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"Pilot" Written by Kurt Sutter
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Johnny Cash’s cover of RUSTY CAGE plays, as we witness the HISTORY OF THE SONS OF ANARCHY MOTORCYCLE CLUB -EXT. CA INTERSTATE 580 - SUPER 8 FOOTAGE - CIRCA 1966 JOHN TELLER, 25, tall, strong, long hair, climbs on a HARLEY. Strapped to the bike is a bedroll, backpack, life stuff. He gives an uncomfortable nod to the camera. FIRES up the bike. As he rides away we see the back of his sleeveless leather jacket, BLUE letters on a WHITE background -- upper rocker reads: SONS OF ANARCHY, lower rocker reads: REDWOOD. In the center, the logo: ANARCHIST SKULL, with two M-16 CROSSBONES. CLAY MORROW, 21, PINEY WINSTON, 32, six other BIKERS, same hippy-vibe, same jacket, follow in line. A few of them, CLEARLY STONED. The original nine. They disappear down the highway. The history begins -EXT. REDWOOD PARK, NORTHERN CA - SUPER 8 FOOTAGE - 1975 John Teller, 34, sits at a picnic table. A huge BBQ goes on around him. Music, dancing, Harleys. Cuddling up next to John is GEMMA, 18, very PREGNANT. The camera pulls back to reveal over 50 BIKERS. These guys are not hippies. They have a harder, outlaw vibe. They all wear their colors. The upper rockers read: SONS OF ANARCHY. Now, the lower rockers reveal other charters in addition to Redwood: CHINO, SONOMA, PHOENIX. A prominent “MC” now sits next to the skull. EXT. WOODED AREA, NORTHERN CA - CHP VIDEO - MAY 5, 1981 Outside a REMOTE CABIN, an unseen law officer documents the crime scene. We see dozens of CHPS and SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY SHERIFFS standing over a cache of GUNS, DRUGS, CASH. Next to the evidence, 11 SONS OF ANARCHY, from different charters, lie face down in the dirt, handcuffed. John Teller, 40, among them. On the back of John’s colors, next to REDWOOD, is a patch that reads: ORIGINAL. INT. TELLER HOUSE - HOME VIDEO - DECEMBER 25TH, 1985 John, 44, Gemma, 28, JACKSON, 9 and TOMMY, 5, open presents around a tree. Tommy looks pale, feeble. John helps him open a package. Something about John seems different -- older, wiser, gentler. Jax plays with a Star Wars Toy. Hans Solo.
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EXT. CA INTERSTATE - CHP VEHICLE VIDEO - NOVEMBER 11, 1991 Through the windshield of the cruiser we see a jackknifed SEMI on the side of the road. A long skid mark, black and red, stretches across east and westbound lanes. At the end of it, a mangled HARLEY. An ambulance slowly pulls away. EXT. CHARMING CEMETERY - HOME VIDEO - NOVEMBER 17, 1991 The Teller family plot. We see an ornate mahogany casket raised above a freshly dug grave. Not yet in the hole. At the grave site next to the hole is a HEADSTONE, adorned with a ceramic ETCHED PHOTO of an eight-year-old Tommy. It reads: IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR LITTLE BOY. THOMAS WAYNE TELLER. BORN APRIL 8th, 1980. DIED APRIL 4th, 1988. The camera WHIPS around to reveal a veiled Gemma, 34, fighting back tears. At her side, Jax, 15. They are surrounded by hundreds of MEN wearing SAMC colors. A huge funeral. The narrow street is lined with HARLEYS. There are STICKERS on the side of the casket. One reads: SONS OF ANARCHY MOTORCYCLE CLUB REDWOOD ORIGINAL. The other reads: LIVE SONS OF ANARCHY, DIE SONS OF ANARCHY. Gemma holds John Teller’s leather vest, his SAMCRO colors. She kisses the vest and drapes it over the coffin. The Camera PUSHES TIGHT on John Teller’s colors, his PRESIDENT’s patch fills the screen. Then -The President’s patch MORPHS into a VICE PRESIDENT’S PATCH. The camera pulls out to reveal the patch is on the jacket of -EXT. CA INTERSTATE - TODAY Jax Teller, 33. On a Harley. five other SAMCRO MEMBERS. In formation behind him,
They pass a sun-beaten wooden road sign that reads: WELCOME TO CHARMING. OUR NAME SAYS IT ALL. The young buck leads his troops. They disappear down the highway. The history continues -SMASH TO BLACK.
pinball machines. to the right. VICE PRESIDENT. Ex-Paratroopers who returned from Vietnam feeling displaced. Below Redwood. a piano on a small STAGE. clear view. Bulletproof. choppers or softails. The original charter was simply called "Redwood". Against the wall. A sleeveless leather or denim jacket. The history of the club. it's an outlaw's identity. Oakland. a one-room APARTMENT. One wall is filled with MUGSHOTS of club members. because they had no home. tinted and barred. In In the back room. Next to the skull. primarily middle-class. a bank of SECURITY MONITORS. X-box and a WEIGHT ROOM. Heroes who never got a parade. BLUE letters on a WHITE background. suburban area they call Sam Crow's Corner. TREASURER. unwanted and unappreciated. Redwood country. 3 . THE CLUBHOUSE Homebase for the Sons of Anarchy. The doors are thick and heavy. Most members live in a quaint. Upstairs. half adult arcade. six of them vets. They are sacred. a long redwood CONFERENCE TABLE fills half the space. San Jose fifty miles in either direction. No imports. THE COLORS The uniform of Sam Crow. a full KITCHEN. It’s idyllic. some labeled: PRESIDENT. In the main room. the logo: An angry SKULL. Leather chairs all around. The windows. pool tables. Big Lumber. incestuous and oddly Americana. hundreds of PHOTOS of Sons of Anarchy members. lower rocker reads: REDWOOD. a prominent MC. On the walls. Two M-16s as its CROSSBONES. the upper rocker reads: SONS OF ANARCHY. To the left. THE MOTORCYCLES Harleys. etc. interpreting the Sons of Anarchy logo and colors. It's half fortress. a fully-stocked BAR. a blue patch that reads: ORIGINAL. In the center. with an anarchist’s “A” in the middle of its forehead. THE WORLD Charming. SECURITY CAMERAS watch every entrance and exit. On the back. Rural.THE MOTORCYCLE CLUB Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original (SAMCRO) Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club was founded in 1968 by John Teller and Piney Winston. We also see PAINTINGS and other gifts of ART. Colors are only worn by club members. Signifying their renegade status among motorcyclists. began their rebellious quest for freedom and individuality on the open roads of Northern Cali. Nine men. Dynas and Road Kings. California. Other patches and pins of merit are proudly displayed.
Hacker.48. 1/2 Cherokee. SAMCRO Secretary. DON'T LET YOUR OLD LADY FIND OUT ABOUT YOUR MAMA. White. Consigliere. with a big voice. Ruthless. no one. Hang-Arounds. brogue. White. REDWOOD. White. fierce. White. Piney is the oldest living SAMC. Works at the sawmill. I TREAT YOU BETTER. Eddy (Hawk) Shaw . Incredibly dangerous. Computer whiz. SAMCRO Elder. YOU DON'T VOTE. Big man. I TREAT YOU WORSE. Jax's stepfather.23. SAMCRO Sergeant at Arms.35. Michael (Dublin) Lowe . Clarence (Clay) Morrow . Kip (Half-Sack) Epps . still has a hint of Piermont (Piney) Winston . George (Rosco) Roskowski .63. The MC life is all he's ever known. TREAT ME GOOD. Son of John Teller. 1/2 Mexican. Known each other since they were five. More heart than brains. A CHILD IS "BORN" INTO A FAMILY. 4 . NO JUNKIES ALLOWED. Prospect. driven. boyish. Skinny. Biker groupies. Fears From Ireland. LIVE SONS OF ANARCHY. Had his right testicle blown off in the Iraq War. Scrapper. Rides with an oxygen tank. yet quick-tempered and dangerously reactive. Now does an upscale Elvis act in Tahoe. Jax's best friend. He's a paradox on two wheels -.73. SAMCRO Vice President. A MAN "EARNS" HIS. Harry (Opie) Lerner . TREAT ME BAD. Clay was one of the “Redwood First 9” founding members of the club. Has a wife and two kids. Smart as hell. Robert (Bobby Keys) Munson .45.33. THE ORIGINAL CHARTER Jackson (Jax) Teller .38. sensitive and reflective. THE PLAYERS SONS OF ANARCHY MOTORCYCLE CLUB. Only Jewish member of the club. deadly. the founder of the Sons of Anarchy. Wiry. White. White.intelligent. Suffers from degenerative arthritis. Recently did a nickel at Chino for arson. He's losing his grip.And there are plaques with slogans everywhere: YOU DON'T RIDE. Suffers from Emphysema. DIE SONS OF ANARCHY. nothing. Sang lead for a "Metallica" cover band. Clay's best friend. Crow-Eaters.33. Men who want to prospect the club. White. SAMCRO Intelligence Officer. Women who love bad boys and big bikes. Cofounder of the Sons of Anarchy. SAMCRO President.
She has a drug and alcohol Donna Lerner . 5 . Wendy Case .43. he rides with the “Sober Prophets”. Runs the local chapter of the Nords. A recovering alcoholic. problem. Resents Sam Crow. she's making ends meet doing mature porn movies. It ruined their marriage. The only woman he's ever loved. Has a new law enforcement vision for Charming. She left Charming. She's got a closet full of dark secrets. White. Doctor. Sheriff Vic Trammel . Ernest Darby . A mother who is as ruthless as she is nurturing. She's the true matriarch. Jax's high school sweetheart. OTHERS Tara Knowles . Wants her family far away. a recovery-based MC. Mechanic at Teller-Morrow since they opened thirty years ago. Prison-hard. White.52. White. He's Jax's spiritual touchstone. She wishes Opie would get out of this life. Black. Facilitates SAMCRO's gun trade to gangs in Oakland and San Jose. Since his incarceration. Assistant Chief David Hale . Charming PD.50’s.33. Black. Jax's ex-wife.30.30's. Went to high school with Jax.56.30. keeping all her men happy and within reach. White. Pediatric Intern. Meth-running crew. San Joaquin County Sheriff. an offshoot of the Aryan brotherhood. White. Opie’s wife.40's. Luann Delaney .FAMILY AND FRIENDS Gemma Teller . Jax's mother. White. wanted more out of life. Big Gary's wife. Gemma's best friend. White. Tick Whalen .
