchy ends tonight with the season 5 premiere, "Sovereign." When we last saw SAMCRO, Jax had taken his seat at the head of the table as President after letting Clay live.  Read more »
Tonight‘s premiere of Sons of Anarchy season 5 drives home one message: Jax Teller is tearing SAMCRO apart. The episode‘s title, "Sovereign," feels like a sick joke, as the club is now anything but independent. Even before taking up the president‘s gavel, Jax‘s good intentions lead to the club being controlled by the CIA, drugs and, most of all, ghosts from their past. Right away this episode draws parallels between Jax and his father. John Teller‘s writings sparked the Sons‘ downfall, and now it‘s his son‘s turn to leave a trail of letters. In them, Jax describes the euphoria of losing yourself barreling down the road at dangerous speeds, only knowing what‘s right in front of you. Read more »
Sons of Anarchy opened season 5 with several brutal deaths at the hands of Damon Pope. In "Authority Vested" SAMCRO is left to deal with the aftermath. It was not enough retribution for Pope to burn Tig‘s daughter to death, the Sons are now number one on his hit list. He wants the club to bleed, though, his hurt is so deep that that probably won‘t be enough to satisfy his rage. Read more »
This episode of Sons of Anarchy focuses on Jax, Chibs and Tig preparing for their upcoming incarceration. While feeling more like a teaser for next week‘s prison party, the plot‘s progressing nicely. That‘s more than can be said for the Sons‘ pre-penitentiary plans, which occasionally left me scratching my head. Let‘s play a game called "Good Idea, Bad Idea" with how SAMCRO gets in gear for going inside.  Read more »
We go into this episode knowing someone will die. If you haven‘t seen this episode yet, stop reading because that‘s basically all I‘m going to talk about. I don‘t care about Gemma‘s conniving ways of trying to see her grandson that wouldn‘t be out of place on Maury. This is all about who dies, and what that means for SAMCRO long-term. Now, let‘s talk about how ...  Read more »
Sons of Anarchy actor Johnny Lewis was found dead last night in Los Angeles and in a story that sounds like it could come straight out of a TV script, the actor has also been accused of murder.   Read more »
Opie is dead and Sons of Anarchy is forever changed. In "Stolen Huffy," the club mourns the loss of their friend and family member, while voting on whether or not to honor the deal with Pope or wage war against him. Read more »
Would crying until your tear ducts break during Opie‘s funeral make someone less of a man? Asking for a friend. It does? Damn it. Don‘t use up all your emotions mourning the fallen Son though, because you‘ll need room for one important feeling: hatred. Hatred for Gemma, as she‘s quickly becoming the worst person since Pol Pot. Let‘s go over why. Read more »
With Opie put to rest, SAMCRO goes back to business as usual with a twist. On Sons of Anarchy, "Orca Shrugged," Jax begins to move the club in a more legitimate direction by partnering with Nero to open a brothel. In order to make it happen, Jax has to take a new approach and come to an agreement with a former foe. Read more »
So a trans individual takes advantage of this drugged city council member, a pregnant woman gets shot in her stomach and some guy casually keeps a severed thumb and boob in the same house he raises his toddlers. No, that‘s not my version of "The Aristocrats!" joke. It‘s this episode of Sons of Anarchy‘s plot and definitely the raunchiest installment to date. Seriously, if you don‘t need a shower after watching it consider getting mental help.  Read more »
The Charming robberies took a dangerous turn when Eli‘s wife, Rita, was shot endangering both her and their baby‘s lives. On Sons of Anarchy, "Small World," Eli is determined to find those responsible for the robberies, SAMCRO tries to overcome the RICO case hanging over their heads, and Jax gets a new business proposal. Read more »
In case you were wondering, that "thump" heard worldwide was Sons of Anarchy fans‘ jaws hitting the ground at this episode‘s end. Aside from learning who‘s behind Charming‘s home invasions, SAMCRO‘s ties with Pope continue dangerously escalating. Read more »
In season 5, Sons of Anarchy added three new Nomad members to SAMCRO, including Greg "the Peg," played by Kurt Yaeger. During the robbery at Gemma‘s place, it was revealed that Greg was one of the robbers, but the motivation of these former Nomad members wasn‘t made clear until last Tuesday in "Small World." Read more »
Most episodes of Sons of Anarchy aren‘t exactly child friendly. That‘s literally true here, as things take a dark and twisted turn no one saw coming. Though lagging at its beginning, when the credits roll you‘ll wonder how the show is Abel -- I mean able to take such a brilliant and tragic turn. Read more »
Last week‘s Sons of Anarchy ended with two crashes and lives on the line. Gemma walked away from the crash with a few scratches, but will the boys survive? And, Jax and Chibs were run down unscathed, but who was behind their attack? Answers to those and other outstanding questions are revealed on tonight‘s "Ablation." Read more »
SAMCRO‘s implosion continues as they learn of a rat at the table, Gemma gets caught in her lies and Jax discovers Clay‘s deception. The Sons should really consider changing names to "Backstabbers Anonymous". It‘s an episode with plenty of depth, with plots set in motion which would make Machiavelli‘s head spin. Read more »
Last Tuesday‘s Sons of Anarchy ended with much left up in the air. Chibs was left for dead on the side of the road, Frankie Diamonds was on the run, Jax collaborated with Eli, and Gemma was left with a difficult decision to make. In "Andare Pescare" (which means to go fishing in Italian), these issues are resolved to varying levels of success. Read more »
Last week‘s plots set this episode in motion. There‘s frenetic action sequences when the Sons find Frankie, along with Tara and Otto, sharing an awkwardly intimate moment together. It all feels like preparations for next week‘s episode, but at least entertaining ones.  Read more »
