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Sons of Anarchy: Orca Shrugged

SAMCRO explores new business opportunities.

Source: FX

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x5
Airdate: Tuesday October 09th, 2012

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

AU (one) Mar 26, 2014

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (10 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Benito Martinez
As Luis Torres
Danny Trejo
As Romero 'Romeo' Parada
Jimmy Smits
As Neron 'Nero' Padilla
Rockmond Dunbar
As Eli Roosevelt

Guest Stars
Chris Browning
As GoGo
Christopher Douglas Reed
As Philip 'Filthy Phil' Russell
Chuck Zito
As Frankie Diamonds
David Labrava
As Happy
Jeff Kober
As Jacob Hale Jr.
Kurt Yaeger
As Greg the Peg
Merle Dandridge
As Rita Roosevelt
Michael Ornstein
As Chuck Marstein
Timothy V. Murphy
As Galen O'Shay
Walton Goggins
As Venus Van Dam
Brad Grunberg
As Allen Biacone
Marshall Allman
As Devin Price

Co-Guest Stars
LaMonica Garrett
As Deputy Sheriff Cane
Matt Orduna
As Dr. Dalian
Sheila Shaw
As Nurse
Andy Spencer
As Black Banger
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


The episode begins with Jax lying in bed with Tara. He's trying not to cave under the weight of awful things he feels in his heart. He feels like he spends every day cleaning up from the one before. Jax leaves Tara a note, saying he couldn't sleep and goes riding. Jax writes to his sons, telling them every day is a new box and they decide whether it's a gift or a coffin. Jax, Bobby and Chibs find the mayor, Jacob Hale, in a diner. Jax mentions the old Elk's Lodge Hale owns and says they want to lease it for an escort service. Hale tells them no way. Jax takes out minutes from the last six city council meetings, Hale's already lost his investors and Charming Heights is about to revert back to agriculture. ..

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