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    Agent June Stahl 

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"I'm gonna bury these assholes."
Played By: Ally Walker

"Lotta bad guys out there; sometimes the pursuit gets a little...messy. You know?"

An ATF agent investigating the club's involvement in arms trafficking.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: She quickly resorts to weeping and crying for mercy when faced with danger.
  • Ambition Is Evil: She only wants to bring down SAMCRO because of how it will look on her record. Her actions to do so get more corrupt and cold-blooded before she is finally killed by Opie.
  • Berserk Button: When caught off-guard by a physical attack she often flies into a rage and can't think straight, and often makes the situation much more of a personal vendetta.
  • Bi the Way: Possibly because Hale's actor left the show early, her new romantic interest is a woman.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 1, as she becomes the main threat to the club and inadvertently gets Donna killed.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: She shares this role in Season 3 with Jimmy O'Phelan, although they're at odds with each other.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Stahl is killed when Opie fires a sub-machine gun into the back of her head at point-blank range.
  • Break the Haughty: The club seems to know exactly how to get her to drop her cool-and-conniving mask if they press her.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Frequently cuts deals with SAMCRO, twists them in her favor, never thinking of the consequences or harm they have on others, and they pretty much all go sour.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Stahl is a major source of snark due to her dry, sardonic sense of humor.
  • Dirty Cop: Is not above purposefully endangering civilians, framing people for crimes, or even murdering fellow ATF agent if it means getting at the club.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When Unser tells her that Ethan Zobelle (who can't be touched by the ATF) had Gemma beaten and gang-raped, she is more than happy tell Unser to tell SAMCRO that Zobelle is an FBI informant.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: For a certain value of "good", anyway. She meets her downfall at the end of Season 3 because she assumes that Jax is just as selfish and deceitful as she is. When Jax seemingly makes a deal with her behind SAMCRO's back, she's all too happy to out him as a rat to the rest of the club, assuming that they'll disown him. She never considers the possibility that Jax's friends were in on his plan all along, and that they were always planning to double-cross her.
  • Fair Cop: She successfully seduces Hale and later Agent Tyler.
  • Frameup: A favorite tactic of hers:
    • At the end of Season 1, she frames Opie as a rat, causing Clay to order Tig to kill him, only to kill Donna instead.
    • At the end of Season 2, she frames Gemma for the murders of Polly Zobelle and Edmond Hayes, when in fact it was Stahl who shot Edmond in the back and Polly was killed in self-defense by Gemma. This leads to Gemma going on the lam, and a distraught Cameron Hayes kidnapping Abel and killing Half-Sack, setting off the events of Season 3.
    • At the end of Season 3, after she is outsmarted by SAMCRO, she murders Amy Tyler, her own partner and lover, in order to pin the Polly/Edmond incident on her.
    • Spilling the beans on Jax's deal is a case of Framing the Guilty Party, or so she thought.
  • Hero Antagonist: In Season 1 only, when her motives were firmly to do with fulfilling her job.
  • It's All About Me: She has complete lack of empathy for anyone but herself. Everyone else she uses and dismisses after she is done.
  • Jerkass Treats everyone around her, both criminal and law enforcement alike, with arrogant disrespect.
  • Karmic Death: Stahl was indirectly responsible for Donna's death. She is executed by Opie via headshot following a Villainous Breakdown.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Does this throughout her appearance. Especially when it comes to making promises and deals she doesn't honor.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Stahl grows increasingly desperate to hurt the club, and goes from a Hero Antagonist to a full-fledged villain as a result. Her beat-down at Otto's hands served as the catalyst.
  • Sanity Slippage: Starts to lose it, when she discovers that Jax is a lot more clever than she thought.
  • Smug Snake: Most of her dialog is her making smart remarks and using lots of sarcasm.
  • The Sociopath: Proves to be a law enforcement example of his. Stahl cares about no one but herself, as evidenced when she begs for mercy when her life is in danger, but doesn't care about anyone else life. Even when Donna is killed, her regret is that it could comeback on her. And like most sociopaths, she doesn't hesitate to kill, if doing so will benefit her agenda.
  • Villainous Breakdown: She frantically begs Opie not to kill her in the seconds before her death.

    Agent Joshua Kohn 

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"I'm not stalking Tara; I'm protecting her."
Played By: Jay Karnes

A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent pretending to investigate SAMCRO. He and Dr. Tara Knowles dated in Chicago until he became threatening and she obtained a restraining order against him.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He begs Tara to call an ambulance and not let him bleed out after she shoots him.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Jax, who he sees as a rival for Tara.
  • Attempted Rape: He almost rapes Tara, but she manages to escape him at the last minute by shooting him in the gut.
  • Ax-Crazy: Kohn is unstable at the best of times and otherwise is dangerously insane.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Courtesy of Jax.
  • Dirty Cop: He isn't above abusing his power as an ATF agent to achieve his own twisted ends.
  • Domestic Abuse: Tara alludes to him being 'violent' hence the reason she left him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Kohn can initially appear helpful and pleasant, but underneath the smarmy grin he's a complete lunatic.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Jax shoots Kohn in the head as he calls out, "Once a biker slut, always a-BOOM".
  • Love Makes You Crazy: He used to be in a relationship with Tara when she lived in Chicago, but he became obsessed with her and she ended up filing a restraining order against him. When he tracks her down to Charming he begins stalking her again, believing that he can "rescue" her from her biker boyfriend and rekindle their romance.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Jax beats the ever-living shit out of him after he leaves a sick 'message' at Jax's home.
  • Sanity Slippage: It's unclear if he was ever 'normal' but by the time he turns up in Charming he's full-blown crazy.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In terms of character appearances, Kohn isn't around much. But he's the reason Tara came back to Charming, and his death signifies the start of her ingratiation into the outlaw life.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Toward Tara. He chased her from Chicago to Charming, ignoring a restraining order in the process.
  • Yandere: Male version, for Tara.
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    Agent Amy Tyler 

Played By: Pamela J. Gray

An ATF agent who was both June Stahl's professional and personal partner.


  • Frameup: Stahl kills her and then frames her for the murder of Edmond Hayes.
  • Extreme Doormat: Stahl mistreats her is almost every scene they are in together, and she doesn't once standup for herself.

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