Now that Jax knows Juice is the rat, will he have Juice killed on Sons of Anarchy? The preview doesn‘t show who will be killed, but Chibs will be taking someone out. "Crucifixed" looks to be an epic SOA episode at 90 minutes long. Season 5 has had no shortage of deaths. Both friends and foes have been taken out, but it only looks to get worse as the season comes near an end. Read more »
Just when you think things can‘t possibly get more intense on Sons of Anarchy, somehow Kurt Sutter does it. "Crucifixed" kept me on edge and more tense than any other episode from the first moment to the very last. It never let up. There was not a single character that I wasn‘t afraid for during the extended 90 minute episode. Read more »
"Crucifixed" is another slow burning Sons of Anarchy episode, punctuated by moments of ultra violence. Its 90 minute run time works well, letting Machiavellian plots gradually unfurl. It‘s one of this season‘s strongest episodes in its gradual build to Jax and Clay‘s inevitable showdown.  Read more »
Jax decided to spare Juice‘s life ... for now on Sons of Anarchy. He sees Clay as a much bigger threat to himself and the club. That threat seems to only heighten in this week‘s "To Thine Own Self." Will Jax be able to maintain a hold on the club leadership and his life? Or, will he have to sacrifice one for the other? Read more »
With only three episodes left in season 5 of Sons of Anarchy, Jax‘s plan is starting to fall into place, but will it be in time? Will he be able to protect his family and the club? In "To Thine Own Self," Clay and Jax finally hash what happened out. Who will make it out alive? Read more »
Sons of Anarchy‘s season 5 is quickly closing in on the end. Nero has played an important role this season as Gemma‘s confidant and lover, but more importantly as a mentor of sorts to Jax. Unlike Clay, Nero has promoted Jax‘s move to a more legitimate life.JImmy Smits recently took time to answer questions from reporters about what‘s coming up for Nero and SAMCRO.  Read more »
Sons of Anarchy successfully delivers another 90-minute tour de force with "To Thine Own Self." Many shows lag when extending their run time, but here everything moves with a satisfying tempo. Otto‘s stab-happy antics have unexpected results, while SAMCRO‘s cartel connection satisfyingly concludes. Oh, and people get shot. Lots of people.  Read more »
With only two episodes left, Sons of Anarchy continues to resolve some of the outstanding club issues in "Darthy." Now that Jax has told both Bobby and Chibs about Clay‘s evil deeds, will he finally be outed at the table? Or, will a Son take matters into his own hands? Read more »
Tonight‘s Sons of Anarchy episode is named "Darthy," which means "gift from God." Hopefully God included a gift receipt when giving the Sons presents of kidnappings and delayed vengeance. Season five reaches another level of intensity here, promising a climactic finale next week.  Read more »
The Sons of Anarchy season 5 finale is less than a week away and the anticipation grows with each moment. Jax put a plan into motion to get SAMCRO out of the gun and drug business, but that meant getting mixed up with some serious and deadly people. Jax has proven many times to be ept at putting together and pulling off a manipulative plan. Will he be successful this time?  Read more »
Sons of Anarchy‘s season 5 is coming to an end tonight with the finale titled, "J‘ai Obtenu Cette." In comparison with other episodes, the finale is somewhat understated and feels very slow moving, but it works beautifully. The tension builds throughout the episode to a crucial point and even then it doesn‘t let up until the very end. Read more »
As the Sons of Anarchy season draws to a close, we were introduced to a new and scary character, Lee Toric (Donal Logue). This ex- US Marshall seeks revenge for the death of his sister at Otto‘s hands with the unwitting assistance of Tara. Will Toric take out his anger on both of them? Or, will he see that Tara was not complicit in his sister‘s death?Donal Logue answered questions during a recent conference call about Lee Toric and what will be coming up for his character. Here is a portion of the interview. Read more »
"J‘ai Obenu Cette" delivers everything Sons of Anarchy‘s fifth season promised. In a way, Jax wins. Pope and Clay get satisfyingly dealt with, while still leaving room for their stories to unfold next season. Still, his victory comes with heavy costs.  Read more »
The awards season is in full swing and this morning the nominations were announced for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Honoring the best in film and television, the SAG Awards tend to be quite conservative, recognizing big names over smaller, more deserving shows.  Read more »
Are you in mourning over the end of Sons of Anarchy for the year? I know I‘m already missing SAMCRO and anticipating what‘s going to happen now that Tara and Clay have both been arrested. Will either of them get out of it? Or, perhaps a better questions regarding Clay: Will he even make it to his arraignment before he is killed?After last week‘s season 5 finale, Creator and Executive Producer Kurt Sutter spoke with reporters about Jax‘s journey and provided some insight into some guest stars that may show up again in season 6. Read more »
After last week‘s season 5 finale, Sons of Anarchy Creator and Executive Producer Kurt Sutter spoke with reporters. On Monday, we published the first part of Sutter‘s interview, where he spoke about Jax‘s journey and guest stars for season 6. In the second part of the interview below, he discusses Otto‘s tongue incident, Clay‘s future, and the challenges that will be facing SAMCRO going forward. Read more »
Earlier this week, it was announced two stars are heading back to FX‘s Sons of Anarchy next season after turning in two memorable performances and creator Kurt Sutter is working on a new show for the network.According to Deadline, Jimmy Smits will reprise his role as Neron "Nero" Padilla, a former gangbanger who gets pulled back into the life thanks to his partnership with main character Jax (Charlie Hunnam). In a separate report, Donal Logue will return as former U.S. Marshall Lee Toric. Read more »
Glee, prepare to get invaded by Gemma Teller. Thursday night Ryan Murphy tweeted that the FOX musical comedy has cast Sons of Anarchy star Katey Sagal as the mother of original New Directions member Artie Abrams.  Read more »