Sons of Anarchy (Season 5)
5.01 – Sovereign (September 11, 2012)
Directed by Paris Barclay | Written by Kurt Sutter

Jax finally assumes the role of club president as a series of events begins to unravel Charming; the Niners seek revenge for Tig’s behaviour.
5.02 – Authority Vested (September 18, 2012)
Directed by Peter Weller | Written by Regina Corrado

Past sins come to light for Jax and SAMCRO. Before the Sons agree to be held in remand for killing one of the Niners, Jax and Tara tie the knot.
5.03 – Laying Pipe (September 25, 2012)
Directed by Adam Arkin | Written by Kem Nunn, Liz Sagal, Kurt Sutter

Jax is faced with an agonising decision that threatens to forever change both him and the way he handles the club.
5.04 – Stolen Huffy (October 2, 2012)
Directed by Paris Barclay | Written by Chris Collins

Complications arise as the Sons band together to face a new adversary; Gemma continues to cause tension.
5.05 – Orca Shrugged (October 9, 2012)
Directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton | Written by Regina Corrado, Kurt Sutter

The club votes on getting into the companion business. Elsewhere, Jax starts to build bridges by getting Jacob Hale’s Charming Heights development back on schedule, and Gemma confronts her son.
5.06 – Small World (October 16, 2012)
Directed by Adam Arkin | Written by Roberto Patino

Pope suggests that the Sons should increase their drug-trafficking business, an operation he will fund. Elsewhere, Roosevelt’s wife dies from the gunshot wound she received when her house was broken into.
5.07 – Toad’s Wild Ride (October 23, 2012)
Directed by Peter Weller | Written by Kurt Sutter, Chris Collins

Jax decides that he must take matters into his own hands, with disastrous consequences; Gemma hits rock bottom.
5.08 – Ablation (October 30, 2012)
Directed by Karen Gaviola | Written by Mike Daniels

Bonds are broken and alliances are tested in the aftermath of Gemma’s crash; Jax and the boys figure out the identity of the gunmen who broke into the cabin.
5.09 – Andare Pescare (November 6, 2012)
Directed by Billy Gierhart | Written by Liz Sagal, Kurt Sutter

While the Sons go after Frankie Diamonds, Jax decides to keep him alive in order to exchange him with Roosevelt for information about the second rat inside Samcro. Meanwhile, Tara gets close to Otto in Stockton Prison.
5.10 – Crucifixed (November 13, 2012)
Directed by Guy Ferland | Written by Kem Nunn

Juice is offered a way back into the club, Clay seeks protection from the Gallindos, and another meeting between Tara and Otto has deadly consequences.
5.11 – To Thine Own Self (November 20, 2012)
Directed by Paris Barclay | Written by Mike Daniels, John Barcheski, Kurt Sutter

Clay tries to consolidate his power base as Jax tries to focus the Sons towards their new business with Nero.
5.12 – Darthy (November 27, 2012)
Directed by Peter Weller | Written by Chris Collins, Kurt Sutter

Jax tries to steer the club away from their arms-running business; Clay is faced with a life-or-death vote.
5.13 – J’ai Obtenu Cette (December 4, 2012)
Directed by Kurt Sutter | Written by Chris Collins, Kurt Sutter

As Jax puts in motion a plan to get rid of Pope and Clay in one risky hit, the door seems to open for Tara to escape to a new, respectable life with Jax and their boys, but Otto casts a long shadow, even from his prison cell.