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Welp, it's all over. Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) took his #FinalRide last night and left us with just shy of 100 episodes' worth of murder, sex, mayhem, and romance.
Now there's only one thing left to do: Compile a definitive ranking, once and for all, of the Shakespearean biker epic's peaks and valleys. Sons of Anarchy never quite abided by the Big Bad per season formula, and yet, each year is easily contextualized by some major arc or enemy. The cartel season. Ireland. Gemma's rape. The school shooting. It's been seven years full of brotherhood, endless gang warfare, montages, and some of the most shocking acts of brutality ever seen on television, some organic (these are outlaws, after all), and too many that exist solely because creator Kurt Sutter is, to put it simply, depraved.
Regardless of your opinion on the man's work and how he concluded it, the facts are ironclad. At some point, the boys of SAMCRO elbowed their way to the front of the zeitgeist alongside shows like Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. And while Sons of Anarchy never got the awards love it, at least at one point, certainly deserved, it did have people talking. In the years since its 2008 premiere, debates over the FX drama's place in the new Golden Age pantheon—whether it fell off, when it fell off, or if it's low-key one of the most satisfying antihero shows ever—have raged on.
Let's settle the conversation for good. Here are all seven seasons of Sons of Anarchy, ranked from the weakest (our bottom choice may surprise you) to the best (which, we're sure, we can all agree on).