Fireworks. Lot is nearly full. Goggles on. Handsome. All the property is surrounded by stay-the-fuck-out barbed-wire. Mechanic. custom Harley work.CONTINUOUS The CAMERA DISCOVERS Teller-Morrow. Then -We hear a huge EXPLOSION. Lush. Redwood CLUBHOUSE. Jax‘s back is to him -6 (CONTINUED) . TELLER-MORROW on the other.DAY 2 The bearer of the torch. Hear THE WHITE STRIPES. and HALF-SACK EPPS. In the distance. A near-full moon. 33. TICK WHALEN. then heads over to his open bay. Half-Sack sees Jax is focused on the bike. Both wear grey mechanic shirts with the T-M logo. We PUSH TIGHT on the RED FLAME as it MORPHS into -A BLUE FLAME. He hasn’t earned the rest. covered in scars and ink.GARAGE . A DEER ASS sticks out of the shattered windshield of the sedan. “Jax” on one pocket. nondescript. lots of ink and scars. the flame is a BLOW TORCH and we are inside -EXT. see a FLASH of ORANGE LIGHT. Shaping the steel. Peaceful. tin and a POLYMER GUN STOCK. Out of the tow truck hops DUBLIN LOWE. The front half lies across the seat.Sons of Anarchy . Mechanical. still on fire. music blaring from a BOOMBOX. a full service automotive facility. A TOW TRUCK pulls in with a white LEXUS. The Sons of Anarchy MC. TELLER-MORROW AUTOMOTIVE YARD . TELLER-MORROW AUTOMOTIVE YARD . 56. Over the work shirt. We soak in the tranquility.Network Ninth Draft . EXT. Half-Sack only has a bottom rocker: REDWOOD. Bending it to his will. The stock. The buck BOLTS."Pilot" . he works the BLOW TORCH on the frame of a MOTORCYCLE. Moments later. In the bay next to him. JAX TELLER. burns like a broken torch. He wears a cut-off gray work shirt. Hesitates. FOREST . brick building. 35. in a broken cowboy kind of way. Business ain’t bad. DUBLIN Ask Jax what we should do with Bambi. On his arms. An OFFICE. On the same lot there’s a two-story. four-bay GARAGE. ash.10/31/07 1 Sons of Anarchy "Pilot" TEASER SMASH UP ON: EXT. A CROSS around his neck. PULL BACK to reveal.NIGHT 1 A YOUNG BUCK drinks from a tame brook. It’s the young buck from the forest. 23. their SAMCRO colors. Cinder. debris rains down from above. autobody. His arms too.
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HALF-SACK Jax. Jax. (shouts) Hey, Jax! Yo, dude. Between the automotive din, the music and the blow torch, Jax can’t hear anyone. Half-Sack looks to Dublin for direction -DUBLIN What’re you, retarded? Just tap him.
Tick, Dublin share a look. Tick shakes his head. Bad idea. Half-Sack reaches into Jax’s bay and TAPS his shoulder. Jax JUMPS out of his skin. With his free hand, he instinctively SLAMS Half-Sack against a pillar. Tick TURNS DOWN the music. JAX Hell’s a matter with you? Half-Sack, clearly spooked, tries to stay hard. Jax sees Dublin LAUGHING, WHIPS a wrench at him. To Half-Sack -JAX Don’t listen to everything your sponsor tells you, prospect. Some shit’ll get you killed. Biker philosophy 101 -DUBLIN And some shit’ll save your ass. Figuring out which is which, that’s the fun part. Jax sees the Lexus, can’t help but smile at the irony -JAX Never know. Some days you’re the Lexus, some days you’re the goddamn deer. DUBLIN Yuppie creamed it out by the streams. JAX He run into it or hit a tree while it was giving him head? HALF-SACK How the hell do I get it out of there? Jax shares a smile with Dublin. Opens a TOOL BIN on the tow truck, pulls out a CHAIN SAW. Hands it to Half-Sack. Oh, Christ... HALF-SACK
JAX Just pretend it’s “carve your own steak night” at Sizzler.
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HALF-SACK I don’t eat meat, man. JAX Do the best you can. Half-Sack nods, hops into the truck. Jax and Dublin watch --
JAX Don’t know if your boy’s gonna make it. DUBLIN Got a lot of heart, just a little light on gray matter. (beat) Hear anything more ‘bout last night? THREE HARLEYS roar into the lot, the riders also have the Teller-Morrow work shirts under SAMCRO colors. We will now. JAX
CLAY MORROW, 63. Tall, wiry. Elaborate CELTIC TATTOOS on his neck and forearms. Old school. He MASSAGES his hands as he climbs off the bike. Wears an expensive ROLEX. With him, BOBBY MUNSON, 45. Big boy, big smile. A diamond STAR OF DAVID around his neck. HAWK SHAW, 40. No smile. A thick red scar around his neck. Hawk stays on the bike, watches the street. The men exchange hearty embraces -JAX What’s the word from the woods? CLAY Waiting for the call. BOBBY Dark Knight’s on the scene. CLAY Got a problem at Ridge Road. Neeta called. Something’s up with Lowell. BOBBY When you gonna cut that junkie loose? CLAY His old man was a friend of mine. owe him. I
We see a WOMAN waving at Clay from the doorway of the office. CLAY (to Dublin) Tell Margaret I’ll sign checks later. They hear the loud BUZZ of the chain saw -8
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What’s that? Don’t ask.
Clay and Bobby head to their Harleys. Dublin walks to the office. As Jax heads to his bay, he makes a CELL CALL -INT. WENDY’S HOUSE - KITCHEN - DAY We see WENDY CASE, 33, SEVEN MONTHS PREGNANT, pretty, sexy in a fragile way. She enters from the Living Room carrying a SMALL PURSE. She looks frazzled. IGNORES the RINGING PHONE. She opens a KITCHEN DRAWER, searches for a spoon. None. She moves to the sink. Full of DIRTY DISHES. Spoons are gnarly. She has a thought. Opens the FREEZER, a SPOON sticks out of a quart of Häagen-Dazs. She yanks it out, licks it clean. The CAMERA STAYS on the front of the Amana. Covered with PHOTOS. Jax and Wendy. Wendy with Sam Crow. There’s a “One Day at a Time” sticker in the center of the life collage. The CAMERA MOVES back toward Wendy, we see the kitchen is a MESS. Empty pizza boxes, half-filled glasses, clutter. We find Wendy at the STOVE. She holds the SPOON over a low GAS FLAME. In it, CRYSTALLINE ROCKS melt in a splash of water. With her other hand, she pulls a clean DISPOSABLE SYRINGE from the small purse. She DRAWS the cooked mixture into the syringe and drops in a chair at the kitchen table. She anxiously searches her hand for a clean place to pop. Then, she places the same hand on her belly. Hesitates. Before the remorse can well up, she JAMS the needle between her middle and ring finger. EXT. RIDGE ROAD APARTMENTS - DAY Jax, Clay, Bobby and Hawk roll up. Harleys, colors. Small apartment building on a quiet street. Hawk keeps watch. INT. RIDGE ROAD APARTMENTS - HALLWAY - DAY Jax, Clay and Bobby knock on a door with a MANAGER sign. NEETA, black, 60’s, opens the door. They enter -INT. NEETA’S APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - CONTINUOUS Clay and Bobby give her a hug and a kiss -CLAY Hey, beautiful. Neeta, baby. JAX
LOWELL’S APARTMENT . eating Sugar Smacks out of a box. JAX Tweaker repairman strikes again. Clay notices the CEILING FAN -- CLAY How’re the new ceiling fans working? NEETA Almost too good."Pilot" .CONTINUOUS Sitting under a filthy table. playfully grabs her -JAX Don’t tease me. mixers. sees -INT. sure what to do. His kid’s been crying in there all morning. sister. son. tired and scared.Network Ninth Draft . Jax cozies up behind her. No noise.turntables.CONTINUOUS An old couch. I like to sleep in the buff.DAY Jax KNOCKS on Lowell’s door. no one answers. LOWELL’S APARTMENT . No answer. She hands Clay a set of KEYS. human. CLAY Has he been clean? Wasn’t NEETA He was. No doubt.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 5 NEETA So glad you’re here. He’s dirty. I knock. 10 (CONTINUED) . CLAY Clay Bobby sticks his head into the kitchen.Sons of Anarchy . NEETA I’ll wear you out. boys.KITCHEN .LIVING ROOM . Haven’t seen him in over a week. JAX I’m only They share a LAUGH as the Sons of Anarchy head out -INT. Jax and Bobby enter -INT.HALLWAY . There’s an amplifier in a THOUSAND PIECES on the floor. Shit. uses the key to open it. is a five-year-old BOY. RIDGE ROAD APARTMENTS . DJ EQUIPMENT -. vinyl.
CLAY He named his kid Moby? Should shoot him just for that. see the kid. Bobby. 11 (CONTINUED) . Jax and Clay hit the floor. Jax peeks into the bathroom. Pull 9MM’s.Network Ninth Draft . Where? Bathroom. white. 20’s. He kicks Bobby as he carries him out -Hey. the door opens. BOBBY Hey. clearly overtired and scared. JAX Clay now sees the shooter -.Sons of Anarchy . Jax dives behind the couch. GUNSHOTS. Jax and Clay move on the floor toward the bathroom.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 6 Jesus Christ. BOBBY Jax and Clay join Bobby. Bullets WHIZ by Sam Crow. how you doing. CLAY JAX CLAY Get the kid out. Bobby crawls out with the kid. a . pal? daddy? You all alone? (off his silence) What’s his name? JAX Think it’s Moby.LOWELL. LOWELL’S APARTMENT .CONTINUOUS The boy struggles and CRIES. Bobby picks up the kid.LIVING ROOM ."Pilot" . skinny. JAX BOBBY Where’s your Clever. Take him to Neeta. I do what I -- Suddenly.45 peeks out. carries him into -INT. Two more SHOTS whiz by Jax’s head. BOBBY Don’t be a dick. Bobby shields the kid. Moby. Shit. Clay behind a bookshelf. All he wears is a pair of dirty white briefs.
He tosses them to Clay -Clay. bleeding. Put down the gun.Network Ninth Draft . I -Jax rushes him. BOBBY Everyone whole? JAX Everyone.45 drops.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 7 CLAY Goddamn it. . JAX I’d say our boy’s on the jones. Lowell hits the floor. except Lowell. man. Come in with the smoke. I want a sit down. Lowell! It’s Clay and Jax. grabs his gun hand and SMASHES it against the wall. Nords. Starts CRYING. JAX Dealing out of the Dog. takes in Lowell’s delirium -CLAY Don’t give a shit about there. Jax pokes around the apartment. BOBBY (re: Lowell) What do we do with Captain Underpants? 12 (CONTINUED) . you idiot! Lowell stumbles out of the bathroom. Clay levels Lowell with a right hook. Lowell. CLAY (to Hawk) Call him. man. Bobby and Hawk rush inside. Can’t breathe in it."Pilot" . Jax finds a few empty THUMB BAGS and a pack of MATCHES that read: HAIRY DOG. Where’d you get the crank? LOWELL Just here and there. delirious -- LOWELL I’ve seen you here. Look at me. Hey. Clay SLAPS Lowell coherent -- CLAY Lowell. JAX Clay reads the matches. Sweaty. BOBBY Darby got out of Chino three weeks ago.Sons of Anarchy . it’s the here I’m worried about.
INTERCUT GEMMA TELLER. Jax grabs the wire. JAX Jax’s cell RINGS.DRIVING . Ma. Muscular. INT. GEMMA Christ. Speeding. JAX You heard from my crazy ex-wife at all? Never answers her goddamn phone.CONTINUOUS They lay Lowell down in the bathtub. Answers -Hey. Can’t trust anyone doesn’t eat meat. GEMMA That’s ‘cause she knows it’s you. JAX New kid doesn’t eat meat. She lives somewhere between Rodeo Drive and Go-Fuck-Yourself Blvd. Don’t patch him in. LOWELL’S APARTMENT . 52. just below her well-preserved surface.10/31/07 CONTINUED: (2) 8 CLAY Get me some of that speaker wire. GEMMA Still coming to dinner tomorrow? I’m picking up steaks from the German. 13 (CONTINUED) . JAX Anything’ll help.Network Ninth Draft . Her edge. JAX GEMMA Should bring Dublin and the new kid.Sons of Anarchy .BATHROOM . Let’s get him in the tub. Haven’t looked through that baby stuff in years."Pilot" . JAX GEMMA Hope there’s something you can use. Clay and Bobby carry Lowell into -INT. as she chats -GEMMA Did you go to storage? Not yet. Sexy. Checks the ID: MOM CELL. BLACK BMW 760 . I’ll be there.
