1 Days Left to Support a Troper-Created Project : Personal Space (discuss)

Awesome / Sons of Anarchy

  • Gemma's confession of her rape to Jax and Clay. Also qualifies as Tearjerker
  • Tara's beatdown, physical and psychological of the administrator
  • Unser, upon being confronted with video tape of Hale being offered a bribe by Zobelle, yelling at Hale for letting him get caught in such a compromising position and pretty much acknowledges that he needs Hale and his by-the-book, squeaky clean way of doing things intact in order to keep the entire department from being 100% corrupt cops.
  • Gemma and Fiona versus Jimmy in the kitchen.
  • Ally Walker (the actress playing Agent Stahl) gets one in season 2. Jax taunts her by asking about fellow agent Kohn (whom he has murdered) "Ever hear from Kohn? (Beat) Dangerous being a fed." Her facial expression is completely unchanged, the only thing revealing her recognition and seething rage is the subtlest of facial tics.
  • Gemma literally not even flinching as she's dropped into an ice bath while faking a fever in season 3.
  • Katey Sagal's cover of Strange Fruit. Ye GADS. Crowning Music of Awesome and Nightmare Fuel all in one (the song is about lynching, and is played over Juice's attempt to commit suicide by hanging for fear of being found out as half-black.).
  • Lincoln Potter walks into a session of the city council and dumps a bag full of sex toys and porn on the table to illustrate where exactly Jacob Hale is getting the funding for his new housing development. He then points out that one of the sex dolls manufactured by Hale's Japanese backers is that of a child and sold to pedophiles.
  • The season two finale would definitely qualify. As all around megalomaniacal super villain Ethan Zobelle begins his escape guarded by several unfriendly looking Mayans, The Sons are seen off by their respective women. On the highway, they meet up for what looks to be a motorcycle mounted very blood battle. Suddenly, Zobelle notices a passing truck with Unser printed very clearly on the back hatch. Qualifying as one of the most epic Oh Shit moments in television, the back hatch flies open and a truck full of heavily armed Sons unleashes hell on Zobelle's escort well the rest of the Sons begin firing at them from behind. Shakespeare himself couldn't have planned a more perfect ambush.
  • Throughout the series Chucky had been the Butt Monkey and Plucky Comic Relief. When he hears about the Sons trying to gather the money to pay ransom however he tries to talk to several members; but they are wrapped up with the Russians, before he takes one of the boxes he was trying to show them and opens it in front of Jax before he can put it off: sheet after sheet of misprinted counterfeit money that Chucky was told to destroy when the Sons offered him up to another gang. The Sons use the fake money to save the day.
  • The season three finale, particularly when Chibs gets revenge on Jimmy and Opie gets revenge on Stahl.
  • Juice navigating a mine field, rather than go around it. Sure he had a death wish, but even Romeo looks at him all "what the fuck?"
  • Jax double-crossing Pope, saving Tig, and setting up Clay as the fall guy.
  • Tara getting her bitch on and beating the crap out of the inmate who stole her blanket and is about twice her size.
  • Otto killing Toric. He didn't see it coming.
  • Clay, Gemma, Zobelle, Potter...all master manipulators. And Tara manages to pull off perhaps the greatest and most devastating move in the entire show by faking her pregnancy and miscarriage.
  • The Sons getting back at those dirty cops for trying to scam them and chopping up poor Juice's Harley. Made better when they're forced to apologize to each of the members individualy.
  • The Sons voting to get out of the gun trade. Particularly Jax's speech and the Sons showing their support. Good job kid, you're one step closer to fulfilling your old man's legacy.
  • Jax realizing the Irish King's betrayal and properly getting everyone to safety.
    • Jax's running to save Abel before Teller-Marrow gets blown to hell.
    • Bonus points for Chibs staying behind to make sure Jax and Abel got out alright.
  • Juice going toe to toe with the dirty cops, with one of their own bikes. Then getting his Bruce Willis on, hopping from the bike into a moving van.
    Juice: I'm just a guy who knows a coward when I see one.
  • "Time to go 'hood sister."
    • Extra points for going about it the right way and not the crooked way like Stahl, Potter, and Toric.
  • Seeing Tig still alive after getting sold out by Jax. Be honest - you rejoiced when you saw it too.
  • "I didn't say we were even." Switchblade. Throat Slice. Pointed Gun. "Now that feels like even." Kick ass RoboCop.
  • Jax killing Alice Noon. Kind of hard not to cheer after it's shown she raped babies.
  • In Los Fantasmas, when one of the school shooting victim's father tries to run down the Sons and Nero's gang, Juice holds his ground as the car barely veers past him without even flinching. Easy to forget that this is the same guy who was left unconscious wearing a diaper with a sign stapled to his chest in the middle in Charming back in season one.
  • Father Kellan Ashby aside, we've seen Jax dominate every brawl he's been in. Though the fight could've went either way, Nero demonstrated that Jax wasn't the only one who could throw down.
  • The final episode where Jax ties up loose ends on his way out of the club. He kills August and Barosky before leading the police on an epic chase, where he comes across the trucker who helped Gemma. Not only was it an epic way to go, dying in a blaze of glory that would make him remembered forever, but shows what a Magnificent Bastard he is in that such infamy would deter his sons from following in his footsteps.
    • The way Jax killed August was particularly awesome. He sat on the steps of the courthouse draped under the blanket given to him by the homeless woman, looking very much like the Grim Reaper, before he cast off the blanket and shot August to death.