Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
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The Sleep of Babies 

The club needs cash to fund Bobby's defense, but Clay's strategy leaves them in a vulnerable position. Abel comes home for the first time. But the homecoming party ends in tragedy.


Terrence O'Hara


Kurt Sutter (created by), Kurt Sutter




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Hunnam ... Jackson 'Jax' Teller
Katey Sagal ... Gemma Teller Morrow
Mark Boone Junior ... Robert 'Bobby Elvis' Munson (credit only)
Kim Coates ... Alexander 'Tig' Trager
Tommy Flanagan ... Filip 'Chibs' Telford
Johnny Lewis ... Kip 'Half Sack' Epps (credit only)
Maggie Siff ... Dr. Tara Knowles
Ron Perlman ... Clarence 'Clay' Morrow
Drea de Matteo ... Wendy Case
Ally Walker ... Agent June Stahl
Ryan Hurst ... Harry 'Opie' Winston
Theo Rossi ... Juan Carlos 'Juice' Ortiz
William Lucking ... Piermont 'Piney' Winston
Taylor Sheridan ... Deputy Chief David Hale (as Tayler Sheridan)
Sprague Grayden ... Donna Winston


With Opie and Donna reconciled, Stahl's tactics become increasingly questionable, and Hale finds himself cut off from the investigation. With most of SAMCRO's cash tied up in the warehouse re-build, but in need of money for Bobby's defence, Clay decides to sell their surplus weaponry to the Mayans, leaving themselves defenceless. However, in secret, Clay alerts the 9ers to the deal, telling them that if they kill the Mayans after the sale has gone down, they can keep the weapons. Wendy realises Gemma is playing her and Tara against one another, and has a warning for Tara. However, Tara's later attempts to assert her claims over Jax backfire. Meanwhile, as Jax confides in Opie regarding his doubts about Clay's leadership and how the current state of SAMCRO deviates from his father's original vision, Clay and Tig, convinced Opie is secretly working for ATF, hatch a desperate plan. Written by Bertaut

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Did You Know?


"Tig" (Kim Coates) reveals he hates dolls in this episode. In real life, the series creator Kurt Sutter, suffers from Pediophobia - a fear of dolls. See more »


Just as Ope reaches down to Donna's dead body, her eyes move toward him. See more »


Tara Knowles: This might be your most insidious move yet.
Gemma Teller Morrow: You have to be more specific.
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Stray Bullit Woman
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Performed by Greenleaf
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Wrenching and amazing episode.
22 August 2019 | by Deidre-17See all my reviews

Okay. So I have previously posted a series review wherein I said I was throwing in the towel. But something kept tugging me along all the same. Well, this episode was a rewarding payoff. To me, in the past couple of episodes, the show has found its legs. I'm going to continue on, and I highly recommend this episode. And yes. I'm going to go revise that review. :)

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Release Date:

19 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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