Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
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To Be, Act 1 

Jax is confronted with a new challenge that threatens his family and his club.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gemma Teller Morrow
Robert 'Bobby Elvis' Munson (credit only)
Harry 'Opie' Winston
Piermont 'Piney' Winston (credit only)
Juan Carlos 'Juice' Ortiz (credit only)
Dr. Tara Knowles
Clarence 'Clay' Morrow
Romero 'Romeo' Parada
Lieutenant Eli Roosevelt
Lincoln 'Linc' Potter


Due to Otto's testimony, Bobby is arrested. Opie storms the clubhouse, shooting Clay, but is unable to kill him before Jax intervenes. Jax tells the Sons that 9ers were responsible, and Tig, blaming himself for not being there to stop the shooting, decides to exact revenge against Laroy, but things go horribly wrong. Juice gives Potter the information on the Galindo/Irish Kings meet. Tara remains convinced Jax won't leave SAMCRO. Gemma tells Tara that Clay killed Piney and ordered the hit on her in his desperation to stop the contents of the letters coming out, and Tara agrees to give them to her. Lenny tells Jax about Otto's deal with Potter, prompting Jax to suggest to Romeo they postpone the Real IRA meet. However, Romeo assures Jax that Otto has not flipped and there is no federal investigation into SAMCRO. Written by Bertaut

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Crime | Drama | Thriller





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29 November 2011 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Written by Curtis Stigers, Bob Thiele Jr., and Dave Kushner
Performed by Curtis Stigers and the Forest Rangers
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The show goes full circle.
26 June 2012 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

One of the best shows so far. The reaping of what you sow has gone full circle. Clay is a ******* and pays for it. Opie and Jax find out what Clay has done to them. Without giving away the surprise ending Opie and Jax give a surprise ending! The show uses plot devices of deceit, and trickery which creates drama. Deceit and trickery are the staples of season 4. Everyone has secrets!! In the end, secrets do come out!!! Is it worth the effort hiding them knowing that they do eventually come out? This season shows the true colors of Clay and Gemma. The question for the viewer is Gemma as bad as Clay? Are her actions excusable? The events of To Be create the environment for the season final. I give To BE, Act 1 a nine out of ten. Best episode so far this season.

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