- "Your boy is out of control! And he's going down!"
- ―Gaines, about Jax
Gaines is the President of the Sons of Anarchy charter in Indian Hills, Nevada on the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. Played by Scottish actor Tony Curran, Gaines makes his debut on the episode "The Separation of Crows" in the series' seventh season. Playing a recurring role through the same season, he inherited the role after SAMCRO President Jax Teller murdered Gaines' predecessor, Jury White, and was last seen on the episode "Red Rose" in the series' seventh, and final, season.
It is unknown when or why Gaines replaced Needles as Jury White's vice-president, but he is present at the meeting between Jury and Jax. Although he didn't actually witness it, Gaines is convinced Jax murdered Jury and that it wasn't in self defense. Gaines is then voted in as president of Indian Hills. At the meeting of the presidents, Jax confesses the truth about Jury's death, to which Gaines responds saying "the mayhem needs to land."
|Season 7 appearances|
|"Black Widower"||"Toil and Till"||"Playing with Monsters"||"Poor Little Lambs"||"Some Strange Eruption"|
|"Smoke 'em if You Got 'em"||"Greensleeves"||"The Separation of Crows"||"What a Piece of Work is Man"||"Faith and Despondency"|
|"Suits of Woe"||"Red Rose"||"Papa's Goods"|