RIDGE ROAD APARTMENTS .Network Ninth Draft . CLAY Gonna cost me a grand to fix that wall. INT. check in on her. should be able to sell this shit to the audio guys. Bobby takes Lowell’s only assets.HALLWAY . Check in on him. (beat) When you’re on your feet.LIVING ROOM .. INT. BOBBY Call us if it goes South. GEMMA I’ll stop by on my way home. now semi-coherent -What is this? LOWELL Why am I -- CLAY Sam Crow rehab. Good. LOWELL’S APARTMENT . Clay and Bobby pass Neeta.Sons of Anarchy ."Pilot" . Clay has Lowell’s wrists bound to the faucets with speaker wire. GEMMA Checks herself in the mirror. JAX Lowell’s in detox lockdown. Should be through it by tomorrow.CONTINUOUS Clay sees the BULLET-RIDDEN wall and a DESTROYED THERMOSTAT. Asshole. 14 (CONTINUED) . Bobby sees the box of DJ equipment -BOBBY Got Tahoe this weekend..10/31/07 CONTINUED: 9 JAX She’s supposed to be sending me the doctor bills. Jax ends the call.CONTINUOUS Jax. who is holding Moby. hose him down a few times. I’ll be back to break your legs. Lowell. Grandma. Haven’t seen one in weeks. smiles. JAX Thanks. CLAY They exit. Shithead. Gemma hangs up.
"Pilot" . half-burnt to the ground. CLAY What the hell was it? TRAMMEL Propane tanks caught fire. (informs Trammel) Only wear snake skin. place just blew.Network Ninth Draft . 15 (CONTINUED) . Found a bunch of boot prints. sealed off by high barbed-wire. CLAY Wouldn’t use two-wheels to do the job. Rasta vibe. Uniformed San Joaquin County SHERIFFS mill about. Jesus -CLAY TRAMMEL Fire dick says it was definitely arson.Sons of Anarchy . inside. HAWK Shit-eatin’ Mayans. Rest of it cooked. some of the handguns are gone. Plain clothes. The iron? CLAY Ammo TRAMMEL The MP-5’s. Black. Inside the fencing is a large WAREHOUSE. HAWK Trammel called. Clay and Hawk dismount. CLAY Get Moby some food and clothes. Campfire’s out. FIRE CREW finishes up. Roof blown off. EXT. (another bill) Buy him a new name while you’re at it. 40’s. Cowboy boots? Yeah. Badass. FOREST ROAD .(OUTSIDE CHARMING) DAY Clay and Hawk ride on a desolate road. YELLOW TAPE. TRAMMEL No bike tracks. engulfed in thick trees. CLAY TRAMMEL Think so.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 10 Hawk finishes up a cell call. Walking toward them is SHERIFF VIC TRAMMEL. Reach a clearing. Clay hands Neeta some CASH.
Pulls out a wad of CASH. CLAY This just keeps getting better. CLAY What’s the exposure? TRAMMEL Officially.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 11 HAWK Where the hell was Rodrigo? TRAMMEL No sign of your watchman. WAREHOUSE . 16 (CONTINUED) . Reins in his rage.DAY The men walk through the wet wreckage. Shit. TRAMMEL Gotta see something else. Fire Captain can be convinced to rethink his report. 20’s. filled with hoses and wires -. Trammel moves some carefully-placed debris. This location’s dead. just me and county FD. Illegals. tools. Unofficially? CLAY TRAMMEL The blast was seen in two counties. Very dead. this hitting ATF’s radar. peels off a chunk -CLAY Get the fireman on board.Network Ninth Draft . INT. Thousands of bullet SHELLS."Pilot" . HAWK Part of the assembly crew. crates. Inside a CRAWL SPACE.two young MEXICAN WOMEN. work tables. Clay PUNCHES a hole in the side of the burnt building. TRAMMEL Must’ve crawled in here to hide. remnants of gun parts -what’s left of a MUNITIONS FACTORY. Baked and suffocated. CLAY Don’t want TRAMMEL Found them before FD went through. opens a hatch in the floor. Clay hands Trammel more CASH from the roll -CLAY Fill in the hole.Sons of Anarchy .
) For my sons. STORAGE LOCKER . Takes aim and FIRES at some BOXES. As they walk away -- TRAMMEL What do I tell our friends in Oaktown? I’m supposed to deliver four cases on Sunday. who is already at peace. typewriter. father’s voice in his head -He hears his JOHN TELLER (V. Turns boy. 30’s. sticks the end in the muddy gravel outside the space and PUMPS the gun. stares at the page. From inside of one of them. Behind the wheel. Filled with old baby furniture."Pilot" . memory-charged junk. 3/15/1991. boxes. Notices SAMCRO riding away. Dirt and gravel fly. Inside -. some of the HARLEY BINDERS fall to the floor. HOW THE SONS OF ANARCHY LOST THEIR WAY. Charming PD. top off. FOREST ROAD . The title page reads: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SAM CROW. EXT.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 12 The Sheriff gives an uncomfortable nod. a thick MANILA ENVELOPE slides out. SPOOLS of SUPER 8 FILM. Jax picks it up. an old JEEP.O. he sees the box that he hit with the mud bullet.dirty BINDERS filled with HARLEY REPAIR MANUALS. Jax turns the page. Typewritten. Jax drops into a BABY ROCKING CHAIR. Thomas.Network Ninth Draft ./INT. may he never know this life of chaos. passes them. VHS TAPES and PHOTOS: John in Vietnam. And Jackson. Looks like a baseball player. BY JOHN THOMAS TELLER. Police CHERRY on the dash. Breaks the seal and slides out a MANUSCRIPT. Labeled: ORIGINAL. ASSISTANT CHIEF DAVID HALE. It’s labeled: JOHN MISC. it’s a LARGE CARDBOARD BOX sitting on top of a CHANGING TABLE. CLAY I’ll let you know. Gemma and John’s wedding.Sons of Anarchy . Jax lights up when he sees a DAISY AIR RIFLE. History. Jax opens the box. As he makes his way to the baby stuff. reads the DEDICATION. SMASH TO: OPENING CREDITS 17 .DAY Jax steps through a crowded 8X10 storage unit. EXT. Takes the rifle. in uniform. Jax laughs. As Jax digs through the contents.DAY As Clay and Hawk pull onto the highway.
DAY Half-Sack and a HANG-AROUND. Half-Sack looks around for a place to put the box.MAIN ROOM . Half-Sack? Proudly. big man. Americana.KITCHEN . at the piano. Gemma walks to the front door. HALF-SACK 18 Rests it (CONTINUED) . Gemma heads to the backyard. Before the guy can respond. Nice.10/31/07 13 ACT ONE SMASH UP ON: EXT. Concerned. sees the prospect -Half-Sack! Lite beer. Sorry."Pilot" . rehearsing. on the floor. SAMCRO CLUBHOUSE . WENDY’S HOUSE . BOBBY We’re low on tonic and HALF-SACK Alright. IN THE GHETTO. No answer.Network Ninth Draft . 20’s enter. HANG-AROUND Where’d you get the name. USED SYRINGE near her head.DAY Part of town they call Sam Crow’s Corner. under her pelvis. without hesitation. WENDY’S HOUSE . middle-class homes.INTERCUT Wendy is LYING IN A HEAP on the kitchen floor. HALF-SACK Had my left nut blown off by an aper frag in Kuwait. man. dials 911 -GEMMA Stupid junkie bitch. SEES inside -- INT.Sons of Anarchy . Half-Sack carries a large CARDBOARD BOX. Bobby. INT. freaked out. takes out her cell. Passes a WINDOW. Facing away from us. several days of newspapers and mail stacked on the porch. Half-Sack drops his pants. all we see is his ass. Dublin and Hawk enter -CLAY Jesus Christ. Sees the overgrown lawn. she RINGS the bell. next to the stairwell. put that deformed package away. BLOOD pools Dead? Gemma. Clay.
As he passes the wall of MUGSHOTS. Shit. Clay.CONTINUOUS Jax walks away. His dad was a bad-ass looking dude. Dublin heads toward the back.) We’re at the table. We’re cool. Dublin takes the box out back."Pilot" . JAX So much for that time of peace. The contents of his onto his bed. HAWK Go watch the front. around the table. BOBBY Swept this morning. Clay takes two cell phones from his pocket. Half-Sack and the Hang-Around exit without the box.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 14 CLAY Somebody give me a beer so I can wash that image out of my head. hands Clay a Bud. All phones go in the box. CLAY Mayans torched the shop. he glances up at JOHN TELLER’S POLICE PHOTO. She’s chair.MAIN ROOM . A KNOCK on the door startles him -Jax. all four cases.Network Ninth Draft .S. Tosses both into a CIGAR BOX. INT. DUBLIN (O. Dublin. stole the MP5’s.DAY We see Jax’s colors draped over a been living. Bobby. Jax waits a moment. A Hawk Jax sits on the edge of his bed. DUBLIN What the hell happened to Rodrigo? 19 (CONTINUED) . few pages in. passes it around.BACK ROOM . SAMCRO CLUBHOUSE .DAY Jax. SAMCRO CLUBHOUSE . An iPHONE and a cheap PREPAID. JAX Then exits -- INT. then decides to LOCK the apartment door. INT. Then. We see PHOTOS of a with a pretty YOUNG WOMAN. Okay. SAMCRO CLUBHOUSE .Sons of Anarchy .APARTMENT . Hawk. This is where he’s father’s box is spilled twenty-one-year-old Jax on the back of his Harley. Reading the MANUSCRIPT.
dead to us. CLAY That’s not gonna happen. BOBBY Everyone joins in with an animated. Niners are gonna think we double-crossed ‘em. We don’t deliver. (beat) I want those goddamn guns back. Buys us a minute.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 15 CLAY He’s buried in the woods or on the run. JAX And if the Mayans start ripping clips into brothers. shit on our livelihood. JAX I’ll get with Rosco. That’s gonna open up a whole other pipeline. 20 (CONTINUED) . Either way. Get addresses on recent Mayan busts. CLAY Good. I’ll cancel. These assholes came into our territory. Means we got till end of day tomorrow to track ‘em down. JAX Bobby’s got Tahoe this weekend. The guys process the bad news -BOBBY Niners paid up-front for those SMG’s. Wherever we find those guns -(at Bobby) I want to Fat Man and Little Boy every goddamn inch of that place. collective “No”. Filled with angry black shit.Sons of Anarchy . we’ll lose our pipeline to the black gangs. pull together everything we’ve got on the Mayans. HAWK Trammel can search Sanwa’s database."Pilot" . stole from us. JAX The ten mill cartridges those gats need won’t be easy to find.Network Ninth Draft . CLAY I plan on delivering those weapons to Laroy and his crew Sunday night. trying to take a bite out of the H-trade.
Then Clay notices -CLAY What’s that smell? Before he can investigate. head to the bar. Get him on board.ICU . JAX Op’s leaning right these days.DAY Jax."Pilot" . ST. Bobby and Dublin power down a long hallway. Sedated. Clay and Bobby -- CLAY Take the prospect with you this weekend. I’m gonna need most of the crew.DAY Jax and Clay exit. Clay. She’s the young woman we saw in the photos from the box. hooked up to monitors. panicked -GEMMA JAX BOBBY I’ll get him half-laid. CLAY He’ll lean any way we need him to. Last thing we need are PIs and lawyers camping out front. THOMAS HOSPITAL . SAMCRO CLUBHOUSE . BOBBY Who’s gonna handle the pyro? DUBLIN Nobody blows up shit better than Opie. The men stand. Athletic.10/31/07 CONTINUED: (2) 16 CLAY You got two ex-wives who already spent that casino check. Waiting outside an ICU unit is TARA KNOWLES. Gemma.Network Ninth Draft . No problem. No longer pregnant. Gemma. on the SECURITY MONITORS. What is it? INT. JAX What the hell happened? 21 (CONTINUED) . Inside the room we see Wendy. 30. Gemma jumps out of the car -EXT.Sons of Anarchy . bright eyes. Tried calling. Jax sees Wendy -Oh. shit. Pediatric Surgical Resident. he sees. a black BMW SCREECH up outside.
