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Sons of Anarchy

Donna Winston (d. 2008), was Opie Winston's wife on the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. Played by American actress Sprague Grayden, Donna made her debut in the series' premiere episode, "Pilot", in the series' first season. Playing a recurring role through the same season, Donna was the mother of Opie's two children, and met her demise in the Season 1 episode "The Sleep of Babies".


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She didn't trust SAMCRO after Opie served extensive jail time for the club. Donna and Opie went through a difficult time in their marriage and came close to separating but Donna had a change of heart after Opie was set up by ATF agent June Stahl to look like an informant. Inspired by the bad image of Opie's mom who separated from Piney and took Opie away, Donna resolved her feelings and seemed to accept Opie being a member of SAMCRO. However the turnaround comes too late as Clay falls for Agent Stahl's deception. When Clay Morrow ordered Tig to kill Opie in "The Sleep of Babies" episode, that night Donna was driving Opie's truck Tig thought it was Opie driving and shot Donna through the back of the truck. Opie only recently came aware of this after Tig confessed to him out of guilt. In response, Opie beat Tig and later held Stahl at gunpoint but showed mercy and let her live. But in Season three Opie kills Stahl and says "This is what she felt". Donna's death also had an impact on Opie's marriage to Lyla as Lyla realized that Opie could not let go of his wife. 


  • As seen in "A Mother's Work", Opie was buried next to her following his death.



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Appearances-Logo-SOA.jpg Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "Seeds" "Fun Town" "Patch Over" "Giving Back"
"AK-51" "Old Bones" "The Pull" "Hell Followed" "Better Half"
"Capybara" "The Sleep of Babies" "The Revelator"