Season Review-Sons of Anarchy Season 5

by whifferrack | created - 15 Aug 2012 | updated - 08 Dec 2012 | Public

Overall: 8.5-great

This was a very different approach Kurt Sutter took to craft this season. Unlike before, there was no real main "good guy vs bad guy" type scenario, as we had different stories running all over the place. We had Pope, Clay, and even the new guy introduced near the end of the season. Of course, that doesn't mean it's a bad thing. The writers were able to intertwine the stories very well.

I really liked Jimmy Smits' Nero, who is a pretty interesting character. I enjoyed his scenes with Gemma. Pope was also introduced. He wasn't that big of a character as initially made out to be, but he had his moments, specifically burning Tig's daughter. That was a shocking moment. Another shocking moment was Opie's death, which did open the door for some fantastic revenge storylines.

Ron Perlman was fantastic this season; he really showed Clay's fragileness, and it was hard not to feel bad for him (even after what he had done) when Gemma turned on him and sent him to jail. Tara's arrest was also an effective event, and I'm interested to see where they take this story. It was also interesting to see Jax's evolution; he wanted to get out of Charming, but as the season progressed, he became more ruthless and unforgiving.

All in all, the season was pretty great. We had great action, acting, and nice character moments, and it's going to be fun heading into the final 2 seasons.

Some thoughts: -Walton Goggins as Venus Van Dam=perfect -Roosevelt was also good this season, with his reactions to his wife's death -Interesting last shot: mirrors Season 4's closing shot, but Tara is replaced with Gemma -See you next season

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1. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Sovereign (2012)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.0
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Jax presides over SAMCRO as a series of events begin to unravel Charming.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,660

8.5-great

2. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Authority Vested (2012)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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Jax and SAMCRO are challenged as past sins resurface.

Director: Peter Weller | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,217

8-great

3. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Laying Pipe (2012)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.4
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A desperate situation tests familial and club bonds.

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,977

8.5-great

4. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Stolen Huffy (2012)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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Complications arise as the Sons band together to face a new adversary.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,252

8-great

5. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Orca Shrugged (2012)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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Jax attempts to pull Samcro into a new business venture.

Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,219

8-great

6. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Small World (2012)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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Jax brings a new proposal to the club with serious consequences.

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,112

8.5-great

7. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Toad's Wild Ride (2012)

TV-MA | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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Jax takes matters into his own hands as things go sideways.

Director: Peter Weller | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,114

8-great

8. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Ablation (2012)

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.8
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Alliances are tested, while bonds are broken.

Director: Karen Gaviola | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,084

8.5-great

9. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Andare Pescare (2012)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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Jax gets closer to the truth but there are still obstacles in his way.

Director: Billy Gierhart | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,066

8.5-great

10. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Crucifixed (2012)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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Anticipating backlash, Jax goes into high gear with his own agenda.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,069

8.5-great

11. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: To Thine Own Self (2012)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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Jax scrambles to put his affairs in order, while Nero handles business with his old crew.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,113

9-amazing

12. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Darthy (2012)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.1
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Jax makes arrangements to take the club in a different direction.

Director: Peter Weller | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,156

8.5-great

13. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: J'ai Obtenu Cette (2012)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.4
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Jax strikes a new deal while ridding himself of old problems.

Director: Kurt Sutter | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,527

9-amazing