. A family flaw. Gemma and Clay follow Tara inside -INT. but not life-threatening.. GEMMA You can say it. I’ll -Just tell me. JAX Jax."Pilot" . he’s only -TARA He’s ten weeks premature.CONTINUOUS TARA He’s got a congenital heart defect and gastroschisis -. TARA Yes. JAX Tara leads them back into -INT. The gastro and early birth are from the drugs.CONTINUOUS TARA Her hands and feet were full of tracks. THOMAS HOSPITAL . crank.Network Ninth Draft . However. ST.. the two of them together..ICU . ST. Holy shit. Jesus Christ. It’s most likely genetic. JAX But. Most likely. (more) 22 (CONTINUED) . let’s sit down.ICU ROOM .10/31/07 CONTINUED: 17 TARA When was the last time you saw her? Couple weeks. Toxicology reports aren’t back yet. but the CHD is probably. (beat) Either one would be serious. (realizes) The baby. JAX What’s that mean for -- TARA We had to do an emergency c-section.Sons of Anarchy . THOMAS HOSPITAL . JAX TARA C’mon.tear in his abdomen.
Gemma starts to go after her son. (to all of them) You can see him if you want. a mix of fear. quietly -CLAY Watch his back. 18 Oh. then if he stabilizes. JAX His name is Abel. Jax. (to Clay) I got something to do.Network Ninth Draft . His face. CLAY Clay leans into Bobby and Dublin. as his HAND PUSHES OPEN the hospital door -- 23 .10/31/07 CONTINUED: TARA (cont'd) Dr. JAX Go with Tara. GEMMA To his mother -- Jax looks in at his pathetic ex-wife. Jax heads in the other direction. didn’t know -- I TARA Her OB said she missed her last three appointments. Then Jax slowly backs away -Jackson. TARA That’s a good name.Sons of Anarchy . Dr. No one knew. my god. determination. we’ll go in and try to repair the heart. Gemma and Tara share a look. His family fades into the background. rage. Namid wants to fix his belly first. Tara walks toward a large door that reads: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Namid gives him a twenty percent chance. Jax heads down the long hallway. GEMMA JAX She never wanted to talk to me. I’m sorry. Clay stops her -Let him go. And I’m afraid that’s being optimistic. needing an exit. Jax doesn’t move."Pilot" .
shoot pool."Pilot" .Network Ninth Draft . IZZY. knocks him flat on his back. Bobby and Dublin back out. POOL ROOM . determination -EXT. You stupid peckerwood shithead. hold off the other Nords -Easy. Nods. In the back room.10/31/07 19 INT. drink. DUBLIN Point made. Walks out. Stares at the chaos he’s Bobby smiles -- Jax snaps out of his rage. Offshoot of the Aryans. Dublin advises his brother -Jax. 2 lbs. He picks up the BROKEN CUE STICK. Tubes. HAIRY DOG BAR . Bobby and Dublin pull 9MM’s. INT. rack. ST. JAX (livid) Sell crank to my pregnant ex-wife.NORDS. guns drawn. Size of a Nerf football. 24 (CONTINUED) . We meet ABEL TELLER. Jax SPOTS the one he’s looking for. Dublin and Bobby wince. then smile. so does Izzy’s nose. prison-buff. drives the SHARP SPLINTERED end into Izzy’s GROIN. As the hand attaches an IV. one of the Nords. The RUMBLE is undeniable. created. THOMAS HOSPITAL .DAY Jax KICK STARTS his Harley. Bobby and Dublin do the same. 13 ozs.CONTINUOUS Lining up a shot. BOBBY Grabs a CUE STICK from a Jax KICKS Izzy in the chest.PICU . his tiny pink face contorts. Blood. Local joint.Sons of Anarchy . Izzy drops to his knees. and enters -INT. Without saying a word Jax CRACKS Izzy across the bridge of the nose with the thick end of the stick.DAY A GLOVED-HAND PUSHES OPEN the door of a high-tech INCUBATION UNIT. Bobby and Dublin trail behind. rage. a mix of fear. The stick SPLITS. STREET . The men peel out of the lot. INK on their arms -.DAY Jax walks into the bar. The man MOANS in agony. wires coming and going from nearly every orifice. Day drinkers and barflies. 53 minutes old. three large WHITE GUYS eat. 30’s.
He slows to a stop at an intersection. too.Network Ninth Draft . (re: Izzy’s skewered sack) Shish-ka-balls are on me. Outlaw and cop ride in tandem. EXT. Alone. those two disappear into the woods together all the time. HALE Saw Clay and Hawk riding out of the woods."Pilot" . HALE How ya doing. Blowing off the rage. the interrogation continues -HALE Took a ride out to streams today. JAX Intersection clear. AC Hale pulls up next to him in the Jeep. RED LIGHT. JAX What’d you find? Not much. that warehouse that burned down. Jax? (off his nod) Heard about Wendy and the baby. Saw JAX Outside your jurisdiction. LOCAL STREETS .Sons of Anarchy . JAX Between you and me.DAY Jax rides. The wind whipping through his colors. 25 (CONTINUED) . Thanks. be bad law enforcement not to look into it. I think they’re a little too curious. Guess they were curious. ain’t it? HALE Something blows up that close to your town. Idling. off. HALE Sanwa Sheriff shooed me JAX Guess it be “bad law enforcement” for him not to. No love between Sam Crow and John Law. Jax roars off. Lets an elderly COUPLE cross. Sorry. Hale stays with him.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 20 BOBBY Enjoy your lunch.
Sons of Anarchy . exit the WOODS. Just a friendly heads up. (smiles) You look any way you want. prison ink. (beat) I’m not. JAX We’re all free men. OPIE LERNER. Private. crew cut. 31.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 21 HALE Ever hear of a Blue Bird Industries? Apparently they hold the title on that parcel. hardhats. Dance over -HALE Chief Unser’s retiring in two months. That whole area was littered with casings and gun parts. Sees a LUMBER CREW. Jax ROARS off the line as the light turns green. axes. I’ll be stepping into those shoes. Chief. JAX JAX HALE Unser’s always had a “look the other way” policy with the Sons of Anarchy. joins Jax. OPIE Everyone’s saying it was a gun factory blew up out by the streams last night. HALE No one has. No kidding.DAY Jax sits on his Harley in a CLEARING."Pilot" . Opie breaks away from the guys. freckles. So I’ve heard. 26 (CONTINUED) . WOODED AREA . EXT. If Ron Howard ended up like most child actors. HALE Yeah. He is. Lean. Gotta be some kinda shell corporation. Had to be some kind weapons factory. JAX Unser’s a lazy drunk.Network Ninth Draft . Jax. protected by the constitution. Part of the team. Beat. Break time. chain saws. I won’t be looking the other way. JAX Never heard of them.
I just mention Sam Crow. OPIE Think I wanna be here. JAX You saying no to the club? Opie’s lost -OPIE It’s all turned to shit since I got out. You’re the only guy who can pull it off."Pilot" . I spend forty hours a week with a power tool in my hand -OPIE C’mon. When you’re on Clay’s payroll.Sons of Anarchy . My goddamn kids hardly know me. Earning straight. chipping wood for shit pay? I made a promise to Donna.Network Ninth Draft . OPIE JAX OPIE JAX Bobby’s got a gig this weekend. For what? JAX Stole our auto SMG’s. No way -OPIE JAX We gotta get in and out fast. JAX If you need money -OPIE I don’t wanna borrow.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 22 JAX They saying whose it was? OPIE Not around me they don’t. (CONTINUED) . JAX We all earn straight. Debt up to my eyeballs. everything in your hand’s a power tool. 27 Wanna earn. Shit. We need you. Donna busts out crying. man. Mayans hit us.
seven months now? Jax doesn’t have the energy or desire to reveal the truth -JAX Yeah. The weekly meeting of SAMCRO. 38. Donna knows what the life is. Opie’s FOREMAN waves him over. like six. We see Half-Sack’s CARDBOARD BOX still on the floor near the stairwell. JAX It won’t happen again. 73. brains. ROSCO ROSKOWSKI. Jax and Hawk to his left and right.NIGHT Beer and home-cooked food on the bar. Only thing they know is they don’t want it to happen again. Zen."Pilot" . Bearded.Network Ninth Draft . Clay at the head. They’re into club business -- 28 (CONTINUED) . geeky. (shifts focus back) Things always have a way of working out. Opie’s in -- OPIE Let me know when you need me. OPIE Leave a woman alone for five years. Opie realizes -OPIE How’s Wendy doing? She’s what. We meet the two other members of SAMCRO.Sons of Anarchy . EXT. He’s attached to a small oxygen tank. This is CHURCH. HANG-AROUNDS watching the front. INT. (fucks with him) Kids gotta get used to how ugly their dad is. Thin. old school outlaw.MAIN ROOM .NIGHT 2 The front is lined with Harleys. SAMCRO CLUBHOUSE . We see Half-Sack with three Sentries. SAMCRO CLUBHOUSE .FRONT . Two kids. They embrace. Sacred and intense. The eight members of Sons of Anarchy Redwood Original charter sit around the redwood table.10/31/07 CONTINUED: (2) 23 JAX Family’s just gotta adjust to you being around. PINEY WINSTON.
” They all WHIP shit at Bobby. Yeah.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 24 HAWK Meeting’s set with Darby. That hook-up ain’t gonna happen. Tomorrow CLAY Anything we should be worried about with these Nazi pricks? DUBLIN Five or six guys. morning. not on his to-do list. PINEY Darby’s not a fool. I do. CLAY BOBBY Nords do have a new recruitment slogan. OPIE That fat white boy’s been trying to tap into the Aryan network for years. JAX You think they might be stepping up? CLAY There are only two things that feel good in the joint. Few young kids breakin’ in. ROSCO Running two meth labs.Sons of Anarchy . “Securing white supremacy. Brotherhood thinks the Nords are a joke. Sons of Anarchy are twenty six charters strong.Network Ninth Draft . PINEY Twenty eight? (off all their nods) Shit. (beat) Darby’s been locked up for three years. You know what I’m saying."Pilot" . Same extreme hate shit. Jerking off and dreaming about all the shit you’re gonna do when you get out. some of the Mexi gangs. Medium-size operation. one inbred at a time. Piney. Sell mostly to truckers. 29 Clay checks his agenda -(CONTINUED) . Wanna make sure his big shot dreams landed in his cum rag. Hundreds of members -DUBLIN We’re actually at twenty eight charters now.
you need. As Clay walks away. Piney. concerned -BOBBY How’re the mitts? It’s the damp. It’s yours. (CONTINUED) . he SLAMS the gavel. that Sons of Anarchy. HalfSack and several HANG-AROUNDS enter. Then. Probably. CLAY Meeting closed. PINEY Yeah. guys. too. Thanks. DUBLIN I smell it. Bobby notices that he’s MASSAGING his hands. Anything They all chime in with APPLAUSE and AGREEMENTS. I do a double-take. (beat) Your old man be proud of how strong you’re being.Sons of Anarchy . We’ll sidebar the rest. JAX Thank you. Anyway. he’s hit with the odor -CLAY What the hell is that smell? Yeah. Clay follows it to the stairwell. Jax. CLAY Gather up the guys. Every time I see you at this table. Clay puts a supportive hand on his stepson’s shoulder. OPIE That’s just the weed. The members stand. Takes a hit of oxygen -- PINEY I know we’ve all talked to you. is here for you. CLAY Got anything? BOBBY We’re still collecting intel on the Mayans.10/31/07 CONTINUED: (2) 25 CLAY Alright."Pilot" . Anything else? Piney lifts his hand. Piney. Okay. 30 The guys look around. No news on the guns yet. Bobby nods. Just wanna say. walk to the bar. The doors open.Network Ninth Draft . on a club level. Clay joins Bobby. Redwood Original.
