Homeless Woman is a woman living on the streets on the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. Played by American actress Olivia Burnette, Homeless Woman makes her debut on the episode "The Sleep of Babies" in the series' first season. Playing a recurring role through the series' first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons, she usually appears when Gemma or Jax are going through an emotional decision making process, and was last seen in the series' finale episode, "Papa's Goods", in the series' seventh, and final, season.



It is implied that she may be Emily Putner, the mother of Brooke Putner. Emily was accidentally killed as a result of John Teller's collision with a semi-truck and trailer in 1993. Kurt Sutter has however mentioned that she is Jesus Christ, although possibly appearing in the form of Emily Putner. When Jax goes to the house to talk with Brooke’s Dad, there is a picture on the table and it is Emily.

Season 1Edit

Gemma gives her some money while she is sitting outside a shop. She mentions Abel will take care of her children, but when asked what she said by Gemma she says she would be able to help her kids.

She also appears in Episode 13. She is sitting in the cemetery when Jax is leaving, having given him a blanket to keep him warm throughout the night.

Season 2Edit

In episode Fa Guan, Gemma sees the homeless woman while dropping Unser off. When asked if Gemma knew her, the homeless woman replied "Everyone knows me," as she enters a church.

Season 3Edit

She appears in Belfast in the market while Jax is following the couple who adopted Abel.

Season 4Edit

In 'Episode 10', she is seen by Jax, going through some garbage, in the park moments before Tara is nearly abducted by Romeo's men.

Season 5Edit

She is seen by Jax, going through some garbage outside the dog fights, seemingly having a conversation with a stuffed toy. She says, "Of course. They can leave with the case." After a brief pause, she says, "To be love."

Season 6Edit

As Brooke is leaving Scoops, after apologizing to Jax for breaking the window, she passes the Homeless Woman (who appears identical to her deceased mother) digging through a dumpster. She doesn't notice her, but the Homeless Woman notices Brooke as she passes.

She is seen again in the finale, pushing a shopping cart with a stuffed pony in it, as Juice has just finished dumping the evidence of Tara's murder.

Season 7Edit

First seen in the episode "Red Rose" in front of the trucker Milo in the queue for a vending machine. In the final episode, the homeless woman is seen handing Jax a blanket and telling him "It's time". The blanket appears to be the same one she lends him in the cemetery in the last episode of season 1. Her final appearance here ends with a close-up on the wine and bread; the bread (with a splash of wine on it) is then shown on the side of the highway, being eaten by two crows, as Jax's blood slowly flows toward it as the final shot of the series.


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"
Season 2 appearances
"Albification" "Small Tears" "Fix" "Eureka" "Smite"
"Falx Cerebri" "Gilead" "Potlatch" "Fa Guan" "Balm"
"Service" "The Culling" "Na Trioblóidí"
Season 3 appearances
"SO" "Oiled" "Caregiver" "Home" "Turning and Turning"
"The Push" "Widening Gyre" "Lochán Mór" "Turas" "Fírinne"
"Bainne" "June Wedding" "NS"
Season 4 appearances
"Out" "Booster" "Dorylus" "Una Venta" "Brick"
"With An X" "Fruit For The Crows" "Family Recipe" "Kiss" "Hands"
"Call of Duty" "Burnt and Purged Away" "To Be, Act 1" "To Be, Act 2"
Season 5 appearances
"Sovereign" "Authority Vested" "Laying Pipe" "Stolen Huffy" "Orca Shrugged"
"Small World" "Toad's Wild Ride" "Ablation" "Andare Pescare" "Crucifixed"
"To Thine Own Self" "Darthy" "J'ai Obtenu Cette"
Season 6 appearances
"Straw" "One One Six" "Poenitentia" "Wolfsangel" "The Mad King"
"Salvage" "Sweet and Vaded" "Los Fantasmas" "John 8:32" "Huang Wu"
"Aon Rud Persanta" "You Are My Sunshine" "A Mother's Work"
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"
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  • The Homeless Woman/Beggar - Emily Putner

    29 messages
    • This is copied/pasted from a youtube video titled "Who is the homeless woman" by a chick named Shelly.It is the BEST theory EVE...
    • Although a female, i think she was  jax father making sure  the cycle of violence ends for his grandchildren 
  • Homeless Woman/Begger

    • My sister and i believe her to be the Angel of Death... but what the others could be right too... maybe she is all of them rolled into one...