History Series / SonsOfAnarchy

13th Jul '16 2:49:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* DeadManSwitch: A variant with drug kingpin Damon Pope who, to ensure his own survival, has arranged a kill contract to be activated in the event of his death, offering a huge reward to whoever assassinates his killers. [[spoiler:Jax gets around it by framing Clay Morrow for Pope's murder.]]
10th Jul '16 4:38:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* LittleMissBadass: ActionGirl Trinity Ashby, not so young but kinda little and definitely {{Badass}}
10th Jul '16 4:34:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* GanglandDriveBy: Tig performs a drive-by shooting on Laroy (usually an ally of the Sons) in broad daylight while he's at a restaurant with his girlfriend because he--falsely--believed Laroy to be responsible for a previous hit on Clay. He misses Laroy and shoots the girlfriend instead, which both results in an immediate high-speed pursuit by an angry Laroy that Tig only survives with Jax's help, and later the girlfriend's father, a powerful drug kingpin, seeking revenge on both Tig and SAMCRO.
10th Jul '16 4:25:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* RevengeByProxy: In the season 4 finale, Tig unwittingly killed the girlfriend of another gangster during a DriveByShooting when he was aiming for the gangster in retribution for another crime (his culpability for which had been fabricated by Jax). It turns out that the girlfriend was the daughter of Damon Pope, the undisputed kingpin of black crime in Oakland. ''His'' retribution for Tig's stupidity is to burn Tig's daughter alive.
14th May '16 11:26:05 PM nombretomado
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** Early in Season 2, Luann's studio is shown making a porn parody of ''MadMen''

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** Early in Season 2, Luann's studio is shown making a porn parody of ''MadMen''''Series/MadMen''
9th May '16 6:38:54 AM Tyk5919
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* DudeNotFunny: Shortly after [[spoiler:the massacre at Diosa]], Tig jokes that people love pussy so much that customers would still come over even if they [[spoiler:left the women's corpses on the floor]]. All the other Sons glare at him, and even he admits it was too soon to say that.
9th May '16 6:30:07 AM Tyk5919
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Clay's death is played for tragedy in spite of his many crimes]].

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* AlasPoorVillain: AlasPoorVillain:
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[[spoiler: Clay's death is played for tragedy in spite of his many crimes]].crimes]].
** [[spoiler:Juice betrayed the Sons and helped Gemma cover up Tara's murder, but his death was still very tragic, especially since he spent all of Season 7 trying to get back into SAMCRO, [[DespairEventHorizon only to give up]] [[FaceDeathWithDignity and face what was coming]]]].
** [[spoiler:Gemma. She killed Tara and is responsible for the pile of bodies that turned up in Season 7, but she still loved her family and Nero. Watching Jax blow her brains out, after she spent her last two episodes saying goodbye to everyone she loves, is enough to make anyone misty-eyed]].



* DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale: Averted. Anytime a male character is raped (especially in prison), it's usually depicted as being unpleasant and horrific, as opposed to having it [[BlackComedyRape played for laughs]]. Unless Tig is involved.



** [[spoiler:After being the potential BigBad for Season 6, Galen O'Shay is swiftly shot in the back of the head by Jax in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment]].

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** [[spoiler:After being the potential BigBad for Season 6, Galen O'Shay is swiftly shot in the back of the head by Jax in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment]].



* FanDisservice: There are a few rape scenes here and there, most notably [[spoiler:Otto getting raped in prison in the Season 6 premiere]]. And on that note...
* {{Fanservice}}: There's at least one sex scene per season. "Faith and Despondency" ''starts'' with a montage of various Sons having sex.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Unintentionally invoked in Season 3.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Unintentionally invoked {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Happens subtly
in Season 3.



** In Season 7, Unser angrily shouts that Jax is such a ruthless thug that he'd go as far as [[spoiler:killing him, just because Unser refused to help him find his mother. In the ''very next episode'', Jax does just that, albeit because he was trying to protect Gemma]].



* Gorn: Numerous instances, especially from Season 5 on.

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* Gorn: {{Gorn}}: Numerous instances, especially from Season 5 on.



** In Season 7, a neo-Nazi makes one too many comments about how Tig is into men and transsexuals. Tig responds by shooting his dick off.



** Each season finale tends to be this.

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** Each season finale tends to be this. Particularly the Season 2 finale, which ended with [[spoiler:Half-Sack dead and Jax's son getting kidnapped]].