joints. opens it -. It’s a party. SAMCRO CLUBHOUSE . HALF-SACK Got busy. you idiot. EXT. Several members do and down the block. HALF-SACK Hey.FRONT ENTRANCE .Network Ninth Draft ."Pilot" . Clay. The members stare at the prospect. join Jax and Dublin.10/31/07 CONTINUED: (3) 26 The box. they’ll be able to satellite us. you know. ANTLERS stick out. In front of the clubhouse we now see club members FRIENDS and CROW EATERS. on the wall somewhere. cover some of our manufacturing needs until we rebuild. DUBLIN Gotta be stuffed and treated. JAX You out of your goddamn mind? HALF-SACK Thought we could mount it in the club. 31 (CONTINUED) . Motherfucker still rides. Hawk and Bobby exit the clubhouse.NIGHT We see Half-Sack. Heavy. that’s mine. LOCALS look on. Clay passes around a thick JOINT. Jax and Dublin watch -JAX Good thing he’s got a lot of heart. Opie helps Piney hook his oxygen to a makeshift tank holder on his handlebars. Like. realizes -- The club REACTS in disgust.Sons of Anarchy . Oh. I know. Puts it on the bar. Clay shoots Dublin a look. forgot about it. WHEELIES up fun.THE DEER HEAD. antlers and all. CLAY Dublin picks up Half-Sack’s CARDBOARD BOX. enjoying the with stereo. Music blares from a car Booze. shit! CLAY Half-Sack sees it. carrying the deer head to a full DUMPSTER. CLAY Talked to Sonoma. half-sad.
get into something legit. Clay walks Jax over to his bike. JAX What would happen if we didn’t rebuild? The tenor shifts. CLAY Hale’s a half-bright clerk with a Wyatt Earp complex. Custom bike shop. Decides to sidebar the sidebar -Jax CLAY We’ll figure out the right move. clarifies -JAX Just thinking ‘bout what’s best. BOBBY Rosen turn up any real estate yet? CLAY There’s ten acres for sale.Sons of Anarchy .10/31/07 CONTINUED: 27 JAX Hale grilled me about Blue Bird. Gately knows how to keep a secret. Meeting breaks. Stretch of industry. Clay puts out the joint. HAWK (with a smile) And Mr. Pissing in my ear ‘bout how things are gonna change when he’s Chief. Rosen’s got us protected. another apartment building -Silence. Might be time to move in a different direction. Suddenly. north of 84. the air is uneasy -A hypothetical -- CLAY What d’ya mean? JAX Take the land profit. And the info on Blue Bird Industries is public domain. 32 Fatherly -(CONTINUED) . ATF crawlin‘ up our ass.Network Ninth Draft . paint factory. container yards -BOBBY Trucking in supplies will look like business as usual. Jax changes the course of the conversation."Pilot" . Heat with the Mayans. long term. Clay shares a look with Hawk and Bobby.
don’t you? Jax processes Clay’s threat. A sick kid’s an expensive burden.10/31/07 CONTINUED: (2) 28 CLAY You doing okay? (off his nod) Your mom says you haven’t been back to the hospital. JAX Of course. (beat) But your father and I worked hard to create this business. CLAY We’ll handle this Mayan business. INT.WAITING AREA . TICK JAX Dude’s hanging on a cross. Clay delivers a warning. ST. Jax has no excuse. wearing his SOBER PROPHETS jacket. Served time. THOMAS HOSPITAL . TICK 33 (CONTINUED) . Embrace. And you’re gonna need it now more than ever. You Clay watches Jax ride away."Pilot" . Goddamn awful thing. Understandable. Yeah.Network Ninth Draft . Concerned. Jax intercepts him as he enters.Sons of Anarchy . exits a CHAPEL. JAX Don’t push me off this. (beat) You wanna do what’s best for your family. Good.NIGHT Tick. shoots a look at the crucifix -JAX How’s my long-haired friend? Very patient. what else is he gonna be? Nice. need to focus on your family. CLAY Go see your son. in a “because I care” package -CLAY I know you’re spun out over Wendy and your kid. Spilled blood.
JAX No. TICK You already learned the lesson. JAX TICK How’s your boy doing? JAX Haven’t seen him yet. Right. Tick. no god shit? Isn’t there some kinda lesson m’supposed to learn here? TICK Next time use a condom. Sounds honest. Saw Wendy. room. Told me she was still on the pill.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 29 The men sit. JAX I didn’t want a kid. son. Status quo. Tick walks away. Certainly didn’t want one that’s half dead."Pilot" . I just haven’t. 34 . TICK They should let you see him -- JAX They’ll let me. it didn’t. TICK He’s a safe JAX When Wendy put together six months. Shit.Network Ninth Draft . (beat) I know how that sounds.Sons of Anarchy . TICK That didn’t work out too well. we tried to reconcile. Jax has known Tick since he was a boy. JAX Tick pats him on the leg -- Appreciates the lack of lecture. TICK She’s a mess. Silence. who provides a spiritual back door. (beat) What.
THOMAS HOSPITAL . he loved her. so sad. A true junkie. This is news to Jax.PRIVATE ROOM . This time. He can only nod. WENDY I know. WENDY Please."Pilot" . wakes. I will. (beat) Told me Abel’s getting stronger.NIGHT Jax enters. I’m sorry. (beat) I got some things at the house. At one time. Jax exits. A BIBLE on her night table.10/31/07 30 INT. but she’s so fragile. She begins to CRY -- WENDY Everyone hates me. Doctor said they’re gonna fix his belly. SOBS -35 . I’m so sorry. then they’ll do his heart. The manipulation done. He moves her greasy hair from her eyes.. A flood of remorse -- WENDY Didn’t think you’d wanna see me. she shifts back to remorse. she shifts from remorse to self-preservation -WENDY My lawyer says they could file criminal charges. JAX In WENDY They find that shit. Please.Network Ninth Draft . the stash drawer.. ST. Jax watches her. Wendy’s room. they’ll put me away. She’s asleep. You own the house -(faux concern) Hate to see this blow back on you. He wishes he could be angry. strokes her face. Wendy tosses. Please don’t -JAX You need to get help. maybe tomorrow morning. Jax. (beat) You should get some sleep. He nods -- JAX They’ll do everything they can. Jesus Christ. sees him. Wendy. That goes okay. Jax. Fetal abuse. I will.Sons of Anarchy .
Buy you some decent carpet. Jax takes in his home. You shouldn’t Gemma finds an empty THUMB BAG under the couch -GEMMA I swear to god. dressed down. Doors and windows are all open. WENDY’S HOUSE . WENDY’S HOUSE . Piles of laundry. JAX Clean was never her strong suit. Cigarette burns everywhere -Mom -JAX GEMMA Get you out of that dorm room. they better lock her lying junkie ass up.NIGHT Jax approaches the house.10/31/07 31 EXT. We see bags of garbage. Gemma’s 760 in the driveway. She starts wiping down furniture. Jax enters -JAX It’s almost midnight. GEMMA Place is a goddamn pig sty."Pilot" . JAX GEMMA You know what I mean. Back 36 (CONTINUED) . No kidding. With your son.Sons of Anarchy .Network Ninth Draft . furiously CLEANING. see it this way. Jax enters to find -INT. home. GEMMA Gemma notices his distraction -- GEMMA What’re you doing here? It’s my house. you don’t need to do this -GEMMA Just wanna get it livable.LIVING ROOM . need to sterilize -Jax watches her obsessive JAX Mom.CONTINUOUS Gemma.
(off his nod) You need to see him. you might as well go down there. GEMMA What’d ya mean? What happened? JAX He was born with half a stomach and a hole in his heart. The truth -I can’t. GEMMA It’s called being a father. Jax. (more) 37 (CONTINUED) . Beat.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 32 Don’t -Gemma ignores him. (beat) You’re the only one this kid’s got. inspires -GEMMA You were born with the same heart defect your little brother had. (pounds on his chest) Seem pretty sturdy to me. kill him yourself. If you don’t believe he’s gonna live.Network Ninth Draft . He looks her in the eyes -JAX He’s not gonna make it. Jax has no argument."Pilot" . GEMMA Don’t you say that. Strokes his red face -- GEMMA Sorry. JAX Jax grabs the rag from her hand -JAX Stop cleaning. JAX A day? A week? Gemma the matriarch.yes.Sons of Anarchy . He’s gonna die. For how long? Beat. Gemma softens. Gemma SLAPS him. Why? JAX GEMMA ‘Cause he’ll break your heart? Gemma sees the look on her son’s face -.
GEMMA That’s the Irish in us. 33 Jax is moved by his mother’s devotion. Can finish cleaning tomorrow. Social rebellion. he ever talk about his vision? What he wanted from the club? GEMMA His vision was. I’ll lock up. Called it a Harley commune.Network Ninth Draft . JAX And running guns? He want that? Why? GEMMA He never really talked about it. Living outside the box. JAX Yeah. JAX Found a box of Dad’s old shit in the storage unit. (beat) Tellers do not die easy. JAX We just die painfully. Real hippy shit. We were kids."Pilot" . seems his original idea for Sons of Anarchy was something simpler.10/31/07 CONTINUED: (2) GEMMA (cont'd) I came through hell. landed on my feet.Sons of Anarchy . Your dad became a man. Your father was hit by a goddamn semi. journals. Things I never knew about him. digs deeper -JAX When you and Dad hooked up. A family. what it is. 38 (CONTINUED) . (back to business) You should get home. They do. you know. GEMMA We all had a lot of bright ideas back then. Pictures. Jax drops onto the dirty couch. Men take care of business. No. dragged a hundred seventy-eight yards and that bastard lived for two more days. A brotherhood. GEMMA What kinda things? JAX Little I read.
BATHROOM .NIGHT In a large master suite. She climbs into bed.CONTINUOUS Jax shuts the door. dismisses her -CLAY Of course you were. GEMMA Deep love. Great rack. darling. Empties the bags into the toilet. Gemma exits the bathroom."Pilot" . WENDY’S HOUSE . CLAY Where the hell were you? GEMMA Cleaning up at Jax’s.BEDROOM . GEMMA He’s going through some shit. Kisses her. CLAY He GEMMA Not just with the kid. Open heart surgery. MORROW HOUSE .Sons of Anarchy . On her chest. Mom. Clay reclines in a king-size bed. Has to conceal it with makeup. watches them dissolve for a moment. Good night. a long VERTICAL SCAR. Jax slips the revolver in his back waistband.10/31/07 CONTINUED: (3) 34 Okay. GEMMA JAX Jax shuts the door. INT. grabs the thumb bags and crosses into -INT. I know. CLAY What do you mean? GEMMA He found a box of John’s stuff in storage. fresh syringes and THUMB BAGS of METH. Then FLUSHES. Hangs for a minute.Network Ninth Draft . pulls up a FALSE BOTTOM to reveal a REVOLVER. Gemma embraces her son. Did he want to get into running guns. Wanted to know about his original vision for the club. ‘Night. buttoning up a pajama top. Kisses him. Then he opens a DESK DRAWER. 39 (CONTINUED) .
