Sons of Anarchy wasted no time throwing itself right back into the action, but was it what we — and the club — needed? Much of Sons of Anarchy‘s premiere felt akin to Boardwalk Empire‘s premiere on Sunday night: It was, aside from a few highlights, overwhelmingly bleak, dour, violent, and without a clear center or direction. As Jax puts it, the table is in pieces, the club is hanging on by a thread, and its members are more fractured than ever, both within themselves and with the rest of the club. The episode was written by series creator Kurt Sutter, and his unmistakable stamp is all over it. To find out whether or not that’s ultimately a good thing, hit the jump.