Sons of Anarchy

Season 2 Episode 10

Balm

6
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 10, 2009 on FX
7.2
out of 10
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734 votes
6

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Episode Summary

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Clay calls for a club vote to allow Jax to go nomad. The SOA get into a new line of business selling ammo along with guns. Agent Stahl goes after the IRA using Chibs and the SOA. Gemma tells Jax and Clay about her assault. Tara gets suspended from the hospital.moreless

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  • Hi I fail at life by rating good shows down........

    10
    I've been lurking here for years & not much of a reviewer but I had to comment here....



    Who are the idiots constantly rating this show's episodes down? This episode was easily in the top 3 best episodes of this series & it's been rated down to 6.2!? This episode revealed a lot about the core of the show, how the gun running was established... how Jax is more & more following in his fathers footsteps. Chibs & his family/Jimmy was some crazy ass scenes, then Jax going nomad complete with the reactions of every club member perfectly acted! All this alone should give this episode at least an 8+ then the final scene..... That was some of the most gripping, tense, touching, enraging, suspenseful etc etc etc! moments I've seen since the first 2 seasons of BSG. This season has been barreling along to an explosive finish since episode 1, I for one cannot wait to see how it all plays out!



    To the real fans cheers & congrats of choosing to watch a great show!



    To all the haters... You people seriously fail at life....moreless
  • Getting more and more mediocre ...

    5.0
    Ever since Clay shot Piney it's going down the drain with Sons of Anarchy. Why would Clay do that? If he believes that Piney has the letters it does not make sense to kill him without getting the letters first. Poor script! And that Tara now would really take the lead in killing Clay is also very implausible. Poor writing, once more. Poor writing = poor show.
  • Sons of Anarchy Balm

    9.5
    The episode was fabulous, it kept me on the edge of my seat. Great writing. The characters are believable and you feel for the trials and tribulations that they are going through. The meeting between Chibs and his wife and Jimmy O was very interesting and told alot about how SAMCRO got involved in gun running. The scenes at the reservation were hysterical with Sack. The scenes with Tig were sad because it seemed like he was going over his life. All in all well written.



    This is probably the greatest show on tv today, I will not miss an episode. The writing is great the characters awesome. The only negative is there are not enough episodes in a season.moreless
  • Amazing!!!!!!!! I love this show!!!!!!!!

    10
    First time on here so only a short review. This episode was amazing it blew me away!!!! The ending had me in tears!!! everyone of the cast are amazing!!!

    I know their is an up and coming death and I really hope it isn't one of the main characters. I am just waiting for the payback to happen for the attack on Gemma and when it happens you know it will be brutal and Zobelle is a dead man!!! I think they are setting the story up for season 3 with regards to the I.R.A and you know that that will be brutal!!!moreless
  • POWERFUL...

    9.5
    This was definitely the most powerful climactic episode of the season.



    I believe the season has gotten off to a slow start, compared to this time last season.



    I felt compelled to review this episode when I saw the low rating. The acting and plot from this episode deserves all of the 9 out of 10 rating. The ending without a doubt is the most dramatic part of the show. This episode has action, suspense and most of all emotion. I hand it to the writers for a well written episode from a devoted fan of Sons of Anarchy.



    9.5 out of 10!moreless
William Lucking

William Lucking

Piermont "Piney" Winston

Theo Rossi

Theo Rossi

Jean Carlos "Juice" Ortiz

Ryan Hurst (I)

Ryan Hurst (I)

Harry "Opie" Winston

Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Gemma Teller Morrow

Mark Boone Jr.

Mark Boone Jr.

Bobby "Elvis" Munson

Kim Coates

Kim Coates

Alex "Tig" Trager

Titus Welliver

Titus Welliver

Jimmy O'Phelan

Guest Star

Bellina Logan

Bellina Logan

Fiona Larkin

Guest Star

Noah Watts

Noah Watts

Ferdinand

Guest Star

Ally Walker

Ally Walker

Agent June Stahl

Recurring Role

Tory Kittles

Tory Kittles

Laroy

Recurring Role

Dayton Callie

Dayton Callie

Chief Wayne Unser

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: In the long shot of the repossession on the Reservation, you can see the woman run out of her house. In the close up shot of the vehicle's windshield you can see the same woman exit her house again to confront Opie & Half-Sack.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Piney: Your father saw this coming. He saw the feds, the Irish, guys like Zobelle. And he knew we were going to die bloody.

    • John: I found myself lost in my own club. I trusted few, feared most. Nomad offered escape and exile. I didn't know if leaving would cure or kill this thing we created. I didn't know if it was an act of strength or cowardice. I didn't know, so I stayed. I stayed because, in the end, the only way I could hold this up was to suffer under the weight of it.

    • Half-Sack: Good. I can feel it. It wants to cure me. It's cool and warm at the same time. It's coorm!

    • Jax: Chibs, come on. Let's get out of here.
      Chibs: You... are not my VP anymore. Nomad.

    • Jax: You got a warrant?
      Stahl: Do you see me searching?
      Jax: I got nothing to say to you.

    • Tara: How do you fix SAMCRO if you're not a part of it?
      Jax: I can't do what I need to do with [Clay] in place. I ride independently for a few years, then wait for him to step down.
      Tara: A few years? We barely made it through the last few months.

    • Gemma: (to Jax) I loved your dad. More than... more than I've loved any man. Great lay. Smart. Big heart. And very complicated. Sound familiar? His complications killed him.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Munice (Ammunition)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: June 30, 2010 on Bravo
      Finland: March 10, 2011 on Sub
      Czech Republic: June 5, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: March 14, 2012 on JOJ Plus

    • Featured Music:

      "The Places I Can't Afford To Go" by Bob Neuwirth
      "There's A Light" by The Brought Low
      "Novocaine" by All Points West
      "Going Away" by The Tossers
      "Down By The River" by The Georgettes
      "Attar" by Six Organs Of Admittance
      "Mary" by Patty Griffin

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title:

      Balm is a healing compound. Combined with S2E07 "Gilead" title, the 'Balm of Gilead', a Bible reference in Genesis, to a balm carried from Gilead.

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