She grabs his hands. his chest. The wise matriarch -GEMMA chewed up by guilt from the family tree. When you step down -CLAY (snaps) I’m not going anywhere! Gemma realizes she just crossed the line."Pilot" . Ruining everything we’ve built. But when you son will get just want to in the right GEMMA can’t ride anymore. GEMMA I know. As she moves down to his club member. I know. Clay. I make sure he’s following father’s footsteps. Nail him down hard. CLAY He’s not gonna ruin anything. Father powerful thing.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 35 Beat. my voted in as president. Gemma spins doom -- He’s getting both ends of and son. then his belly. Jax is strong. the camera moves up to Clay’s face. CLAY Tonight he said that maybe we shouldn’t rebuild the factory. (beat) Remorse is a what Tommy’s Changed him. Gentle -The obedient wife -- Massages them. I don’t want the ghost of John Teller poisoning him.Sons of Anarchy . Gemma sits up. Made him soft. GEMMA You have to nail Jax down.Network Ninth Draft . She kisses his hands. Don’t throw your panic into high gear -GEMMA They respect him. Look death did to John. Clay takes in that truth. baby. He knows his queen speaks the truth -END OF ACT ONE SMASH TO BLACK: 40 .
DARBY Good to see ya. CRACKER BARREL FAMILY RESTAURANT . you rush into shit without thinking it through. make up for lost time. others avoid eye contact. Thanks. prison-buff. Bobby and Hawk walk through the eatery. slides it over to Darby -CLAY Little welcome home gift. DARBY Got that right. Whistler. DARBY I’m thinkin’ just fine. Uneasy handshakes as Sam Crow sits. 30’s. WHISTLER. A silver-plated COLT REVOLVER. Clay takes a WOODEN CASE out of the paper bag. Next to him. CUSTOMERS take notice. Darby opens the box. Clay makes his point -CLAY But sometimes. nod respectfully.10/31/07 36 ACT TWO SMASH UP ON: INT.Network Ninth Draft . Clay. CLAY I know what it’s like looking at that bean slot day after day. Ice teas and a cheese platter on the table. NORD INK. Can’t wait to get out. Clay. bulky. DARBY That’s some pretty iron. Sitting at a back booth is ERNEST DARBY. Darby. well put-together. 50’s. Some smile. Beat. JAX You “thinkin’ fine” when you let your guy sell crank to my pregnant ex? 41 (CONTINUED) . CLAY DARBY You know my guy.Sons of Anarchy .DAY 3 Jax. white."Pilot" .
Before guns come out. ‘Cause if the devil crosses the border again. Darby. CLAY I know how it works inside. Clay. If we wanted a meth trade. We come looking for you. We don’t. calls for order -CLAY Everybody."Pilot" . (beat) Nothing happens in Charming we don’t control or get a piece of. Devil wants in. he’ll get in. ominous) (more) 42 (CONTINUED) . buy some good will -- DARBY The Brotherhood had Opie’s back every minute in Chino. DARBY We ain’t the only cook shop on the block. Clay address the neighboring booth -Sorry. Hawk grabs Whistler SLAMS him against the back of the booth. (re: Colt. Whistler jumps up. Get control of the crank trade. JAX BOBBY Don’t want the shit it attracts either. pissed off. CLAY And a lot stays the same. contain your shit! Nearby CUSTOMERS evacuate their table. Darby tries to The Customers nervously re-seat themselves.Network Ninth Draft .Sons of Anarchy . Question is. Decompress. The Sons of Anarchy and the Nords settle back into their seats. CLAY Won’t happen again. (beat. CLAY Then you got your work cut out for you. folks. do you remember how it works outside? DARBY A lot changes in three years. we’d have one. INTERCEPTS Jax. borderline smug) How’s the family doing? Jax LUNGES at Darby. You know that.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 37 DARBY That was unfortunate.
Hale. Goddamn Darby realizes Hawk is at the table -No offense. This guy definitely took it on the run. Stole your SMG’s. Can’t wait. Two CHARMING UNIFORM OFFICERS (UNIS) with him.DAY AC David Hale crouches over the BLOODY BODY of a LATINO MAN. The dead man wears an empty shoulder HOLSTER and cell phone SHEATH. ominous -- DARBY Your guns are gonna kill ya. Right. asshole. DARBY HAWK I’m Cherokee.Network Ninth Draft . carefully checks the body. 43 (CONTINUED) . Crow. brother. Sam Crow walks away. wearing latex gloves. Good."Pilot" . 38 Beat.10/31/07 CONTINUED: (2) CLAY (cont'd) And next time. wetbacks. Wanna know of any chatter about MP-5's. CLAY Darby looks at the Colt. FOREST .Sons of Anarchy . Small caliber. I won’t be using the Colt as welcome home gift. HALE Looks like three shots to the back. Mr. Me and my boys’ve always managed to make things work with Sam Crow. EXT. CLAY JAX You heard about our complication with the Mayans? DARBY Yeah. All smiles -- DARBY No need to be making threats. Darby digests the threat. DARBY You’re my first phone call. DARBY CLAY Just put it through the Nord pipeline.
Need that gun and cell phone. Thinks we should do the heart surgery now. 43.Network Ninth Draft . anxious. HALE Get the CSTs out here. Dr. It’s now part of a murder investigation. Sexy. we’ll begin the procedure on Abel’s heart. GEMMA So what happens -To Uni 1 -- TARA A specialist is on his way from San Francisco.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 39 UNI 1 Didn’t finish the race. Okay. Gemma stands. ST. well put-together. Thanks to Rodrigo going the extra mile. yes. Tara joins them. HALE He was part of the gun crew. INT. Hale removes a WALLET from a back pocket. Checks the ID. UNI 2 Should I call the Sanwa Sheriffs? HALE Hell no. Hale slides out a BUSINESS CARD: BLUE BIRD INDUSTRIES.WAITING AREA . want a warrant to search that warehouse."Pilot" . THOMAS HOSPITAL . (to Uni 2) Call the San Joaquin DA. Green card looks legit. Hale puts the card and wallet in an EVIDENCE BAG.DAY Gemma waits with LUANN DELANEY. but it’s putting a strain on his system. this is a Charming murder. Soon as he gets here. Backtrack his steps. HALE Rodrigo Carpio. LUANN That’s good. Officious. One of the best pediatric cardiovascular surgeons in the country.Sons of Anarchy . Namid doesn’t wanna wait. TARA Abel’s stomach surgery went well. right? waiting? That they’re not TARA It’s the best choice. 44 (CONTINUED) .
What is it? They head down a long hallway GEMMA TARA Wendy’s in bad shape. TARA (shifts gears.Sons of Anarchy . nothing I’ve gotta say to that crank whore is gonna make her feel better. GEMMA You a good doctor? Yes. Tara stops. waits for a few ORDERLIES to pass.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 40 Okay. Gemma goes with Tara. Feeling all alone. GEMMA You forgot a lot of things. TARA GEMMA Then I don’t have a problem. just say so. Can’t stop crying. GEMMA Thank you. sweetheart. then -TARA If you have a problem with me assisting on Abel’s case.Network Ninth Draft . Gemma and Tara have history as well. to Gemma) Can we take a walk? Gemma shares a concerned look with Luann -LUANN I’ll be right here. And? GEMMA TARA I was hoping maybe you could talk to her. GEMMA Trust me."Pilot" . Don’t wanna cause your family any more grief. TARA Forgot just how forthright you can be. baby. Beat. 45 (CONTINUED) .
GEMMA Guess there are some things you can’t change. They continue to walk -- TARA TARA People change. Wendy’s in there. JAX Which makes them lazy. NOISE of the yard protects the conversation.MAPS. GEMMA I forgot just how clever you can be. Local cops are on their payroll.Network Ninth Draft . PHOTOS. GEMMA Gemma lets Tara get a few steps ahead.GARAGE .10/31/07 CONTINUED: (2) 41 Okay.Sons of Anarchy . Clay. ROSCO Mayans got two shops where they cut n’bag their heroin. 46 (CONTINUED) . With the conviction of a woman who’s done work on herself -TARA I leave it there so I remember all that shit is behind me. Opie. Don’t try real hard to cover their tracks. I’m not the same person I was ten years ago. ‘Bout twenty minutes outside of Oakland."Pilot" . TELLER-MORROW AUTOMOTIVE YARD . along the U-Pac rail line. TARA If you change your mind. Hawk and Rosco break down the retaliation. Reveals a TATTOO across her lower back. so it’s a no-hassle operation. Tara moves down the hall. REPORTS. here and here. Dublin. INT. Gemma walks the other way. Tara stops at a door. Jax. then pulls up the back of her scrubs.DAY In a far corner of the garage. They reference the intel laid out on a work bench -. I am. A CROW with a HEART in the center of it.
he glances down at his father’s MANUSCRIPT on the bed. To work.Network Ninth Draft . a .APARTMENT . grabs his helmet. INT. He hears the door into the house OPEN and quickly zips up the bag. Conflicted."Pilot" .10/31/07 CONTINUED: 42 ROSCO Marcus Alvarez. DUBLIN They also wouldn’t take a chance housing the guns there. He slides a KNIFE into a sheath. 30. DONNA What kinda run? You didn’t mention -Just came up. firing caps and sticks of construction grade TNT. he pulls a denim jacket and his colors over the kevlar.GARAGE . 47 (CONTINUED) . They have a plan -- INT. a 9MM into a shoulder holster. ‘til the heat was off.commercial storage units. with a smile -JAX Alvarez's other parcel. no ink. HAWK We know the cut shops are well protected. one closer to Oaktown -. wire. The men nod. DONNA LERNER. pretty. satisfied. Slips on gloves. closer to Oakland. We see his Harley in the driveway.DAY On a work bench in the open garage. OPIE’S HOUSE . owns the parcels of land along the railroad. joins him -DONNA What’re you doing? OPIE Gotta make a run. JAX He also owns another. After a long moment. Opie loads a large DUFFLE with detonators.22 BERETTA into an ankle harness.DAY Jax stands before a mirror. Jax throws down a DOCUMENT. SAMCRO CLUBHOUSE . OPIE I’ll be back tonight. CLAY Means they’d store them somewhere else. here.Sons of Anarchy . founding member of the Mayans. As he zips up a KEVLAR VEST.
10/31/07 CONTINUED: 43 DONNA Where you going. Donna SLAPS him. Watching. OPIE Opie Donna runs inside. You’re just too weak to stand up to them! Opie SLAMS her up against the wall. They hear CRYING."Pilot" . Traumatized. SLAMS the door. 9 and ELLIE. Balling. OPIE DONNA What’s in the bag? Nothing. OPIE’S HOUSE . Donna grabs the bag. Op? Not important. OPIE That’s not gonna happen. Opie rips it from her hand. Picks up the duffle. Opie decompresses. Joins him -EXT. Opie turns sees Jax standing in the driveway.INTERCUT We see Jax walking up the driveway. are in the doorway. Shit. 48 (CONTINUED) . DONNA You promised me you were done with this! OPIE It’s got nothing to do with you. OPIE’S HOUSE . grabs the kids.Network Ninth Draft . Donna’s fear turns rageful -DONNA I’m the one who gets shit on if you get caught again. PUNCHES his fist through the drywall. Opie grabs the duffle. DONNA You sat in a cell for five years while Clay and the others got rich. Feels the WEIGHT. Opie’s girls. They sold you out. OPIE EXT.CONTINUOUS OPIE Didn’t hear you pull up. You know that.Sons of Anarchy . 6. SASHA. As he walks out.
tweak Donna."Pilot" . Yeah. Sasha watches from the window. I don’t show up. (beat) Still don’t.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 44 JAX Parked down the block.Network Ninth Draft . we begin -RIDING MONTAGE 49 . OPIE You sure about this? JAX Go fix your family. Stay here. As the camera PUSHES IN on the child’s frightened face. JAX I’ll handle the run. Beat. JAX Soon as I leave. take your youngest to the ER. JAX OPIE You catch all that? Enough. Tell ‘em she hit her head or something.Sons of Anarchy . Didn’t wanna OPIE Think she’s already tweaked. I’ll cover you with Sam Crow. I’ll call you on the prepay if I need help. JAX Jax grabs the duffle from Opie. Just get on record being there. Opie watches as Jax throws the duffle over his shoulder -OPIE How come you didn’t tell me about your kid when I asked out at the mill? JAX Didn’t know what to say. Jax walks away. OPIE Clay’ll chop both our dicks off. OPIE What about the boom? JAX I’ve watched you do it before.