** Episode four has [[spoiler:the Irish killing Phil and V Lin for trying to hand off the gun running and delivering more KG-9s used in the shooting, and Lee Toriq is behind Otto's and Tara's suffering, before Otto kills him as he is gunned down.]]
** [[FromBadToWorse And then in Episode five]] [[spoiler: the Irish blows up TM.]] ]]
** [[spoiler: And now Jax has killed ''Clay''. Yes, ''that'' Clay.]]
** Halfway into "Aon Rud Persanta", [[spoiler:Jax and the Sons abruptly kill Galen O'Shay and two of his mooks, and then Jax guns down Clay to frame him for the murders]].
** The season 6 finale "A Mother's Work", [[spoiler:Jax agrees to take the fall for the club over the school shooting. Gemma, believing she ratted on the club, murders Tara, which results in Juice killing Eli Roosevelt, when they discover the women at the scene.]] At this rate the series is going to end with KillEmAll.

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** Episode four *** "Wolfsangel" has [[spoiler:the Irish killing Phil and V Lin for trying to hand off the gun running and delivering more KG-9s used in the shooting, and Lee Toriq is behind Otto's and Tara's suffering, before Otto kills him as he is gunned down.]]
** *** [[FromBadToWorse And then in Episode five]] "The Mad King"]] [[spoiler: the Irish blows up TM.]] ]]
** [[spoiler: And now Jax has killed ''Clay''. Yes, ''that'' Clay.]]
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Halfway into "Aon Rud Persanta", [[spoiler:Jax and the Sons abruptly kill Galen O'Shay and two of his mooks, and then Jax guns down Clay to frame him for the murders]].
** *** The season 6 finale "A Mother's Work", [[spoiler:Jax agrees to take the fall for the club over the school shooting. Gemma, believing she ratted on the club, murders Tara, which results in Juice killing Eli Roosevelt, when they discover the women at the scene.]] At this rate ]]
** Season seven, being
the series is going to end final season, significantly upped the body count and number of shocking revelations.
*** "Poor Little Lambs": [[spoiler:Leland's thugs shoot at two police officers during a drug deal
with KillEmAll.SAMCRO, killing one and putting the other in the hospital. The Chinese discover that the Sons stole their drugs, and they retaliate by stealing their shipment of guns, and by massacring everyone at Diosa, including Collette]].
*** "Greensleeves": [[spoiler:Abel eavesdrops on Gemma confessing that she murdered Tara while she's talking to Thomas, and Bobby is kidnapped by August Marks' thugs and has his eye cut out and delivered to the Sons]].
*** "The Separation of Crows": [[spoiler:Jury White confesses that he wasn't the rat who sold the Sons out to the Chinese, and that Clay Morrow had nothing to do with Jax's father's death, implying that it was suicide. Jax then kills White after assaulting him, which one of White's men witnesses. Later, Jax tries to negotiate with Moses into releasing Bobby; he responds by sending the Sons some of Bobby's fingers]].
*** "What a Piece of Work Is Man": [[spoiler:Unser and Jarry discover that Chris Dun, the man who allegedly killed Tara, was never even in the city when she was murdered. When Jax meets August and is about to rescue Bobby, August pulls out a gun and coldly shoots Bobby in the head as retribution for Jax disobeying him to begin with]].
*** "Faith and Despondency": [[spoiler:Jax and his crew successfully ambush and kill Moses and his team. Abel cuts his arm with a fork and blames Gemma to try and get her arrested. Jax confides in Abel and tells him that Wendy is his real mother. Just as things are finally looking up, Abel tells Jax that Gemma killed his mother]].
*** "Suits of Woe": Arguably the biggest Wham Episode ''in the whole series''. [[spoiler:Henry Lin reveals that the traitor who sold out SAMCRO is Charles Barosky. Juice kills him before Jax has time to call off the hit. When Jax does confront Juice, he finally confesses that Gemma is the one who murdered Tara. Gemma, realizing she's been exposed, flees the city--but not before Nero and the club also find out the truth. The episode ends with Gemma on the run, and Jax broken, realizing that his lust for revenge led to the deaths of several people, including Bobby]].
*** "Red Rose" is just as bad, if not ''worse'', than the previous episode: [[spoiler:With nothing left to live for, Juice lets Tully kill him before the Chinese do. Unser goes after Gemma and gets to her before Jax does. Before he can leave with her, Jax shows up and confronts them. Jax kills Unser after he refuses to leave Gemma. After spending the entire episode debating on what he should do with Gemma, Jax eventually ''kills his own mother'']].
* WhamLine: The very last line from "Faith and Despondency":
--> '''Abel''': [[spoiler:"So is that why Grandma killed my other mommy?"]]
13th Apr '16 1:50:20 PM Morgenthaler
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** Happy's real name? Happy Lowman. DeathOfASalesman, anyone?

