Sons of Anarchy

Season 1 Episode 13

The Revelator

18
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 26, 2008 on FX
7.2
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In the wake of a tragedy, the club must re-evaluate its bonds of brotherhood.

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  • With the death of Opie's wife things are still not in order as some members go chasing to find the killers. Knowing that Opie is not the rat, other members search desperately for the witness to the shooting.moreless

    9.5
    When I started watching this show, I didn't really know how to feel. I wanted to give it a chance and so I continued watching but never really felt like it took off. There were small things that kept bugging me and I'm not a biker and I questioned why I even watched the show in the beginning. I think it was just angst at no longer being able to watch The Shield.



    Truth be told, though, after this last episode... I am amped to see what happens next. This episode had one of the best cliffhangers I've seen.



    This episode starts to hone in on the original ideology of the Sons of Anarchy and turns the ideology into a character.



    For the first time in the series, Jaxhas open defiance to Clay. He is no longer Clay's subordinate but in a new way has become his equal... his challenger.



    We're shown that some time soon, past transgressions are going to come to light and there will be a challenge between Jax and Clay. It will be an interesting dynamic to see.



    Soon the members of the Sons of Anarchy are going to have to choose a side.



    I, for one, am expecting big things with the next season to Sons of Anarchy. I will be disappointed if they take a step back after taking such a bold leap forward. They've led us to a climactic arc and I can't wait to see the fun that happens next.



    As an interesting side note to this episode... the song at the end is John the Revelator covered by Curtis Stiger & The Forest Rangers. John the Revelator refers to the author of the Book of Revelations from the Bible.



    In the episode, Jax falls asleep at a tomb and above it is chiseled Patmos. John that wrote the Book of Revelations is also known as John of Patmos.



    I'm excited for next season!moreless
Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Gemma Teller Morrow

Mark Boone Jr.

Mark Boone Jr.

Bobby "Elvis" Munson

Kim Coates

Kim Coates

Alex "Tig" Trager

Tommy Flanagan

Tommy Flanagan

Filip "Chibs" Telford

Johnny Lewis

Johnny Lewis

Kip "Half-Sack" Epps

Maggie Siff

Maggie Siff

Dr. Tara Knowles

Annika P. Smith

Annika P. Smith

Bartender

Guest Star

Andrew Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler

Father Grohl

Guest Star

Tom Everett Scott

Tom Everett Scott

Rosen

Guest Star

David Labrava

David Labrava

Happy

Recurring Role

Lela Cortines

Lela Cortines

Ellie Winston

Recurring Role

John Abendroth

John Abendroth

Kenny Winston

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In the end cemetery scene, there are at least 3 tombstones for the same James R Prasker.

    • After his meeting with Deputy Chief Hale, Jax furiously kicks one of the open cell doors. The cellblock is supposed to be empty, but in the lower right corner of the scene you can briefly see a hand grab a cell door to keep it from swinging towards Jax.

    • John Thomas Teller was a Corporal in the 25th Infantry in Vietnam. He was born on May 5, 1940 and died Nov. 13, 1993. His youngest son had died 3 years previously.

    • Jax's brother's Tombstone Reads: Picture of a tricycle In Loving Memory of our Little Boy

      Thomas Wayne Teller

      Born January 8th 198? (blocked by Jax's foot)
      Died April 4th 1990

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Piney: Time for a change.
      Jax: (standing in front of his father's grave) Yeah.

    • Piney: Glad you could join me.
      Half-Sack: Hey, I was just, you know, coming down to see what you were doing and stuff.
      Piney: You need to brush up on your stealth skills. You did everything but wave at me while you following me.
      Half-Sack: I did wave at you, actually. I was getting a little lost coming off the 580 there hoping you would slow down.

    • Jax: Don't you get tired of it? Running
      Tara: I'm not running. I'm just being realistic, Jax.
      Jax: Call it whatever you want. Your life is a series of hit-and-runs. The minute someone makes you feel uncomfortable, tests your loyalty, little Tara packs her bags and hits the road. Well, I guess you got what you wanted from me, right? Used me to do your dirty work.
      Tara: That's not fair.
      Jax: Not fair? You wanna know how many women I've slept with over the last 10 years?
      Tara: Don't do this…
      Jax: Hundreds! Maybe more, I don't know. I barely see their faces. I married Wendy because I was lonely. Because I got tired of the endless disconnect. It was just a sad time-out. Because when I'm inside someone, there's only one face I see. When you came home, it was like some kind of time. Like my past coming around to give me another shot to do this different; better. And now that chance is running back to Chicago.

    • Tara: Nothing is okay. Like, the last few weeks, I tried to follow your lead. You know, find some kind of compartment to put all this stuff in. But I just can't. I don't sleep. I'm more scared now than I ever was. I'm scared of getting caught. I'm scared of not getting caught. We got away with murder. What does that make me?
      Jax: A survivor.
      Tara: I think you're a good man with a big heart. I believe you try to do as much good as you can, but you live a life I don't think I'll ever really understand.

    • Hale: This relationship you have with Clay…I don't like it…but I get it. You make a deal with the devil to keep the peace. But look at this. Look at what we let happen. An innocent woman was killed.
      Unser: I didn't let that happen.
      Hale: Yeah, you're right. It's on me. What was I supposed to do? Roll over and feed SAMCRO classified information?
      Unser: I get the rock and hard place this all took you to. Sorry this guilt comes down on you.
      Hale: Well, then, help me. For once, please. Just help me serve justice to these guys.
      Unser: I should be fishing somewhere, or reading a book half buzzed on vodka and lemonade. And I'm still here in this suit of mine because I've got my own rock and hard place I'm living between. I ain't got much more of a run in me. A few years, maybe, but I need something to leave Della and my half-smart kids. I'm sorry, son.

    • Stahl: We'll be charging Opie with Hefner's murder. Pick him up after the funeral. The U.S. Attorney will be seeking the death penalty for both of you. I guess I'm feeling guilty about creating orphans.

    • Hale: (to Jax) We ended up on opposing teams, you and me. Don't like each other all that much. But seeing an innocent woman gunned down, two little kids with no mom. Man, I think that falls on the wrong side of the fence for both of us.

    • Clay: I know you're hurting. You think you're trying to help, but...
      Piney: Don't you tell me what I'm thinking! You know, if this happened to your family, there'd be six charters halfway to Oakland.
      Clay: This did happen to my family.
      Piney: No it didn't! The Niners came gunning for my son. They killed my daughter-in-law. You got that, huh? You got that kind of hole in your family?

    • Wendy: (referring to baby book) Can't find the chapter on ex-junky moms.
      Jax: I don't think our pages have been written yet, sweetheart.

    • Gemma: Motherless children. They make people do drastic things. This is bad.
      Clay: You think I don't know that. You think I wanted this?
      Gemma: You feel all that, baby. You feel it here. You walk out that door...you be the man they all need you to be.

    • Opie: She knew. She knew I was gonna bring on something like this.
      Jax: Opie, you didn't bring this.
      Opie: A banger shot my wife. I had nothing to do with that?

    • Niner Thug: Want to get yourself killed, old man?
      Piney: Well, I'm ready for that. Are you?

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