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Season 4
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Season 4 refers, collectively, to the 14 episodes which comprise the fourth season of the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. Making its debut on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 to a total viewership of 4.93 million viewers, the season makes its appearance with the episode, "Out". Viewership fluctuated as new episodes aired on subsequent Tuesdays, airing over a duration of an 92 day period. The series' fourth season came to an end on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, airing to a viewership of 4.24 million viewers, with the episode "To Be, Act 1". The chronicles of SAMCRO continue in the series' fifth season.


Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
Season4InfoboxOUT.png "Out" Writer: Kurt Sutter Director: Paris Barclay September 6, 2011 #401
The incarcerated SAMCRO members (including Jax and Clay) are released from prison after serving 14 months for federal weapons charges. They return to Charming and encounter a new sheriff, Eli Roosevelt, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Lincoln Potter. Roosevelt and Potter set up a secret task force to indict the club for their weapons dealing. Opie and Lyla get married and Jax proposes to Tara.
BoosterInfobox.png "Booster" Writer: Dave Erickson & Chris Collins Director: Guy Ferland September 13, 2011 #402
Clay and Jax make a deal with Gallindo drug cartel representative Romero Parada. They agree to supply weapons to, and transport cocaine on behalf of, the cartel. Clay asks for Jax's support in the club's vote on the deal, Jax agrees begrudgingly in exchange for the freedom to leave the club when Clay eventually steps down as president. Gemma finds a note from John Teller in Tara's things, and takes it to Unser. After the clubhouse has been destroyed in a show of power by Roosevelt, Tara manages to change the mood by announcing her engagement with Jax.
DorylusMain.jpg "Dorylus" Writer: Regina Corrado & Liz Sagal Director: Peter Weller September 20, 2011 #403
SAMCRO encounters an unlikely foe when a shipment of guns is stolen.
UnaVentaMain.jpg "Una Venta" Writer: Kurt Sutter Director: Billy Gierhart September 27, 2011 #404
SAMCRO makes a run to Tucson to set up their cocaine and weapons routes. They find that the SAMTAZ charter has begun manufacturing and selling methamphetamines and investigate the circumstances that led the charter to become involved in drugs. Gemma befriends Roosevelt's wife.
BrickMain.jpg "Brick" Writer: Dave Erickson & Brady Dahl Director: Paris Barclay October 4, 2011 #405
Police Chief Roosevelt threatens to tell SAMCRO of Juice’s African American ancestry and forces Juice to take a sample of the cocaine that SAMCRO is transporting for the Gallindo drug cartel.
WithAnXMAIN.jpg "With An X" Writer: Chris Collins & Regina Corrado Director: Guy Ferland October 11, 2011 #406
Juice scrambles to survive as the theft of cocaine from the club is discovered. Tig's daughter Dawn comes to town looking for financial support. Lyla discovers Opie's infidelity.
Sons-of-anarchy-promo-fruit-for-the-crows 439x300.png "Fruit For The Crows" Writer: Kurt Sutter and Liz Sagal Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton October 18, 2011 #407
The rival Lobos Sonora cartel attacks the Mayans cocaine distribution operation and SAMCRO retaliates. Tara finds a death threat and fearing further attacks from the cartel the club goes into lockdown. Bobby calls a vote to replace Clay as president. Under increasing pressure from Roosevelt, Juice hangs himself from a tree.
FamilyRecipe.png "Family Recipe" Writer: Dave Erickson and Brady Dahl Director: Paul Maibaum October 25, 2011 #408
Juice survives when the tree branch snap but Chibs finds out about the suicide attempt. The Lobos Sonora cartel attacks the Teller Morrow compound just as SAMCRO begin the leadership vote. When they discover that Lobos Sonora are using a Mayans member as an informant SAMCRO postpone the vote and attempt to set a trap but the cartel remains a step ahead. Clay murders Piney before he can reveal JT's letters. Tara resolves to leave town for the safety of her family.
KissMain.png "Kiss" Writer: Regina Corrado & Marco Ramirez Director: Billy Gierhart November 1, 2011 #409
The Niners have made a new alliance that affects SAMCRO's agenda. Gemma and Unser see the fallout from Clay's actions. Tara plans a trip to Oregon to clear her head, with Jax deciding to escort her up. The Gallindo Cartel gives Clay a means to take out Tara once and for all.
HANDSmain.png "Hands" Writer: Chris Collins & David Labrava & Kurt Sutter Director: Peter Weller November 8, 2011 #410
Jax and Tara discover the peaceful possibilities of life outside of SAMCRO, but the harsh reality of their inability to leave the rest of the group behind quickly makes itself known to the two of them.
CallofDutyMain.jpg "Call of Duty" Writer: Liz Sagal & Gladys Rodriguez Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton November 15, 2011 #411
SAMCRO is in jeopardy of being muscled out of their own business when a formidable adversary arrives and quickly manages to pose a threat to their already fragile business relations with the Cartel.
BurntPurgedAway.jpg "Burnt and Purged Away" Writer: Kurt Sutter & Dave Erickson Director: Paris Barclay November 22, 2011 #412
SAMCRO negotiates with the Irish Kings to secure the club's future. Jax confronts Wendy over her return to Charming. Clay tries to make a deal with Tara. Meanwhile, Otto's deal with Potter goes through, much to Bobby's dismay. Opie's trust in Jax and the club is broken as he seeks revenge and reconciliation. On Gemma's request, Unser tries to undo the damage he's done. Opie shoots Clay twice in the clubhouse to avenge his father's and first wife's deaths.
Soa 413 ToBeAct1.jpg "To Be, Act 1" Writer: Kurt Sutter & Chris Collins Director: Kurt Sutter November 29, 2011 #413
In the aftermath of Clay's shooting, Jax's cover up puts Tig on the hunt and Laroy in danger. While on the verge of the Irish/Cartel meeting, Juice and Bobby's disappearance puts the club on edge. Gemma reveals family history in an attempt to pull Jax closer, while Tara makes certain of her family's departure from Charming.
SonsofAnarchy-ToBeAct2.jpg "To Be, Act 2" Writer: Kurt Sutter & Chris Collins Director: Kurt Sutter December 6, 2011 #414
History repeats itself when Jax's future in Charming and with the MC is finally determined. Potter's RICO case takes an unusual turn when the Gallindo Cartel reveals its true intentions. The vote is made on Hale's Charming Heights proposition. SAMCRO makes a shift in its member's rank.


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  • Eric Miles - Shot in the face by Juice Ortiz. ("With An X")
  • Herman Kozik - Blown up by a landmine, planted by Lobos Sonora Cartel members. ("Call of Duty")
  • Piney Winston - Shot in the chest by Clay Morrow. ("Burnt and Purged Away")


  • Season 4 is the only season with 14 episodes instead of 13.