Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
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Family Recipe 

An important club vote gets side tracked when SAMCRO is forced to deal with dangerous external threats against the club.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Unser (credit only)
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.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller





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25 October 2011 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The singer at the fundraiser is Sarah 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 »


Chucky Marstein: [When Gemma checks the fundraiser chili recipe] I may have gotten in over my head.
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This Life
Written by Curtis Stigers, Bob Thiele Jr., and Dave Kushner
Performed by Curtis Stigers and the Forest Rangers
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Family Recipe (#4.8)
29 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Wow, another amazing episode.

Well, first of all the great thing is that Juice survived. I also like how Chibs found him at the end and figured out that he wanted to commit suicide. I wonder what Juice will tell him, because they sure will have to talk.

The episode is also pretty gruesome with all those cut off heads. And the part with the chili that the cops even ate was especially sickening.

But the most amazing part was the confrontation of Clay and Piney. Now Piney is dead, where will this lead? I really love Clay's character. Not as an actual human being but as a show character. Ron Perlman is great in this role. This is a perfect character that is chosen to be the bad guy from the club. This is going very well and is also very promising for the future

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