|Season 4||Season 6|
Season 5 refers, collectively, to the 13 episodes which comprise the fifth season of the FX original series Sons of Anarchy. Making its debut on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 to a total viewership of 5.37 million viewers, the season makes its appearance with the episode, "Sovereign". Viewership fluctuated as new episodes aired on subsequent Tuesdays, airing over a duration of an 85 day period. The series' fifth season came to an end on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, airing to a viewership of 4.66 million viewers, with the episode "J'ai Obtenu Cette". The chronicles of SAMCRO continue in the series' sixth season.
|"Sovereign"||Writer: Kurt Sutter||Director: Paris Barclay||September 11, 2012||#501|
|Jax and Tara take their place as president and queen of SAMCRO while Tig faces the aftermath of the ordeal with Damon Pope's daughter and Bobby takes over his position in the SAMCRO ranks.
|"Authority Vested"||Writer: Regina Corrado||Director: Peter Weller||September 18, 2012||#502|
|Jax and Chibs hide out at Nero's escort offices while planning their next move. Tig and the club scour Oakland for Fawn. Clay makes a move that surprises Bobby and Opie. In the midst of chaos, Jax and Tara have an abrupt wedding ceremony. Nero begins to develop an alliance with Jax and a relationship with Gemma.
|"Laying Pipe"||Writer: Kem Nunn & Liz Sagal & Kurt Sutter||Director: Adam Arkin||September 25, 2012||#503|
|As Jax, Chibs, Tig, and Opie struggle to stay alive during their time in County jail, Bobby finds out from Luis that the cartel is looking to secure a backup plan. Gemma turns to an unlikely source as Tara continues to maneuver Thomas and Abel away from her. Meanwhile, Clay uses Nero's escort services to get a rise out of Gemma. Damon Pope gives Jax his terms and conditions, which could effectively change the entire dynamic of SAMCRO. Opie is killed so the other members can be released.
|"Stolen Huffy"||Writer: Chris Collins||Director: Paris Barclay||October 2, 2012||#504|
|The police raid on Nero's brothel leaves Nero and Carla without an office space. Meanwhile, Jax and Chibs try to protect the escort the Byz Lats believe is responsible. Wendy tries to come to honest terms with Tara while Gemma makes a move to get Tara back on her side. Opie's wake is held, with all of SAMCRO in attendance.
|"Orca Shrugged"||Writer: Regina Corrado & Kurt Sutter||Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton||October 9, 2012||#505|
|The club votes on getting into the companion business with Nero. Meanwhile, Jax begins to build bridges by getting Jacob Hale's Charming Heights development back on track. The Gallindo/Irish Kings meeting finally happens. Gemma confronts her son over her relationship with Nero. Roosevelt's wife shoots herself while she is pushed to the floor during a home invasion. A transvestite hooker does a favor for SAMCRO.
|"Small World"||Writer: Roberto Patino||Director: Adam Arkin||October 16, 2012||#506|
|SAMCRO's drug hauling arrangement with Damon Pope and the Cartel takes a riskier, more profitable turn; bringing the Niners, Lin's Triad and the Mayans together in an uneasy pact. Back at Charming hospital, Rita Roosevelt dies of wounds sustained thanks to the home invasion. Jax learns the identity of the County Jail officer who led Opie to his death and takes bloody revenge. Tara tries, but fails, to convince Otto Delaney to reverse his testimony against the club.
|"Toad's Wild Ride"||Writer: Kurt Sutter & Chris Collins||Director: Peter Weller||October 23, 2012||#507|
|The club begins to connect the dots on the series of home invasions. The nomads are believed to be somehow involved and sheriff Roosevelt knows the club brought on the attacks, although Jax had nothing to do with it. Clay is behind the attacks and sends the nomads to kill Unser who is getting close to the truth, but double crosses them, thwarting the attack on Unser, killing two of the Nomads, one remains at large. Gemma falls asleep at the wheel and is involved in a car accident while taking Jax's kids home. The accident appears to have one fatality. At the same time Jax and Chibs are run off the road by two masked men in a van, Jax shoots one and they unmask him; he is black.
