Sons of Anarchy: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (3 Sep. 2008)

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A rival gang steals the Sons' stockpile of assault rifles, while Jax's ex-wife's drug overdose leads to an emergency c-section and life-threatening surgery for their baby.


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A rival gang steals the Sons' stockpile of assault rifles, while Jax's ex-wife's drug overdose leads to an emergency c-section and life-threatening surgery for their baby.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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The show takes place in the town of Charming, which has a population of 14,679. See more »


Originally, Scott Glenn was supposed to play Clay Morrow, and filmed several scenes of the pilot. After Ron Perlman replaced him, most of the scenes were re-shot, but in some of the scenes where the motorcyclists are lined up, have Glenn in place of Perlman. See more »


Gemma Teller Morrow: Looks like the boy might actually see his first birthday.
Wendy Teller: He made it? Oh Abel, thank God!
Gemma Teller Morrow: Yes! Thank you, God. Maybe... we should say a little prayer.
Wendy Teller: Okay... That'd be good.
Gemma Teller Morrow: Dear God... Thank you for saving this boy... From his murderous, junkie mom. Who cared more about a $40 dollar fix than she did her own flesh and blood.
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the best pilot in a long time!
29 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This single episode sums up the entire show, gang wars, bike journeys and brawls. Truly one of the greatest shows of all time. The acting in this program is phenomenal. I wasn't expecting much from Katey Segal if i'm honest, because after her comedy roll in 8 SIMPLE RULES, i didn't think she could have pulled of the whole drama thing, but i was pleasantly surprised with a hard-hitting, Golden Globe winning performance. Charlie Hunnam plays the vice president of a biker gang, a part which was brilliantly written. My Favourite character, CHIBS, played by Tommy Flanagan, is a hilarious part well casted. Not forgetting Ron Pearlman's worryingly convincing roll as the gangs president. So a good opening for a good show ;)

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