Sons of Anarchy

Season 5 Episode 1

Sovereign

49
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 11, 2012 on FX
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  • THE KING AND QUEEN ARE DEAD

    Sons of Anarchy's Season 5 Premiere: Regime Change

    Jax took control of a club in disarray in a satisfying season opener marked with trademark complexities and brutal violence.

  • Episode Summary

    Sovereign is the fifth season debut episode of FXs drama Sons of Anarchy. Tara must adjust to life now that Jax is the SAMCRO President. Gemma tries to move on without Clay in her life, and Opie walks away from the club to try and clear his head. Meanwhile, the entire club must be very cautious because they are being watched by Pope and the police.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Great season-opener, Brutal ending... A couple spoilers below...

      9.0
      I noticed no one's really wrote a decent review so I'll write a few words.



      In terms of being a season-opener, I thought this episode was excellent. Not slow at all, good pacing, a few interesting new characters. One being Jimmy Smits (Dexter) as Nero, Gemma's new love interest; another being Damian Pope. One episode in and Pope is probably the meanest, scariest bad guy we've seen in Sons.



      Back in Charming, Clay and Gemma are separated. Gemma, having been almost dethroned, is a little bit of a hot mess. Clay has turned into an old man... really quickly. I was almost feeling sorry for him until he went and lied to the club about what really happened with Piney. Convenient way to get them to vote in his favor while Opie, who knows the real story, is away.



      We're also made aware that there have been a couple home invasions in Charming, apparently aimed at friends of the Sons. The cliffhanger showed Unser being attacked in Gemma's home. We don't see who's doing it, just a prosthetic leg.... Spoiler: Greg the Peg was just voted into SAMCROW today.



      I just have to say, I can generally tolerate the violence on this show, usually it just makes things a little more real. However, the end of Sovereign was a little too "real" for me. Am I the only one seriously disturbed?? Poor Tig =( I knew there would be retaliation, but that was truly awful.moreless
    • Gteat shoe

      9.0
      Good show
    • this sucks

      1.0
      cant watch it ,every time I push play it sends me to a other link
    • AAAAAWWWWWWWW Yeeeaaaaaahhhhhhhh!

      10
      Leaves us ready for some more sons!!!!!
    • Son of Anarchy

      10
      love love

      LOVE
    Charlie Hunnam

    Charlie Hunnam

    Jackson "Jax" Teller

    Katey Sagal

    Katey Sagal

    Gemma Teller Morrow

    Mark Boone Jr.

    Mark Boone Jr.

    Bobby "Elvis" Munson

    Dayton Callie

    Dayton Callie

    Chief Wayne Unser

    Kim Coates

    Kim Coates

    Alex "Tig" Trager

    Tommy Flanagan

    Tommy Flanagan

    Filip "Chibs" Telford

    Rachel Miner

    Rachel Miner

    Dawn Trager

    Guest Star

    Billy Brown

    Billy Brown

    August Marks

    Guest Star

    Wanda De Jesus

    Wanda De Jesus

    Carla

    Guest Star

    David Labrava

    David Labrava

    Happy

    Recurring Role

    Chris Browning

    Chris Browning

    Gogo

    Recurring Role

    Niko Nicotera

    Niko Nicotera

    Ratboy

    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (7)

      • Jax: (opening voiceover) Something happens at around 92 miles an hour - thunder-headers drown out all sound, engine vibrations travels at a heart's rate, field of vision funnels into the immediate and suddenly you're not on the road, you're in it. A part of it. Traffic, scenery, cops - just cardboard cutouts blowing over as you past. Sometimes I forget the rush of that. That's why I love these long runs. All your problems, all the noise, gone. Nothing else to worry about except what's right in front of you. Maybe that's the lesson for me today, to hold on to these simple moments. Appreciate them a little more - there's not many of them left. I don't ever want that for you. Finding things that make you happy shouldn't be so hard. I know you'll face pain, suffering, hard choices, but you can't let the weight of it choke the joy out of your life. No matter what, you have to find the things that love you. Run to them. There's an old saying, 'That what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger' I don't believe that. I think the things that try to kill you make you angry and sad. Strength comes from the good things - your family, your friends, the satisfaction of hard work. Those are the things that'll keep you whole. Those are the things to hold on to when you're broken.

      • Gemma: You a pimp?
        Nero: I'm a companionator. I bring folks together. I'm all about the love.

      • Jax: I'm not going to turn into Clay.
        Opie: I'm afraid I'm gonna turn into you.

      • Roosevelt: One innocent get's hurt and I make Pope look like an altar boy, you understand?

        Chibs: I see what you did there. I love Catholic jokes.

        Tig: You know, remember the two nuns...?

      • Leroy's replacement: Is that Leroy?
        August: Most of him. Little b-tch was screaming so loud I kind of lost my sh-t. Congratulations, you in charge.
        Leroy's replacement: No wait wait, what if I don't want to be in charge?
        August: Rise to it brother. With great power, comes great responsibility.

        Leroy's replacement: I ain't Spider-Man N--ga.

      • Tig: Oh come on there's nothing wrong with the occasional skank.
        Jax: Time to pull out, I wanna go home.

      • Jax: Something happens at around 92 miles an hour - thunder-headers drown out all sound, engine vibrations travels at a heart's rate, field of vision funnels into the immediate and suddenly you're not on the road, you're in it. A part of it. Traffic, scenery, cops - just cardboard cutouts blowing over as you past. Sometimes I forget the rush of that. That's why I love these long runs. All your problems, all the noise, gone. Nothing else to worry about except what's right in front of you. Maybe that's the lesson for me today, to hold on to these simple moments. Appreciate them a little more - there's not many of them left. I don't ever want that for you. Finding things that make you happy shouldn't be so hard. I know you'll face pain, suffering, hard choices, but you can't let the weight of it choke the joy out of your life. No matter what, you have to find the things that love you. Run to them. There's an old saying, 'That what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger' I don't believe that. I think the things that try to kill you make you angry and sad. Strength comes from the good things - your family, your friends, the satisfaction of hard work. Those are the things that'll keep you whole. Those are the things to hold on to when you're broken.

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