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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 (showcase) Feb 26, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Benito MartinezBenito Martinez
As Luis Torres
Danny TrejoDanny Trejo
As Romero "Romeo" Parada
Harold Perrineau, Jr.Harold Perrineau, Jr.
As Damon Pope
Jimmy SmitsJimmy Smits
As Nero Padilla
Rockmond DunbarRockmond Dunbar
As Eli Roosevelt

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

Co-Guest Stars
Bryan RasmussenBryan Rasmussen
As Cleaner
Derek AnthonyDerek Anthony
As Detective Goodman
LaMonica GarrettLaMonica Garrett
As Deputy Sheriff Cane
Mo McRaeMo McRae
As Tyler
Main Cast
Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam
As Jackson 'Jax' Teller
Ron PerlmanRon Perlman
As Clarence 'Clay' Morrow
Katey SagalKatey Sagal
As Gemma Teller Morrow
Mark Boone JuniorMark Boone Junior
As Robert 'Bobby' Munson
Kim CoatesKim Coates
As Alex 'Tig' Trager
Tommy Flanagan (1)Tommy Flanagan (1)
As Filip 'Chibs' Telford
Maggie SiffMaggie Siff
As Tara Knowles
Dayton CallieDayton Callie
As Chief Wayne Unser
Theo RossiTheo Rossi
As Jean Carlos 'Juice' Ortiz
Ryan HurstRyan 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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