|"Ablation"||Writer: Mike Daniels||Director: Karen Gaviola||October 30, 2012||#508|
|In the aftermath of Gemma's car accident, Clay and Nero have different approaches on how to help her out of trouble with Jax and Tara. The Sons try to find out who was behind the attack on Jax and Chibs. Meanwhile, Roosevelt promises to give Jax the member of the club that has been informing on them for the RICO case in exchange for Frankie Diamonds. Juice finally lets someone in on all of the secrets that he's been hiding from the club. And Jax devises a plan trap Clay, which involves manipulating his mother.|
|"Andare Pescare"||Writer: Liz Sagal & Kurt Sutter||Director: Billy Gierhart||November 6, 2012||#509|
|Jax and the club go on the hunt for Frankie Diamonds, while Clay and Juice follow up on their own leads in an attempt to get to him first. Gemma and Nero share a tender moment as he buries his sister. Tara gets more than she bargained for as she makes a second attempt to get Otto to recant his story. Roosevelt and Jax's deal comes to a head, but neither is too thrilled with the results.|
|"Crucifixed"||Writer: Kem Nunn||Director: Guy Ferland||November 13, 2012||#510|
|After confronting Juice about his betrayal of the club, Jax offers him a path to redemption. Avenging Opie's death proves difficult when one of the perpetrators turns up under the protection of the Grim Bastards, leading to a disagreement between Jax and Bobby. As Gemma attempts to get closer to Clay, Tara performs one last favor for Otto—with bloody results.|
|"To Thine Own Self"||Writer: Mike Daniels & John Barcheski & Kurt Sutter||Director: Paris Barclay||November 20, 2012||#511|
|Jax scrambles to put his affairs in order, while Nero handles business with his old crew.|
|"Darthy"||Writer: Chris Collins & Kurt Sutter||Director: Peter Weller||November 27, 2012||#512|
|Jax makes arrangements to take the club in a different direction. Jax shoots up Wendy with Heroin in an attempt to stop her pursuing custody of Abel.|
|"J'ai Obtenu Cette"||Writer: Chris Collins & Kurt Sutter||Director: Kurt Sutter||December 4, 2012||#513|
|Jax strikes a new deal while ridding himself of old problems, Jax and Tig kill Pope and frame Clay for the murder, and Tara is arrested for conspiracy to commit murder.
- Charlie Hunnam as Jackson 'Jax' Teller (13/13 episodes)
- Katey Sagal as Gemma Teller Morrow (13/13 episodes)
- Mark Boone Junior as Robert 'Bobby' Munson (13/13 episodes)
- Dayton Callie as Wayne Unser (11/13 episodes)
- Kim Coates as Alex 'Tig' Trager (13/13 episodes)
- Tommy Flanagan as Filip 'Chibs' Telford (13/13 episodes)
- Ryan Hurst as Harry 'Opie' Winston (4/13 episodes)
- Theo Rossi as Juan Carlos 'Juice' Ortiz (13/13 episodes)
- Maggie Siff as Tara Knowles (13/13 episodes)
- Ron Perlman as Clarence 'Clay' Morrow (13/13 episodes)
- David Labrava as Happy Lowman (13/13 episodes)
- Jimmy Smits as Neron 'Nero' Padilla (12/13 episodes)
- Christopher Douglas Reed as Philip 'Filthy Phil' Russell (12/13 episodes)
- Rockmond Dunbar as Eli Roosevelt (8/13 episodes)
- Harold Perrineau as Damon Pope (8/13 episodes)
- Michael Ornstein as Chuck Marstein (8/13 episodes)
- Chuck Zito as Frankie Diamonds (8/13 episodes)
- Benito Martinez as Luis Torres (7/13 episodes)
- Winter Ave Zoli as Lyla Winston (7/13 episodes)
- Danny Trejo as Romero 'Romeo' Parada (6/13 episodes)
- Chris Browning as GoGo (6/13 episodes)
- Kurt Yaeger as Greg the Peg (6/13 episodes)
- Billy Brown as August Marks (5/13 episodes)
- Wanda De Jesus as Carla (5/13 episodes)
- Niko Nicotera as George 'Ratboy' Skogstrom (5/13 episodes)
- McNally Sagal as Margaret Murphy (5/13 episodes)
- LaMonica Garrett as Deputy Sheriff Cane (4/13 episodes)
- Robin Weigert as Ally Lowen (4/13 episodes)
- Drea de Matteo as Wendy Case (4/13 episodes)
- Rey Gallegos as Fiasco (4/13 episodes)
- Mo McRae as Tyler Yost (3/13 episodes)
- Walter Wong as Chris 'V-Lin' Von Lin (3/13 episodes)
- Kenneth Choi as Henry Lin (3/13 episodes)
- Kurt Sutter as Otto 'Big Otto' Delaney (3/13 episodes)
- Karina Logue as Nurse Pamela Toric (3/13 episodes)
- Donal Logue as Lee Toric (3/13 episodes)
- Derek Anthony as Detective Goodman (2/13 episodes)
- Rachel Miner as Dawn Trager (2/13 episodes)
- BJ Britt as Darnell (2/13 episodes)
- Bryan Rasmussen as Cleaner (2/13 episodes)
- Ashley Tisdale as Emma Jean (2/13 episodes)
- Jack Conley as Sergeant Macky (2/13 episodes)
- Winston James Francis as Randall Hightower (2/13 episodes)
- Jorge-Luis Pallo as Lupe (2/13 episodes)
- Matt Orduna as Dr. Balian (2/13 episodes)
- Timothy V. Murphy as Galen O'Shay (2/13 episodes)
- Emilio Rivera as Marcus Alvarez (2/13 episodes)
- Joel McHale as Warren (2/13 episodes)
- Merle Dandridge as Rita Roosevelt (2/13 episodes)
- Kurt Caceres as Renaldo (2/13 episodes)
- Jeff Kober as Jacob Hale Jr. (2/13 episodes)
- Tara Summers as Karen Dunhill (2/13 episodes)
- Dave Navarro as Arcadio Nerona (2/13 episodes)
- Tigg's daughter
- This season begins and ends with the SAMCRO Vice Presidency vacant.