The Worst Episodes of Sons of Anarchy: When SAMCRO Hit Rock Bottom

As a self-proclaimed lover of all things TV, I have a confession to make: I have a love-hate relationship with Sons of Anarchy. Don’t get me wrong, the show has its moments of brilliance, but there are some episodes that make me want to throw my remote at the screen. As a fellow TV enthusiast, I’m sure you can relate. So, I took one for the team and re-watched the entire series to bring you a list of the worst episodes of Sons of Anarchy. From cringeworthy dialogue to lackluster plotlines, these episodes will make you wonder what the writers were thinking. So, grab some popcorn, settle in, and let’s dive into the worst of the worst.
Fun Town

Fun Town

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2008-09-17

When a prominent Charming family’s young daughter is assaulted at a carnival, SAMCRO races against the authorities to capture the assailant; a new shipment of guns arrives from the group’s IRA connection; Tara’s ex-boyfriend arrives in Charming.

Black Widower

Black Widower

Season 7 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2014-09-09

In the wake of Tara’s death, Jax makes vengeance a club priority.

Papa's Goods

Papa’s Goods

Season 7 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2014-12-09

Ghosts loom large as Jax makes the final moves to fulfill his father’s legacy.

Fa Guan

Fa Guan

Season 2 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2009-11-03

When SAMCRO’s adult-film business becomes a hindrance to the club, Clay seizes the opportunity to revive the gun-running cartel. As Jax and Clay continue to clash over club activities, their relationship reaches a new level of antagonism.

The Push

The Push

Season 3 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2010-10-12

To protect their territory, SAMCRO must handle a rat at St. Thomas.

Huang Wu

Huang Wu

Season 6 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2013-11-12

Jax looks to push the club forward, but the Irish put another obstacle in his way.

Playing with Monsters

Playing with Monsters

Season 7 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2014-09-23

SAMCRO exploits an opportunity to secure an important alliance.

AK-51

AK-51

Season 1 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2008-10-08

A small favor for Piney’s old war buddy turns into a big problem for SAMCRO; Gemma deals with the effects of aging.

Old Bones

Old Bones

Season 1 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2008-10-15

When old bones are discovered on the outskirts of Charming, Clay must deal with long-buried secrets; the club sets its sights on prize money in a bare-knuckle brawl; Kohn’s investigation becomes personal when his true intentions are revealed.

Better Half

Better Half

Season 1 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2008-11-05

With Stahl pressing the women of SAMCRO, Jax sees Unser as the key to salvation; Cherry reveals interesting information about her past.

Eureka

Eureka

Season 2 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2009-09-29

Tensions between Jax and Clay escalate when they disagree over strategy for rescuing Tig after he’s captured by bounty hunters on a gun-running mission. Back in Charming, Gemma is rattled by a graphic reminder of her attack, and she sets out to do something about it.

Oiled

Oiled

Season 3 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2010-09-14

To get intel on Abel’s whereabouts, Jax and the club help a bounty hunter track down a skip. They also press a source for answers about the attack at Half-Sack’s wake – the MC way. Meanwhile, Gemma deals with her father’s dementia.

Los Fantasmas

Los Fantasmas

Season 6 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2013-10-29

Pressure mounts on Jax as the sins of his club and family pull him in different directions.

Patch Over

Patch Over

Season 1 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2008-09-24

The club travels to Nevada to store arms with a brother club; when the Mayans pose a threat, Clay decides to “patch-over” the tribe, making them an official charter; Tara’s ex, an ATF agent, investigates SAMCRO.

Giving Back

Giving Back

Season 1 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2008-10-01

Gemma hosts a town fundraiser, bringing the former club member responsible for Opie’s arrest back to town; Clay deals with protecting a perverse parolee who can lead to a big payoff.

Turning and Turning

Turning and Turning

Season 3 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2010-10-05

To help Gemma, SAMCRO and Abel, Jax conspires with an unlikely source. Meanwhile, the MC puts Chucky undercover.

Widening Gyre

Widening Gyre

Season 3 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2010-10-19

The Grim Bastards have a problem that could jeopardize Samcro’s new business arrangements.

Toil and Till

Toil and Till

Season 7 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2014-09-16

SAMCRO solicits help from another Charter to get a messy job done.

Hell Followed

Hell Followed

Season 1 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2008-10-29

SAMCRO plans retaliation on a rival biker club while dealing with wounded Cameron Hayes in the clubhouse; Jax, Bobby and Opie try to end the gun debt for good.

Capybara

Capybara

Season 1 – Episode 11

Air Date: 2008-11-12

Jax’s loyalty to SAMCRO is tested when one member is arrested and another disappears. Meanwhile, Abel’s improving condition could spur his release from the NICU, but his homecoming may not be the only one.