To celebrate the return of Sons of Anarchy in just one month, I countdown why the cast are the most hard-hitting on television.
Needless to say, SPOILERS follow.
I know the FX can hold back at times. In levels of violence etc. it can easily be topped by the gore-fest that is True Blood, The Sopranos, Oz...pretty much anything on HBO, or Showtime's Dexter. But when it comes to wild actions, the Sons sure keep up. But they are bikers, they are expected to. Here is my top 10 Sons of Anarchy moments. Most of them are brutal, some are courageous, some are displays of camaraderie or some just plain awful.
10) Piney leads the rescue of Tig
Who would have expected Piney of all people the tray of his truck through a motel? Not me. But it was easily one of the more memorable moments as Chibs, Jax, Happy and the Prospect pulled Tig back on board.
9) Jax and Tara finish Kohn
As far as creeps go, he was pretty much the biggest one. Relief was just one of the feelings that washed over me when Tara stopped her attacker and Jax finished him off.
(8) Agent Stahl frames Gemma
When Stahl framed Gemma for the murder of Edmond, it was pretty clever. Admit it. I hate her as much as you all do, but come on. I know we aren't supposed to support the bad guys (yes...the outlaw bikers are the good guys in this story) but it was as good as it gets.
7) Gemma reveals her rape
Most of us can't even imagine how difficult it would have been for Gemma to tell her two men what happens, but she does and she does it at a crucial time to keep the club together. It's still an atrocity that Katey Sagal wasn't Emmy nominated for this performance. It was one of the most powerful moments in the entire series.
6) Jax trashes the Mayans bikes
It takes a lot of guts to do what Jax did, when he pushes down a row of Mayans bikes out in Indian Hills. He is then followed in a high speed chase back to the Devils Tribe Clubhouse where one of the more memorable shootouts is played out.
5) Tara becomes an Old Lady
The moment when Tara finally becomes an Old Lady is one of the most memorable of the series. You know the one I mean? Where she throws a few hits and threatens her bossÃ¢â¬â¢ kids. It doesn't get much more outlaw biker than that.
4) Biker justice is delivered on an ex-member
I'm sure you know the one I'm speaking of. You probably won't be forgetting it anytime soon. When the gang finds out an ex-member (who did them a pretty bad deal) is still wearing his full-size Sons of Anarchy back tattoo with pride, he is given one choice: Knife or Flame? Suffice to say he picks flame, and the tattoo is soon removed.
3) Gemma beats down Cherry
When Gemma realized Clay's women had started coming into her clubhouse, it set her off. Her motto was that she knew he did it; she just didn't want to see them. So that was when unsuspecting Cherry got a face full of skateboard. From that moment on, I knew Gemma wasn't a woman to be messed with.
So did I get it right? Can you think of any better ones?