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** Happy's real name? Happy Lowman. DeathOfASalesman, Theatre/DeathOfASalesman, anyone?
31st Mar '16 6:02:44 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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The Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original (SAMCRO, Sam Crow, the Sons, or just Sons of Anarchy) is a motorcycle club that sells guns to various gangs, all the while "protecting" the town, in order to preserve Charming as a small town unmolested by big corporations, chain stores, and other corrupt aspects of upper-class suburbia. The main character/Hamlet analogue is Jackson "Jax" Teller, son of deceased founder John Teller and step-son of the current leader of the group, Clay Morrow. The series begins with Jax entering fatherhood as his ex-wife gives birth to their first-born son, while at the same time discovering a manifesto his father wrote prior to his death in which he decries how his anarchist biker club became an organized crime syndicate that was the very thing that he was rebelling against when he conceived of the club.

The manifesto inspires Jax to try and steer the club towards his father's original vision by attempting to move the club away from organized crime. Needless to say, this does not go over well with the FauxAffablyEvil Clay or his AffablyEvil mother Gemma; the show implies that they had Jax's father murdered when he began "going soft" on them.

Like ''The Shield'', ''Sons'' has a rich supporting cast of characters balancing out the ''Hamlet''-esque drama; other bikers include Bobby Munson (a bookmaker/Elvis impersonator by day and a biker by night), Tig Trager (Clay's right-hand man and chief enforcer who has some bizarre sexual habits), Opie (Jax's best friend, whose interests are also split between the club and his family), Opie's father Piney (who founded the club along with John Teller), Juice (a Hispanic computer geek from Queens), Chibs (a Scottish former Army medic and one-time member of the IRA), and Happy (a ruthless triggerman for the club).

On the civilian side, there is Tara (a doctor who was Jax's childhood sweetheart, who serves as the chief threat to Gemma's control over her son), corrupt Police Chief Unser, his straight-as-an-arrow deputy (and potential successor) David Hale, and a number of law enforcement agents.

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The Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original (SAMCRO, Sam Crow, the Sons, or just Sons of Anarchy) is a motorcycle club that sells guns to various gangs, all the while "protecting" the town, in order to preserve Charming as a small town unmolested by big corporations, chain stores, and other corrupt aspects of upper-class suburbia. The main character/Hamlet analogue is [[AntiHero Jackson "Jax" Teller, Teller]], son of deceased founder [[PosthumousCharacter John Teller Teller]] and step-son of the current leader of the group, [[TheLeader Clay Morrow.Morrow]]. The series begins with Jax entering fatherhood as his ex-wife gives birth to their first-born son, while at the same time discovering a manifesto his father wrote prior to his death in which he decries how his anarchist biker club became an organized crime syndicate that was the very thing that he was rebelling against when he conceived of the club.

The manifesto inspires Jax to try and steer the club towards his father's original vision by attempting to move the club away from organized crime. Needless to say, this does not go over well with the FauxAffablyEvil Clay or his AffablyEvil mother Gemma; [[KnightTemplarParent Gemma]]; the show implies that they had Jax's father murdered when he began "going soft" on them.

Like ''The Shield'', ''Sons'' has a rich supporting cast of characters balancing out the ''Hamlet''-esque drama; other bikers include [[GeniusBruiser Bobby Munson Munson]] (a bookmaker/Elvis impersonator by day and a biker by night), [[TheBrute Tig Trager Trager]] (Clay's right-hand man and chief enforcer who has some bizarre sexual habits), [[TheLancer Opie Winston]] (Jax's best friend, whose interests are also split between the club and his family), Opie's father Piney [[CoolOldGuy Piney]] (who founded the club along with John Teller), [[TheCracker Juice Ortiz]] (a Hispanic computer geek from Queens), [[GlasgowSmile Chibs Telford]] (a Scottish former Army medic and one-time member of the IRA), and [[AxCrazy Happy Lowman]] (a ruthless triggerman for the club).

On the civilian side, there is [[TheMedic Tara Knowles]] (a doctor who was Jax's childhood sweetheart, who serves as the chief threat to Gemma's control over her son), corrupt Police Chief Unser, [[CorruptCop Wayne Unser]], his straight-as-an-arrow deputy (and potential successor) [[ByTheBookCop David Hale, Hale]], and a number of law enforcement agents.
23rd Mar '16 2:48:25 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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** Season 3: [[TheDreaded Jimmy O'Phelan]] [[BigBadEnsemble and]] [[DirtyCop June Stahl]], again]]

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** Season 3: BigBadEnsemble: [[TheDreaded Jimmy O'Phelan]] [[BigBadEnsemble and]] and [[DirtyCop June Stahl]], again]]again.
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