Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
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An important club vote gets side tracked when SAMCRO is forced to deal with dangerous external threats against the club.


Paul Maibaum


Kurt Sutter (created by), Dave Erickson | 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 (credit only)
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
Jeff Kober ... Jacob Hale, Jr.
Emilio Rivera ... Marcus Alvarez
Michael Ornstein ... Chuck 'Chucky' Marstein (as Michael Marisi Ornstein)


In the wake of the death threat against Tara, Lyla flees Charming, leaving Opie devastated. Feeling backed into a corner, Juice attempts to kill himself, but fails. SAMCRO goes on high-alert after Galindo's war with Lobo Sonora spills into Oakland, pushing Bobby to question Clay's leadership, and call for a vote on a new president. However, before they can vote, the compound is stormed by Lobo soldiers, who throw the head of SAMTAZ's president into the clubhouse. Piney tells Clay he has one day to get SAMCRO out of the Galindo deal, or he will reveal the contents of the letters to the club. When Torres arrives in Charming to deal with the Lobo situation, he assures both the Sons and the Mayans that Lobo has no network in the United States, but when he interrogates one of their soldiers, he learns something unexpected. Meanwhile, at the fundraiser for Charming Gardens, Clay presents an idea to Oswald.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

25 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The singer at the fundraiser is Sarah Grace White, Katey Sagal's daughter. See more »


Around the 11:15 mark Opie's sunglasses go from his hand to his head and back several times. See more »


Clarence 'Clay' Morrow: Alright. There's a challenge on the table. New president. I don't think we need the formalities of nomination, you want the chair
[to Bobby]
Clarence 'Clay' Morrow: .
Robert 'Bobby Elvis' Munson: I ain't got no choice.
Clarence 'Clay' Morrow: Okay. Yea or nay? Bobby taking the gavel. Nay.
Alexander 'Tig' Trager: Nay.
[gunfire errupts]
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Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray/DVD contains a 'Creator's Cut' version of this episode, which features four minutes of additional footage:
  • Before Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and Opie (Ryan Hurst) discuss the upcoming presidential vote, Chuck (Michael Ornstein) carries a pot into the clubhouse. Jax explains he is making chili for Gemma's fundraiser, and Opie says that Chuck creeps him out.
  • After Torres (Benito Martinez) says he is going to use Sodium Pentothal on the Lobo solider (Daniel Moncada), Gemma (Katey Sagal) and Tig (Kim Coates) are in her kitchen. Tig asks what happened to her previous parrot, which she says died of a heart attack. He asks the name of the new one, and she says it is Clay. When he expresses surprise, she smiles and says "Long story." She asks him his opinion about the Galindo situation and he says he believes Clay will sort it out. When she asks him if Clay can handle it, he says as far as he can tell, but he doesn't know for certain as Clay doesn't trust him with anything important anymore. Gemma jokes that that's why he's been assigned to watch her, before quickly assuring him that Clay still loves him and wouldn't trust her safety to anyone else.
  • After SAMCRO discuss the situation with Gallindo, Jacob Hale (Jeff Kober) is in Roosevelt's (Rockmond Dunbar) office. He says he wants the fundraiser canceled, but Roosevelt assures him there is no need. Jacob says he knows what happens when SAMCRO's business spills into the town, as it got his brother killed. Roosevelt points out that Jacob has been beating that drum since it happened, and Jacob says he is out of line. Roosevelt then accuses Jacob of being more interested in his property development than the town itself, and Jacob says he is going over Roosevelt's head to get the event canceled.
  • During the fundraiser, before Roosevelt asks Rita (Merle Dandridge) how things are going, Rita approaches Tara (Maggie Siff), Tig, Chuck and Gemma, introducing herself to Tara. She thanks her for being a member of the committee. Upon seeing Clay arrive, Gemma excuses herself, and when Rita leaves, Tig asks Tara if she knew she was on the committee, and she says she had no idea.
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