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Sons of Anarchy: Sovereign

In the fifth-season premiere, Jax takes the reins of SAMCRO as trouble brews in Charming.

Source: FX

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x1
Airdate: Tuesday September 11th, 2012

Director: Paris Barclay
Writer: Kurt Sutter

Alternate Airdates:

AU (one) Feb 26, 2014

  • Currently 9.4/10
9.4/10 (13 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Benito Martinez
As Luis Torres
Danny Trejo
As Romero "Romeo" Parada
Harold Perrineau, Jr.
As Damon Pope
Jimmy Smits
As Nero Padilla
Rockmond Dunbar
As Eli Roosevelt

Guest Stars
B.J. Britt
As Darnell
Billy Brown (2)
As August Marks
Chris Browning
As GoGo
Christopher Douglas Reed
As Philip 'Filthy Phil' Russell
Chuck Zito
As Frankie Diamonds
David Labrava
As Happy
Kurt Yaeger
As Greg the Peg
Michael Ornstein
As Chuck Marstein
Niko Nicotera
As Ratboy
Rachel Miner
As Dawn Trager
Wanda De Jesus
As Carla

Co-Guest Stars
Bryan Rasmussen
As Cleaner
Derek Anthony
As Detective Goodman
LaMonica Garrett
As Deputy Sheriff Cane
Maurice "Mô" McRae
As Tyler
Main Cast
Charlie Hunnam
As Jackson 'Jax' Teller
Ron Perlman
As Clarence 'Clay' Morrow
Katey Sagal
As Gemma Teller Morrow
Mark Boone Junior
As Robert 'Bobby' Munson
Kim Coates
As Alex 'Tig' Trager
Tommy Flanagan (1)
As Filip 'Chibs' Telford
Maggie Siff
As Tara Knowles
Dayton Callie
As Chief Wayne Unser
Theo Rossi
As Jean Carlos 'Juice' Ortiz
Ryan Hurst
As Harry 'Opie' Winston


The episode begins and Jax rides, one with the road. Later, the guys head back on the road after a pit stop. A pick-up sees them ride by then pulls out and tries to drive the follow truck off the road. It succeeds. The truck flips, with Filthy Phil at the wheel. The Sons ride back and the Niners shoot at them and burn the truck. Jax races to save Filthy Phil in the truck. The Niners get away. They race to save what they can from the haul, stashing the crates full of drugs in the woods before the cops come. Back home Jax tells Tara to be sure to carry her gun. Later, Gemma wakes up severely hung-over in a room full of drugs booze and passed out women. ..

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