Sons of Anarchy

Season 1 Episode 6

AK-51

3
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 08, 2008 on FX
6.9
out of 10
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Piney's old war buddy stops by and has a small favor that needs to be done and with Clay on a different project it is up to Jax to handle it all. ATF raids the clubhouse in search of guns and Clay is questioned by Stahl. Meanwhile, a familiar face from the past comes to visit which causes tension between Clay and Gemma. Gemma lands herself in some trouble.moreless

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  • Not impressed

    5.5
    I'd gotten into Sons of Anarchy because of all the rave reviews I'd been hearing about it from all my friends. So I'm surprised that the first season has started out like this. It's not bad per say, but it's overly formulaic, which is more of a sign of a show seen by an overbearing primetime network.

    However this episode just failed to hit. As usual Samcro is thrusted into a pickle as a result of one of their buyers, who are terrible shots, kill an officer and two innocents--convenient--in a break out, and one of them just so HAPPENS to drop his cellphone.

    As a result Clay gets locked up. Gemma finds out about him nailing Cherry, and she gets locked up too.

    In the end none of the story lines here go anywhere. Probably just mere set up for future episodes, but we need to be entertained right now too. And there wasn't even that much set up anyways, aside from that stalker cop tearing up Jax's room. The right wing radicals got blown up, conveniently. I guess you can rationalize that as Jax turning more and more into Clay rather than John, but well, I'm not convinced.moreless
  • Hm, this time not convincing.

    9.0
    I really like the show but this episode just didn't get me. I don't know exactly why but I think the writers overdid things a little bit this time.



    Yes, SAMCROW is an outlaw mc but they are by far not big and strong enough (as far as I know they just have about a dozen members) to cope with being under investgation of several federal agencies. We know that Agent Kohn is not really interested in SAMCROW, so he's no real danger. But Agent Stall (Ally Walker was cool but sometimes overacting) won't go away so easy after she knows that they are running guns for a terrorst organisation. I'm curious if and how SAMCROW will deal with this.



    I also didn't like the storyline with the right-wing extremists who bring SAMCROW in to trouble cause they use SAMCROW's guns to free their comrade and kill three people. Jax, Opie and Piney just kill them all with bombs to cover their tracks. But how can they be sure that no one survived? I counted at least nine extremists, so there's good chance at least one or two weren't nearby when the bombs went off. And, even if they killed everybody there's for sure plenty of evidence left? Nine dead bodies lying around in the woods? I'm not convinced this time. That was too easy.



    Jax shows that he can lead the club, and even I don't like the way he handle things sometime, that's a good thing. It's important for the Hamlet-like plot of the show.



    The best scenes of this episode were those with Gemma and Clay. Gemma goes through menopause and has problems with the arrival of the girl Clay slept with in "Patch Over". "What happens on the run stays on the run" but not this time. The acting of Sagal and Perlman was again the highlight for me. I like this show cause I like its interesting and strong characters and not cause SAMCROW kills a few people every episode.



    BTW, who was supposed to be the familiar face from Gemma's past mentioned in the episode overview? As far as I can tell, there was no one we haven't seen before.moreless
Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Gemma Teller Morrow

Mark Boone Jr.

Mark Boone Jr.

Bobby "Elvis" Munson

Tommy Flanagan

Tommy Flanagan

Filip "Chibs" Telford

Johnny Lewis

Johnny Lewis

Kip "Half-Sack" Epps

Maggie Siff

Maggie Siff

Dr. Tara Knowles

Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman

Clarence "Clay" Morrow

Tim de Zarn

Tim de Zarn

Nate Meineke

Guest Star

James Harvey Ward

James Harvey Ward

Russell Meineke

Guest Star

Diane Gaeta

Diane Gaeta

Actress

Guest Star

Ally Walker

Ally Walker

Agent June Stahl

Recurring Role

Ryan Hurst (I)

Ryan Hurst (I)

Harry "Opie" Winston

Recurring Role

William Lucking

William Lucking

Piermont "Piney" Winston

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Gemma: You so much as flash a pretty grin at him-I will jam my fist so far up your bony ass, your cup size will double.
      Cherry: Is that how your rack got to be that size?

    • Clay: What the hell did you do?
      Gemma: Same thing you did. Nailed some little tart from Nevada.
      Clay: Like I don't have enough s*** oozing out of my ears. You gotta go and do this.
      Gemma: You should've thought of that before your d*** went on a cheerleader hunt.
      Clay: Hey! I didn't tell her to come here.
      Gemma: But she's here!
      Clay: Well, it's not my fault!
      Gemma: And it's not my pu***.
      Stahl: And that's why I'm single.

    • Kohn: Be at SAMCRO in 45 minutes if you want to see his future-and yours too, maybe.

    • John Teller: The older I get, the more I realize that age doesn't bring wisdom. It only brings weary. I'm not any smarter than I was 30 years ago. I've just grown too tired to juggle the lies and hide the fears. Self-awareness doesn't reveal my indiscretions; exhaustion does.

    • Stahl: (grabs Hale and Kohn's butts) Mmm! Mother's little helpers. Get me my god**** warrant.

    • Trammel: I didn't sign on for burned bodies, dead sheriffs.
      Jax: I know.
      Trammel: This is over.
      Jax: Hey, Trammel. It's too late for over, man. You know all about us, and we know all about you. Look, only way this relationship works is two of us together, or one of us dead.

    • Gemma: The rules got broken. What happens on a run stays on a run. It does not show up and slap me in the god**** face. That does not happen to me!

    • Stahl: Now, in a couple of hours, I will have a warrant to search your garage and your little clubhouse and we'll see how enthusiastic you are then.
      Clay: Uh, maybe I should call that lawyer of mine after all, huh?
      Stahl: Well, I'll set that up...in a couple of hours. Hmm, look at that. I just saved you $2,400 bucks.

    • Piney: I let friendship interfere with business.

    • Clay: Well, you're either the feds or limo drivers.

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • When Kip "Half-Sack" Epps tells Gemma that she looks nice she responds, "Thank you, Eddie." This is a reference to Leave It to Beaver's Eddie Haskell who was known for lavishly complimenting his friend's mothers.

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