There’s dignity in the formation. I can make it work. joins the formation. Locals have no choice but to take notice of Sam Crow as the pop of the Harleys bitch-slap their central nervous systems. flanking his right. LOCAL STREETS . on a mission. Jax behind him. Dublin pulls out of a side street. It’s all good. As he turns a corner. Clay in front. Leather-clad warriors. Sons of Anarchy MC. Dublin and Rosco bring up the rear.Sons of Anarchy . A pack of high school GIRLS see him.DAY The MC heads out of town. Clay stares at Jax. As they pass a residential area. EXT. Watch in awe. flanking his left. (re: duffle) Got the kit. Rushed her to the ER. men roar off. he’s joined by Clay and Hawk on their Harleys. Gauging the truth. takes in his small town. Hawk behind Jax. Rosco fills out the field. END OF ACT TWO Revenge.Network Ninth Draft . SMASH TO BLACK. The A few blocks later. Jax smiles. 50 .10/31/07 45 EXT. GREEN LIGHT. the duffle strapped down to the back of his bike.DAY Jax."Pilot" . Clay sidles up next to him at a RED LIGHT -Where’s Op? CLAY JAX Kid got hurt. Redwood Original. on his Harley. HIGHWAY .
10/31/07 46 ACT THREE SMASH UP ON: INT. SIMON Oh. 51 .Network Ninth Draft .NIGHT 3 Bobby and Half-Sack enter a near-empty performance lounge. Simon.NIGHT An old beater VAN cruises a quiet stretch of industrial road. who the hell’s that? SIMON Jesus.LOUNGE .DAY A team of NURSES prep Abel for surgery. Simon reaches behind the bar and grabs a booking JOURNAL. Three long buildings. The only thing in sight is a COMMERCIAL STORAGE FACILITY.PEDIATRIC SURGICAL ROOM . Bobby. ST. Got a new girl in booking. Catches the conversation. He’s got a row of sutures across his tiny belly. BOBBY Simon. an ASIAN ELVIS IMPERSONATOR finishes a sound check. They love Asian Elvis. agitated. INDUSTRIAL ROAD (OUTSIDE OAKLAND) . Bobby. CASINO (LAKE TAHOE) . Bitch doubled up my Elvises. Five shows. BOBBY Goddamn it. tonight and tomorrow. what’re you doing here? BOBBY I’m booked."Pilot" . each with four large storage units. Off Half-Sack. gives Bobby a pat on the back -ASIAN ELVIS Better luck next time.Sons of Anarchy . EXT. is this guy fucking kidding me -INT. shit. SIMON Got six busloads of Korean tourists coming in. Asian Elvis walks past. Sorry. Asian Elvis walks toward them. 60’s. the manager. HALF-SACK Tell Chun King to take a hike. I’ll get you next month. THOMAS HOSPITAL . killer. approaches SIMON. Hooked up to hoses and wires. On stage. Bobby. they wipe him down with antibacterials.
Clay smiles -Praise Jesus.NIGHT Clay and Jax enter to find the others standing over FOUR CRATES of Mexican RELIGIOUS CANDLES -. Clay. COMMERCIAL STORAGE FACILITY . CLAY It’s a miracle. alarms BLACKOUT. opens the door -. with BOLTCUTTERS. Jax. COMMERCIAL STORAGE FACILITY . Jax CUTS the padlock on the gate. They pair up and stealthily move to the buildings.Bleeding Heart of Jesus. He stays in character -Who is it? The Colonel. Before he can ask. Half-Sack locks the door. Under the top row of the ornate glass candles. Everyone in dark clothes.Network Ninth Draft . Hawk with an AXE. Brutal RIGHT CROSS.DRESSING ROOM . Dublin and Hawk carry out the crates. No guard. COMMERCIAL STORAGE UNIT . Asian Elvis goes down. ASIAN ELVIS VOICE (O. but the yard is brightly lit.NIGHT Asian Elvis sits in front of a vanity. Hawk. CASINO . 52 . Lights. Clay and the others have CUT THROUGH the fence and are inside -EXT. Half-Sack BEATS the living Presley out of the Asian."Pilot" . INT.Sons of Anarchy . The men search the units. head to a power SUBSTATION. Hustle over to the storage units. the prospect answers. Hawk CLEAVES a thick cable in two. cameras. sans sneer -ASIAN ELVIS What d’hell’s the matter with you? HALF-SACK I’m all shook up. protected by SECURITY CAMERAS and surrounded by barbed-wire. applying his porkchop sideburns. Jax unzips the duffle.) Elvis. A KNOCK. No colors. INT. CUTTING the padlocks that secure the large roll-up doors. curious. Hawk flashes a rare SMILE as they head back.CONTINUOUS Jax.YARD .Half-Sack. are a dozen brand new MP-5's.S. Dublin and Rosco slip out of the van. (to Jax) Wire it up.10/31/07 47 EXT.CONTINUOUS Clay signals them into action. Elvis.
Tara and the surgical nurses attend. EXT. call him DENIM SHIRT GUY.Network Ninth Draft . Unsure what wires to attach to the firing caps. COMMERCIAL STORAGE FACILITY . JAX Just double-checking. Jax scoops up the TNT.NO RECEPTION. DID NOT SEE The Sentry. CLAY You said you could make this work.10/31/07 48 INT.CONTINUOUS A MAN wearing a gray HOODIE."Pilot" . Shit. Almost got it.Sons of Anarchy . Wait here. EXT.NIGHT Jax has several six-packs of construction-grade TNT laid out. THOMAS HOSPITAL . COMMERCIAL STORAGE FACILITY .CONTINUOUS Clay pulls the door shut. OAKLAND.PEDIATRIC SURGICAL ROOM . Abel’s heart is the size of a golf ball. Pulls out a PREPAY CELL. letting a PICKUP TRUCK pull inside. INT. CLAY They rush back into the storage unit. call him THE SENTRY. Slow going. The fourth man wears a knit cap and a denim shirt.NIGHT We see a TEAM of SURGEONS operating on Abel. COMMERCIAL STORAGE UNIT . spots HEADLIGHTS approaching -HAWK We got company. Hawk. opens the front gate. They desperately try to heal this tiny human.YARD . Tries to dial out -. No urgency. Three of them wear SNAKESKIN boots and colors -. Goddamn it. The men arm up. standing watch. 53 (CONTINUED) . CLAY To the others -- Jax and Clay slip out a back door.MAYANS MC. ST. JAX Walks over to Jax -- Clay anxiously checks his watch.YARD . The Sentry checks out an ELECTRICAL PANEL as four other MEN hop out of the truck. CLAY We should’ve been long gone by now. Jax and Clay watch from the shadows.
We off these guys. Beat. starts PEEING. could trigger something runs out of control. Jax takes off his boots. wraps himself in a CARGO BLANKET. Before the Mayans can investigate the units. CLAY Came here to send a message. let’s get out. the crazy homeless guy. grabs a bag of garbage from a trash can.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 49 I know. 54 (CONTINUED) . (beat) You have a problem with that? Jax knows this is a test. they’ll call for backup. MAYAN 1 This is private Jax. knocked out the power. oblivious to the men.Network Ninth Draft . He pulls out his dick. Then -- JAX I’ll draw ‘em to the middle. property. as Denim Shirt Guy and Mayan 3 join The Sentry at the electrical panel. Jax takes in Clay’s ominous meaning -JAX Blowing shit up’s one thing. He walks into the yard.Sons of Anarchy . Mayan 1 and 2 head over to Jax. playing the role -- MAYAN 1 This look like some kinda Holiday Inn to you."Pilot" . MAYAN 2 Probably took a shit on the transformer. JAX CLAY They see those clipped padlocks. CLAY Cost of doing business. MAYAN 1 Look at this shit. they see Jax. MUMBLING. Clay heads inside. mumbles LOUDER as he crosses to the center of the yard. Bodies’ll drop on both sides. Mayan 1 spins Jax around. cabron. loyalty. Hey. Jax cowers. man? Huh? The two Mayans don’t see Sam Crow moving up behind them. JAX We got the iron. Leadership.
PEDIATRIC SURGICAL ROOM . We see the hooded man hide behind one of the units."Pilot" . Place the tiny paddles on his open heart. 9MM out. They run over and open FIRE.Sons of Anarchy . Before he gets a second punch. As it pulls away. COMMERCIAL STORAGE UNIT . but Mayan 3 and Denim Shirt Guy hear the attack. Mayan 2 watches the execution. After a moment. but Clay and the others are on them.10/31/07 CONTINUED: (2) 50 MAYAN 2 Tell your dirtbag buddies. Mayan 3 hops in the pickup.NIGHT Jax pushes the Mayan to his knees. Nothing. Splits his eyebrow. Clay watches Jax. Hawk jumps in the bed. Clay stares at Mayan 2. CLAY Too bad you’re not gonna be around to enjoy that. Nurses rush over with pediatric DEFIBRILLATORS. HAWK Hawk bolts. Sam Crow takes cover. he follows his stepson. The Mayan slumps at the wheel. they get some of this -Clay SHOOTS Mayan 1 in the throat. INT. Flatlines. RUNS to the truck. Sons gonna MAYAN 2 Conky bitches ain’t shit. ZAP again -INT. they try to camp out here. Jax disarms Mayan 2. Instant death. outnumbered. Fear and loathing. the Latino looks Jax in the eyes -55 (CONTINUED) . Jax pulls out his 9MM and PISTOL WHIPS Mayan 2 across the face. FIRES four shots through the back window.NIGHT Mid-surgery. Mayan 3. The Sentry is out of sight. Point blank. Returns FIRE. as the truck CRASHES into a wall. they steal from Sam Crow. Clay rips the gun from Mayan 1’s hand -CLAY Tell your dirtbag buddies. Got ‘em. the vehicle swerves wildly. ZAP. Armed. Sam Crow is still unaware that The Sentry is on the property. shoves the Latino toward the open storage unit. GUNS out. Deep hatred between these MCs. Jax. THOMAS HOSPITAL . His heart seizes. Mayan 1 reaches for his weapon. Raises his 9MM to the man’s head. ST. Abel CRASHES. be wiped off the MC map. Terrified. Hawk DIVES OUT.Network Ninth Draft . (to Jax) He’s all yours. they get some of this -He SMASHES Jax in the face. Dead. Denim Shirt Guy takes a BULLET in the head.
