The BEST Episodes of Sons of Anarchy

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 7, 2020

Network: FX

Sons of Anarchy is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.

Papa's Goods

#1 - Papa's Goods

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 9, 2014

Ghosts loom large as Jax makes the final moves to fulfill his father's legacy.

star 8.57
2,782 votes
Directors: Kurt Sutter
Writers: Kurt Sutter, Mike Daniels
NS

#2 - NS

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 30, 2010

Both the ATF and the Russians prove obstacles as the club looks to heal old wounds.

star 8.48
5,472 votes
Directors: Kurt Sutter
Writers: Dave Erickson
A Mother’s Work

#3 - A Mother’s Work

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 10, 2013

The ramifications of Jax’s choices put his club and family in jeopardy.

star 8.34
3,244 votes
Directors: Kurt Sutter
Writers: Chris Collins, Kurt Sutter
Burnt and Purged Away

#4 - Burnt and Purged Away

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 22, 2011

SAMCRO negotiates with the Irish Kings to secure the club's future.

star 8.31
4,667 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Dave Erickson, Kurt Sutter
Na Trioblóidi

#5 - Na Trioblóidi

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 1, 2009

The second season ends with SAMCRO trying to get rid of Ethan Zobelle and his cohorts once and for all.

star 8.23
4,895 votes
Directors: Kurt Sutter
Writers: Kurt Sutter
Laying Pipe

#6 - Laying Pipe

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 25, 2012

A desperate situation tests familial and club bonds.

star 8.23
4,481 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Kem Nunn, Kurt Sutter, Liz Sagal
Red Rose

#7 - Red Rose

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 2, 2014

With tensions mounting and truths finally revealed, Jax must make the ultimate decision.

star 8.22
2,662 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Charles Murray (II), Kurt Sutter
J'ai Obtenu Cette

#8 - J'ai Obtenu Cette

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 4, 2012

Jax strikes a new deal while ridding himself of old problems.

star 8.21
4,076 votes
Directors: Kurt Sutter
Writers: Chris Collins, Kurt Sutter
To Be (2)

#9 - To Be (2)

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 6, 2011

Jax must overcome great obstacles as he attempts to finalize the gun deal between the Irish and the cartel.

star 8.20
4,591 votes
Directors: Kurt Sutter
Writers: Chris Collins, Kurt Sutter
Faith and Despondency

#10 - Faith and Despondency

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 11, 2014

SAMCRO members fall in love, but death is in the air.

star 8.20
2,685 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Gladys Rodriguez, Kurt Sutter
Aon Rud Pearsanta

#11 - Aon Rud Pearsanta

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 19, 2013

Tension mounts as the club makes a bold move to finally get out of guns.

star 8.16
3,109 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Chris Collins, Kurt Sutter
To Be (1)

#12 - To Be (1)

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 29, 2011

Jax faces a new challenge that threatens his family and SAMCRO.

star 8.16
4,974 votes
Directors: Kurt Sutter
Writers: Chris Collins, Kurt Sutter
Suits of Woe

#13 - Suits of Woe

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 18, 2014

The SOA organization bears down on SAMCRO and Jax comes face to face with an ugly truth.

star 8.13
2,564 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Kurt Sutter, Mike Daniels
The Mad King

#14 - The Mad King

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 8, 2013

The club is forced to make an uneasy alliance with unforeseen consequences.

star 8.12
3,404 votes
Writers: Chris Collins, Kurt Sutter, Roberto Patino
Wolfsangel

#15 - Wolfsangel

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 1, 2013

An attack at the compound leads SOA to seek revenge.

star 8.09
3,355 votes
Directors: Billy Gierhart
Writers: Kem Nunn, Kurt Sutter
SO

#16 - SO

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 7, 2010

The aftermath of Abel’s kidnapping has the Sons reeling - especially Jax, whose grief sends him into deeper turmoil over his future with the MC. Framed for murder, Gemma remains on the lam, and is hit with some unexpected news from her past.

star 8.08
5,601 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Kurt Sutter
Hands

#17 - Hands

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 8, 2011

Jax and Tara get a glimpse of life without SAMCRO but discover that their reality is hard to escape.

star 8.07
4,679 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Chris Collins, David Labrava, Kurt Sutter
To Thine Own Self

#18 - To Thine Own Self

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 20, 2012

Jax scrambles to put his affairs in order, while Nero handles business with his old crew.

star 8.05
4,060 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: John Barcheski, Kurt Sutter, Mike Daniles
Out

#19 - Out

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 6, 2011

14 months after going to prison on federal weapons charges Jax, Clay and the other SAMCRO members are released and return to Charming where they encounter new enemies in the form of a no nonsense sheriff and an Assistant U.S. Attorney out to nail the club for their dealings with Russian gunrunner Putlova. Also Jax makes a promise to Tara and Opie and Lyla get married.

star 8.05
5,230 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Kurt Sutter
Stolen Huffy

#20 - Stolen Huffy

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 2, 2012

Complications arise as the Sons band together to face a new adversary.

star 8.05
4,287 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Chris Collins
Poor Little Lambs

#21 - Poor Little Lambs

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 30, 2014

A past effort to help one ally leads to trouble with another.

star 8.04
2,784 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: Kem Nunn, Kurt Sutter
You Are My Sunshine

#22 - You Are My Sunshine

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 3, 2013

As the dust begins to settle, Jax’s world is suddenly turned upside down.

star 8.03
3,181 votes
Directors: Paris Barclay
Writers: Kem Nunn, Kurt Sutter, Mike Daniels
The Culling

#23 - The Culling

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 24, 2009

Jax and Clay keep SAMCRO focused on their impending showdown with Zobelle's group; thanks to Gemma, Tara improves her job security at the hospital; Weston finally discovers his boss's intentions in Charming.

star 8.02
4,759 votes
Writers: Dave Erickson, Kurt Sutter
Call of Duty

#24 - Call of Duty

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 15, 2011

SAMCRO faces a powerful adversary that threatens their business with the Cartel.

star 8.02
4,798 votes
Writers: Gladys Rodriguez, Liz Sagal
Salvage

#25 - Salvage

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 15, 2013

Jax and the MC must confront their past and choose their future.

star 8.01
3,318 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Kurt Sutter, Mike Daniels