Smoking gun.it’s WHISTLER. The Sentry takes both bullets in the belly. This guy. STARTLED. LUNGES at Jax’s throat. turns over The Sentry -Shit. Dead. Before the blade cuts. Dublin runs to Denim Shirt Guy. DUBLIN Nord. Mayan 2 pulls a BLADE from his boot. Jax HOWLS.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 51 Please. a SHOT rings out. 56 (CONTINUED) . ROSCO Rest are all Mayans. CLAY Jax raises his gun. too. a SHOT blows the back of Mayan 2’s head off. realizes that Clay saw his hesitation. Clay. JAX Father-son intensity is interrupted by the others rushing in -Shit.Sons of Anarchy . Jax The Sentry. DUBLIN You okay? Clay barks to Hawk -- Jax nods as he adjusts his KEVLAR vest. Jax is SPRAYED in blood. Rosco checks the others. not yet dead. Jax lowers his gun -It’s finished. HAWK They see -. points it at the back of The Sentry’s head. Clay studies his stepson. (to the others) Don’t have time to blow it all up. Clay in the big doorway. The Sentry collapses. Finish it. UNABLE to pull the trigger. struggles as he crawls to his gun.The Sentry. Darby’s guy.Network Ninth Draft . Slowly squeezes the trigger. Before he fires. CLAY Check the others. In an instant. JAX Hawk rips off the hoodie. Load the bodies into the truck. Jax catches a bullet in the BACK. Suddenly. in a back doorway. MAYAN 2 Jax hesitates. CLAY Check his phone."Pilot" . then rips TWO SHOTS at the source -. Hawk looks for the phone.
10/31/07 CONTINUED: (2) 52 CLAY Guess Darby was doing more than jerking off in Chino. INT. EXT.PEDIATRIC SURGICAL ROOM .Sons of Anarchy . Ass-blowing loud. throws it into the OPEN STORAGE UNIT. two dead NORDS. JAX If the Nords are crewing up with the Mayans. three DEAD MAYANS. EXT. it’ll give ‘em numbers. COMMERCIAL STORAGE UNIT . In the bed. doctors and nurses. access to weapons. a cross-country network -HAWK Darby wants Charming. All the guys now gather around Jax and Clay. Gave up the white bread. The PICKUP is parked inside the unit. Flames lick the sides of the truck. CLAY INT. An EXPLOSION.YARD . THOMAS HOSPITAL . WHOOSH. END OF ACT THREE SMASH TO BLACK. his pants down to his ankles.NIGHT The guys in the yard empty GAS CANS all over the property. Place Let’s go home. Clay lights a HOLY CANDLE. has a six-pack of TNT STUFFED IN HIS ASS -. COMMERCIAL STORAGE FACILITY . 57 . relieved.NIGHT The fire SPREADS. He’s alive.Network Ninth Draft ."Pilot" .NIGHT The surgeons finish sewing up Abel’s chest. Whistler. The monitors are stable. Clay BLASTS four more rounds into Whistler’s chest -CLAY There goes the neighborhood. started sharing tacos with some new brown buddies. ST.NIGHT The beater van heads down the quiet road.fuse side out. The ORANGE GLOW of a fire in the distance. Tara. INDUSTRIAL ROAD .
CASINO . surgical gear still on.10/31/07 53 ACT FOUR SMASH UP ON: INT.NIGHT Bobby SLAMS Half-Sack against a wall. Bobby burns a look at Half-Sack -INT. kid.Network Ninth Draft . ST. Big family.WAITING AREA . Her update is cautiously optimistic -TARA The surgeons repaired the damage to Abel’s heart.DRESSING ROOM . TARA I’m gonna go tell Wendy. BEATEN and BRUISED.NIGHT Gemma is there with Luann. Okay. GEMMA Smiles and nods. Simon joins them. He’s stable. slip out a side exit. very cautious -SIMON Looks like Lee took a nasty fall. I’ll tell her. joins them. 58 (CONTINUED) . INT. THOMAS HOSPITAL . Where’s Jax? GEMMA He’s on his way. Sighs of relief. Tara. Prospect MOANS."Pilot" . wardrobe in hand. CASINO . Gemma fights to match Tara’s caution -GEMMA TARA Thank you. If he gets through it. you’re my act. the Sons of Anarchy MC and their respective MATES. They see Asian Elvis.NIGHT Bobby and Half-Sack at the bar. he’s got a pretty good shot at being a kid. Tara realizing maybe Gemma has changed.Sons of Anarchy . upset. The next twenty-four hours are gonna be tough.LOUNGE . Bobby on his cell -- BOBBY Can’t get through to them.
Sorry. god. GEMMA Looks like the boy might actually see his first birthday.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 54 BOBBY The hell you thinkin’? HALF-SACK Getting your gig back. The guy was a dick. You gonna pay my alimonies? Put my kids through school? Silence. INT."Pilot" . god. staring into space. I -HALF-SACK BOBBY You think Simon’s gonna book me again? He was shittin’ himself. (beat) Maybe we should say a little prayer.Network Ninth Draft . (beat) Get my shit out of the car. open Bible on her chest. You wanna be Sam Crow. BOBBY Did I ask for your help? HALF-SACK You’re my brother. but under the circumstances -- 59 (CONTINUED) . remorseful -HALF-SACK Should I leave? Am I out? BOBBY That’s a club decision. I wanted -BOBBY Any thug can crack heads.Sons of Anarchy . Then. I could lose all my gigs out here. WENDY He made it? Abel -(sobbing) Thank you. Half-Sack. Thank you. GEMMA Yes. THOMAS HOSPITAL . Finds Wendy. Word gets out. Gemma takes note of the good book. you gotta be smart.NIGHT Gemma enters. Wendy’s taken aback. ST. thank you.PRIVATE ROOM .
Her back to Wendy and the camera. Gemma reaches out and GRABS Wendy by the throat....Network Ninth Draft . (more) 60 Death grip -- (CONTINUED) . I will finish this job. three? Couple weeks? WENDY It’ll be different now. who cared more about a forty dollar rush than she did her own flesh and blood -WENDY Don’t you dare -Gemma rips the Bible from her -GEMMA Don’t I dare? You pathetic whore. Gemma crosses into the BATHROOM.. GEMMA Another round of rehab.. GEMMA You have no baby.. WENDY Checking into Promises when I get out. (beat) Guess the DA was impressed by your Bible studies.Sons of Anarchy . Try to turn some legal screw and get custody. joins Wendy. baby to live for. Let’s just throw money at those 12-step freaks. GEMMA You so much as cast a shadow on this kid. I have my Gemma checks herself in the mirror.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 55 Okay. GEMMA That’s where you’re wrong. WENDY That’d be good. You lost that privilege. does the same -- GEMMA Dear god. with Bible. WENDY You’re. Shuts her eyes. choking. Hear they’re not gonna press charges."Pilot" . Wendy Gemma places her hand on the Bible. me. thank you for saving this boy from his murderous junkie mom. she fishes something from her bag as she continues -GEMMA How long’s it gonna last this time? Six months.
Network Ninth Draft . They share an uncomfortable look. She hands him some surgical scrubs -Put these on."Pilot" . turns into something intimate. CHARMING POLICE DEPARTMENT . ST. THOMAS HOSPITAL . They hold the embrace for a long moment. Places the Bible on her chest. TARA Jax EMBRACES Tara.NIGHT David burns the midnight oil. On his desk. Tara sees the Mayan BLOOD splattered all over his shirt. Jax. Takes the scrubs. JAX Where is he? TARA End of the hall. 61 (CONTINUED) . Wendy stares at it. Jax weighs her meaning. GEMMA I suggest you turn to Jesus. TARA Clean yourself up. Wendy sees that something is propped inside the Bible. TARA Jax unzips his colors. Then WHIPS the Bible across the room. Tara walks away.PICU . (re: his EYE CUT) Like his dad. Almost sensual. INT.Sons of Anarchy . Starts out as emotional relief. Tara breaks out of it -TARA Abel’s a fighter. crime scene PHOTOS of Rodrigo and an EVIDENCE BAG. 56 She lets go of her throat. NOT the syringe. INT. Familiar.10/31/07 CONTINUED: (2) GEMMA (cont'd) (beat) He will never call you Mommy. JAX He’s gonna be okay? (smiles) It looks good. Begins to CRY.HALE’S OFFICE .NIGHT Jax rushes into the PICU. I’m fine. Opens it to reveal a FULL SYRINGE tucked in the BOOK OF JOHN. Tara greets him. Wendy recovers as Gemma exits. Recovery Two.
two.KID’S BEDROOM . OPIE’S HOUSE .Network Ninth Draft . Thinks about answering.Sons of Anarchy . Takes out his iPhone. INT. INT. His family fixed. incoming call. David pulls out the phone. THOMAS HOSPITAL . BOBBY Thank you. (introspective Elvis) You know. no call. See the CHARRED BODIES of Mayans and Nords cooking in the back of the truck. INT. INT. porkchop sideburns. sometimes we’re quick to judge strangers.10/31/07 CONTINUED: 57 In the bag. ST. His pocket BUZZES. THOMAS HOSPITAL . for now. ST. he can’t hear you when you trash talk ‘im -.NIGHT A FIRE rages."Pilot" . ST.LOUNGE .NIGHT Jax is SCRUBBING his hands. Just because they look a little different. Donna. Studies himself in the mirror.NIGHT Opie reads to a sleepy Sasha. (beat) That way. The crowd APPLAUDS as he finishes a song. The roof has been blown off. very much. It works. as we begin our -MUSIC MONTAGE INT. CASINO .NIGHT Tara looks through the window at the NEWBORNS. black velvet tuxedo. gives him a relieved smile. scrolls CONTACTS. before you criticize a man. four -Bobby sings WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES. . three. Removes his PREPAID. Bobby on stage. But the good book tells us. you should always walk a mile in his shoes. 62 A longing.WAITING AREA .NIGHT Clay walks past the Chapel on his way to the ICU. Thank you. COMMERCIAL STORAGE UNIT .PEDIATRICS . the ID reads: ROD. in the doorway. thick Elvis.and now you got his shoes. Sees something unfamiliar. Hits IGNORE. a REVOLVER and a MUDDY CELL PHONE. THOMAS HOSPITAL .BATHROOM . Dress a bit odd.NIGHT The lounge is full of Asian TOURISTS. (into the song) One. One reads: SAM. INT.NURSERY . He dials.
LOWELL’S APARTMENT . Ghost of John Teller.10/31/07 58 INT.NIGHT Jax enters the post-surgical room.NIGHT Wendy’s hand drops limp. He checks himself. Tiny. behind Jackson stares at his perfect child. in sterile gear. INT. the EMPTY syringe hits the floor. cleaned up. The camera SLOWLY PANS to reveal. For the first and last time. through the WINDOW behind them. we see Jackson Teller shed TEARS. Young buck."Pilot" .LOUNGE . sleeping at the other end. Audience captivated. INT.NIGHT Lowell. Neither one knowing the path that the family will take. Her monitor FLATLINES. ALARMS signal. is a red EXIT SIGN. THE END SMASH TO BLACK.NIGHT We see HANDS grab ANTLERS and pull the DEER HEAD out of the dumpster. INT. rescued. TV on. As close to a touch as possible. just as -A HAND caresses his shoulder. Clay and Tara.PICU RECOVERY ROOM . containing the overwhelm.PRIVATE ROOM . GEMMA A son of anarchy.NIGHT Bobby sings. ST.FRONT .APARTMENT .NIGHT We see the MANUSCRIPT and PHOTOS of Jax’s father on his bed. Gemma.Network Ninth Draft . watching three generations of Tellers. SAMCRO CLUBHOUSE .Sons of Anarchy . barely in frame. Above Tara’s head.LIVING ROOM . CASINO . Abel is inside the INCUBATION UNIT. Undeniable. ST. THOMAS HOSPITAL . The emotionality catches him off-guard. 63 . SAMCRO CLUBHOUSE . hooked up to monitors and tubes. rocks anxiously on the couch. him -He’s perfect. Jax is awed by the sight of him. he just stares at his kid. dressed. Half-Sack nurses a drink. He places his gloved hand on the unit. THOMAS HOSPITAL . fragile. EXT. INT.
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